No. 23 — the ”Comfort“ issue. The realm between amenity and apathy. Konstantin Grcic and Pol Esteve find comfort in discomfort. Liz Diller is the second cover star. Architects. Toilets. And the power of perfume. Plus: a Ward Bennett tribute supplement. A weird and timely issue. Get it while it lasts. (2021 reinterpretation by Evelyn Pustka.)
Whether it’s large-scale public projects or small-scale interventions, this consistently innovative architect is always game to push her studio into territories unknown.
Interview by Andrew Ayers
Portraits by Daniel Trese
CHARLES HOLLIS JONES
From small-town boy to Mr. Lucite: the hardworking Hollywood legend reflects on a life lived by design.
Interview by Michael Bullock
Portraits by Ramsey Alderson
IRIS VAN HERPEN
Inspired by chemistry, physics, and the architecture of the body, this Dutch-born fashion futurist has made a science of challenging the status quo.
Interview by Tamar Shafrir
Photography by Vytautas Kumza
The design world’s thinking tinkerer continues to believe in the inspiration power of disruption.
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Portraits by Lukas Wassmann
Also in the issue:
At home with art collective Slavs and Tatars, Lucio Fontana’s Milan penthouse; the interiors of Arquitectura-G; public benches in a park near Stockholm by Max Lamb, Philippe Malouin, Scholten & Baijings, and many more; the designer Katie Stout in her Brooklyn studio; the paradox of comfort, as told by Apparatus, Rafael de Cárdenas, June 14, Olalekan Jeyifous, Frank Lloyd Wright, Soft Baroque, Nanu Al Hamad, and Maria Cristina Didero; an essay about toilet architecture by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley; another essay about the power of perfume by Gerlan Marcel, an interview with artist Debi Cornwall.
Plus: Francesco Vezzoli, Herman Verkerk, BLESS, Jonathan Olivares, and a special supplement on the late, great American design genius Ward Bennett (in collaboration with Herman Miller).