Ark Journal – Volume 04: A Nordic Moment
At Ark Journal we explore the spaces around us, the objects we put in them and the people who make them.
Bridging architecture, design and art, we show them as interplay rather than in silos, and with a sense of enduring Scandinavian values and aesthetics. We celebrate good ideas, honest and inventive design and materials and encourage critical debate. Each issue we visit extraordinary homes around the world that are more than the sum of their parts and that express the personal narratives of the people who live in them, their philosophies and influences. By placing architecture at the core of Ark Journal, we want to consider it in the broader context of our lives, reflecting its more humanistic side and celebrating tactility and individual dimensions.
ORIGINALITY, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DEMOCRACY are fundamental elementsof Danish design, historically and today. As a Copenhagen-based magazine, it felt natural for Ark Journal to highlight these principles and pay tribute to the Scandinavian way of living.
In VOLUME 04 we look introspectively at the home as a living reflection of our passions.
We take an intimate journey through the Swedish family home of MAGNIBERG founders Bengt Thornefors and Nina Norgren in an exclusive photo essay by MIKAEL OLSSON.
In London, MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES lives as he works, in a deeply pared-back and considered way, and the designer shares his international perspective on Danish design.
In the late 1950s HALLDOR GUNNLØGSSON designed and built a perfect small house on the coast north of Copenhagen. Combining influences from US modernists and Japanese aesthetics with Danish building traditions, the house is today considered an iconic 20th-century work.
For Nordic modern furniture dealer and designer RUNE BRUUN JOHANSEN, his Copenhagen apartment is an ascetic space, creating a perfect backdrop for his selected design pieces.
We explore NEW TALENTS on the local design scene and ARCHITECT MADE furniture from the golden age of Danish modern.
Copenhagen-based, Ark Journal is a biannual magazine founded by Editor-in-Chief Mette Barfod and made by an experienced team of designers, stylists, photographers and editors. The 240-page magazine is sold in 25 countries around the world.