The six shades of leather that wrap the mother of pearl buttons like a second skin echo the new emoticon colours. Those small yet expressive drawings supposed to represent an emotion and designed by Apple to represent human diversity… A physiologically correct variation or a sign of the times we live in? Worth meditating upon, cocooned in the soft leather of a sofa.
“My great grandmother, Selma Gassmann, was the first female radiologist in Germany. When my father talked about her, he would tell me stories of chemical cuisine, family meals, of research and endless questioning. He went on to create the largest professional photographic laboratory in Europe, Pictorial Service, in 1951. My childhood memories by his side consist of long discussions concerning the right paper for the right photo, the right tint for the perfect outcome, the right timing for the right contrast… Each photo was the beginning of new research. Not a day goes by when I don’t look for a new perspective on my work, new materials to use or even new tools to invent.” Samuel Gassmann
Rehabilitate former traditions and practices