A Way of Life

A Way of Life from Lars Müller

From Lars Müller – “Ballenberg is a Swiss open-air museum. It gathers over a hundred houses and recounts the living world of the rural population from the 14th to the 19th century.Edited by Rolf Fehlbaum, entrepreneur and long-time driving force behind Vitra, the publication is an invitation to discover and explore the world of things with different eyes. It compiles observations and discoveries by designers Jasper Morrison and David Saik and architects Tsuyoshi Tane and Federica Zanco. They share a fascination with the simple, the practical and the functionally beautiful. Traces of wear and tear testify to long-lasting utility and economic common sense.The publication is also an encouragement to designers and consumers alike to resist trends and fads and to critically evaluate the objects of everyday use in terms of their utility and aesthetic qualities.” Released this month.