RUM International – Issue 4
A scandinavian magazine of design and interiors
The spring 2018 issue of RUM International is two magazines in one and destined to be a collector’s item. One magazine is a special 68-page tribute to Jørn Utzon in the centenary year of his birth while the other is the fourth edition of our acclaimed Scandinavian edit of design and interiors.
In RUM X Utzon100 we celebrate the creative genius and deeply humanist approach of the Danish architect whose masterpiece the Sydney Opera House changed the image of a nation and whose other works left an indelible mark for their originality and vision. ‘I like to be on the edge of the possible,’ Jørn Utzon said. The energy, ambition, scope, and, not least, inspiration expressed in that statement are echoed in the pages of this special magazine which contains never before published archival material that gives a fresh insight into how his travels informed his work.
For RUM No. 4 ‘Space Matters’ we get an exclusive tour of the New York apartment of Bjarke Ingels, one of the new generation of Danish architects making his mark on the world. He shares his thoughts on making a home for himself and for others, what he calls creating a framework for our lives.
We also meet six creative Copenhageners discovering how they express their personalities in their own extraordinary homes and we showcase the latest in furniture, ceramics and sculptural objects with a minimalist Nordic idiom. Plus acclaimed photographer Jette Jørs turns her lens on the country haven she and her husband Brian Kirk have created for themselves and we hear how three generations of the Griegst jewellery family live happily under one roof amidst a mix of Baroque, Oriental and modern style. And we travel to Water Mill, Long Island where Robert Wilson has created an artistic playground that is home to a mindboggling collection of design and art spanning 5000 years.