“It’s a feast for the eyes,” rings the common expression. But what about our other senses? Don’t they have an at least equally large impact on how we feel and how we experience something? Why yes, and that’s also exactly the thought of Nathan Williams, founder or creatieve director of the magazine Kinfolk, and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects.
A feast for the eyes, but what about the other senses?
The 25 projects highlighted in this book are certainly not visually unattractive. Yet they offer an alternative to what 'good design' means. Nathan Williams of the magazine Kinfolk and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm Architects went in search of spaces — houses, hotels, museums, boutiques — that appeal to all the senses and thus ‘imbue every day with a richer quality’. The Touch presents sensual architecture and interiors. The reader experiences how light, nature, materiality, colour and community influence our senses. The book is full of beautiful photos and interesting interviews with John Pawson and David Thulstrup, among others. It also refers to philosophical and art historical sources about design and colour therapy. Get your hands, eyes or ears on a copy today!
Book credits: The Touch - Spaces Designed for the Senses by Kinfolk and Norm Architects, gestalten, 2019