Gestalten released Staging Space a compilation of the 'scenic interiors and spatial experiences' late last year. It's quite a thorough volume, covering a broad cross-section of categories, split into many sections including office spaces, exhibition design, scenographic environments and spatial explorations.
Chapters begin with a short forward, putting the work in context in a general sense, and each following entry is left open to the readers interpretation with a short, easily digestible description.
It's a very enjoyable format, the details make it very easy to find more, in-depth information online or from other sources, leaving the bulk of the pages as a rich visual source book. I imagine that a visual merchandiser, or anyone who seeks to convey meaning through environment will find this book a really useful resource.
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Oki Sato, nendo
The works shown inside the book cover a broad range of aesthetic language, its clear that the editor has tried to avoid a particular style or approach- it is hard to imagine that any one persons taste would enjoy each and every entry, but this provides a refreshing rhythm through the book of slow flicking and lingering with fast page turning.
As a person who definitely enjoyed the book in this 'self-curatorial' way, the entries featured here are my own highlights- there are many many more -- enjoy!
Shai Akram met Andrew Haythornthwaite while studying at the Royal College of Art, the two now run their own design practice and are also members of the Okay Studio collective. Her projects cover creative direction and design for interiors, events, and furniture/product ranges. Shaiâ€™s work is a combination of practice and theory, translating research and ideology into objects and visual language. Her work has been exhibited internationally and projects have taken her to China, New Zealand and Italy- although Shai loves to travel, she secretly wishes she would stay in one place long enough to have a cat.