The coffee table book Portraits of Interiors by Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt is a book about the oasis of home and includes seventeen projects in America, Belgium, England, France, Italy and Spain.
The book's guiding concepts are the search for a universal spirit of life and the emotional sense of unity a home can provide. In 320 pages, the images and text explore the quest to balance architecture, art and nature to create a home environment where people make a difference.
Published in its 50th year of existence, the company has pioneered the evolution and exploration of diverse cultural traditions and eras to create unique homes around the world. This new book showcases the company's projects with an array of traditional, Wabi and contemporary elements rooted in the past and connected to the future.
The interiors, photographed by Laziz Hamani with text by Michael Gardner, range from urban penthouses in New York and London to a Wabi barn in Flanders and a Venetian palazzo, a seaside home in New England and an island retreat in Ibiza. The unique atmosphere of each home inspires serenity, blending art, architecture and nature in an alchemy of Vervoordt expression.
It's safe to say that Axel Vervoordt is one of the most influential tastemakers of his time. The Belgian antique dealer and interior designer has been around for more than a while. He settled in an old Belgian castle and over the years developed a keen sense of beauty and an unmistakable harmonious style. He became a patron of art around the world, putting together several renowned exhibitions and organizing lectures.
Title: Portraits of Interiors
Author: Axel Vervoordt
Size: 236 x 314 x 35 mm
Size: 320 pages
Weight: 2047 grams