Design with a story – Lucy Kurrein.
The third book about Offecct’s collaborations with various designers from around the world is a personal and open-hearted conversation with Lucy Kurrein. She’s been very involved in the creation of the book and offers a unique insight into the world of images and ideas that has shaped her design philosophy. “It´s in a way a kind of missionary, to spread knowledge and understanding about the work behind good long-lasting design. In this book about Lucy Kurrein, we get really close to the designer and the personal story that has shaped both her and her work”, says Offecct Brand Manager Maria Olofsson Karemyr.
Lucy Kurrein for Offecct. Photographed at her East London studio. 2021 and the book Offecct + Lucy Kurrein.
In the book, we follow design writer Max Fraser to Lucy Kurrein’s studio for a personal and sincere conversation. The extensive visual material that Kurrein herself has selected reflects her personality, sources of inspiration and design process. Just as in her work, we meet a designer where care for every detail results in a natural simplicity that requires time. “I am selective about the projects I take on. If I hired a team, I could take on three times as much work, but I enjoy designing everything with my own hands and allowing a slow and considered design process,” she says.
In the book Lucy Kurrein also talks about how her creativity when young was nurtured by visits to art museums, sculpture parks and galleries and why the relationship between the product and the human body is so central to her. “To understand the material world is to delve into the space between body and object, movement and stasis, hollows and solids, craft and machine. Many references come and go during a crea-tive career, while others stay around for life. These are some of the ones that have stuck for me.”delve into the space between body and object, movement and stasis, hollows and solids, craft and machine. Many references come and go during a creative career, while others stay around for life. These are some of the ones that have stuck for me.” Read more about Lucy Kurrein.
Offecct + Lucy Kurrein
Copy editor: Anne Soward
Text: Max Fraser, Maria Olofsson Karemyr, Lucy Kurrein
Photography: Björn Ceder, Mark Cocksedge
Production: Henrik Nygren Design
Distribution: Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing