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Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who said he didn’t give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity but he would give his life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. Interior design that results in the sophisticated simplicity that is a hallmark of Suzanne Kasler’s rooms is a complex process.

From the Archives: Patrick Jouin’s Substance of Design

From the Archives: Patrick Jouin’s Substance of Design

When I strolled into Paris’ Centre Pompidou to walk through Patrick Jouin’s exhibition with the designer in 2010, I met a slim, handsome man in  dapper clothes that contrasted the motorcycle helmet casually slung over his forearm. This summed up the paradox I would find in Patrick Jouin: La Substance du Design.