A#21

Lucie and Luke Meier

May 2020

A Magazine Curated By N°21 has been curated by Lucie and Luke Meier, the co-creative directors of Jil Sander. The Meiers have approached their ‘carte blanche’ project as a call for reflection and an open dialogue on the dualities of the one theme that is present in all of their work:
HUMAN NATURE / MOTHER NATURE

Pamela Rosencranz’ studio photographed by
Adrianna Glaviano, Zurich, 2020

Brice Marden’s studio photographed by Adrianna Glaviano in A Magazine N°21 Curated By Lucie & Luke Meier

Flowers by Sachiko Ito, photographed by Vincenzo Castella, Jil Sander HQ, Milan, 2020

Kelsey Lu photographed by Richard Bush, Paris, 2020

Left: Giasco Bertoli. Right: Emanuele Colombo. Photography curated by Fantom Editions, Milan, 2020

Kenya and France, photographed by Tim Elkaim, 2020

Lucie and Luke Meier photographed by Olivier Kervern, Paris, 2020

White Rabbit, artwork by Peter Chung, Los Angeles, 2020

Margrit Linck ceramics photographed by Stefan Armbruster, Bern, 2020

‘Nerds’ candy photographed by Chris Rhodes, NYC, 2020

Backstage at OAMC photographed by Jordan Hemingway, Paris, 2018

Lilies painted by Rhoda Meier, Vancouver, 2007

Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def photographed by
Julia Hetta, Barcelona, 2020

Florence, Italy, photographed by Lina Scheynius, 2020

Rachel Marx photographed by Olivier Kervern, Paris, 2020

Leon Dame photographed by Olivier Kervern, Paris, 2020

Wooden chapel designed and photographed by John Pawson, Unterliezheim, 2018

SELECTED CONTRIBUTORS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

Adrianna Glaviano, Amy Verner, Brice Marden,  Chris Rhodes, Constantin Brâncuși, Daido Moriyama, Daniel Johnston, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Dilys Williams, Edward Burtynsky, Emanuele Colombo, Eugene Souleiman, Giacomo Leopardi, Giasco Bertoli,  Giorgio D’Orazio Vinditti, Hannes Hetta, Hazel Larsen Archer, Heiko Keinath, Imogen Cunningham, Jeewi Lee, Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Wall, John Pawson, Jordan Hemingway, Jorge Balarezo, Joseph Beuys, Julia Hetta, Kahlil Joseph, Karl Lehner, Kelsey Lu, Larry Fink, Laure Prouvost, Lina Scheynius,

 

Lorenzo Vitturi, Luc Tuymans, Lucien Smith, Margrit Linck, Masato Nakagawa, Massimo Torrigiani, Monica Titton, Nigel Shafran, Noah Davis, Noam Levinger, Olivier Kervern, Pamela Rosenkranz, Panamarenko, Peter Chung, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rhoda Meier, Richard Bush, Robert Feintuch, Robert Frost, Sachiko Ito, Samuel Beckett, Sarah Richardson, Selva Barni, Shaniqwa Jarvis, Stefan Armbruster, Stefan Schlumpf, Tarek Abbar, Tarik Kiswanson, Tim Elkaïm, Tom Burr, Tomona Matsukawa, Vincenzo Castella, Willem de Kooning, Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def.

 

A Magazine #21 is offset-printed on Lenza recycled paper made in Italy, featuring a 3D-scanned cover replicating a Japanese floral washi paper handmade in the hills of the Noto peninsula by a 3rd generation paper maker. The issue is stitch-bound with an invisible spine and printed in the Aosta region of northern Italy. Inspired by the Swiss franc coin, a unique font typeface entitled ‘Meier’ designed by Buero Paris has been incorporated into the issue.

An A Magazine Curated By special project in partnership with Acne Studios

Floragatan 13 Curated By Acne Studios

100-page limited edition zine

A Magazine Curated By presents
FLORAGATAN 13 CURATED BY ACNE STUDIOS, an architectural and design survey of the new Acne Studios headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden — an exceptional historical building both restored and transformed as a fashion atelier and corporate office. Known as Floragatan 13 (for its Stockholm address), the edifice was completed in 1972 as the Embassy of the Czech Republic, designed by Jan Bočan from the Czech architect bureau Atelier Beta Prague.

 

Conceived as a visual essay by acclaimed French photographer Philippe Chancel, this 100-page document in partnership with Acne Studios delves into the building floor by floor, beginning with the sixth level management offices and descending ten storeys through each crucial component of the design and production ateliers including inspiring communal and private spaces such as creative director Jonny Johansson’s office, the ground floor library, underground canteen and photo studio.

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

Floragatan 13, Acne Studios headquarters photographed by Philippe Chancel

From floor to floor, Philippe Chancel’s crisp, exacting digital photography is accompanied by insightful quotes by Acne Studios’ creative director Jonny Johansson, architect Johannes Norlander, the Acne Studios teams and external artistic collaborators, who each reveal the creative processes they applied to create unique works for Floragatan 13.

Numerous floors reveal the inner workings of a fashion house, from storage rooms filled with bolts of fabric and hardware to legal offices and meeting rooms, or production and design studios that expose both the artisanal and industrial elements of contemporary fashion today.

Others reflect the brand’s image, highlighting bespoke and site-specific design projects by long-time Acne Studios favourites, including a state-of-the-art lighting network designed by Benoit Lalloz, furniture by Max Lamb, archival fabric collages by Daniel Silver, and extruded bronzes by Anton Alvarez.

 

Designed by Savvy Studio between Mexico City and NYC, FLORAGATAN 13 CURATED BY ACNE STUDIOS is presented as an embossed envelope in matte grey card designed to mimic the vertical textures of the building’s concrete façade. On a contrasting high-gloss paper inside, layout and font elements include deconstructed floor-by-floor blueprints that reflect a deep study of official typography and archival embassy documents.

In partnership with Acne Studios, this limited-edition print magazine is available immediately for purchase online here and in selected retailers and e-tailers worldwide.

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Paris, June, 2020

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