FORM 5/2015

At home with the Bouroullec brothers

The French designers brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec suddenly designed an original television. Form's Salka Hallström Bornold greet in their Villa Villerkulla studio in Belleville, Paris, where they create their equally functional and aesthetic glittering furniture.

Meet the Bouroullec brothers at home
"Technology is like a difficult dragon" says Erwan Bouroullec. Together with his brother Ronan he has just drawn a TV that is anything but wall-friendly. Salka Hallström Bornold greet the French design's premier name in their studio in Belleville, Paris.

Olafur Eliason - current with Reality machines at Moderna Museet and ArkDes
Form has, as one of few magazines, had an interview with the  Olafur Eliasson, exhibiting in Stockholm right now. "Reality machines" is the name of the current exhibition, this autumn's big bet at the Modern Museum and ArkDes - a collaboration which is interesting in itself and even logical. Eliasson's studies of the body and the senses relation to the room, is ground research in both art and architecture.

Beautiful concrete - portrait of the Old School of Architecture

In this issue of Form, freelance photographer Eric Claesson and Forms critics Tor Lindstrand do a personal portrait of the old School of Architecture at Karlavägen in Stockholm, often voted as Stockholm's ugliest building. "Immensely many hours, year round, around the clock, has been spent by many architects here. Despair and collapse mixed with the kind of laughter and cohesion that occurs only on the front of the morning hours after days of work," writes Tor Lindstrand.

Dorte Mandrup's manifesto
Dorte Mandrup create housing for people. They surround the inhabitant with a warmth that makes you feel like a snail in its shell. Rasmus Graakjær discuss social architecture and traditions with the Danish architect. "It's important for me to be involved in the design process, even in the details. I do so by creating structure and good habits. I invest incredibly much in the idea phase and often sketch at home in the evenings," she says. Dorte Mandrup Architects recently won Skåne Architecture Award for RAA Preschool in Helsingborg.

In the new issue of Form  we also meet Emelie Janrell, fashion designer, ceramist Grethe Meyer and the graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. In addition - a walk down memory lane and Form No. 9 of 1967!

Form 5/2015 is in stores October 13.