Annual Report 2012/13
By David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) and John Morgan studio
David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) and John Morgan studio
The artistic concept of the latest annual report was created by David Chipperfield Architects in London, together with the London-based design bureau John Morgan studio. This report is already the 22nd in a series of artistically designed Zumtobel Group reports.
The leitmotif of this year’s annual report is the window. David Chipperfield chose this concept because for him, the window is a key element of architectural design. It forges the link between light, space and the individual.
“As the deliverer of the gift of daylight, we are pulled towards it. Like the door, the window is scaled to us and becomes (…) the connection between the individual, the building and the world outside. The images we have selected show this most special relationship between the individual and architecture.”
"When dealing with works of art, in this case paintings and photographs of windows through time, the decisions and gestures are small but critical. The right choice of paper – a surface that has 'tooth' and roughness, without being too absorbent, a colour that is not too white but white enough. The right format – small enough to hold in the hand, big enough to represent and enjoy the work. The right weight – pages that relax, boards which flex and give, a pair of books you can carry. To borrow an expression we are looking for a 'lightness and rightness' in the design."
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