Olafur Eliasson's Your House, is a hand-bound, laser cut book that renders the negative space of the artist's house at a scale of 85:1. The book features an exclusive production including a three month production set up and support of computer expert Georg Maria Sagurna to slice up a house in 454 detailed profiles.
Your House demonstrates how new technologies make it possible to rethink our daily products and breaks boundaries by bringing papermaking, paper cutting, laser technology and architecture together in a single book. The piece of paper art is manufactured by the Kremo laser cutting specialists and is commissioned by the The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.