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The Touch is a new collaboration between Nathan Williams of Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects that welcome readers into over 25 inspiring spaces where interior design is not only visually appealing but engages all of the human senses. Through beautiful homes, hotels, museums, and retail stores—from contemporary designs by Ilse Crawford and Bijoy Jain to classic cases by Arne Jacobsen—readers are invited to explore how experiencing elements such as light, nature, materiality, color, and community can deliberately bring us back to our senses and imbue every day with a richer quality.
In addition to stunning photography and interviews with design industry leaders as John Pawson and David Thulstrup, the book also details philosophical and art history references that reflect the tradition of design and color theory. For a deeper understanding of the concepts explored, The Touch includes an appendix which profiles architects such as Lina Bo Bardi and Richard Neutra. Heritage design pieces that helped influence this movement are also listed in the book.
NATHAN WILLIAMS is the co-founder of Kinfolk, a magazine based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Ouur, a clothing and homewares brand made in Japan. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk has become a leading lifestyle authority connecting a global community of creative professionals from London to Tokyo. Williams is the author of The Kinfolk Table, The Kinfolk Home, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur and The Eye. kinfolk.com
JONAS BJERRE-POULSEN is a founding partner at Norm Architects with over a decade of experience as an architect, designer, art director and photographer. Jonas shares his passion for phenomenology—the philosophical study of human experience—and striking spaces, objects and images with clients that range from established design brands to international magazines and private homeowners. Norm Architects creates products, homes, exhibitions and commercial interiors for some of the most renowned design brands. As a photographer Jonas has produced editorial images featured in The Touch. normcph.com
John Clifford Burns, Editor in Chief
Christian Møller Andersen, Art and Design Director
Harriet Fitch Little, Editor
Gabriele Dellisanti, Assistant Editor
Amy Woodroffe, Publication Director
Authors: Kinfolk and Norm Architects
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
Format: 24.5 x 33 cm, 9 3/4 x 13 inches