“We are transported by little, precious elements in every image that correspond to a detail in the next one, creating a kind of hide-and-seek for the traces that design leaves in our life and the ones life leaves in design.” -Eckhart Nickel, ‘Everything is Connected’
Basel based Vitra is among the most revered interior design firms of the past century, bringing the iconic Eames lounge chair and inviting the likes of Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry and the late Zaha Hadid to erect buildings, including the Gehry designed Vitra Design Museum, on its grounds at Weil am Rhein.
In “Everything is Connected”, a photographic homage to the firm’s rich history, we are invited on a game of hide-and-seek as we journey through a visual archive of Vitra, with each image subtly leading onto to the other through often unexpected clues. The hidden objects linking the images take on myriad forms, appearing as “ a color, a shape […] a motif” or perhaps another form.
To procure yourself a copy, where better to head than publisher Gestalten’s Berlin flagship, where you’ll find the book alongside a wealth of cutting edge art, photography & design publications.
Image: It’s Nice That