Materialising Colour, Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo
Edited by Jane Withers and published by Phaidon, the book is the first and only insight into the world of this renowned “colour master” whose processes and inspirations are rarely revealed to the public.
The journey starts with the notion of colour and terroir in the northeast of Italy where Ridolfo comes from. It moves into the northern Danish landscape, where he composes new colour ranges in the long, clear days of midsummer, which is when he considers the light to be the most characteristic of Kvadrat’s Nordic design heritage and the atmospheres he wants to achieve.
Throughout his journeys, Ridolfo is accompanied by photographer Howard Sooley, who captures what Ridolfo sees and how he sees it, recording the colourist’s ability to translate these ephemeral images into physical products.