Man sagt, Schönheit liege im Auge des Betrachters. In The Touch präsentieren Kinfolk und Norm Architects ein Designverständnis, das davon ausgeht, dass gute Gestaltung nicht nur den visuellen, sondern auch alle anderen menschlichen Sinne anspricht. Was haben ein Museum in Marrakesch, ein Mid-Century-Apartment in Berlin und ein Friedhof im Norden Venedigs gemeinsam? In The Touch setzen sich der Kinfolk-Mitbegründer Nathan Williams und Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen vom Büro Norm Architects mit dem Gedanken auseinander, dass beeindruckende Orte wie diese allesamt auf Gestaltungsaspekte setzen, bei denen der Mensch und sein sinnliches Erleben im Mittelpunkt stehen: Materialität und Haptik, Licht und Farbigkeit, Authentizität und Gemeinschaftsgefühl. Mit Einblicken in einige der betörendsten Gebäude und Innenräume der Welt bietet The Touch eine Fülle an Inspiration in Form von eindrucksvollen Fotografien, philosophischen Essays und praktischen Expertentipps.
The Touch is a new collaboration between Nathan Williams of Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects that welcome readers into over 25 inspiring spaces where interior design is not only visually appealing but engages all of the human senses.
Einbandart: Fester Einband Verlag: Die Gestalten Erscheinungsjahr: 2019 Seiten: 288 Seiten Sprache: Englisch Masse: Breite 250 mm, Höhe 338 mm, Dicke 35 mm Gewicht: 2170 g
Adolf Loos was an eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. The rational underpinnings of his later assertion that “ornament is crime” first appear in these polemical thrusts at the stylized work of the Viennese secessionists. Few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary works on applied design and the essence of style in fin de siecle Vienna. Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on an assortment of subjects portray him as a man of many interests, and possessing a keen feel for elegant design still valued today. This publication is now available in English for the first time.
Discover the world’s finest crop of new homes. This dependable global digest features such talents as Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, and Marcio Kogan alongside up-and-comers like Xu Fu-Min, Vo Trong Nghia, Desai Chia, and Shunri Nishizawa. Organized by architect and brimming with crisp photography and plans, the result is a sweeping survey of the contemporary house.
Scandinavia Dreaming illustrates today’s evolving story of Nordic design: one that is equal parts elegance, function, and tradition.
The nuanced realm of Nordic design has two personalities. On one side, there sits the open, light, friendly, and democratic constituent. And, on the other hand, is its moody counterpart: sleek and sophisticated; timeless and traditional; and deeply rooted in the sensations and juxtapositions of nature. Within the lines of tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits and large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, insight into this special thread of skilled craftsmanship awaits. Scandinavia Dreaming presents dazzling interiors, architecture, and products that show the richness, variety, and intensity of contemporary Nordic spaces.
Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the wonted usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Profiles of brands and personalities that have influenced and, arguably, brought Nordic threads to the forefront of design conversations, tell an intriguing story: an aesthetic and historic journey through a vast world of style and heritage. Design firms such as Hay, Ferm Living, and Frama are highlighted and extolled for the new layer of warmth and energy that they bring to contemporary Danish design while honoring Scandinavian aesthetics and a space’s need to be both livable and logical. Finnish home textiles by Klaus Haapeniemi and Kustaa Saksi prove that the categories of art and décor are not mutually exclusive. Be it the painstaking searches of Copenhagen’s Gubi design house for neglected furniture that needs a well-honed touch before becoming pieces of the current design narrative or the tantalizing sculptures of Oslo-based designers Kneip that illustrate and investigate the phenomena of nature whilst reflecting the gentle coexistence of Nordic architecture with its surroundings, there exists a seamless pairing of the aesthetic and the historical within this iconic tale of design.
The projects within Scandinavia Dreaming translate to any four walls and readily invite transformation from page to reality. Told through anecdotes from those who live in them and from those who exist in other sectors of the creative community, Scandinavia Dreaming tells of a design school that has a worldwide reputation for its effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials.
This volume presents the famed photographer's newest lush images of the stunning interiors of acclaimed designers, artists, and tastemakers.
Francois Halard's unique photographic sensibility--old-world elegant and bohemian, accessible and personal--is unmistakable. Each image is imbued with the intimate knowledge of design history, each story a lesson in a master's point of view.
This book is a continuation of his last volume of gorgeous photography of grand interiors, artists' studios, and architectural pilgrimage sites. Each story's subject matter is not just a personal passion of the photographer, but also an indispensable chapter in design history: Philip Johnson and Charles James's de Menil House, Giorgio Morandi's studio, Rick Owens's radical Paris apartment, Eileen Gray's recently restored modernist home on the French coast, Dries Van Noten's verdant garden and home, the home and studio of Louise Bourgeois in New York, and many more. Like his first book, Francois Halard: A Photographic Life will be a coveted, indispensable must-have visual resource for all lovers of interiors, glamour, and style.
Restaurants, cafés and bars are transforming into places where entire concepts are evolving to create whole new experiences for eaters. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures.
Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one.
Editors: gestalten Release date: March 2019 Format: 21 × 26 cm Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages
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