Adorno Editorial: Profiles

Featuring curators and designers featured on Adorno. Exploring and contextualizing the best contemporary design. Bringing the best of the local to the global stage.

Gaspard Graulich at Crossovers:
Exploring Design’s Cultural Landscapes

“I don’t want to express my feelings; I want my objects to make people feel their own”  – Gaspard Graulich   “Prélèvement” N.8 & N.1. All images courtesy of the artist.  View Gaspard Graulich’s works, Prélèvement, in the French Collection for Crossovers.  Many of the writings and conversations here on Adorno Editorial are centered around…

Studio Plastique at Crossovers:
Searching for Answers within the Plastic Arts

“As a society, we are not only disconnecting from our natural environment, we are also alienated from what we consume” – Studio Plastique View Studio Plastique’s Out of the Woods series presented in the Belgian Collection at Crossovers.  The Plastic Arts is a term that originally defined any physical manipulation made by humans to shape…

Draga & Aurel: Cultural Crossovers

“our partnership expresses our creativity through a perfect combination of art and design” – Draga Obradovic & Aurel K. Basedow View Draga & Aurel’s work in the Italian collection for Crossovers.  This year during London Design Fair Adorno presented the first installment of Crossovers: a celebration of a new generation of makers working in the intersection…

Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir at Crossovers: Narrating the Stories of our Everyday Objects

“By being transparent about production we give each and every object a narrative that people can relate to.” – Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir View Thedóra Alfredsdottir’s works, “From the Ground Up”, in the Icelandic Collection at Crossovers.  There’s no doubt that storytelling has played an imperative role in humanity’s evolution, and across cultures even back to ancient…

Antrei Hartikainen at Crossovers: Capturing Nature’s Constant Transformation

“I want to transfer the vulnerability, frailty, and beauty of nature into my own material, wood” – Antrei Hartikainen View Antrei Hartikainen’s works Kukki and Seitikki in the Finnish Collection for Crossovers.  There’s an Italian nursery rhyme, Per fare un tavolo (to make a table) that starts by stating the very obvious fact that in…

Åsa Jungnelius at Crossovers: Domestication and the Body

“The objects become a sort of fetish of ourselves as individuals and our contemporary condition.” Åsa Jungnelius View & Purchase Åsa Junelingus’ works in the Swedish Collection for Crossovers.  Holding an object in your hands, bringing it close to your body, feeling its smoothness or roughness, smelling something familiar or something completely alien, the ability…