|"Everything Material |
|Marloes Ten Bhomer|
|Vernissage le jeudi 6 décembre 2007|
Ouverture du 7 décembre au 19 janvier 2008
|Abake is a four-person group who do a lot more than you might expect from graphic designers. They are self confessed ‘content’ addicts.|
Unlike their modernist predecessors or peers, Abake believe that there’s more to being a graphic designer than setting out grids and finding the right font. Abake produce ideas at an alarming rate, and these ideas take different forms.
Patrick Lacey is from the UK, Kajsa Stahl from Sweden, Benjamin Reichen and Maki Suzuki from France. They decided to work together in the summer of 2000 straight after graduation and have built a portfolio of posters, CD designs, furniture pieces, and installations in art galleries and public spaces.
Abake particularly love working with fashion and music, and have co-founded a clothing, club-night and record label sister company, Kitsune, based in Paris. Abake co-edit the magazine sexymachinery. They describe most of their work as an excuse to get to know people better or get to know new people at all. They are also singers, painters, photographers, members of bands, curators, fashion designers, DJs, teachers, and pen manufacturers!
They have recently worked with A Camp, Air, Daftpunk, and with the fashion designers Martin Margiela and Hussein Chalayan.