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David Thulstrup: A Sense of Place Sophie Lovell Phaidon Book

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About the book

The first monograph on the Danish architect and designer, whose approach combines his Scandinavian heritage with a modern design language.

David Thulstrup’s award-winning international and multi-disciplinary practice includes everything from residential architecture to interiors for restaurants, stores, and hotels, as well as designs for furniture and lighting.  More than 250 specially commissioned photographs, floor plans, architectural drawings, mood boards, process photographs, and four in-depth case studies, including his design for the interior and furniture for the new Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, illustrate more than 20 architectural and interiors projects, as well as 16 designs for furniture. This book traces Thulstrup’s life and influences from his childhood and education in Denmark, up to the present day, demonstrating his unique approach to design.

About the author

Having gained extensive experience working for Jean Nouvel in Paris and Peter Marino in New York, David Thulstrup founded his own practice in 2009, grounded on enduring Scandinavian values of honesty and humanism with a particular emphasis on materiality. Describing his style as ‘modern simplicity’, Thulstrup creates pared-back designs that feel current but stand the test of time.

Sophie Lovell was born in London and studied Biology at Sussex University before going on to study Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design. She moved to her current home, Berlin, in 1994. Sophie has worked on and with numerous publications both digital and analogue in the fields of art, architecture and design. She is the former editor-in-chief of uncube magazine, for example, and the Germany Editor of Wallpaper* magazine from 2000 to 2022. She has written and edited a number of books on design and architecture, including Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible, and is also co-editor of The Common Table, a digital platform for food futures and systemic change that she founded together with her daughter Orlando Lovell as studio_lovell.

Hardback, 11 3/8 × 8 3/8 in., 256 pages, 350 illustrations