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!
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