Paustian Magazine 01

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Be inspired by our editorials stories about design, architecture and trends. Interviews with exciting profiles like Pernille Teisbæk and Marianne Goebl, Managing Director of Artek and the amazing Danish artist duo Wang & Söderström who have collaborated with Nike, Burberry and Selfridges – click here to read the magazine.

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

- William Morris

What goes around comes around

This first bi-annual issue of Paustian Magazine that you’re about to embark upon is a tangible extension of Paustian; a display of pioneer-ship told through resounding voices of the past, present and future, and a platform for engagement and a source of inspiration for the game changers of tomorrow.

Frantz Longhi
CEO, Paustian

Weird is good for humans. We like to weird things up as a contrast to the constant strive for perfection.

— Wang & Söderström

What you’re about to see is hard to define, but impossible to ignore.
Step inside the wonderful and wicked world of Wang & Söderström.

There’s just something about the works of Wang & Söderström. It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what it is, but it leaves you with an overpowering urge to dive headfirst into their alternative universe of shapes, sizes, colours, anti-gravity, et cetera. The Swedish duo is tightroping the fine line between chaos and control, and so far they’re keeping perfect balance by questioning everything, both in the ‘real’ and digital world, creating a perfect, un-perfect blend of hyperreality. It all makes very little sense in all the right ways.

Assuming the roles of puppet masters, pulling the three-dimensional strings, are Anny Wang & Tim Söderström. Since setting up shop together in 2016, the visionary pair have created their very own, idiosyncratic style that is set in a hyperrealistic (the inability to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality) world without rules or limitations, but often inspired by the imperfections of the ‘real’ one, inhabited by you, me and anyone but Anny & Tim, who still visit occasionally. Read more >

Art Meets Architecture


Fjordenhus (Fjord House) is no ordinary building. The architectural landmark, rising from the depths of Vejle Harbour as a Loch Ness-ian foreign entity of bricks and mortar, is rather an inhabitable work of art with its sculptural body, spectacular setting and extraordinary attention to detail. Then again, you probably wouldn’t expect anything less from a building created by the innovative Midas touch of Olafur Eliasson.
It’s the first building designed entirely by Studio Olafur Eliasson, and when Olafur Eliasson and Chief Architect Sebastian Behmann were approached by the Kirk Family (world famous for inventing LEGO), the ambition was to merge art and architecture in order to create something third, not easily defined. Every decision throughout the process is approached like a piece of art, further blurring the lines between the two fields. Read more >

Photography Nicolaj Didriksen
Creative Direction & Styling Johanna Christensen
Model Ilethia Sharp, Scoop models
Makeup & hair Stine Rasmussen, Scoop artists