‘Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel.’- AD

That’s the definition of AD on its website and indeed there’re no better words to express it. The magazine, launched in 1920, has always been a referent in the world of interior design.

During these weird quarantine times, BLASS has decided to do a tribute to the most vintage houses of the publication during 15 years of their journey -covers between 1971 and 1984.

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST NUMBERS

1971-1974
1974-1976
1977
1978-1981
1981-1984

Architectural Digest 01/1978, Eleanor Ford

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.”

Zaha Hadid

1971-1974

On 1971, ‘The house in Antigua Recreated’ is one of the featured articles of the July/August number. The story of the recreation of a 1663 house by Bernard Gelbort destroyed by an earthquake and subject of Louis Adamic historical book.

1974-1976

‘People are the issue’ published on May/June 1976 number, it’s a tribute to the collaborators of Architectural Digest. Featuring Arthur Smith, Serge Royaux, Jean Arthur, Bretos or David Barrett.

1977

Interiors shouldn’t be static works of art. You’re meant to interact with them.

— Alexandra Angle

1978-1980

On the new 80’s decade for Architectural Digest, Mario Ayala in on charge of introducing Reinassance art and Venus figure.‘Art: Paintings of Odalisques’: a visual homage to pampered women.

1981-1984

1984 June number presents an ode to neutrals shades. ‘Black and White Methaphor’ talks, above all, about simplicity: a simple grammar between the basic colors of black and white. 

content editor & words Penélope Blas

Back

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!

Share