Some magazines feel like a collector’s item, even when they’re brand new.
It might be because it only comes out twice a year, or because it’s printed on such a luxurious assortment of paper stocks or even because it’s so gosh darn difficult to track down… but Apartamento is absolutely one of these titles. I suspect the real reason, however, is probably because it’s a magazine that’s not afraid to have a point of view, which seems to act as a kind of figurehead for an entire aesthetic, a movement which you didn’t even really know existed before opening it’s pages. Everyday interiors!
We’ve banged on about this before, but perhaps the most interesting thing about Apartamento is that it breaks the mould of what an interiors magazine should be… instead of dealing with interiors, necessarily, it deals with space and how people occupy it.
This is not your Mum’s interiors mag…
Issue #6 features a feature on a guy who lives in a shed built on top of a building in Manhattan (“If you could choose to build any barstool, how come you chose to build this barstool?” probes the interviewer), Tiphaine de Lussy talking about a rambling family chateau in rural France where she’d holiday as a child (complete with carvings from German soliders during the occupation—the charming “Grosse Scheisse 1941″ !)… a look inside a gigantic Guangzhou apartment building and, well, so much more.
As always, our stock is very limited, but we really can’t recommend this one highly enough. Get in quick!