The Cutting Edge Design of “Room”



Phaidon recently released the publication of Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors, a comprehensive, cutting edge overview of interior design today. Room features 100 interior design projects from around the world chosen by 10 international leaders—editors, curators, interior designers, academics and critics. The lavishly illustrated volume is the latest in Phaidon’s groundbreaking series on contemporary design. Experts selected ten of their favorite interior design projects from the past five years, to highlight new spaces that are pushing the boundaries of what design and interior spaces can be today. Arranged alphabetically by designer, each interior is given a four-page spread with lush photographs, architectural renderings and informative texts. The variety in curators ensures a uniquely broad compendium of interior design is covered: from retail concept stores, ephemeral dining experiences, pop-up shops, stage design, art installations, hotels and home living. Room includes a diverse range of interiors––Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand; artists John Currin and Rachel Feinstein’s Ricky Clifton designed New York City apartment; the Rain Room installed by Random International at London’s Barbican Art Gallery; and an award-winning, Kengo Kuma & Associates designed, Starbucks in Fukuoka, Japan.

Here, we take a look at some of our favorite images.