Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht
Herbarium of Interiors
© HEAD – Genève, Michel Giesbrecht

Herbarium of Interiors

November 2020

Herbarium of Interiors 
HEAD – Genève & India Mahdavi, published by Volume #57, Bye Default

A herbarium is a specimen that becomes its own image. Halfway between picture, 1:1 model and object, it is sequential. Similarly, contemporary interiors are manifold, working in multiple directions, from object to image, from media to space. While existing in diverse mediums and formats, spaces become physical in varying instances and iterations. Are contemporary interiors like herbariums, spaces whose image oscillates between content and representation? 

Developed by MAIA, Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, Herbarium of Interiors is a special collaboration with India Mahdavi and Volume magazine that explores the role of image culture in the construction of interior spaces. The publication aims to reframe the boundaries of interior architecture through parallel space-image domains, envisioning a new reality that bypasses traditional distinctions such as inside/outside, public/private, original/sampled or tangible/mediated, ultimately reasserting the role of interiors in the construction of contemporaneity.

With contributions by: India Mahdavi, Irma Boom, Ciszak Dalmas, Lope Serrano (Canada), and Philippe Quesne.
Editors: Javier F. Contreras, Youri Kravtchenko, Lilet Breddels, Arjen Oosterman
Teaching assistant: Manon Portera
Students HEAD – Genève: Blanca Algarra, Kishan Asensio, Dany-Sarah Champion, Nina D’Elia, Lolita Gomez, Camila González, Elizaveta Krikun, Filza Parmar, Karen Pisoni, Léa Rime, Marion Vergne  

Special thanks to: Jean-Pierre Greff, Director HEAD-Genève

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