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Issue # 24
Archive stories

cover apartamento magazine issue 24

Autumn/Winter 2019-20

Featuring: Xavier Dolan, Marine Serre, Jessi Reaves, Lykke Li, Rafram Chaddad, Patrick Angus, Ron Nagle, Oscar Tusquets, Alekos Fassianos, 321 Gallery, Ted Muehling, Michael Nyman, ‘Mark Lebon: a story about a house’ by Carmen Hall & Frank Lebon, Ben Kelly & Clare Cumberlidge, Serban Ionescu, Cecilia Chiang, Peter Stutchbury, and Kenneth Ize. Plus: Living in the present, a conversation between Jack Self, Stephanie Macdonald, and Vinca Petersen.


  • Jessi Reaves Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Leah Singer Photography by Jody Rogac New York City: Jessi Reaves has no closets. She suspects her narrow, railroad-style apartment, bursting with top-floor sunlight, wasn’t always a residential building. The two doors leading out of her spare bedroom also suggest a former alternate use....

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  • still life Wire Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, autumn/winter 2019-20 Concept by Ana Dominguez & Omar Sosa Photography by Nacho Alegre  

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  • Serban Ionescu Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Kristen Wentrcek & Andrew Zebulon Photography by Jeremy Liebman   New York City: The work of designer/artist Serban Ionescu conjures a weird fusion of funny and creepy. Serban’s pieces are nominally furniture, but they seem crouched, animated, full of some strange life. He often names them...

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  • Xavier Dolan Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Durga Chew-Bose Photography by Heather Sten Montreal: Catty-corner to Carré Saint-Louis, the historic public square with a cast-iron Victorian fountain located in Montreal’s Plateau neighbourhood, is a 200-year-old home with west-facing windows and a bee’s nest problem. I don’t see the bees or...

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  • Kenneth Ize Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Helen Jennings Photography by Lakin Ogunbanwo Lagos: The Lagos-based fashion designer Kenneth Ize wears his heart, and his art, on his sleeve. During even the most casual of conversations, he can’t help but express his true beliefs, and this same emotional authenticity runs through...

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  • Lykke Li Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Mish Barber-Way Photography by Ye Rin Mok Los Angeles: Swedish pop star Lykke Li has finally settled down in Los Angeles. Since releasing her long-awaited fourth album, so sad so sexy, in 2018, the 33-year-old artist has digested the trauma and triumph of the...

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  • Patrick Angus Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Text by Fabio Cherstich Images courtesy of The Patrick Angus Archives Almost 27 years have passed since his death, and finally today we can affirm that the extraordinary work of Patrick Angus is in the process of being rediscovered and is once again proving of...

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  • Marine Serre Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Jessica Piersanti Photography by Wai Lin Tse   Paris: A keen sense of reality, no frills, nothing ostentatious. The décor is stripped. The furniture was found on the street. The wallpaper from the old owners has stayed on the wall and perhaps other things...

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  • conversation Living in the present Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 A conversation chaired by Amelia Stein Drawings by Stefan Marx This is a conversation between four people about living in the present. Which means, at least for our purposes, a conversation about inevitability and possibility, anxiety and hope, the flexible and the fixed....

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  • Cecilia Chiang Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Fanny Singer Photography by Max Farago San Francisco: I’ve known Cecilia Chiang since before I was conscious, which is to say: this 100-year-old doyenne of Chinese cuisine has been a fixture in my life for as long as I can remember. She is family....

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  • Oscar Tusquets Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019 Interview by Guillermo Santomà Introduction and photography by Nacho Alegre Barcelona: Unless you were very rich or very poor, my generation in Barcelona grew up surrounded by a very specific and limited number of design objects. Since Spain was a relatively poor country, design wasn’t really...

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  • Ben Kelly & Clare Cumberlidge Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Paul Gorman Photography by Kasia Bobula London/Pett Level: Ben Kelly is the designer who introduced high tech into Britain’s visual lexicon and pioneered industrial interiors with such commissions as Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s punk enclave on King’s Road, Seditionaries, and...

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  • Ted Muehling Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Kim Hastreiter Photography by Tim Barber   New York City: Ted Muehling is not only one of my most beloved friends, he is also one of the most gifted designers in the world today. Ask any great designer or architect worth their salt and...

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  • Michael Nyman Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Giner de los Ríos Photography by Ryan Lowry   Mexico City: In the southernmost section of the Colonia Roma lives Michael Nyman. This neighbourhood has undergone a very profound transformation, perhaps becoming the best example of gentrification in Mexico City, but it’s still surprising...

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  • Mark Lebon Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 A story about a house by Carmen Hall and Frank Lebon   London: In 1984 Mark Lebon bought a parking lot. It was expensive for what it was. He was 26 years old and the plot of land was afforded by the strange weight of an...

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  • 321 Gallery Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Michael Bullock Photography by Daniel Terna   New York City: In New York City, artist-run galleries have historically played the role of giving alternative modes of cultural production the space to develop; International with Monument, American Fine Arts, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, and Reena Spaulings...

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  • Ron Nagle Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Peter Shire Photography by Max Farago San Francisco: Imagine it’s 1970. Being in Los Angeles, I was aware of a certain group of guys who were doing sculpture with clay. My girlfriend Waynna brought me this book, Objects: USA. It was more or less full...

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  • Peter Stutchbury Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Gudrun Willcocks Photography by Adrianna Glaviano Sydney: People say Australia has no culture. That’s not actually true. It has a strong Indigenous culture and a vibrant immigration culture. It’s just that the traditions struggle to meet in a fashion that capitalises on both narratives, and...

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  • Rafram Chaddad Originally published in Apartamento Magazine Issue 24, 2019-20 Interview by Robbie Whitehead Photography by Adrià Cañameras Le Kram, Tunis: Rafram Chaddad was born in 1976 on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. His grandfather was head of the island’s Jewish community, one which in Tunisia as a whole has now greatly diminished, becoming almost inexistent,...

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