Design Anthology - Issue 23
Asia Edition, Issue 23
The International Issue
Join us on a far-reaching journey, as we take an international perspective in our annual special focused on the wider world of design. Teeming with stories from the Mergui Archipelago to Melbourne, we also go inside residences in Brussels, Bangkok, Taipei, New York and Como
FROM THE EDITOR
I’m writing this from one of my favourite cities in the world: Copenhagen. A city that hardly needs an introduction and requires little effort to love, it’s a place I’ve returned to several times for several reasons. And while it’s endlessly appealing for foodies and design lovers alike, it’s also welcoming to those of us who identify as digital nomads: good coffee and Wi-Fi are easily found.
The phenomenon of being so digitally nomadic seems recent — at least, the term is — but there are certain individuals from an earlier era (think W Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, both of whom have suites at several iconic establishments named after them) who made their way across the globe with such apparent ease that we forget how much slower and more expensive international travel was back then. We’re incredibly fortunate to live in a time when it’s become so much more accessible.
This issue is dedicated to the peripatetic creatives who spend countless hours in airport lounges, dividing their time between continents and cultures, and running businesses across time zones.
Welcome to the annual international issue of Design Anthology. We hope you enjoy, wherever in the world you may be.