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From the editorial 2/2020
Thrilling Interior Environments
Spaces can’t speak. Nevertheless, they can tell stories. Bordering the small town of Le Brassus in the Swiss Jura mountains, a sensational museum opened this year. It turns the history of the two watchmaker families Audemars and Piguet into a sensory experience. For the interiors of the spiral building volume created by BIG, Atelier Brückner designed a narrative scenography that celebrates the precision of the craft of watchmaking in systematically ordered narrative sections.
However, the quest for a thrilling dramaturgy isn’t determined exclusively by time’s linear progression, and the dramatisation of spaces offers manifold opportunities. The curved shapes that David Adjaye composed for the flagship store of The Webster comprise a perfectly balanced sculpture made of pink-tinted concrete with a timeless and mysterious impression. Multi-dimensional spatial concepts can benefit the work atmosphere, even during the coronavirus pandemic. The interior designers Karim El-Ishmawi and Chris Middleton of Kinzo explain why in our in-depth interview.