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Wallpaper June 2021

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in deze editie

2 min
contributors

IRINA BOERSMA CÉSAR MACHADO Photographer Copenhagen-based Boersma César Machado photographed our story on multidisciplinary local design studio Tableau (page 114), which took over the Faxe Kalkbrud limestone quarry in eastern Denmark with its floral installations. ‘It seemed like we had landed on another planet,’ says the photographer, who was particularly taken with the studio’s experimental approach: ‘They try out so many different things, it has been really fun and inspiring to work with them.’ UMIT SAVACI Photographer We asked Savaci, a London-based fashion photographer known for his dreamy, textured portraits, to shoot our womenswear story (page 122) and newsstand cover. An unlikely mix of high fashion and retro game consoles, it’s a far cry from Savaci’s idyllic childhood in rural Turkey, where he grew up among farmers and beekeepers. ‘It was amazing to discover a…

3 min
editor’s letter

Newsstand cover Photography: Umit Savaci Fashion: Jason Hughes Top, £545; trousers, £730, both by Salvatore Ferragamo. Shoes, £715, by Prada. See more from our retro gamers, page 122 Pictured top left, the new climate centre in Lemvig, Denmark, by 3XN architects, see page 066; and, top right, pieces from Pierre Yovanovitch’s eponymous new brand, see page 052 New wave Welcome to the Innovation Issue, a celebration of fresh perspectives and bold ideas. I am delighted to have Yves Behar, pioneer of experiential design and transformative technology, as our headliner. Ahead of the launch of his forthcoming book, Designing Ideas (released in July), he has created our limited-edition subscribers’ cover (as well as animated versions on Wallpaper.com), and talks in depth with Wallpaper’s transport and technology editor Jonathan Bell about how he believes design and technology can…

2 min
technical wizards

For stockists throughout, see page 137 Over the past 12 months, we’ve swaddled ourselves indoors in soft folds of fabric, but now, as we start to re-emerge into the outside world, many of us are still seeking clothing that provides ample protection. Luckily, a host of men’s performance brands are ticking all our technical boxes, with outerwear in innovative fabrications that will shield against the elements, whether you happen to be camping out in remote wilds, or simply striding the city streets. For a stylish take on safeguarding, we recommend layering up your protective pieces, from global collective Affix’s jackets and Japanese label Snow Peak’s vests to Italian brand Herno’s parkas and Dutch label Byborre’s tracksuit trousers. These designs are constructed from a variety of boundary-pushing fabrications, including Herno’s ultra-light nylon and…

2 min
chemical romance

Beauty and science have long been intertwined. Most beauty products are created in laboratories by researchers well-versed in the combination of chemicals used in skincare or the molecules that make up perfumes. However, a select group of scientists are currently using their unique insight to transform the beauty industry. Professor Augustinus Bader is one such innovator. A stem cell and biomedical scientist at Leipzig University, Bader stumbled into the world of skincare after developing a revolutionary topical cream that could heal burn injuries to an extent previously only possible through skin grafts. The stem cell science behind that cream forms the basis of his eponymous skincare line, and will soon to be followed by a haircare range. Meanwhile, Wendy Ouriel was studying extracellular matrix biology before pivoting to skincare. Her investigations into…

1 min
branch line

Japanese watch brand Grand Seiko epitomises clean design, a concept it formalised in 1967 with the launch of its understated ‘44GS’ wristwatch. Balancing form and function, the watch knitted together the elegant technical accomplishments that underpin a Grand Seiko watch, defining for the first time its nine cornerstones of design. These include multi-faceted markers, a flat dial, a curved profile and a highly polished bezel, foundations upon which all subsequent watches have since been built. Dials may be flat, but textured patterns create an illusion of depth, containing a subtle spectrum of hues that nod to the Japanese custom of expressing the gradations between light and shadow, rather than the stark monochrome of black and white. The ‘Hi-Beat Birch Forest’ watch, part of the ‘Series 9’ collection, plays on these tones in…

1 min
home sweet home

Home has taken on a new meaning in the past year, as many of us have transformed the place where we live into the place where we also do just about everything we would have once done elsewhere. Although the tides are turning, creating a comforting home environment remains ever pertinent, and scent offers a fast-track way to breathe new life into a stifling space. A new home diffuser from Poltrona Frau and Acqua di Parma couldn’t come at a better time, then. Launching this September, it’s the first collaboration between the two iconic Italian brands, and has been designed by GamFratesi, who have channelled the signature aspects of both heritage brands into a single object. The diffuser’s hand-sewn circular covering is made from one of Poltrona Frau’s Pelle Frau leathers, available…