MICHAEL SAILSTORFERPart of a series of underwater sculptures, U22 by Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer explores the relationship between objects, space and the viewer. www.sailstorfer.de
LINDA HOFVANDERPhotography and sculpture series Variables by Swedish artist Linda Hofvander investigates nuanced ideas on composition, chance and objectivity. www.lindahofvander.com
JOANNE BOWLESA recent graduate from London’s Royal College of Art, Joanne Bowles is a metalwork artist inspired by archaeology and the relationship between object and landscape. Her latest series The Buried Object investigates the life cycle of silver and copper artefacts in a subterranean environment, exploring how build-up and break-down of material transforms them over time. www.joannebowles.co.uk
SOU FUJIMOTOA literal realisation of high-density housing, the Tokyo Apartment block from Japanese
architect Sou Fujimoto consists of four homes stacked on top of one another.
Each different in size, the disconnected roofs form wedges of space that fill the homes with natural light.
Discover our collaboration with Sou Fujimoto for Salone del Mobile 2016 at cosstores.com/cosxsoufujimoto
NIEVESBased in Zurich, Nieves was founded by Swiss illustrator and graphic designer Benjamin Sommerhalder. The independent publishing house supports artists from across the world by producing unique, limited edition books and zines. www.nieves.ch
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COVER BOOKSFounded by Katie Barringer in 2015, Cover Books is located in Atlanta’s Westside neighbourhood. The light-filled store is home to a diverse collection of titles on art, design, food and travel, alongside local artist zines and international periodicals.
Discover a specially curated selection from Cover Books in the reading area of our newly-opened Atlanta store:
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
3035 Peachtree Road NE www.cover-books.com
JUSTIN ADIANCurrently showing at the Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, Waltz by American artist Justin Adian presents a playful collection of objects inspired by musical notes. The cushioned shapes use the blank walls of the gallery space to create interesting compositions and harmonies. www.alminerech.com
MATTEO FOGALE AND LAETITIA DE ALLEGRICreated by London-based designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri, the‘-ISH’ collection is a range of playful furniture and tableware made entirely from recycled denim, cotton and paper. Subverting expectations, the pieces showcase the stone-like properties of innovative new composite materials. www.deallegrifogale.com
JAROMÍR NOVOTNÝ AND MICHAL BUDNYNamed after a magical flower from Slavic and Baltic mythology that is said to bloom for one night only before the summer solstice, Kapradinový kvet (Fern Flower) is a 2015 installation by artists Jaromír Novotný and Michal Budny at PLATO gallery in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Featuring a series of concrete pillars wrapped in hand-painted paper, the installation examines concepts of illusion, perception and the temporary nature of art.
LADDIE JOHN DILLUntitled (1971) is an installation by American artist Laddie John Dill, a key figure of the Light and Space art movement. Filling a gallery space with mounds of sand, precisely arranged glass panels and a soft fluorescent glow, the work explores the complex interactions between light, materials and form.
PAUL DE RUITER ARCHITECTSLocated in Noord-Beveland, the Netherlands, Villa Kogelhof is a split-level private home designed by Amsterdam-based practice Paul de Ruiter. With an insulated glass façade, the villa is entirely self-sufficient: it generates its own energy, heats its own water and even recycles household waste.
MELT AND RECREATEAn attempt to visualise the life cycle of objects, Melt and Recreate is a project by duo Siri Bahlenberg and Sofia Bergfeldt. Exploring the idea of constant transformation, a lamp made of ice slowly melts into a mould that refreezes to create a new model.
NØMADA coffee laboratory based in Barcelona, Nømad was established by the award-winning barista Jordi Mestre. Beginning life on a small street market, the store now experiments with new blends and hosts regular tastings and events.
Images courtesy of Plateselector
ALICJA KWADEThe work of Polish artist Alicja Kwade explores philosophy, science and the space in between things. By bringing together groups of objects, her sculptures transform everyday items in unexpected ways.
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DAVID BURDENYFrom the series Salt by David Burdeny, these aerial photographs capture vast expanses of land across Western Australia and Utah, USA. The images bring into focus artificial and natural details, compelling the viewer to assess their relationship with the landscape.
GERHARD RICHTERGerhard Richter: Colour Charts showcases a selection of early work from the influential German artist’s 19 Colour Charts series. The exhibition at London’s Dominique Lévy gallery runs until 16th January 2016.
MODERNIST ESTATESModernist Estates by Stefi Orazi presents a historical, political and social overview of Britain’s modernist housing estates and their residents. Including London’s Barbican, Isokon and Balfron Tower, the book features 21 profiles in an honest depiction of people’s homes and how they inhabit them.
WARD BENNETT: MAKING SENSEA collaboration between multidisciplinary design studio Various Projects, The Herman Miller Collection and Geiger, Making Sense showcased the work of American designer, artist and sculptor Ward Bennett. Displaying the vast range of Ward’s work, the installation featured custom-made furniture, books and objects.
WELL WELL DESIGNERSMade from intricately cut and folded paper, Études is the work of Paris-based design studio Well Well Designers. Co-founded by Héloïse Piraud and Antoine Bécognée, the studio specialises in handmade paper creations and pop-up lighting installations.
KIRSTIE VAN NOORTCeramicist Kirstie van Noort Using uses minerals from the natural environment to create unique tones and colour blends. The colour palette of her 2014 collection Ceramic Paint / Collection Rumst was developed from a clay river in Rumst, Belgium.
MICHAEL RIEDELUntitled (color) from the series PowerPoint Paintings by Frankfurt-based artist Michael Riedel. Capturing the transition between presentation slides of his existing work, he playfully explores ideas of repetition and originality.
Credit: Untitled (color), 2013. Silkscreen on linen
47 1/4 x 47 1/4 inches (120 x 120 cm)
Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
NOÉMIE GOUDALSouthern Light Stations by French artist Noémie Goudal investigates human's fascination with the sky. Featuring new and unseen work, the exhibition at London’s Photographer’s Gallery runs until
January 10th 2016. www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk www.noemiegoudal.com
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KAAN ALPAGUTKolaj 7, by Cypriot designer Kaan Alpagut, is taken from a series of digital collages inspired by the Bauhaus artists' experiments in colour. The work is printed on timber and references the architectural shapes and textures found in urban environments. www.kaanalpagut.com
AMANDA BOEFrom the series This Bird Has Flown by American photographer Amanda Boe, whose work weaves together atmospheric scenes from across the United States in quiet study of the ordinary and the unusual. www.amandaboe.com
SOL LE WITTPart of a vast study on the drawn line, American artist Sol Le Witt’s 1972 work Wall Drawing #122 was an attempt to apply logic to the artistic process. Set across three walls, the blue crayon arcs and black pencil grid lines create numerous combinations, allowing for continual discovery. Photography by Cathy Carver © 2015 Estate of Sol LeWitt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York www.paulacoopergallery.com
OLAF OTTO BECKERAbove Zero by German photographer Olaf Otto Becker surveys the icy glacial crevasses of Greenland. The images capture uninhabited landscape flecked with crusted soot and dust deposits, exemplifying the
wide-reaching impact of human actions. www.olafottobecker.de
PHILIPPE MALOUINPhilippe Malouin’s circular vessels explore materials and shapes inspired by architectural techniques. Made from layered MDF, the sharp geometric shapes are partly cut to reveal a contrasting, smooth underside. www.philippemalouin.com
JEONGHWA SEOCreated by South Korean designers Jeonghwa Seo and Hanna Chung, Ripple effectis a tea table that recognises the slightest of movements. Inspired by eastern tea culture and philosophy, the rippling surface demonstrates how small changes can affect the whole. www.jeonghwaseo.com
ACT ROMEGIALLIHoused in a former workshop in Venice, San Giobbe +160 is a temporary living space designed by Italian studio Act Romegialli. The interior features a raised concrete floor and is neatly organised by furniture, containers and sliding panels of glass and white wood. www.actromegialli.it
STUDIO NOMADDesigned by David Tarcali, the founder of Budapest’s Studio Nomad, 3LEGS is a set of three tables, each made from a single sheet of folded steel. Inspired by geometric patterns and architectural shapes, the tables playfully merge functionality and abstraction. www.studio-nomad.com
MATTHIAS HEIDERICHPhotographer Matthias Heiderich draws upon a rich history of German architectural photography in his book Spektrum Berlin. The images explore colour and form in unexpected ways, inviting the reader to reconsider their view of Berlin. www.matthias-heiderich.de
ANDRE ERMOLAEVRussian photographer Andre Ermolaev captures aerial scenes of rivers twisting through Iceland’s volcanic landscape. Rich in texture, colour and composition, the kaleidoscopic images are reminiscent of abstract paintings. www.andre.ru
STUDIO FLUDDVenice-based Studio Fludd is a creative collective whose practice weaves together design, craft and illustration. When invited to take part in a residential art project on a deserted Italian island, they created the Poor Tools collection; a set of tools made from natural and artificial finds that embody the island’s landscape. www.studiofludd.com
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SELGASCANOThe translucent El ‘B’. Cartagena Auditorium and Congress Centre by architects selgascano sits on the docks in Cartagena, Spain. The building’s structure and large open interior mirrors the horizontal lines of the harbour edge and reflects the calm of the surrounding sea. www.selgascano.net
AGNES MARTINInspired by the emotive and expressive power of art, the work of Canadian-born American painter Agnes Martin is presented in a new retrospective at London’s Tate Modern. The exhibition features her hallmark pencil grid canvas pieces as well as lesser-known early paintings and experimental works.
Images courtesy of Parasol Press and Pace Gallery www.tate.org.uk
ROOS GOMPERTSMaterial Research by Dutch artist Roos Gomperts documents the early stages of a project exploring material combinations and the mutual enhancement of their visual qualities. Experimenting with wood, foam, concrete, ceramic and cardboard, this research informed Roos’ later work, Foam and Glass. www.roosgomperts.com
THE GARDEN EDIT
In celebration of London’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we have invited online journal The Garden Edit to create a window installation at our King’s Road store. The installation features a curated selection of books, vases and objects available from The Garden Edit online store. thegardenedit.com
Inspired by half-timbered constructions, Foldwork was designed by Friederike Delius, Founder of Berlin-based Studio Berg. The work, a brass wall piece and clothing rack, aims to reinvent a traditionally functional object by transforming its appearance and placing it at the centre of the home.
BAHK JONG SUN
Korean designer Bahk Jong Sun presents subtle lines and angular silhouettes in his considered and simple furniture designs. His creative process involves reduction, an emphasis upon organic craftsmanship and favouring functionality over decoration.
Photography by Seomi International
A special collection of one-off pieces, Ossimori was created by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, co-founders of Milan design studio Studiopepe. Exploring the unlikely meeting of complementary and independent materials, the collection investigates form, matter and their impact upon the senses. www.studiopepedesign.it
PASCAL GRASSO ARCHITECTURES
Published by RVB books, Maison Le Cap is a visual exploration of a modern holiday home designed by Paris-based architect Pascal Grasso. With photography by Cyrille Weiner capturing the quiet light-filled corners of the house and the verdant character of the southern French coast, the book illustrates the delicate harmony between architecture and the environment. www.pascalgrasso.com
SELECTED SOUNDS: SNARKITECTUREA playlist by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of design studio Snarkitecture.
Italian artist Davide D’Elia’s latest work Louise is composed of 24 canvases, each covered in wallpaper featuring the faded imprints of hanging picture frames. Taken from the home of a real person, the piece is part of a wider series that explores the idea of memory, history and how new stories can emerge from different spatial arrangements.Images courtesy of Davide D’Elia, Ex Elettrofonica Gallery and Maxxi Museum www.davidedelia.com
Artist Jodie Carey’s new exhibition at London gallery Edel Assanti reflects on traditions of commemoration throughout history. Drawing inspiration from a vast range of cultures, the imposing yet delicate works include large-scale plaster urns, wall-based canvas hangings and pencil wall drawings.
A cast marble block, Split is composed of two severed halves. Created by Brooklyn-based studio Snarkitecture, the deep, jagged fracture exposes a textured undersurface and acts as an counterpoint to the rectangular lines and smooth, creamy exterior. Available at Volume Gallery, Chicago.
Uncovering sculptural forms situated in the everyday, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen captures the natural beauty of Pikin Slee, Suriname. In her latest exhibition, London’s ICA presents a series of images of the village shot on an analogue camera.
Kashiwan wooden bowls created by Kihachi Kobo, the oldest producer of wood products in the Yamanaka region of Japan. The hand turned oak bowls are crafted using a rokuro (electric wheel) and can be found at London’s Momosan Shop alongside a range of carefully selected objects from the UK and Japan.
STUDIO DESSUANT BONE
A light-filled outdoor café sat quietly behind Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Honor was created by Paris-based Studio Dessuant Bone. The versatile structure incorporates natural materials and removable transparent façades to accommodate many different layouts, depending on the season.
OPENHOUSE Magazine is a twice yearly publication founded in Barcelona by Andrew Trotter and Mari Luz Vidal. It features creative people from around the world who open their homes or private spaces to the public and host gatherings on gastronomy, art and design.
Stainless coaster by Tokyo-based maker Yumiko iihoshi. Exploring the border between handmade and industrial techniques, Yumiko uses metal, glass and porcelain to create objects infused with nostalgia, function and purity.
Inspired by modernist objects and spaces, photographer Ilaria Orsini explores the everyday architectures of contemporary living. Playing with flatness, shape and colour, her stage-like interiors present a reality that borders on abstraction.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN STUDIO
Cylinder salt and pepper shakers in copper by Seattle-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio.
Founded in 2010 by Jean Lee & Dylan Davis, the multidisciplinary studio creates a diverse range of design objects with a focus on exploration, materiality and play.
Shot in black and white with a simple 35mm Leica camera, iii is a playful exploration of urban California by photographer Robin Maddox. Each photograph features one of three white objects – a ping pong ball, a piece of paper or spilt milk – casually dropped into the shot to create a striking intervention.