Vol. 4 Ark Journal
Ark Journal Vol. 4 looks introspectively at the home as a living reflection of our passions. The journal includes an intimate journey through the Swedish family home of Magniberg founders Bengt Thornefors and Nina Norgren in an exclusive photo essay by Mikael Olsson. In London, Michael Anastassiades lives as he works, in a deeply pared-back and considered way, and the designer shares his international perspective on Danish design. In the late 1950s Hallfor Gunnløgsson designed and built a perfect small house on the coast north of Copenhagen. Combining influences from US modernists and Japanese aesthetics with Danish building traditions, the house is today considered an iconic 20th-century work. For Nordic modern furniture dealer and designer Rune Bruun Johansen, his Copen- hagen apartment is an ascetic space, creating a perfect backdrop for his selected design pieces.
The only museum building outside Finland that Alvar Aalto designed, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg is a light-filled work of art itself. Designed with his wife Elissa Aalto and Jean-Jacques Baruël, Kunsten houses furniture and fittings specifically produced for the spaces. A restaurant conceived by artist Olafur Eliasson is a living experiential work of art, architecture and gastronomy. Ark Journal talks to Michael Maharam about how he chose to furnish his John Pawson-designed home in South Tyrol, and his love for Danish design throughout. Originality, craftsmanship and democracy are fundamental elements of Danish design, historically and today. As a Copenhagen-based magazine, it was natural to highlight these principles in this issue. In two case studies Ark Journal explores new talents on the local design scene and architect made furniture from the golden age of Danish modern. Volume IV includes two special inserts: a collection of radical and rare Danish chairs from the archives and a poetic film noir evocation of fashion and metallic retro accessories.
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