ArtJunk
No. 10—2024

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Kim Gordon for Design Office 

Info: Design Office began in 1980 as a way to practice art outside of the gallery system. It was created by Vikky Alexander and Kim Gordon, but Alexander left before the first project to pursue her own career. The first projects involved working with friends’ apartments. The D.O. practice was a sort of site-specific, reflective intervention into the lifestyles of its clients. Objects and physical changes were introduced within a given interior, based on the personality and desires of the client. In D.O.’s approach to design, such make-overs were not meant to be well-executed or to look a certain way. This was design without a recognizable look. It was a low-fi aesthetic using or recycling preexisting, off-the-rack styles. Spray paint, watercolor, vinyl flooring, catalog-ordered phone covers, etc, were materials displaced from the public realm into a private space. D.O. used mainstream interior design magazines as a quasi-model. (…)

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