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Lars Müller Publishers

A Way of Life

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"A Way of Life" beckons to embark on a journey of discovery, encouraging a fresh perspective on the world of objects. Inspired by the unassuming charm of Ballenberg, an open-air museum nestled in the Bernese Oberland of the Swiss Alps, the book unravels a tapestry of farmhouses dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries, collected from diverse corners of Switzerland. Spearheaded by Rolf Fehlbaum, the enduring force behind Vitra, this collaborative effort emerged from a visit to Ballenberg by designers Jasper Morrison and architects David Saik, Tsuyoshi Tane, and Federica Zanco. Unified by a shared admiration for the simplicity, practicality, and functional beauty inherent in the material world of rural life, "A Way of Life" captures their collective observations and revelations. The pages unveil how architecture, furnishings, and tools were intricately woven into the fabric of everyday existence, designed and executed to align seamlessly with the needs of rural populations. Genuine solutions blossomed within the confines of available resources. As the book contemplates the inherent relationship between design, form, and function, it gently nudges readers to resist the fleeting trends of today's consumer world—a timeless reminder to appreciate the enduring elegance of authenticity.
  • Details & features
    - Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum
    - Foreword by Rolf Fehlbaum
    - With photographs and contributions by Jasper Morrison, David Saik, Tsuyoshi Tane, Federica Zanco-
    - Design: Integral Lars Müller
    - Dimensions: 15 × 20 cm, 6 × 8 in
    - 208 pages, 168 illustrations
    - Style-No.: 978-3-03778-726-7
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  • About the brand
    Lars Müller Publishers, founded in 1983 by designer Lars Müller in Zurich, is a renowned international publishing house known for its curated publications on architecture, design, photography, art, and society. Operating as a "school of seeing," it selects high-quality visual content and collaborates with top authors and designers.
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