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Issue # 19
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cover Apartamento Magazine issue #19

Spring/Summer 2017

Featuring: Alessandro Mendini, ‘La Casa’ by Bernard Rudofsky, Kim Hastreiter, Barbara Nessim, Naoki Takizawa, Cristopher Nying, Flawless Sabrina, Antoni Miralda, Leonard Koren, Ford Wheeler, Richard Hell and Penny Martin. In addition: Instagram stories, a conversation with Carlota Guerrero, Paloma Lanna and Soraya Rosales, and a portfolio of Robby Müller Polaroids.


  • Alessandro Mendini Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Gianluigi Ricuperati Photography by Piotr Niepsuj Milan: Alessandro Mendini is the idiosyncratic, devilish, prismatic Marcel Proust of design—a living legend who’s played a crucial role in so many important adventures of Italian and international design, including the Alchimia and Memphis movements. Memphis was...

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  • Leonard Koren Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Mariah Nielson Photography by Carlos Chavarría Point Reyes: Leonard Koren and I first met over a lunch of soup and salad at the Lucid Art Foundation in 2010. At the time, I was familiar with his book Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers....

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  • conversation Instagram stories Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 A conversation chaired by Alejandra Smits Photography by Carlota Guerrero We’re moving through a cultural moment in which terms like ‘privacy’, ‘nudity’, ‘marketing’, or ‘gender’ are being questioned. For artists of all disciplines, the only way to reinvent these concepts is by moving towards them,...

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  • Penny Martin Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2016 Interview by Hugo Macdonald Photography by Angelo Pennetta London: Penny Martin is one of the founders and editor in chief of The Gentlewoman, an independent biannual women’s fashion magazine. The Gentlewoman is an intriguing, compelling voice in an otherwise stale market. You might be well acquainted...

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  • Architecture La Casa Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 by Arquitectura-G Photography courtesy of the Bernard Rudofsky Estate Vienna Bernard Rudofsky (1905–1988) and his wife, Berta, constructed La Casa, a home in the small town of Frigiliana, Málaga, Spain, towards the end of the ‘70s. Rudofsky was a multifaceted character—architect, theorist, designer, curator, professor,...

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  • Richard Hell Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Jim Walrod Photography by Richard Kern New York City: I was walking down the street one day with my friend Malcolm McLaren. Richard Hell was across the street walking in the opposite direction, and didn’t see us. Malcolm turned to me and said,...

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  • Antoni Miralda Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Marta Riezu Photography by Nacho Alegre Barcelona: Life starts with food. When we are born, everything is blood and milk, he says. Nourishment is a crucial part of the growing process, but for the Spanish artist Antoni Miralda, food is a lot more than...

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  • still life Plastic Bags Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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  • Barbara Nessim Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Leah Singer Photography by Daniel Terna New York City: Barbara Nessim defies categorisation and I think that was her plan all along. Born in the Bronx in 1939 to hard-working parents—her father was a postman with a side business importing and exporting raw perfume...

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  • Naoki Takizawa Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Joe Magliaro Photography by Taro Hirano Tokyo: When the Hillside Terrace complex was first commissioned by the Asakura family in 1967, the most prominent structure in the area was the family’s traditional Taisho-era home. This structure still stands, but today it is surrounded by...

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  • Kim Hastreiter Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Michael Stipe Photography by Tina Barney   New York City: Kim Hastreiter founded Paper magazine to give voice and a platform to a generation of New Yorkers who were recreating the world their way. She and I met through mutual friends and became close through...

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  • Ford Wheeler Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Flavin Judd Photography by Jody Rogac New York City: The classic aspect of film editing is the splicing together of two separate unrelated images to create a new meaning out of the result. The meaning created is invisible as it’s just a perception, not...

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  • Flawless Sabrina Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Vincent Dilio   New York City: On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, through a posh façade and up five flights of stairs, artist Curtis Carman, the charismatic life partner of Flawless Sabrina, greets me and ushers me through a jam...

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  • Cristopher Nying Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Marco Velardi Photography by Anders Edström Stockholm: Cristopher Nying is not just the cofounder of Our Legacy, one of Europe’s most prized and respected menswear labels, he is also one of the few individuals I have met during my life who have such an exceptional...

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  • Robby Müller’s Polaroids Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 19, 2017 Interview by Haydée Touitou Photography by Robby Müller Looking at the list of movies a cinematogra- pher has worked on is sometimes a blunt discovery of why your favourite movies are in fact your favourite movies. The cinematogra- pher, also called the director of photogra-...

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