Inventory / Inventaire 2
For close to two decades, M/M (Paris), the high-octane design duo of Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak, has arguably influenced more aspects of contemporary art, fashion, music and publishing than any other designers. Their collaborations with hyper-stylish fashion designers (Yohji Yamamoto, Balenciaga, Givenchy), musicians (Björk, Madonna, Kanye West), magazines (French Vogue) and contemporary artists (Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe) have resulted in a wealth of beautiful, barrier-breaking work.
A glossy, extensively illustrated catalog, inventory 2 includes reproductions and installation photos of posters, books, films, sculptural installations, lighting, candles, mirrors, frames and furniture pieces. As part of M/M’s new book-publishing venture, this is the second published “inventory” of the partnership’s work, an augmented version of the first edition from 2006.
Each object has its own page, and is annotated with a complete history of every exhibition or publication in which it has appeared. Just about everything the duo produces, from perfume to silk scarves to posters, is a collector’s item from the start. This indispensible reference for the worldwide fans of M/M (Paris), smartly designed and efficently produced, is likely on its way to becoming a collector’s item, too.
Softcover / 5 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches / 320 pp / Full color
Retail Price: $35.00