THE ONE AND ONLY
VUOKKO

ARCHITECTURE

On a crystal clear winter’s day, Ark Journal visited the living legend, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in her perfect home on the water in Helsinki, designed by her husband Antti in the 70s and living proof of their prodigious talents and great love. Rays of sunlight streaming through venetian blinds on the plate glass windows cast Vuokko-like striped shadows on the walls as the 89-year-old who inspired the likes of Issey Miyake and Raf Simons reflected on a life lived to the max and true to the maxim – original ideas come from within.

 

“I ALWAYS SAY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU SHOULD CREATE TRENDS RATHER THAN FOLLOW THEM. I NEVER COMPROMISE”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
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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THE ONE AND ONLY
VUOKKO

design

On a crystal clear winter’s day, Ark Journal visited the living legend, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in her perfect home on the water in Helsinki, designed by her husband Antti in the 70s and living proof of their prodigious talents and great love. Rays of sunlight streaming through venetian blinds on the plate glass windows cast Vuokko-like striped shadows on the walls as the 89-year-old who inspired the likes of Issey Miyake and Raf Simons reflected on a life lived to the max and true to the maxim – original ideas come from within.

 

“I ALWAYS SAY YOU DON’T NEED TO DO WHAT OTHERS DO, YOU SHOULD CREATE TRENDS RATHER THAN FOLLOW THEM. I NEVER COMPROMISE”

This story is featured in Ark Journal VOL I

WORDS JENI PORTER
PHOTOGRAPHY WICHMANN + BENDTSEN
STYLING HELLE WALSTED
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