Ark Journal Vol. 4 | Magazine
4 different covers
In Volume IV we recognise the shifting changes of the world, and take this opportunity to look introspectively at the home as a living reflection of our passions. The past months have reinforced the importance of the home: as a sanctuary, a safe place, somewhere to share intimate moments with family and friends.
For Nordic modern furniture dealer and designer Rune Bruun Johansen, his Copenhagen apartment is an ascetic space, creating a perfect backdrop for his selected design pieces. In London, Michael Anastassiades lives as he works, in a deeply pared back and considered way, and the designer shares his international perspective on Danish design.
The Nordic residences we visit in this issue each reflect the values of the building itself as well as a yearning to be close to nature. We are taken on an intimate journey through the family home of Magniberg founders Bengt Thornefors and Nina Norgren in an exclusive photo essay by Mikael Olsson. We visit a perfect small house on the coast north of Copenhagen designed and built by Halldor Gunnløgsson in the late 1950s. Combining influences from US modernists and Japanese aesthetics with Danish building traditions, the house is today considered an iconic 20th-century work.
Volume IV includes two special inserts: a collection of radical and rare Danish chairs from the archives and a poetic film noir evocation of fashion and metallic retro accessories.