CASE STUDY
— THE CHAIR

DESIGN

Each period of design history has its quintessential chairs. From the humble stool to the throne, they bear cultures and tell of time and place. The chair is the designer’s most challenging object, closer to a human being than any other piece of furniture, it contains the body, supporting it and reflecting it. Straight-backed or curvaceous, folded in plywood or woven in wire, vintage yet fresh or from now yet classic, everyday but rare. Our 12-page HOMAGE TO THE CHAIR celebrates expression and function.

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DESIGNER ILSE CRAWFORD WRITES ABOUT HER QUEST FOR THE PERFECT CHAIR

“THERE IS NO CASE TO DESIGN A CHAIR FOR ITS OWN SAKE BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF LESS BUT BETTER, AS SITTING IS CHANGING, SO IS THE IDEAL CHAIR.”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

PHOTOGRAPHY HEIDI LERKENFELDT
STYLING PERNILLE VEST
A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A diminutive wooden dwelling on stilts among forest trees focuses attention on interior details to heighten the contrast between its small scale and the vastness of nature.

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CASE STUDY— NEW FOLK

CASE STUDY
— NEW FOLK

Whether using traditional or innovative materials, designers lean on the craft and expertise of former practitioners to carve, shape, mould or weave.

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THE SHAPE OF LIGHT— ARK X GUBI

THE SHAPE OF LIGHT
— ARK X GUBI

In collaboration with Gubi, and to celebrate the brand’s new lighting collections, Ark Journal’s creative team produced a photo essay inspired by the Californian mid-century modern architectural style.

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CASE STUDY
— THE CHAIR

design

Each period of design history has its quintessential chairs. From the humble stool to the throne, they bear cultures and tell of time and place. The chair is the designer’s most challenging object, closer to a human being than any other piece of furniture, it contains the body, supporting it and reflecting it. Straight-backed or curvaceous, folded in plywood or woven in wire, vintage yet fresh or from now yet classic, everyday but rare. Our 12-page HOMAGE TO THE CHAIR celebrates expression and function.

PLUS

DESIGNER ILSE CRAWFORD WRITES ABOUT HER QUEST FOR THE PERFECT CHAIR

“THERE IS NO CASE TO DESIGN A CHAIR FOR ITS OWN SAKE BUT IN THE SPIRIT OF LESS BUT BETTER, AS SITTING IS CHANGING, SO IS THE IDEAL CHAIR.”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

PHOTOGRAPHY HEIDI LERKENFELDT
STYLING PERNILLE VEST

 

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