What is the most impressive interior you’ve experienced lately?
MICHAEL WEBB Writer, “Free Flowing” (page 064) Espai Transmissor, a tiny museum containing relics of a prehistoric settlement outside Sero, a village of 60 people in Catalonia. The architect, Toni Girones, used frugal materials – concrete, terracotta, rebar and insulating ceramics – to enclose a sky-lit gallery that brings stones, bones and artifacts to life.
What interior would you most like to see in person?
MATTHEW HAGUE Writer, “Curve Appeal” (page 058) If I could just barge my way into any space, I’d spend a night at Sou Fujimoto’s House NA (above) in Tokyo, partly because of its seeming lack of interiors. In photos, it looks hopelessly impractical. It doesn’t appear to have walls, just glass-enclosed platforms. Is living there comfortable? Or is it like being a statue on a plinth – always on display?
What was the most memorable part of your assignment?
JESSICA WYNNE LOCKHART Writer, “Light House” (page 033) This visit to Tasmania’s Mona museum was my first time experiencing James Turrell’s artwork and I’m definitely a fan now. I also happened to be there for Dark Mofo, Mona’s infamous art and music festival. The night ended with skinny dipping at sunrise on solstice with thousands of strangers.
What design object would you most like to receive as a gift?
ERIN DONNELLY Azure’s Senior Associate Editor The Resting Bear from Vitra, seen in our gift guide on page 42, is definitely top of my list this year (either turquoise or mauve is fine, thank you). But I’d also love to take the new wireless Beosound Edge speaker (above) for a spin. It’s Michael Anastassiades’s first collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, and it’s essentially a wheel of sound that you roll across the floor to turn up the volume. Once the level adjusts, the speaker rolls itself back into place. Super cool, and apparently it sounds fantastic.