Wallpaper October 2020

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WIDLINE CADET Photographer New York-based Haitian artist Cadet is best known for her work examining issues such as migration and Black Caribbean cultural identity. We tasked her with photographing Bahamas-born artist Tavares Strachan in his Manhattan studio (page 120). ‘It was really nice to see him in his element, and get a small glimpse of his space,’ she says. Cadet is currently working on exhibitions for the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa and Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery. EVENS JP MORNAY Stylist Having set aside his law studies and reined in his video game habit (though he is still known to play for ten hours straight), Mornay found his true calling in the world of fashion, learning the ropes with the likes of Ludivine Poiblanc and Hannes Hetta. ‘This was my first high jewellery shoot,’…

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design emergency

Of all the challenges and unexpected benefits of lockdown, one ray of light and optimism was the announcement this spring of Design Emergency, a project by two design visionaries, Alice Rawsthorn and Paola Antonelli. Individually they have shaped contemporary design, Alice being a highly influential critic and author of Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life, and Paola a senior curator of MoMA, creator of ‘Broken Nature’ at the XXII Triennale di Milano – one of the most important exhibitions of recent times – and winner of the London Design Medal at this year’s LDF. Now they have joined forces to explore design’s role during and after Covid-19 – through an Instagram Live series with thematic discussions, interviews, and introductions to design innovations. Design Emergency is exactly…

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hex object

Swiss stationer Caran d’Ache continues its remarkable track record of design collaborations with a set of writing instruments by Kengo Kuma, including a fountain pen, roller pen and ballpoint pen, each in a limited edition of 1,000. Their hexagonal barrels are clad in hinoki cypress, a recurring material in Kuma’s architectural output, and gently grooved in a nod to traditional Japanese chidori toys, contrasting beautifully with their rhodium-plated brass caps, clips and nibs. The designs, almost two years in the making, involved craftspeople with 12 different know-hows including engraving, varnishing, lacquering and electroplating. Kuma found the project enlightening: ‘This experience makes evident the possibility of a new combination between wood and metal. I’ll try to use it in bigger architecture projects.’ Varius Kengo Kuma collection available from 12 September, carandache.com; kkaa.co.jp…

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flip service

Lukas Gschwandtner was inspired to create his ‘Pendal’ chair by a ferry ride across Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. ‘It was a very industrial, utilitarian-looking boat,’ recalls the young Austrian designer. ‘As we boarded, the staff walked through the rows of passenger seats, flipping the backrests from one side to the other.’ Instead of turning the entire ferry around, they could quickly adjust the seats to face the opposite direction. Gschwandtner’s design is likewise reversible, comprising a pair of I-shaped steel frames with rectangular brackets at the top that allow the movement of two pivoting beams, connected with upholstery to form the backrest. Unlike the mass-produced ferry seats, however, ‘Pendal’ is painstakingly handmade, and clad in either waxed canvas or goat or eel skin, materials that patinate with time. ‘The surfaces…

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tough love

With both business and personal travel still limited, a statement bag might seem like a superfluous piece. However, perfectly placed to hold a few daily essentials is a new type of miniaturised bag that is particularly suited to men. Spotted on this season’s menswear catwalks was a scaled-down cross-body bag, infused with masculine overtones such as hard casings and robust structures. At Fendi, aspects of the house’s classic monogrammed trunk are melded with its signature baguette bag to form an attractive hybrid that can be slung over one shoulder, or held with its long straps wrapped together neatly in hand. At Berluti, a streamlined attaché briefcase, produced in collaboration with Globe-Trotter, is made from layers of Japanese paper, compressed to form a sturdy yet organically textured shell, hand-patinated Venezia leather…

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baer necessities

For creative consultant Daniel Baer, every mealtime is an event. ‘Whether it’s a picnic with friends, a solo supper in front of the TV, or a family breakfast, they all bring nourishment, nurture creativity or sustain relationships,’ he says. How then to bring a proper sense of occasion to every repast? Uniting his background in graphic design (a stint as Wallpaper’s senior designer was followed by the founding of his own creative consultancy, Studio Baer, with clients ranging from Dior and Comme des Garçons to Rizzoli) and an interest in studio pottery, his answer was to create his own tableware brand, which launches this month. Called Monoware, the launch collection features dining staples such as plates, bowls and mugs, as well as serving platters and pitchers, with reduced silhouettes and…