“We started 1605 Collective with a focus on producing high-quality art books and content in the fields of art, architecture and design, and then naturally progressed to publishing articles, portfolios and interviews in a print magazine. Now we’re proud to present the exclusive content in our first annual 1605 Magazine.”

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Portraits of Interiors

“Portraits of Interiors” is a book that explores the concept of creating a sense of home through 17 projects located in various places across the globe. Written by interior designer Axel Vervoordt, the book showcases the importance of finding balance between architecture, art, and nature to create an environment that promotes a feeling of oneness. The book is published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Axel Vervoordt Company, which is known for its unique and diverse projects that blend traditional, Wabi, and contemporary styles. Filled with beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani and insightful text by Michael Gardner, “Portraits of Interiors” offers readers a chance to discover a wide variety of interiors, from urban penthouses to rustic barns, all characterized by their serene atmosphere and the harmonious blend of art, architecture, and nature. The book is perfect for readers interested in interior design, home décor and the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi.

Edited in: 2019 | Pages and dimensions: 320 | Dimensions: 31 cm x 23,5 cm
Languages: English | Author: Axel Vervoordt, Michael J. Gardner
Price: € 65 | ISBN: 978-2-08-020375-5


Wabi Inspirations

The book “Wabi Inspirations” explores the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi and its principles of simplicity, authenticity and the beauty of imperfection. Interior designer Axel Vervoordt, known for his Wabi-Sabi-inspired designs, shares his personal approach to the concept with the help of architect Tatsuro Miki and photographs by Laziz Hamani.

“Wabi Inspirations” delves into the use of natural materials, simplicity without extravagance, and timelessness rooted in tradition. It offers readers guidance on how to create peaceful and serene spaces in their own homes that embody the essence of Wabi-Sabi. This book is perfect for those who are interested in Japanese culture, minimalism, and interior design.

Edited in: 2010 | Pages: 245 | Hardcover: 26,5 x 22 cm |  ISBN: 9782080301451 | Language (English): Axel Vervoordt: Wabi Inspirations (Flammarion, 2010)