Steidl Spring/Summer 2017 by Steidl GmbH & Co. OHG

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Page 36 of Steidl Spring/Summer 2017

when sophie conran designer and daughter of legendary designer and retailer sir terence conran approached koto bolofo in 2012 to document the renovation of the spectacular new premises of koto bolofo was born in south africa in 1959 and raised in great britain bolofo has photographed for magazines such as vogue vanity fair and gq and made short films for the berlinale and the venice film festival he has created advertising campaigns for companies including hermès christian dior louis vuitton and dom pérignon bolofo’s books with steidl include venus 2008 horse power 2010 i spy with my little eye something beginning with s 2010 vroom vroom 2010 la maison 2011 and the prison 2014 london’s design museum he knew he couldn’t say no founded in 1989 by terence conran the museum has since become a leading institution devoted to all aspects of design—from architecture and fashion to industrial product and graphic design following a long search the former commonwealth institute a grade ii listed building on kensington high street was chosen with three times as much space as the original premises at shad thames the museum had finally found a home appropriate to its ambitions when bolofo began photographing the location in 2012 it was a derelict shell which over four years has now been transformed by john pawson and his design team bolofo admits he is not an architecture photographer but he found his vision by conceiving of the building as a “feminine object” and focusing on its suggestive curves and forms the resulting photos part documentation and part portrait announce the museum’s re-birth and will form part of its opening program on 24 november 2016 moving the design museum to kensington is the most important moment of my long career in design so far it will allow all our dreams and ambitions for the museum to come true to create a world-class space with the size and scope for the serious promotion and celebration of design and architecture in this country sir terence conran koto bolofo revamped london’s new design museum book design by koto bolofo and gerhard steidl 250 pages 11.5 × 14.5 in 29,2 × 36,8 cm 240 black-and-white and color photographs four-color process clothbound hardcover € 70.00 £ 60.00 us 75.00 isbn 978-3-95829-257-4 68 69