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Beyond the Horizon

Weekend Max Mara

Dressed in my favourite Weekend Max Mara garments, I feel the salt caress my shirt while my skirt performs a contemporary dance.

Terme Berzieri

A Sanctuary of Health

The oasis of Terme Berzieri nestles in Parma, a city in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy; its thermal baths and spa treatments free the strains of the city life, rely on research to alleviate ailments and mark Parma as a spa town on the map.

Jean Prouvé

Avant tout J'ai été un industriel

All Prouvé's work was geared towards a single goal: mass production and the industrialisation of construction so that his designs could reach as many people as possible.

Benjamin Clementine

A Disarming Voice

Benjamin places one foot on the stool and removes his sneakers, as if playing such an impressive instrument were a matter of connection where there is no place for barriers of any kind.

M Y K I T A

The Pioneering Spirit

Mykita is an international eyewear label that strives to set new standards in design and manufacturing with purposeful products that combine handcraft and high technology. 

Youkobo Art Space

Overlapping Tendencies

In a sepia photograph of a 1950’s building site, a young boy leans his barely contained energy towards the camera, as it in turn captures the rural features of Tokyo.

Atelier Vime

The Luxury of Time and Material

Atelier Vime is the intertwined journey of the duo Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy, whose artistic vision and environmental commitment has, since its creation, fed the project. 

Design by Frama

Emphasizing the Natural

With an emphasis on natural materials, simple geometries, and uncompromising quality, Frama's work connects the imaginative with the practical, resulting in a uniquely warm and honest aesthetic.

Carl Hansen & Søn

A seamless visual coexistence with Corberó

Within this labyrinthic work of art, Carl Hansen & Søn and Hans J. Wegner’s vision, craftsmanship and everlasting design dialogue with Corberó’s universe in an almost metaphysical visual stunt.

Signature Design by MOR

MOR is a Portuguese brand that aims to become a leading international name in the design of furniture, lighting accessories and décor through the creation of elegant, long-lasting products.

Tres Outdoor Collection

nanimarquina

With the Tres Outdoor, we go out into the open air to enjoy the warm breeze, kicking off our shoes and revelling in the soft woven fabric of a rug able to withstand the elements.

A Decisive Time for Design

R+D.LAB

For Jay Vosoghi, the main challenge during this period was to carry the project through, ensuring the necessary quality and the collaboration of the artisans who helped to bring it to fruition.

Galería Pelaires

The Art in Essence

Pelaires is one of the first modern art galleries in Spain and in Majorca – the island whose strong creative heartbeat is found within it.

Issue 14 Digital

Read us on the Screen

The Openhouse team takes one step further by creating a DIGITAL VERSION of OPENHOUSE MAGAZINE: a new way to offer our readership even more content in a dynamic and easy way.

Casa Alfarera

Reviving the Colonial Craft

Founded by Ysabela Molini, Casa Alfarera is a ceramics workshop dedicated to the highest expression of the craft in the heart of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.

Charlotte Taylor Editorial

From the real to imagined

Although Charlotte interests are ever changing and adapting, something rather constant in her work is the amalgamation of materials, forms and eras of design.

Huis Sonneveld

More Than a Machine to Live In

Sonneveld built it in accordance with Le Corbusier's statement 'A house is a machine to live in', a style that considered ornamentation to be 'criminal'.

Luis Barragán

The Poetics of Pragmatism

Barragán cultivated his persona as a poet of light and shadow—the image that has come down to use through the decades.

Héctor Barroso

From the secluded to the urban

Héctor generates proposals anchored in their surroundings using the resources specific to each place, whether they be the play of light and shade, vegetation or geographic features.

That Which is Handed Down

Issue Nº15

We gather the stories in this issue with the theme of “heritage”: a word built on concepts of ownership and value that distracts us with its implication of lineage and authority.

Feeling at home with knives designed by Hast

Hast's knives have a simple yet carefully thought out design, with none of the seriousness that is often associated with top-quality kitchen utensils.

The Time Accuracy by NOMOS Glashütte

Founded by Roland Schwertner in January 1990, just two months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, NOMOS Glashütte is today a leading example of the ‘Made in Germany’ label.

PrimeroTercera

45 days of lockdown from my balcony

The future was so uncertain that the only thing I think I could do was to photograph the past.

SHON MOTT

Shades of White

The fashion film of the 2021 Spring-Summer collection was shot in black and white, using an analogue camera to convey a profounder, more emotional message.

ITEMS & INTERIORS

By Bea Mombaers

Two words that exemplify how Bea Mombaers world is formed by her innate fascination for objects that tell an extraordinary story.

One Design Hidden Gem

Terme Luigi Zoja

Built in the 1960s to a design by Albini-Helg architecture studio, this spa showcases the democratisation of the well-being on the post-war economic boom.

Casa Pedregal

The Emotional Life of Architecture

This house does not have an intellectual effort; it is the emotional effort. This house, it is all about emotions.

Hotel Les Cabanettes

A Story of Beautiful Souls

This masterpiece happens to be the work of a local artist Armand Pellier, a stone carver from Nîmes graduated in Architecture at age sixty seven.

The Promise of a New Time

Weekend Max Mara

With the Pasticcino Bag as luggage in each escape, this travel companion must contain everything necessary for living beyond any limits.

Kahn Korman House

By Louis Kahn

On the night before his final trip to India and Bangladesh, Louis Kahn sat down at a baby grand piano in the living room of the Korman House and played.

CADOGAN CONTEMPORARY

Next Generation of Artists

Cadogan Contemporary celebrates its 40th anniversary with the announcement of Laurence Leenaert’s first UK solo exhibition.

Atelier Brancusi

At Arm’s Length

It is amazing to see the Brancusi sculptures in situ. These vignettes from an artistic life offer intimate sculptural conversations.

Koks Restaurant

Heritage, Survival and Hope

Koks Restaurant is located on the biggest of The Faroe Islands, an archipelago floating in the far North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland.

St. Benedictine’s Church

by Dom Hans van der Laan

Dom Hans van der Laan completed the existing abbey in Vaals, which later became the new abbey for his own Benedictine order. 

Galería Albarrán Bourdais

Beyond the White Cube

Pioneering and passionate, Christian and Eva have been working with the key players in architecture and art for over fifteen years. 

Placing Biography

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House-Studio Museum

In Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman's 1930s Rivera-Kahlo House-Studio is almost an architectural proposal of how to live apart-together.

Chillida Leku

How Profound is the Air

People visiting Chillida Leku can wander about the space, guided by their own intuition and following the fragrance —in the artist’s own words— of the works.

Tezontle Studio

Mexican Semiotics

Tezontle work on the Mexican semiotics mixes geological elements with the keys to the form-related construction of the Aztec country’s mental and physical identity.

Satoyama Jujo

In the Heart of Snow Country

A hotel looms in front of me, built 150 years ago with Japanese hardwood—made to bear the weight of the snow that falls four months of the year in this region.

CASA ATIBAIA

In the Shadow of Bo Bardi

A virtual house that sits between this delicate and airy essence and a more brutal and primitive aspect.

The Charm of the Imperfect

Telares by nanimarquina

Artisanal weavers cross the threads in an intuitive way and, through these movements, their work comes to reflect their state of mind.

YAECA

On Top of Kamakura Mountain

Tetsuhiro Hattori and Kyoko Ide, founders of Yaeca, found a hidden gem on the top of Kamakura mountain.

A Refuge at Morro Chico

This ranch founded more than 130 years ago seeks to preserve its ancestral natural, social and economic heritage by adapting it to the present of Patagonia.

Studiopepe

and its multidisciplinary workings

Even before Milan Design Week was cancelled, the founders of Studiopepe were already working on a digital project for the occasion.

Openhouse Studio

In the path of designing our new 'open house', we’ve worked with brands that have strengthened bonds with the magazine over time.

VOO Store

Going Back to Local

Proudly in its 10th year, Voo Store has decided on an in-house redesign of its Kreuzberg concept store.

VILLA CARDO

A House of the Simplest Form

Crafted by Andrew Trotter, this modern-day villa was made to blend with the nuances of Puglia’s idyllic landscape and pay homage to the culture that envelopes it. 

Functional, Rationalist and Elegant

R+D.LAB

Contrary to the design sector’s current voracious consumer trends, R+D.LAB advocates select sober looks, with no unnecessary frills, focusing instead on functional, rationalist, elegant designs

Matière Première

Lambert & Fils

The Lambert & Fils team strive to create and build objects that are not just useful, but also poetic and meaningful.

ARCHIPRODUCTS

The Design Award

The Archiproducts Design Awards has announced this year’s Winners within an edition that was launched with even more enthusiasm than ever.

JERWOOD GRIDSHELL

The Conservation of Art

Located at the Weald & Downland Living Museum,The Jerwood Gridshell building is used as a conservation workshop for the museum's extensive artefact collection.

SPECIAL GIFTS

For a Special Era

It is the most significant time of the year and we would like to celebrate it with you.

ENRIC MESTRE

Touch Ceramics

For Enric Mestre, ceramics allow him to delve into three essential dimensions: colour, shape and texture.

MANIERA GALLERY LIVING

Amaryllis Jacobs and Kwinten Lavigne are the founders of the Belgian gallery Maniera, which displays furniture in the privacy of their own home.

HACIENDA XUCÚ

A Recomposition of Place

In the Yucatán Peninsula of southeastern Mexico, an age-old hacienda sits hidden within the confines of the sprawling jungle.

Maniera & Studio Mumbai

Beyond the Usual Practice

Maniera gallery commissioned Studio Mumbai to develop furniture and objects for use offering them an excursion beyond their usual practice.

HOTEL MARTEL

Economies of Art and Life

Hotel Martel has been restored and conserved by its owner, Eric Touchaleaume, being the most complete example of Mallet-Stevens’ residential work.

LOK6

The Culinary Studio of Julia Heifer

Should gastronomy be considered an art? For Julia Heifer, the answer is yes.

Perception and Change

Numeroventi

After spending so much time focused on international artists, we need to look at our local resources—at our own community.

Studio Mumbai

The Art of Consideration

Jazz is likely to be the most apt metaphor in relationship to Bijoy Jain’s work. Jazz is interactive and improvised.

Studio IMA

Presence and Present

Bettina has reinvented the concept of a showroom: IMA is a mix of a cultural venue, art gallery and design studio located in her apartment home in Mexico City.

Keeping Toward the Light

At Potter's House

Talking with Luciano is itself like being in a garden; there are points that catch one’s imagination and vibrant connections; afterwards, ideas continue to grow.

Respite, Connect and Escape

At this moment we can take time to reflect on what it is to be home, to take care of our loved ones, and to really appreciate what we have.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Abiquiú Home

Field of Vision

American Painter O’Keeffe was an immensely private figure who carefully crafted her persona & shaped a perimeter between her public & private worlds.

SHE SHE RETREATS

A place to start a interior journey and discover ourselves through movement, mediation, breath work, exploring creativity in Deià, Majorca.

VILLA RA

A Modern Approach to Rural Dwelling

Atop the rugged cliff sides of the Calabrian coast, a contemporary structure roots firmly to the sun-baked dirt.

3 Days of Design

All the Design in Just One City

We visited the last edition of 3 Days of Design, Denmark’s Annual Design Event, to discover and experience new ideas within the realm of lifestyle.

VVD II RESIDENCE

A Sanctuary and a Refuge —a Place Where Time Stands Still

Like a physician swearing the Hippocratic Oath, architect Vincent Van Duysen takes his role in creating spaces very seriously.

The Krane

Post-industrial Luxury

The Krane, a one-room hotel and spa in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn, epitomises the concept of a hideaway.

LIVING IN

Modern Masterpieces of Residential Architecture

Our first book, edited in collaboration with gestalten, is the outcome of curatorial research into thirty homes with architecture typified by its strong emotional appeal.

Daylesford Longhouse

Living with a Light Touch

An alternative living experiment to stimulate the senses and nourish the soul.

Frey House II

Thinking on the Ledge

In the shadowed interior, barely visible as an irregularly curved silhouette, but instantly recognizable, is the iconic rock, around which the house was built.

Behind the Design

Tina Frey

TF Design is a California based design and fabrication company dedicated to timeless designs and craftsmanship.

Castello di Potentino

A Return to Tradition

Tucked inside a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany sits an ancient stone structure.

Memory and Modernism

Villa Cavrois

Home is more than a place that provides shelter. It’s a private space where life finds its personal expression.

Living Places

Simon Architecture Prize

Simon opens the call for the Third Edition of “Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize”.

Laying on the Eaves

The new chapter in the design history of MENU is written by Norm Architects and the Eave Collection is the main character.

Palehua House

Vladimir Ossipoff and Hawaiian Modernism

Chris Mottalini traveled to Honolulu to shoot the work of Vladimir Ossipoff, the foremost practitioner of Hawaiian Modernism, and visited the architect’s most celebrated buildings.

A Taste of India

by Camila Gutiérrez

Simple but beautiful moments that you sometimes forget when you live in a City like New York in a constant rush.

Ystudio

And the Weight of Words

Through writing to our friends and family, we find the touching feelings, love, and tranquility between the lines, showing them our most sincere feelings and finding back the culture of writing.

Casa das Canoas

Quintessence of the Brazilian House

Late morning of October. Blue sky and sweaty weather typical of the beginning of the summer in Rio de Janeiro.

Poliform

Iyo Aalto, designed by Maurizio Lai

IYO AALTO has been designed by Maurizio Lai, one of Italy’s most interesting contemporary architects and designers with the key contribution of Poliform.

Max Cetto

Life of the Rocks

By 1949, Max Cetto had become famous in Mexico and was known affectionately as “El Hombre del Pedregal”. He had built and lived in the first house in Pedregal.

MARSET

Chasing the Light

Behind an object, especially those concerned with light, there is a clear intention to attempt to improve the quality of life of the user and take care of the space in which the light is found.

Paulin Paulin Paulin

Dedicate one’s life for the sake of Pierre Paulin’s utopias

While both Benjamin and Alice had initially very different passions in life, the adventure of Pierre Paulin’s design overtook everything.

valerie_objects

Five Years of Design

After five years, valerie_objetcs mission has remained the same: blend everyday objects with unique signature styles.

Kanaal

The Art Manifesto of Axel Vervoordt

Kanaal represents the philosophy that Axel Vervoordt began to develop in the late 1960s and it is an important milestone in his life.

Brutal Honesty

Habitación 116

An interior architecture and furniture design studio, seeking to create perfect interiors by questioning uses and habits.

Hydra Art School

by Dimitrios Antonitsis

The Hydra School Projects showcase the work of up-and-coming, young Greek as well as international artists alongside those already well established.

Pedro Reyes & Carla Fernández

A Space to be Read

Seen from the street, the house of fashion designer Carla Fernández and artist-architect Pedro Reyes appears to have descended from the skies.

Axel Vervoordt

How the Story of a Style Evolves

We share a weekend with Axel Vervoordt to discuss travel, collecting and style.

Agape

Passion and Traditional Care

The new Agape Outdoor Collection blurs the boundaries from the traditionally functional definitions of the environment.

Cinc Sentits

The making of a food family

Jordi grew up in Canada, but the holidays were for La Torre de l’Espanyol – a tiny village in Southern Catalonia surrounded by fertile lands lush with olive groves and vineyards.

DAR HI

Where Time Takes its Own Pace

As the Tunisian sun baths ochre-hued terrace with flares of sunlight, in stunning contrast to the subtle gold of the dunes in the distance, you fall into a meditative trance.

One Tradition for a Prosperous Future

Expormim

Expormim has built on a close-knit combination of personal and professional experience, guided by an ethical, social and cultural commitment.

Mendi Argia

From a Clear Height

The water had gone cold and my fingertips were furrowed with tiny wrinkles. Even so, I lingered in the bathtub gazing at the endless myriad of colours.

Flowing Lines

Silhouette by nanimarquina

Silhouette stands out for its highly original, bold, carefree, flowing design.

The Androgyne Table, Disputing Gender

Menu

Menu’s new collection is inspired by the harmony and balance of combinations that we tend to describe as opposites.

Kumano Kodo

An ancient Japanese pilgrimage road consisting of a series of sacred routes that put you in touch with the strength of the Shinto nature.

Villa Kultur

Villa Kultur is a project to make a new kind of home and platform for cultural creators and talents.