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Mallorca & Costa del Sol

Issue 05 | Winter 2011 /12 | € 4.50

design. interiors. trends. art. dÉcor. lifestyle

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Wanders A PASSION FOR EXUBERANT DESIGN

FASHION & DESIGN - a fleeting affair? the ultimate FIRESIDES MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS fusing cultures IN THE HOME ancient art meets modern design


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Your New Virtual Showroom The success of Home Couture magazine has certainly surpassed all expectations. This is partly due to our brilliant editorial and design teams, but the majority of the credit has to go to you: our innovative clients from Mallorca and the Costa del Sol. Our success is measured by our editorial content and our content is inspired by you: your creative interior concepts and original product designs are what bring our magazine to life. So with this in mind, we thought it was our turn to give something back to you… so we have. The Home Couture store is launching in January 2012 with the simple objective of bringing your company more sales and exposure. The new store will open your doors to a worldwide audience, increasing your sales and promoting your brand to a whole host of new potential customers. Our team of developers, designers and SEO experts will manage everything from start to finish – all you will need to do is package the product up ready for pick up from our logistics partner… it really is that simple. We will be creating a brochure that we will insert into the magazine, showcasing a selection of our products available through homecouturestore.com. This brochure will also be created in an online format that we will mail out once a month to our reader database, all with active links to the store – so you can literally click on a product you like and buy it straightaway. Combined with active campaigns on facebook, issuu and google adwords, we will ensure that your products reach your potential buyer. The Home Couture brand is now your one-stop shop for all your marketing needs – from branding in the luxurious magazine to product sales through our online store. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Editor‘s Note

The Way Forward… with Home Couture This bumper fifth issue of Home Couture coincides with three key developments in the magazine’s short, but pacesetting, history. In the first place, we have launched a new property magazine, Villa & Vida, at the back of Home Couture – in an independent and easy-to-read reverse format. Second, from this issue Home Couture (and Villa & Vida) will be published bi-monthly, with the next edition out in February. And, third, we have introduced a ground-breaking online Home Couture Store for readers and advertisers. The decision to boost publication from four to six issues a year was prompted by the magazine’s outstanding success over the past 12 months since being launched on Mallorca at the end of 2010 and the Costa del Sol this past summer. Introducing an online store was another logical extension of that success, especially as the Home Couture office was being inundated with enquiries about how and where to buy the many innovative and cutting-edge design products featured in the magazine. Readers are now able to directly purchase products showcased by advertisers, while for advertisers the advantages are two-fold: increased sales from new sources; and access to a state-of-the art commercial tool without the stress, time-consuming distraction and expense of having to set up their own online store. With our growing network of international sources, we can take clients’ businesses online to a wider global audience, while continuing to promote advertisers and generate brand awareness locally in Spain through the pages of the magazine. Online retailing is universally seen as the best way forward for businesses, especially in the property and home décor market. In their latest five-year forecast, Forrester Research predict that e-commerce sales in western Europe will experience 11 per cent compound annual growth, rising from €68 billion in 2009 to €114.5 billion in 2014. In the meantime, this latest issue of Home Couture is jam-packed with special features and expert advice on how to enjoy another cosy and comfortable Mediterranean winter. Our “Fireside Chat” outlines all the latest options for warming up your living space, from electricity, gas and oil to biomass pellets and gel or liquid ethanol – and even traditional wood-burning fires; and in “Seasonal Living” we discover how ancient art is meeting modern design, with knitting and crochet featuring heavily on the interior design scene. Our featured designer is Dutchman Marcel Wanders, creator of the famous Knotted Chair by Droog Design; in “Estilo Internacional” we look at the intriguing marriage of fashion and design; our gardening section includes timely advice for cleaning and planting during the colder months; and in “Stylish Living” we explore the cultural fusion of global decorative influences, from Indian art to Indonesian textiles… and Maasai tribal lands to Moroccan souks. If you haven’t done so already, we hope you also enjoy the more property and real estate orientated articles and general information in the accompanying first issue of Villa & Vida. James Bellevue

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The only interiors magazine designed for Mallorca and the Costa del Sol PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Mark McCafferty mark@homecouturemagazine.com EDITORIAL editorial@homecouturemagazine.com GROUP EDITOR James Bellevue james@homecouturemagazine.com EDITOR Sarah Hughes sarah@homecouturemagazine.com ART & PRODUCTION Stefan Arens (cobra5 Design) stefan@homecouturemagazine.com ADVERTISING Ursula Peer ursula@homecouturemagazine.com Tel. 622 179 017 David Edwards david@homecouturemagazine.com Tel. 665 689 907 ACCOUNTS MANAGER & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Anita Bailey anita@mallorcalifeandstyle.com CONTRIBUTORS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Sally Beale, Trish Dynes, Bernd Groten, Estefania Küster, Gerhard Siegrist COVER PHOTO mcz.it DEPÓSITO LEGAL MA 2123-2010 CONTACT AM Media SLU Calle Solo 43 Pueblo Español Palma 07014, Mallorca Tel. 971 450 432 The views and opinions expressed by contributors to Home Couture may not represent the views and opinions of the publishers. AM Media slu takes no responsibility for claims made in advertisements or advertorials in this magazine. No part of Home Couture may be reproduced or copied in any way without the prior written consent of AM Media slu.

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Contents

Contents E s p a ñ a

22 stylisch living autumn 2011

26 designer profile

16 exclusive

Homestory

32 estilo

internacional

14 in vogue 10 IN VOGUE • Avant-garde style and cutting-edge trends… • Ancient knitting art meets modern design

16 exclusive homestory At home with TV presenter Estefania Küster

22 STYLISH LIVING Cultural fusion: global decorative influences

26 DESIGNER PROFILE Marcel Wanders: a multi-discipline visionary

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36 boutique chic 32 ESTILO

INTERNACIONAL Fashion & Design: the perfect couple?

46 Fireside 36 BOUTIQUE CHIC Designer hotels with a sense of fashion

44 THE GREEN ROOM

52 style file A world in layers… and special readers’ competition

58 Art file

•Balance Consulting

High-end solutions for ceramic flooring and tiling

46 SEASONAL LIVING

60 CHIC LIST

• Fireside chat: warm havens for winter • Mediterranean gardens: season of mellow fruitfulness

The definitive directory of local home and décor services and outlets

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In Vogue

In Vogue Poetry IN motIoN This 1.2-metre suspension, the Zettel z5 BangBoom presented by ingo Maurer, comprises 80 pieces of Japanese paper that form a soft and airy mass around the light source, decorated by renowned artist Thilo Rothacker. The suspension is sold with a light bulb surrounded by satin glass and a string of wire so that you can position the stalks any way you prefer – you choose how many stalks to use and the length.

DreAmy comFort Created by Patricia Urquiola, this Pavo Real armchair by Driade highlights the designer’s sense of ironic non-conformism. It was produced using handcrafted techniques and finished in a chestnut colour – a true masterpiece. AmbientDirect.com

soothING eleGANce

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Renaud Bonzon’s Gaviota rocking chair, combining aestheticism and ergonomics, was selected in 1990 to represent Brazil at the Biennial of Design in São Paulo. The curved forms of the seat and back were defined by Bonzon as he sat in deep snow during a stay in the French Alps and inspected his body print after standing up. His aim was to reproduce a comfortable form for people of any size. Taking the environment into account, he chose a plywood manufacturing process that gave added value to its wood trimmings and facilitated the creation of large curves.

stAte-oF-the-Art coNtrol

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This new version of Henry Massonet’s revolutionary Tam Tam stool, by Branex, is a superb blend of design and technology. The Tam Tam becomes an iPod and an iPhone speaker... and you can still sit down! With its remote facility you can control everything from a distance. The universal system is available for all models of iPods and iPhones.

objects of Desire AVANT-GARDE STYLE AND CUTTING-EDGE TRENDS TO MAKE YOUR HOME THE TALK OF MALLORCA AND THE COSTA DEL SOL

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cool rIDe Combining hi-tech features with simple retro forms, the Pantone Velo bike by Abici has an old-fashioned headlamp and a tan leather saddle. The frame is painted in classic Pantone 186C/627C/15-5519/14-0848, with the name and Pantone logo on the chain guard. BicycleStore.fr

lIGht reADING homely VersAtIlIty Providing a fierce blaze, steady but free, the Roll Fire by Conmoto generates warmth wherever it is installed, radiating independent heat. As it rolls, the 45-kilogram fireplace balances a 1,825-litre stainless steel tank, mounted on roller bearings, with ease. The two glass panes fitted at the sides make it completely transparent. As it is held in place by magnets, when the tank is being filled with bio-ethanol, the glass is lifted off in no time at all. The burning time is about three hours.

The Joe Bookcase by Ibride adds a touch of humour to our everyday lives. These “animals” are not only domesticated but also hugely serviceable! The Joe (206 cm x 86 cm x 155 cm) is made out of high-pressure laminate. MadeinDesign.es

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In Vogue orIGINAl style The Henri Massonnet-designed Tam Tam, a small, ergonomic, space-saving and comfortable stool, established itself as a must-have item in 1968. in 2002 Tam Tam, revived by Branex Design, attracted attention on the design scene when it made its comeback. For the nostalgic, Tam Tam POP is the original as made by Massonnet.

souND PurIty Described as „the best sounding table radio ever made“, the Tivoli Audio Model one AM/FM offers exceptional room-filling sound, with a tuner that brings clarity to many of the weakest stations. The Model One radio features a hand-made wood cabinet that is ideal for the acoustically inert speaker housing. A heavy-magnet, long-throw driver is mated to a frequency contouring circuit that automatically adjusts output over half-octave increments, resulting in musically accurate tonal balance and bass response. As with all Tivoli audio products, the Model one AM/FM table radio is compatible with iPod and other players.

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GrAPhIc chIc This stool was inspired by the graphic style of metropolitan subway maps. It is a visualisation of an unspecified map, giving three dimensions to something normally considered to be two-dimensional. Visually, the style and pattern of the Metro stool resembles printed circuits as seen in computer graphics, associated with a concept of communication, transportation and high-technology – that is, contemporary society. The Metro can be used as a stool, small table or interesting sculpture, or as a bench when several are put together.

Music.

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clAssIc INNoVAtIoN Italian brand Serralunga has collaborated with designer Raffaella Mangiarotti to re-design this classic piece, giving it an innovative and comfortable feel and, for the first time, making it practical for outdoor use. The chair is easy to stack and therefore an excellent space-saver, especially for contract use by substituting the quilted leather with the practicality of plastic while maintaining the “capitonnè” effect for the backrest. The allure of this classic piece was enhanced through the use of plastic materials in a sophisticated rotating moulding system.

All ABout my BAth! This Pedro Almodóvar-style bathroom furniture is guaranteed to appeal to 1950s retro lovers. The 130 by 45-centimetre washstand comes with two coloured drawers (€ 460) and can be combined with various washbasins, in this case an Agape mate-finish stainless steel bowl (€498).

Is your favourite music on your mobile phone? Now there’s a way to share it out loud whenever and wherever you want. The Bose® SoundLink® is a wireless speaker system that works with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth®devices. You can now enjoy your music with clear, detailed sound – all thanks to unique technologies you can only get from Bose. Try the SoundLink® speaker for yourself and discover a whole new way to unleash the music on your phone.

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WAlKING oN AIr On first sight they might not seem all that inspiring but the result is exceptional… Moschino and Kartell collaborated to make these 100 per cent recyclable, interwoven, plastic techno polymer shoes.

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Bluetooth® Headphones

OE2 Audio Headphones

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Seasonal Living

From the Beiras Collection at Casalis, this beautifully made rug has an unmistakably European design. Using the now centuries old art of hand knotting from the Beiras region of Portugal and combining it with rich 100 per cent New Zealand wool creates something uniquely elegant and light in its design yet dense and robust in its formation.

These hand-knitted baskets could serve any use, from fruit bowl to magazine holder, and are available in some beautifully rustic colours: petroleum, coal and mustard.

Each of these glass vases from Herm Living is snugly encased in a knitted cover, ready to use as a plant pot, pencil holder or whatever takes your fancy. Available in large or small sizes, in grey, blue and white.

Seasonal Living

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Ferm-living.com laoca.com

Who says technology can’t be cosy? Bring a little homely warmth with you on your next business trip with this Danie Bles iPad cover from Riviera Maison. Available in grey, coral, beige and blue.

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Ancient art meets modern design

Designed by Dutch interior designer Ineke Visser at Heins Home, the seats on these perfectly proportioned stools are crocheted from robust wool and placed on top of wenge coloured or solid birch trunk legs. Available in many colours including grey, ecru, green, blue, purple, rose and terracotta. Team it with a matching crochet rug for twice the impact.

Trust a Scandinavian company to know what to do when it’s cold, and layer up with these inviting cushions and throws from Bynord. All made from a thickly braided wool that’s guaranteed to add an organic touch to your home. Available in a range of colours and sizes. Bynord.com

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By Sarah Hughes

Throughout 2011 knitting and crochet, formerly deemed as outdated and archaic forms of textile production, have featured heavily on the interior design scene. It seems that the younger generation, having been influenced by the current period of economic instability, are shunning mass manufactured products and opting to once again create products by hand. This trend has filtered through to designers everywhere, who are keen to take an old art and give it a modern day twist, resulting in the array of unique, durable and lovingly hand-crafted products now available in the market. With winter edging around the corner, it couldn’t have come at a better time!

Designed in Denmark and produced all over the globe, these wonderfully covered cushions by Hubsch come in so many luxurious fabrics and colours you’d be forgiven for wanting the lot. Layer different textures together to add depth and warmth to a room. Hubsch-interior.com

These versatile mini Picot poufs by Italian designer Paola Lenti can be used either indoors with a wool cord finish or outdoors in its rope yarn cover. They are lovingly hand crocheted and available in a range of stunning colours to brighten up any space. Paolalenti.it

Ray is a playful kind of lamp, one which has the unique capability to follow its owner wherever they might go. The possibilities are truly unlimited; with over 12 metres of cable it has the ability to become a lying, hanging or atmospheric lamp adapting to the needs of your home. Llotllov.de

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Estefania Küster

German TV presenter opens the doors of her

Mallorca Home Popular German TV presenter Estefania Küster moved to Mallorca in 2007 and has now opened a new design studio in Portals Nous. Here she opens the doors for Home Couture to her own home in Calvìa...

Born in Asuncion (Paraguay) in July 1979, to a Paraguayan mother, Estefania Küster Peña moved to Hamburg when she was six, with her German father and two sisters. She went on to become an occasional theater actress and a presenter on German TV, and currently lives on Mallorca with her six-year-old son and her partner Pino Persico, who runs Campino restaurant in Camp de Mar and Campino bar in Puerto Andratx. One of the main reasons she moved to Mallorca was the Mediterranean lifestyle: she felt it was more suitable for her “southern temperament” and Latin American roots. As the mother of a young boy, choosing the right environment for him to grow up in was essential. The combination of sunny weather, excellent flight links to Germany, a good school and her relationship with Pino made the decision to live permanently on Mallorca “very easy”. A lifelong passion for colours, design and decorating made it an easy decision to dedicate more time to the things she is truly passionate about: she has a vibrant and

Exterior Photographer: Christophe Boulair, luxuryphoto.christopheboulair.com Interior Photographer: Nando Esteva, nandoesteva.com

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vivacious personality, with formidable energy and a real affinity for interiors and creating welcoming atmospheres. Over the last few years she has studied interior design, accumulating as much knowledge and experience as possible. After working on several projects in between her television work until 2011, she felt experienced enough to establish a Spanish-based interior design company. She now works on residential and commercial interior design projects in Spain and Germany and combines her work with a television format based on interior decoration of luxury houses, her own design range of living accessories and a new column in Home Couture.

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the art & design studio Estefania Küster Peña and artist and fellow designer Claudia Vanessa Fallis established their studio in Puerto Portals, the ideal space to share their passion for creativity.

Of American and British origins, Claudia Vanessa Fallis has lived and worked on Mallorca for the last 18 years. She studied interior design at the Escuela Blau and furniture design at the Escuela Bellas Artes in Palma de Mallorca. She has worked on various interior design projects and set designs for film and television productions, though In recent years has dedicated her time and passion more towards painting. That is, until she met Estefania. Both mothers, with sons of the same age in the same class at the same school, they realised they had a shared passion for interiors, design and art when they both became so excited over the newest design magazine! Finally finding somebody who

shared the same enthusiasm and could obsess over the fine nuances of colours, Estefania saw in Claudia a kindred soul – and vice versa. “A new dynamic was born.” They began the search for a place they could share, one that was practical for all their needs and in a convenient location. As luck would have it they found their ideal place in the same street as their boys’ school. “So it was a case of mornings, drop off the boys, quick coffee with other mothers and then into the studio,” says Estefania. “Get as much done as humanly possible and then cross the road and pick up the boys again. Any working mother will tell you how essential these practicalities are. We call them luxuries!”

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art & design studio Calle Oratorio 7, Portals Nous Tel. 971 676 908 design@estefaniakuester.com

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Stylish Living

Fusion by

Design Just as fusion style food is a blending of tastes from the cuisines of various cultures, fusion style decorating is a merging of design elements from around the world. by Trish Dynes

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As the world shrinks, ideas for interiors now come from diverse cultures from around the world. Artefacts that were once only available to intrepid travellers can now be found much closer to home. Ever since trading links were established around the world, there has been a fusion of decorative influences. Today, with the accelerating pace of communication, the process has intensified. From Mexico to Morocco, India to Indonesia, the sources of inspiration are truly global. The exotic look today is a vivid expression of the energy and spirit of a cultural melting pot. Cultural fusion in design is not just about replicating exotic international styles but more a merging of their unique design elements. The result is an eclectic mix of elements and essences that bring a sense of vibrancy and vitality to the home. Unlike the predictability of the mass-market products available from the giant retailers, the style is anything but monotonous. The previous so-called ethnic style, much loved by hippies, was a cluttered mix of tribal styles: embroidered textiles, printed Indian cottons, bronze pots, mirrored and tasselled wall hangings, carved and pierced wooden tables and screens loosely flung together in darkened rooms that were pungent with the scent of joss sticks. However, today‘s “fusion” look has a decisive, contemporary edge with each aspect working to create a harmonious effect. Fiery palettes of colour, exuberant

patterns, earthy materials and original hand-made artefacts provide a richness and depth of character. The inspiration for the look you want can be a palette of colours, a hint of texture or finish, allowing you to express your individuality. The look has taken a new twist to meet the demands of the age. In pareddown contemporary rooms with their free flow of activities, design focuses on the basic qualities of light, space, colour and texture. In cultural fusion decorating is tempered by modernism, giving it a new edge with the dynamic colour, texture and pattern to add to the mix. The creation of a cohesive whole from disparate parts is what makes cultural fusion a success and relies on having a basic perception of other cultures. Exotic decorating in the past has often taken the form of re-creations of distinctive cultural styles as often seen in the “Changing Rooms” programme so popular in the nineties. Recreating a wholesale look such as “a Mexican room” can be almost patronising, with artefacts displayed like a collection of trophies in a museum. The exotic look today is not based on a specific location. Twenty-first century decorating confidence enables us to cast off labels and create our own imaginative fusions of colour, pattern and form. The plan is to achieve a unified look, with everything working together, whatever its origin. The exotic influence provides the human touch and is evidence of the universal thread of creativity that binds different cultures together.

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cultural choices AFRICA

SCANDINAVIA

Stools carved in wenge wood (African rosewood), pottery and beadwork are some of the most popular items from Africa. Tribal masks are greatly revered in African culture. Among the most complex of African textiles is the colourful, strip-woven Kente cloth of Ghana. Boldly patterned mudcloth is another well-known technique. Art items from Kenya include sisal baskets, musical instruments, including a variety of drums, soapstone sculptures, wooden carvings, Maasai figurines, paintings and prints.

If we had to describe Scandinavian style in 3 words we would go for „keep it simple“: a straight forward, no nonsense design ideology where form follows function. Design legends like Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Eero Saarinen and their creations still remain iconic years after their initial conception. The Scandinavian love for nature reflects in their often organic form of design and their choice of materials: light woods like birch, spruce and pine are beautifully crafted as well as leather, cotton and linen. Glass and porcelain production too has a long tradition in our northern neighbours countries.

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INDIA CHINA During the past 20 years, the Chinese have rediscovered their presocialist past and begun to combine their own traditions with global influences to produce a cultural rebirth. The famous white pottery and porcelain decorated under the glaze with a blue pigment, generally cobalt oxide, has been popular since the 14th century.

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Besides jewel-coloured saris and colourful dhurries, Indian artisans and artists work in many media such as pottery, metalwork, paper-art and weaving. Painting in India is widespread. The miniature paintings associated with the state of Rajasthan celebrate every aspect of life – kings on elephants, camel fights, bejewelled women, the elaborate costumes of the Rajput princes and scenes from the Mughal court are just some of the subjects for these desirable miniature paintings.

MEXICO

INDONESIA Sources in Indonesia include Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Bali, Lombok and Jaya. Indonesian shadow puppets and printed textiles are world-famous. There is much carved wood and rattan furniture as well as beaded baskets, bamboo chimes and beautiful batiks. you may also find Indonesian masks, statues, boxes, daggers and figures.

MOROCCO A blend of different interior design styles from all around the world can be found in the Moroccan style design elements. The features are melded within the multiple cultures of Morocco, bringing together influences such as African, Mediterranean, European and Moorish. The exotic style makes use of rich, expressive colours and earthy textures.

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Both traditional and modern Japanese interiors tend to make use of natural materials such as fine woods, bamboo, silk, rice straw mats and paper. The colours in the room tend to be subdued neutral palettes, incorporating blacks, off-whites, greys and browns. Traditional Japanese lanterns, fans and nested boxes can all fit perfectly into any modern design.

Most of the artesanía produced in Mexico are ordinary things made for daily use. The bold use of colour includes ochre, red, bright green, burnt orange, various yellows and turquoise. Design motifs can vary from purely indigenous to mostly European. Geometric designs are connected to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past and have a Moorish influence. Motifs from nature are as popular in both pre-Hispanic and European-influenced designs. They can be found in wall-hangings and ceramics.

ETHICAL SHOPPING Given the economic disparity between what used to be called the Third World and the West, the low cost of exotic imports remains a significant factor in their appeal. It isn’t always possible to source the provenance of imported goods, but it is worth buying products from suppliers who take care to minimise exploitation. Many of these support and encourage community projects around the world, often donating part of their income. Training is also provided for local people and rates and working conditions are above mere subsistence level.

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Designer Profile

Marcel Wanders

A Multi-Discipline

Visionary

Internationally, Dutch product and interior designer Marcel Wanders first gained acclaim in 1996 for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design. On Mallorca, he is best known for the interior design of Casa Son Vida… and he has just teamed up with Tec Architecture to create the Kameha Bay Portals luxury resort hotel.

A cum laude graduate from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988, Marcel Wanders has a clear vision in his professional life. He is, he says, “here to create an environment of love, live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true”. Born in 1963 in the southern Netherlands town of Boxtel, he opened his first studio in 1995 in Amsterdam, one year before his Knotted Chair put him in the international spotlight. Combining industrial techniques and hand-crafting, the lightweight chair featured a thread constructed of aramid and carbon fibres, knotted into the shape of a chair and then impregnated with epoxy resin and hung in a frame to dry – leaving the final form “in the hands of gravity”. Five years later, he co-founded the successful design label Moooi. He remains its art director and has expanded his presence on a global scale, designing for top brands and high-end furniture companies such as B&B Italia, Cappellini, Puma, Swarovski, Bisazza, Poliform, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Flos, Magis, Google, Target, Baccarat and, more recently, Christofle and M.A.C Cosmetics. He also works on architectural and interior design projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, as well as private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca and Jakarta. In 2010 he and Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced their collaboration, together with Aedes Real Estate, on a new hotel project: the Andaz Amsterdam hotel. In a clear demonstration of the high regard in which he is held, many of his designs have been selected for major design collections and exhibitions around the world, including the Museum of

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Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the V&A Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Central Museum in Utrecht, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Copenhagen and various Droog Design exhibitions. In 2007 Wanders presented a unique collection at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan: “Personal Editions”, pieces he says he had long imagined and which held a very special position in his heart. In late 2009 and early 2010, his first solo exhibition, titled “Daydreams”, was featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Along the way he has collected several top awards. On a personal level, he was named the Elle Decoration International Design Awards Designer of the Year in 2006; and received the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s modern design collaborative award, Collab, for his significant contribution to the field of design in 2009. In 2010, the Kameha Grand Bonn hotel won an MIPIM Award in the hotels category – the awards recognise excellence and innovation in the real estate arena. The international press has been effusive in its praise of the Dutch designer. In 2003, the Washington Post described Wanders as “the design world’s favourite star”. Two years later, The Observer declared, “Marcel Wanders‘ studio is one of the most inspiring powerhouses of multi-disciplinary design active today”. And, more recently, the Financial Times noted, “Marcel Wanders and the Moooi company he co-owns have made contemporary Dutch design synonymous with exuberant creativity.” MarcelWanders.com

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Puerto Portals

marcel Wanders is returning to mallorca... in style Tec Architecture and Wanders have teamed up again to work on the Kameha Bay Portals luxury resort hotel, located within walking distance of Puerto Portals. Due to open its doors in early 2013, the project is centred on “an interplay between hotel and nature”. According to Sebastian Knorr, CEO of tecArchitecture, ensuring the highest standards of ecological sustainability and energy efficiency were particularly important in the design. “The development of Kameha Bay Portals will involve a ‘green building’ which, with its own sandy beach and access to a small bay, will blend perfectly into the natural surroundings. “In accordance with the Kameha philosophy of anticipating guests’ wishes and catering to their most diverse wishes, Kameha Bay Portals will keep transforming – like a chameleon. Based on the theme ‘changing seasons’, the design concept by Marcel Wanders is in line with the seasons: in summer, light fabrics and bright colours dominate, while in winter warm colours have an inviting ‘cocooning’ effect.”

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Designer Profile

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Wanders around the world + MARKS & SPENCER have launched the first Marcel Wanders for M&S collection, a

Marcel Wanders created the interior design for Casa Son Vida, “a luxury villa of contrasts”. The building that houses Casa Son Vida is composed of an old and a new part, and the stunning work by tecArchitecture on the new extension inspired the Dutch designer to complement the building with a captivating interior, linking old and new. The round and square shapes, soft blobs and new antiques bring together the architecture and interior design. A mix of traditional and modern references is visible throughout the villa, from the classic profiled wall lining the curved space to the custom-designed cupboards in straight lines.

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“cohesive gift range” that includes men‘s and women‘s accessories, cakes and confectionary, cosmetics, home wares and a Christmas product range. The collection comprises over 150 uniquely designed gifts, with the special Marcel Wanders gift shop present in 60 stores nationwide in the UK and a shop available online at marksandspencer.com. Explains Wanders, “I wanted to create a new collection of personal objects from my heart to you. Design allows us to reach out and inspire and I am so pleased M&S have joined me in my quest to make beautiful design accessible for everyone.”

daily life. And interior style, like all style, has become a mode to evaluate the anxieties of contemporary society. “The haste and fuss of ordinary life is only getting faster and it is getting increasingly difficult to switch off. People are surrounded by other people all day, both physically and digitally, and so I was looking for a way to offer a sanctuary from the world. I consider bathrooms to be the one space you can be alone so I designed this collection to provide a fresh, beautiful and solitary space where one can focus and take care of themselves.” + WHISPERS, the new wallpaper collection by Wanders (grahambrown.com), “celebrates

polarity and the art of observation”. The Dutch designer notes, “Like little secrets, soft velvet whispers sparkle upon rough textured paper, offering multiple yet opposing sensations to the touch and eye. The colours are dark, the details enigmatic; only upon close inspection do the narratives come to life. “This is a wallpaper for intimate spaces such as a boudoir or a private bar. Within these spaces Whispers invites you to live your wildest dreams. your secrets are safe. Black absorbs all.” + MARCEL WANDERS IS ART DIRECTOR for the high-end AQ MW skincare collection he launched with Cosme Decorte (cosmedecorte.com) for the Asian market. In addition to developing the skincare product line, he designed the AQ MW logo, and revamped the package design, storefront and advertising visuals. Shot by photographer Erwin Olaf and featuring fashion model Anna Jagodzinska, the advertisement for AQ MW “reflects the product’s modern and elegant beauty and superior quality”. The skincare line will be promoted with the catch phrase, „Give your skin a miraculous surprise.“

+ THE WANDERS COLLECTION is a new range of bathroom furnishings launched by Bisazza Bagno (bisazzabagno.it) during CERSAIE 2011. “The original concept for the collection,” says Wanders, “came from a fantasy I had of taking a bath in a bar of soap. The ultimate clean! This idea I held for a long time, before Bisazza helped me realise it. Bathing, like clothing, is one of the most personal components of

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Estilo Internacional

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Design Fashion & Interiors

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it cannot be disputed that in some cases these seemingly unlikely marriages can be successful – as Porsche have demonstrated with their sleek, innovative kitchen designs. So, if the motoring industry can create success in the interiors industry, it is not so far-fetched to understand how fashion designers have succeeded too – especially when we consider the obvious similarities between fashion and interior design.

The Perfect Couple… or Fiercest Competitors? Over the last few years we have seen many different industries try their hands at interior design. The likes of Porsche Design have created kitchens, Mercedes Benz have developed ergonomical seating options and electrical giants Sony have come up with some less subtle furniture options – (the Sony Fusion coffee table is certainly representative of why some companies should stick to what they know best). By Mark McCafferty

Diesel and Moroso

The fact remains that today there are more and more “fashionistas” taking over the interiors industry. They are being commissioned to design hotels: the Missoni Hotel in Edinburgh, Hotel Maison Moschino in Milan or Hotel Armani in Dubai. They are being asked to set the tone for exclusive restaurant interiors: the Christian Dior room at renowned London bistro Sketch. Then there are the more threatening fashion Roche Bobois and Jean Paul Gaultier

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Estilo Internacional designers who are bringing out their own interior collections – and enjoying an impressive uptake from consumers. But the interior designers don’t seem too fazed about this. In fact, in many cases they are welcoming this influx of fashion experts trespassing onto their turf. Take Jean Paul Gaultier, renowned bad boy of the fashion world, who has enjoyed huge success in the interiors industry. It’s fair to say this success has certainly been assisted, if not created, by his unique partnership with interior superstars Roche Bobois. Whilst each design is clearly influenced by Gaultier’s more distinctive fashion collections (blue and white sailor stripes, mariner check patterns), the enigmatic shapes and lines of the Mah-Jong Sofa, for example, are distinctively Roche Bobois. When asked about the difference in the design process in creating furniture, Gaultier offered a very honest

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insight into the success of his new interior endeavour. “I only know how to design clothes, so in a way I ’dressed’ the furniture… for the furniture, which is not my domain. I had a wonderful partner in Roche Bobois, who could supervise the production and turn my drawings into a reality.” Gaultier’s approach to designing furniture is extremely valuable in understanding how some fashion designers have approached creating desirable interior products. Gaultier treats the structure of the furniture as his model (in this case supplied by Roche Bobois) and he simply dresses the furniture in fabrics and patterns that best emphasise the lines and curves of each piece. This allows both the fashion and interior designers to continue to work within their fields of expertise, combining both disciplines to create optimal works of design. Diesel is another iconic fashion brand that has created some unique products with established interior design firms by using the same model as Gaultier. Teaming up with Italian lighting specialists Foscarini is a great example of this. Foscarini provided the “model”,

with years of experience in innovative lighting techniques, and Diesel “dressed” the products with their modern fashion flavours. The results are extremely cool. The Fork lamp combines a modern metal structure unique to Foscarini design with a lampshade made from material reminiscent of Diesel denim fabric. Diesel have also collaborated with iconic Italian interior designers Moroso, spawning some modern and certainly fashionable furniture. So there is certainly evidence of how fashion and interior designers can enjoy collaborations – by each party working within their comfort zones to create a work of combined and therefore optimised design. However, there are some design houses who are launching their own home collections, which could be construed as competition to the interior design industry. Missoni have never refrained from collaborations with other designers in the past. They have collaborated with Haviana, Bugaboo and even discount superstore Target. They have also teamed up with Italian design giant Kartell, to produce fabric for the cushions of a selection of their chairs (again following the Gaultier process). However, with the launch of Missoni Home in 1981 with the goal of producing soft furnishing fabrics infused with the traditional Missoni vibrant colour patterns, Missoni have launched many products without help from anyone from the design industry. Being experts in the production and

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design of knitted fabrics there is no need for a collaborator to offer their expertise – such as Roche Bobois or Kartell. Missoni Home are paving the way for fashion designers to infiltrate the soft furnishings market. High street brand Zara have also broken into the soft furnishing market with great success (there are stores in Palma and Marbella). Concentrating on everything from glasses to bed linens, Zara Home are another example of how fashion designers are beginning to blur the boundaries of the soft furnishing and fashion industries at all expense levels. So should interior designers be welcoming or weary of the sudden fashion influx into their industry? I suppose it depends. Whilst there are areas of the interior design industry that remain untouchable to fashion designers (product design and ergonomical technology) the soft furnishing industry is certainly up for grabs. Big brands such as Missoni, Armani, Versace and more are coming, and they are skilled in fabric design and production. However, on the flipside, many interior design firms are as skilled, if not more so, which would suggest that there may be more interior designers crossing over into fashion – Fatboy are now producing bags and Kartell are producing shoes. One thing is for certain: this ongoing amalgamation of disciplines will certainly spawn some inspiring products in the future – it’s a good time to be a consumer.

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Designer hotels

Chicos y chicas que podrían ser modelos… Boys and girls who could be models...

... with a cutting-edge Sense of Fashion HOTEL GUESTS WITH A REFINED SENSE OF FASHION ARE DISCOVERING A STUNNING NEW MARRIAGE OF STyLE ON THEIR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD, BETWEEN FASHIONISTAS AND INTERIOR DECORATORS. HERE WE TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THREE BOUTIQUE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE SETTING THE AGENDA… IN MILAN, EDINBURGH AND DUBAI.

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Maison Moschino Milan

Imaginative eccentricity Renowned as one of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan is the definitive city to bring cutting edge style to the world of interior decoration. A neoclassical railway station that opened in central Milan in 1840, operating the Milan-Monza route (the second-oldest railway in Italy), was one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. Today, the exterior façade of Viale Monte Grappa 12 is a reminder of the station‘s original grandeur but inside Moschino have “brought a new life into the world”. True to the essence of the brand, they completely reinterpreted the building, adding 65 contemporary hotel rooms and junior suites inspired by a visionary and contemporary fairytale theme”. Spread out across four floors, the rooms are described as “sensuous visions of surreal diversity”. Entering the Maison Moschino is said to be like falling down the rabbit hole: “after a while, you come to expect the unexpected”. Aiming for a highly imaginative and eccentric style, they created spaces at Maison Moschino to inspire the mind while the body relaxes – “because to sleep is perchance to dream”. The hotel features several luxurious amenities in tune with the surreal Moschino theme: an imaginative menu served in the Clandestino Milano restaurant; dreamlike drinks welcoming guests in the exquisite ground floor bar; and the “elysian atmosphere” of a new art spa. Viale Monte Grappa 12 is located in a vibrant and constantly evolving district near Corso Como and Corso Garibaldi in the heart of Milan. Around the corner is the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo da Vinci‘s famous mural fresco Il Cenacolo (The Last Supper) covers the back wall of the dining hall. The art galleries Pinacoteca di Brera and Pinacoteca Ambroisana, the opera house Teatro Alla Scala, the Castello Sforzesco castle and the gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral are all within easy access. Moschino created the hotel rooms with the concept of allowing guests to step into a dream – or to “dream inside a dream”. Sensually designed spaces add a touch of illusory fantasy to the interior: oversized dresses covering entire beds and forest trees growing into sleeping areas. Spread out across four floors, the rooms reflect the distinctive Moschino style: “the ordinary world painted with a surrealist brush”. MaisonMoschino.com

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Missoni Hotel

edinburgh Colourful Exuberance A top global fashion house known for its distinctive design ethos – exuberant colours and fine textures – Missoni has joined with the Rezidor Hotel Group to re-define the concept of a design hotel, in the heart of Edinburgh. With bold splashes of black and white and dramatic flourishes of jewel-bright colour, Missoni and Rezidor have combined their expert knowledge and creative ambition to “re-master” rooms that are both beautifully functional and supremely comfortable. The Missoni and Maggiore rooms are full of luxurious touches: dramatic use of colour, bold patterning and elegant application of key Missoni notes. All the rooms are equipped with the essentials of 21st century hotel accommodation – mini-bar, iPod/AV connection, Nespresso coffee machine, TV, safe and wireless internet access. The bathrooms are models of international Italian design, generous in proportion, with smart walk-in showers, rain or handheld, opulent Missoni bathrobes and towels, stylishly snug slippers and highly covetable hair-care and body products. Offering exceptional views over the city, the suites are a minimum of 61 square metres, with lavish dining, lounge and sleeping quarters, equipped with two TV sets, “seductive, sink-into sofas” and a stunning dining area for eating and entertaining a la Missoni. For the pièce de résistance, the Suite d’Argento is described as “Edinburgh’s ultimate penthouse”. A corner suite high above the city, it is the “epitome of wrap-around luxury and comfort” – 75 square metres of creative, inspired, comfortable and uncompromisingly chic space. The lounge and dining areas feature fabrics, furnishings and artefacts that reflect Missoni’s eclectic style, while the centrepiece of the bathroom is a “deep, delicious bathtub”. The hotel spa is a haven of comfort, style and indulgence, offering a wide selection of Eve Lom and Natura Bissé treatments and therapies provided exclusively in Scotland for Hotel Missoni Edinburgh. The heart and soul of the hotel is Cucina, based on the concept of a traditional Italian family kitchen. A collaboration between the design sensibility of Rosita Missoni and internationally renowned chef Giorgio Locatelli of Locanda Locatelli, Cucina is an expression of the simple joys and passion of Italian food, Italian dining and the Italian way of life. With its concept of brilliant colours, rich tactile wall coverings, geometric and figured table settings, reflecting the changing moods throughout the day, Cucina is alive with the sounds of life unfolding: light and bright for breakfast, low light for lingering over dinner. HotelMissoni.com

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Bulgari Resort

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Tropical Exoticism Located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, the Bulgari Resort combines the breathtaking beauty of unspoilt nature with a sophisticated contemporary design blending traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style. With its stunning views over the Indian Ocean, from a magnificent setting 150 metres above the sea, and its high-quality services it offers an exceptional introduction to the second luxury property from Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. The Bulgari Resort looms atop a cliff like a medieval fortress town, its enchanting secrets hidden behind high walls. Each villa has its own garden and pool, and an outdoor living room extending over 300 square metres and looking out over the alang alang rooftops (coconut thatch). The floor plan makes a sharp distinction between the quiet and reserved private area and glamorously festive social area; while the construction respects local techniques. Each stone, for example, has been cut and chiselled on site by hand. The resort comprises 59 villas with ocean views, designed by the architectural studio of Antonio Citterio and Partners. They represent “a contemporary interpretation of a synthesis of Italian design and traditional Balinese style”. The interior walls are made of hand-cut volcanic stone and palimanan, while the window and door frames feature the sophisticated nuances of bangkiray, a Javanese mahogany. The refined fabrics that adorn the rooms are designed and woven locally in collaboration with a team of Balinese artists and designers. The centrepiece 1,300 square metre Bulgari Villa has a private entrance, two bedrooms, a living room with bar, a spacious dining room, a private cinema, a kitchen and a spa treatment room. The 20-metre pool and a meditation pergola, surrounded by an extensive terrace and small pavilions for al fresco dining and enjoying the outdoors, provide a one-of-a-kind scenario, ideal for private events, weddings or a family holiday. Elegant and comfortable, Il Bar opens onto a terrace that overlooks a stretch of the island’s spectacular cliffs, offering magical views of the ocean and Balinese sunset. The curved bar counter in black resin is modelled on that of the Bulgari Hotel bar in Milan, while its main element is a massive stone, sculpted entirely by the forces of nature. The menu offers a refined selection of cocktails, quality wines, canapés and snacks, all in keeping with the Italian tradition of the aperitivo. BulgariHotels.com

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Balance

Consulting By Bernd Groten

Home Couture talks to visionary “Living in Balance“ art and design specialist Gerhardt Braun, from the Art Aqua Gallery (artaqua.es), about everybody’s own oasis – their home. You have developed a concept called Balance Consulting… can you explain a little more about it? Balance Consulting is the most complex consulting approach to individuals and their living environment, their apartments and residences. It is everybody’s most important space. It is where everyone should feel completely and uncompromisingly at ease. So you basically offer interior design services? No! That is not where we start. Whenever our clients have the desi-

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re to buy, build or rent a property in a certain region we step in before the architect or property agent does. In the best-case scenario we do a location study beforehand. So I should approach Balance Consulting if I would like to buy or build a house? Or even just rent one, yes! It makes sense: this way, by respecting the principle of unison and harmony between the object and the owner, the actual house becomes a real home. Very often health issues such as depression, anxiety or constant quarrels within the family are avoided if everybody feels at ease in the home. It is most important to us that people experience their homes like a shell, that they love it like a second skin.

Do you plan a housing project with your clients like an architect would? It is ideal when clients contact us first or architects and interior designers call us into projects in the beginning. The architects then plan the houses according to the client’s expectations. We, being the balance experts, do the finetuning, if you like. Often it is just details, nuances that need adjusting, and a whole new wonderful feeling surges. Design and style have to match the owners; that is an absolute must. What do I do if I already have an apartment or house? Be bold and open to change. We will do a balance check. What does a balance check consist of?

It is an analysis of the status quo, a combination of a people and living space analysis. The result is a proposal that includes corresponding changes which will help the client feel very much at home in his space. Can you give us an example of the changes you mention? Colours and their combination have a huge influence on wellbeing. How many homes have white walls only? There are lots of dark, badly-lit areas in houses that often strike me as depressing. It cuts down on living space and takes away the generous shape of rooms. Light is needed there! Materials too play an important role. Imagine you are coming home and do not feel completely comfortable – but you don’t know why. We

always approach the topic of human and living space as a holistic project, as we also learn more and more that health can only be seen from a holistic point of view.

cessories; integrated pieces of art. If a potential buyer enters a property he should feel at ease from the start; he will be much more likely to buy it at the requested price.

This sounds very much like feng shui?

Would you just hang a picture on a wall or position an art object in a room?

This mindset is Asian, you are right in that respect, but our balance consulting goes further than that. Let me give you an example… Maybe somebody would like to sell his property on Mallorca, and after dozens of viewings there is somebody interested but not willing to pay the price. After the balance check we know about the property’s weak points. We cannot change the architectural situation but we can do something about the ambience, the softer parts: different lighting, not necessarily more; working with matching ac-

Generally a balance check is needed first but it is true that the right piece of art can be a real emotional upgrade for a home. I would also like to mention that we offer these checks for corporate environments as well, as it is as important to balance offices and workspaces. I invite Home Couture readers who would like to make changes to their homes to have a balance check done. It takes one to two hours, is free of charge and you will be thrilled.

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By Trish Dynes

Fireside Chat

Many of us remember with fondness fireside chats with family and friends while the flames flickered in the hearth and cast their shadows on the ceiling. Many of us also remember a fireplace full of filthy ash in the morning and sooty deposits everywhere.

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You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch on his throne. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)

Sadly for nostalgia,

but better for the environment, houses are not now being built with fireplaces and chimneys, and open fires are few and far between. Fires inspire intimate conversation. When we come in from the cold, we are drawn to the fire. No other fuel is as alive. Fires that operate on electricity, gas or gel-based fuel have come to the rescue of those who love the look of a living flame. Gel-based fireplaces produce a clean-burning real flame,

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but because the flame is small and cannot generate the heat of a true fireplace these may require separate heating units. Gas fireplaces also use real flame, along with fake logs for a relatively clean-burning fire. Electrical fireplaces use no real flame, making them ideal for areas without adequate ventilation. Electric fireplaces come in many varieties, but all use electric-powered light to create the illusion of flame. This is often paired with a heater that functions the same way as a portable space heater to mimic the heat of a real fire. The light comes from typical household light bulbs, such as the type you might find in decorative lamps. These may be tinted or covered with a filter to produce the orange and yellow tones of fire. The lights pass through cut glass, which refracts the beams into random, flame-like shapes. The glass pieces move slowly to create the illusion of movement in the faux flame. Some units allow you to adjust the „flames“ by changing

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the angle at which the light passes through the glass. Gas fireplaces work similarly to gel-fuelled fireplaces, but are capable of producing more flame and some heat. Depending on the design, they may come close to the heat and light of small wood fires. These units can run on a household natural gas line or on gas canisters. The gas is released within or behind a cluster of fireproof fake logs. Much like a gas stove, igniting the gas in this area produces an instant flame, adding heat and light to your room. As gas, oil and electricity prices rise many people in Europe are turning once again to solid fuel-burning stoves. Wood is the natural sustainable choice of fuel for domestic fires still in use since the first fire many millennia ago. When we warm our homes with wood, we participate in a natural cycle and an ongoing activity we share with ancient ancestors. The ability to burn wood for heat in your home gives you more freedom and op-

tions for fuel. You are no longer dependent on large energy utilities and multinational corporations who may or may not be able to supply power and fuel. Buying logs also supports your local economy. A typical wood-burning stove consists of a steel or cast iron fire chamber, adjustable air control and a grate. The wood-burning stove needs to have proper ventilation and air flow for safe and efficient burning of wood so is not suitable for all households. You can also buy fireplace inserts, which enable you to convert your wood-burning fireplace into a wood-burning stove. Fireplace inserts are self-contained units that require less wood and produce less smoke compared to traditional fireplaces. Newer stoves have devices that cut way

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Seasonal Living back on polluting emissions, making them much more efficient than stoves once were. Biomass pellet stoves have become darlings of the green homeheating world: they are more efficient and have fewer particle emissions than their wood-burning kin. Pellets used in stoves and boilers are a compressed form of natural raw material. The pellets have a uniform shape and size, with a greatly increased density and lower moisture content. Modern pellet stoves use sophisticated clean burn methods and can be installed in houses where open fires cannot be installed. You can have wonderful naturally warm rooms using the ultimate in modern stove technology. Pellet stoves efficiently and cheaply convert biomass fuel to heat while giving off almost no wood smoke, helping to protect the environment. The pellets are renewable, made from recycled wood waste or sawdust. The ash from the pellet, which is rich in minerals, can be recycled to fertilise your gardens. A living flame, whether it is a roaring log fire in the hearth or a bio fuel flame in a fire bowl, not only warms our bodies but warms our heart and our souls.

Gel or ethanol liquid fires are intended mainly as a design feature to add ambience and act as a focal point in a room; they are easy to install and do not require a chimney or a flue and you can take them with you if you move house. There are two types of gel fireplaces available: wall-hanging and free-standing. Wall-hanging units can simply be attached to a wall with screws or may be inset to create a sleek and attractive addition to any room. Free-standing units can be placed against any wall in your home to create an instant real fireplace with full surround and mantlepiece. A gel fireplace can produce the same amount of heat as a 2.6Kw (2600 watt) electric heater, but with the added charm of a real flame fire. Bio burners can be installed in existing open fireplaces with stone and wood decoration as an option for real fires. Most gel fireplaces operate using two to three tins of fire gel. Both reusable fire gel reservoirs and disposable fire gel tins can be used. These can be refilled using one-litre bottles of gel, as a more economical way of running your gel fireplace.


The Style File

Putting the Style in Tile A venerable company tracing its history to 1936, Almacenes Femenías has become a market leader in flooring, tiles, stone, bathroom furniture, fittings and spas and construction equipment. The Femenías team can provide precise and high-end solutions for reform projects and general decoration work.

Almacenes Femenías Polígono Son Castelló Tel. 971 430 484 
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Over the years Almacenes Femenías has mainly specialised in ceramic floor and wall tiling and building material distribution but during this time the company has also extended its range of products and services.  Its main objective is “to satisfy the client‘s needs, providing technical and decorative solutions…  all our products are inspired by the latest European designs”.

 Almacenes Femenías only works with top quality products from leading national and international firms, renowned for being in the vanguard of latest technology and cutting-edge aesthetics.

 The company caters for private and professional clients, builders and developers, and all professionals working in the service and hotel sector.
 The showroom in Polígono Son Castelló comprises 2,000 square metres of exhibition space, with a wide range of products highlighting the company’s commitment to design, quality, tradition and technology. Free parking is available for customers.

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Almacenes Femenías is also committed to protecting environment. The company offers sustainable and environmentally friendly products developed by manufacturers with the same sensitivities.



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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness… Autumn is well and truly here insofar as last month was the wettest November for more than 60 years. The temperatures are still well above average but this constitutes a perfect example of the “Mediterranean climate” in that, with water and warmth unlimited, the new growing season can commence in earnest. by Sally Beale

Those of us

used to gardening here are aware that in this part of the world autumn is the gardening equivalent of spring in northern Europe. Here, our gardening seasons are reversed: Mediterranean plants growing, seeding and thriving in autumn and early winter, and dying back to dormant in late spring and summer. Once the gardener has clearly understood this, everything else falls into place. After a long, hot summer relaxing in our green space, this is now the time to set to work to prepare for the next gardening year. Autumn is crammed with many essential tasks, some of them pleasant and rewarding, such as bonfires, and others hard work, like composting, manuring and pruning, but all of them important to ensure a healthy and happy garden next year. By now, the first fertilisation of the season should have taken place, using either homemade compost or a proprietary all-purpose fertiliser such as Nitrophoska, an all-round winner. This should be applied twice yearly, even on tubs and pots, lightly scattered all around the garden to soak in under the rain and refresh the plants, which have struggled through the hot weather and summer drought. Don’t forget also to apply snail and slug pellets now, or you may find your labours are wasted when you emerge in the morning with your cup of coffee to sniff the air, and see all your tender new shoots are gone! An ecological

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and kindly alternative, and a pet- and insectfriendly one, is to place a half-empty beer can on its side in the beds, and let the pests slither in, attracted by the sugar in the alcohol. It may sound cruel, but at least they die happy! Compost: An All-Round Miracle Product In autumn, we must improve the soil which has given so much out during the past year, and this can be done by the application of compost. The word “compost” may sound daunting to inexperienced gardeners, but in fact making your own is very simple, environmentally desirable and solves the problem of kitchen waste, and is completely free. There are some basic rules about compost which must be observed, however. Firstly, never put anything into the compost that has been cooked, nor any bones, animal products or other items which would attract rodents and make the compost smell. Good compost should have a natural sweet smell, and should be in no way offensive. Any kitchen vegetable matter is suitable: peelings, egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds, even paper tissues and human or animal hair, which create air pockets in the heap and encourage it to rot down evenly without becoming slimy. The only less than ideal ingredient is citrus, though a small amount is not harmful. Find a corner of the garden that is not visible, but is near enough to the kitchen to be convenient, and on this area start to pile up your kitchen

waste. If you create a “box” from old wooden pallets or planks, or even masonry blocks, this will keep the compost tidy and ensure that it remains heaped up in order that sufficient heat may be generated at the centre of the pile to encourage the decomposition of the material. It is the heat and moisture within it that causes the compost to break down and form humus. In a wet climate this normally takes about six months. Here it can take longer, but the bigger the pile the more efficient and faster the process, and it is ideal to have two piles on the go at the same time: one in use, and one being made. Every three months fork over the heap to allow air to enter, and in dry weather water it occasionally with a hose pipe (or even better, gentlemen, urinate on it, thereby adding ammonia to the mix, an ideal activator). In summer I cover my heaps to stop them becoming dry and straw-like, but as soon as the rain comes I uncover them to allow them to benefit. Once the compost is ready to use it will be friable and easy to mix. Mix it one part to three parts earth (or bought soil if you have no earth), and spread it thickly around the plants, to a depth of about four inches (10 centimetres). This will feed the soil, encourage earthworms, act as mulch in dry weather and help prevent weeds. Compost is an all-round miracle product, to my mind the single most important item in my garden.

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Seasonal Living (By the way, next spring throw some tomato or courgette seeds directly onto the compost heap and you will have an automatic, labourfree vegetable plot! This also works for pumpkins, and all kinds of squash.)

Cleaning and Pruning Having fertilised and composted the garden, you must now see what needs to be cleaned and pruned. Most trees and shrubs can be pruned in autumn, though be careful not to cut off branches which may produce next year’s flowers or fruit. Peaches, nectarines and apricots all fruit on last year’s growth, so check before you clip. Some shrubs, such as Buddleia, must be cut back hard in spring so, again, check before you start. On any tree all diseased or dead wood must be removed and burnt so as not to infect the new growth. Whilst you are doing this, look carefully at the trees and shrubs to ensure they are not harbouring fungus or mildew and, if they are, remove it. If you are lucky enough to own a Phoenix canariensis, the beautiful, emblematic Canary Isle date palm common here and all over the Mediterranean, make sure it is looking healthy. The fronds should be completely symmetrical, and uniformly dark green. If the fronds are drying up from the outside edges, are wilting, or if the tree is asymmetrical in shape, it may be suffering from an infestation of the red palm

Seasonal Living weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, a terrible plague. This weevil eats into the heart of the palm in record time, and will kill it very rapidly if left untreated. Unfortunately the only treatment is strong insecticide, so vigilance is extremely important as catching the disease early is the best hope of a full recovery. If you are unsure, phone the Consellería de Agricultura y Pesca (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) on Tel. 971 176 100, or ask at your local garden centre for advice. The weevil may also affect Washingtonia filifera and even our native Chaemerops humilis.

Planting Season Autumn is planting time in the Mediterranean, and this is the month to be putting in next year’s bulbs. Narcissus, particularly Narcissus jonquilla, the heavenly-scented “paper whites”, are easy to grow and come up reliably every year in early spring. Also hyacinths, our winter house bulbs in northern Europe, grow well here outdoors, and smell divine. Ranunculus, anemones and freesias will all give masses of bright spring colour and scent if planted now. Make sure the bulbs are planted at least four inches (10 centimetres) deep, or they may come up “blind” and never flower. Sow cyclamen seed now (Cyclamen graecum, C. coum, C. balearicum and C. hederifolium), and fill in your empty spaces with lilies, Iris germanica and scilla.

Bulbs are wonderful value in the garden. You forget they are there, and then up they pop every year and give you a marvellous surprise for absolutely no effort in return. Do be careful though, and do not be tempted to plant northern European bulbs, which will find this climate too dry and will only disappoint. The species named above will thrive here, and after a year or two will naturalise and spread, giving increasing pleasure every spring for many years to come.

Plant of the Month My personal favourite at this time of year, though not technically a Mediterranean plant, is my David Austin climbing rose, Graham Thomas. This rose is particularly beautiful as it never fails to flower spectacularly from early November through to the end of the year. Right now it is covered in huge buds and enormous, scented, deep yellow blooms, a sight to behold every morning as I walk out of my door. Rosa Graham Thomas is not a repeat flowering variety in my garden (though I bought it as such). It gives a magnificent display all through May and June, then sleeps all summer to awake vibrant and bright as the days of winter close in. It is disease-free, hardy and tough and, being a climber, requires no major pruning, just a trim to remove dead flowers. Highly recommended, and available as a bare root by mail order from David Austin Rose Nursery Limited (davidaustinroses.com).

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Sally Beale took over as head of the Balearic branch of the Mediterranean Garden Society (mediterraneangardensociety.org) in 2009, having been a member for more than 10 years. The society aims to promote and encourage droughttolerant and sustainable planting in tune with Mediterranean climate regions of the world. The MGS has 1,600 members across the globe.

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Art Gallery

Art Gallery After beginning

POLA BRÄNDLe

Plakatief

a world in layers

With artwork from over 26 countries, German-born Pola Brändle has a sizable reputation as an artist, traveller and entrepreneur. Articulating cultures by the decay of their advertising imagery, Pola has been hailed by Andrea Hilgenstock of Die Welt as „an archaeologist uncovering yesterday and preserving it for tomorrow“.

a study of poster-wall art and its exhibition media in 2003, Pola spread her work across shows in Germany, Spain and the US. A book of her photographic works published in 2011 has been sold internationally and was recently nominated for the prestigious Deutscher Fotobuchpreis award. She continues to create new art and media from her studio in Santanyi (Mallorca) – open to visitors by appointment – and is also the host of the ArtDinner series, an exemplary combination of food, art and interesting people. For Pola, art is a labour in layers. “Artists experience a world of creations – of images and textures, of sensations and smells – all woven into a single tapestry hung before their eyes,” she says. “They experiment with new perspectives and search for new insights in old conceptions. The artist’s task is to seek out and reveal the ambiguity that exists when truth is based solely on each individual’s perspective. In doing so, the artist provides the casual observer with an experience of the world that might otherwise be overlooked.” Plakatief is a study, and one artist’s exploration, spanning most of Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States “in a search for undiscovered beauty hidden in plain sight”. In 2003, as a photography student, Pola Brändle was fascinated by parts of tattered billboards hung along the seafront on a trip to Brighton (England). These torn remnants were the result of multiple posters plastered over each other – each layer deteriorated by weather, winds and the destructive hands of passers-by. In these posters, Pola discovered “a tale of local cultural history reduced to a single image, slowly interweaved via the hands of nature and happenstance.”

Confronted with scraps of forgotten memories and traces of present and future aspirations, observers find these images of personal and historical significance, collected and captured by the artist’s lens in “a single, unique instance of evolution”. Over the following six years, Pola travelled the world, seeking personal adventure and the opportunity to continue her studies. Country to country she discovered that, with careful study, the walls of every city told their own original story. Vowing never to disturb or change walls before a photograph was taken, Pola captured images articulating local culture everywhere she went – the most poignant of which are found in the pages of her book, Plakatief, published in 2010 by Kerber Verlag. Pola’s work has been the subject of 40 exhibitions and, in addition to her photography, she explores the world of collage and decollage with her own interpretations of the very phenomena she preserves on film. Using materials collected from city streets, she meticulously forms and combines layers of colours, pictures and textures as she replicates the subtle touch of nature to form her unique series of concepts. PolaBraendle.com

reader Competition Pola Brändle has given one of her photo works for a special readers’ competition. It is a photo printed on aluminium from her series Plakatief – A World in Layers. The picture was taken in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 2009, and is a limited edition from five prints, signed by the artist.

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