Shigeru Ban x Taschen

I am more than happy to admit that I love German publishing company Taschen. I love that they send me a fabulous glossy catalogue twice a year, that they have a book dedicated to “krazy kid’s food” and that they have brought tasteful, yet smutty, erotica into mainstream bookstores. I also happen to love that their booth for the recent Frankfurt Book Fair was designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. You really have to marvel at his use of wood. Ha – now that is a pun that I think Benedikt Taschen would appreciate. On a serious note, Ban’s structure, which was inspired by the new Centre Pompidou-Metz, is a beautiful play on space and material.


October 13, 2010