Yue Minjun: L’Ombre du fou rire

Stories and works from the cynical realist's fascinating career

Following a major retrospective last year at Fondation Cartier, a monograph of Chinese artist Yue Minjun‘s work is now available through Thames & Hudson. The visually arresting compendium follows the painter’s process from start to finish—including photographic self-portratis, sketches and final pieces. In addition to the visuals, a substantial portion of the publication has been dedicated to introducing and defining the context of Yue’s work. …

Kartell: The Culture of Plastics

The Italian furniture maker's plastic history

From the very beginning of Kartell‘s history plastic and design have been the mantra. Founded by Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer, the Italian furniture brand is the most influential proponent of plastic industrial design, building a sizable following through quality production processes and design contribution by innovative designers. The homes of the 1960s and ’70s were very keen on accepting this experimentation and thus the …