Amsterdam – Does living in the digital age intensify our relationship with the material world? The success of One Artist, One Material, a regular feature section that has appeared in Frame magazine for over a decade, suggests that it does. Comprised of an interview with a maker about his or her chosen material, the Q&As first appeared in Frame 65 (May/June 2007) and is still going strong – in fact, at the time of writing, 58 further editions have appeared.
Our newest book of the same name contains 55 of those interviews, mostly written by Jane Szita. Pressures on budgets and increasing awareness of sustainability issues have led designers to take a new look at materials, opting for recycling, making and even growing their own. Handcrafted items have meanwhile found a new popularity and relevance. All of these material trends are prefigured in One Artist, One Material.
The book comes out on October 9, but it is now available for pre-sale in our web store. In the meantime, here is a preview of some of the featured artist interviews.