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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.
On December 15, 1868, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794–1868), Professor of Botany at the University of Munich and director of the Royal Botanic Garden, was carried to his grave in a coffin covered with fresh palm leaves. The fronds were a reference to his groundbreaking Natural History of Palms: a work in three volumes, published between 1823–1853.
This encyclopedic treasury of 240 exquisite chromolithographic illustrations was based on Martius’s expeditions through Brazil and Peru. From 1817 to 1820, he traveled over 2,250 km (1,400 miles) through the Amazon basin to investigate natural history and native tribes with zoologist Johann Baptist von Spix.
The result was an unrivaled catalog of all known genera of the palm family, outlining the modern classification of palms, describing all the palms of Brazil, and producing the first maps of palm biogeography. Martius’s folio is unusual in its inclusion of cross-sectioned diagrams, conveying the architecture of these mighty trees, which central Europeans would have found hard to imagine accurately. Equally remarkable are the color landscapes showing various palms—often standing alone in simple and elegant beauty.
A collection of photographs from the city of Palm Springs, California. Shot on 35mm black and white film.
Hardbound and printed on premium uncoated paper.
A foreword by John Pawson.
Brooklyn, an incredibly diverse borough of New York City, is many things to many people. It’s where the Ebbets Field and stickball-loving old New York meets young creative types obsessed with artisanship, where old school Jewish deli owners and Latin American vendors meet chefs armed with tweezers in graffitied warehouses. In this issue, the borough’s great chefs—street vendors and guardians of hallowed centuries-old institutions, young guns and Roberta’s disciples—tell us, through their own words and recipes, about one of the most influential and complex regions in the world, and what it’s like to cook and eat there in 2016.
Volume 3 eats its way through Brooklyn and brings you stories, photos, and light recipes from the New York City borough’s greatest chefs.
In this issue, we hear from:
Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta’s, Blanca)
Andy Ricker (Pok Pok)
Pamela Yung (Semilla)
Jose Ramírez-Ruiz (Semilla)
Andrew Tarlow (The Diner, Marlow & Sons, Achilles Heel)
Claus Meyer (Meyers Bageri)
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (Tørst)
7.5″ x 9.5″, 144 pages, offset UV-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.
It is obvious that people have a strong awareness of the fact that the environment in which they work has a strong impact on how they work. That is why most people choose their comfort zones very carefully.
Once they have found it, they feel able to live their potential to the fullest. That is why we dedicated this first issue to that one place, your comfort zone.
Here is where it all begins.
Issue One features the following artists
Eike König, Berlin
A Kind of Guise, Munich
Eman Ali, London
Andrew Trotter, Barcelona
Paweł Althamer, Warsaw
Jasmine Deporta, Bozen
the Stu, Munich
Can Dagarslani, Istanbul
Sinziana Velicescu, Los Angeles
130 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper.
A comprehensive collection of examples ranging from subversive to museum-worthy, this striking showcase positions collage between provocation and commerce. Presenting the work of more than 70 collage artists—from established names including John Baldessari and Richard Prince to up-and-coming talents such as Lola Dupré and Mat Maitland—the book explores the seemingly endless creative possibilities that result when disparate images are brought together in unexpected ways.
Editors: Dennis Busch & Gestalten
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 320 pages