MICHÈLE LAMY
CREATIVE PARTNER, POETIC FORCE
PORTRAIT

More than a muse to husband Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy breathes life into their furniture creations. In her Paris-based atelier she talks about how her creativity is fuelled by emotion or seduction and that the designs are all about materials, noble or otherwise. 

“THE CORE CONCEPT IS TO TAKE A CHEAP MATERIAL LIKE PLYWOOD, THEN WORK WITH IT AS IF IT WAS EBONY.”

 

This interview is featured in Ark Journal VOL II

WORDS ALICE CAVANAGH
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
CASE STUDY— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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MICHÈLE LAMY
CREATIVE PARTNER, POETIC FORCE
PORTRAIT

More than a muse to husband Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy breathes life into their furniture creations. In her Paris-based atelier she talks about how her creativity is fuelled by emotion or seduction and that the designs are all about materials, noble or otherwise. 

“THE CORE CONCEPT IS TO TAKE A CHEAP MATERIAL LIKE PLYWOOD, THEN WORK WITH IT AS IF IT WAS EBONY.”

 

This interview is featured in Ark Journal VOL II

WORDS ALICE CAVANAGH
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
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