THE POWER OF GREY
— STUDIO OLIVER GUSTAV

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A tribute to the poetic yet haunting atmospheres of the canvases of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916), designer Oliver Gustav’s studio gallery is modelled on the oil-on-canvas interior paintings of the fêted Danish artist. A self-confessed extreme minimalist, Gustav finds his own sensibilities reflected in Hammershøi’s spareness.

“I need to show objects at the studio but I’ve always preferred very pared-down spaces where I can rest my eyes. That’s why I reflect Hammershøi’s paintings. His architectural details and sharp corners were character enough.”

Exploring the impact of Hammershøi’s mastery over the limited and cold Nordic light, and how this is reflected within his own studio space, Gustav discusses his succinct homage to Hammershøi’s distinctive vision.

The story of Hammershøi’s artwork as guide for the studio of Oliver Gustav is featured in Ark Journal VOL III.

WORDS TILI BENSLEY-NETTHEIM
PHOTOGRAPHY PETER RØDSGAARD RASMUSSEN
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THE POWER OF GREY — STUDIO OLIVER GUSTAV

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A tribute to the poetic yet haunting atmospheres of the canvases of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916), designer Oliver Gustav’s studio gallery is modelled on the oil-on-canvas interior paintings of the fêted Danish artist. A self-confessed extreme minimalist, Gustav finds his own sensibilities reflected in Hammershøi’s spareness.

“I need to show objects at the studio but I’ve always preferred very pared-down spaces where I can rest my eyes. That’s why I reflect Hammershøi’s paintings. His architectural details and sharp corners were character enough.”

Exploring the impact of Hammershøi’s mastery over the limited and cold Nordic light, and how this is reflected within his own studio space, Gustav discusses his succinct homage to Hammershøi’s distinctive vision.

The story of Hammershøi’s artwork as guide for the studio of Oliver Gustav is featured in Ark Journal VOL III.

WORDS TILI BENSLEY-NETTHEIM
PHOTOGRAPHY PETER RØDSGAARD RASMUSSEN
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