€5895.-300 x 200 cm
Book designer Irma Boom created a rug based on the book ‘Archirectura’ of Roman architect and general Vitruvius. The original texts were provided with comments by architects and philosophers from later times, which is expressed in the multi-layered rug. Boom has made a diagram of all 230 pages for the rug.Buy rug Buy sample
Irma Boom (1960) is a book maker. Boom is not only the designer of the books but works also as editor. She has created over 300 books and is known for her artistic autonomy within her field. Her bold experimental approach to her projects often challenges the convention of traditional books in
both physical design and printed content. Since 1992 Boom has been a senior critic at Yale University in the US and gives lectures and workshops world wide. She has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. Boom’s books are in the permanent collection of MoMA, Art Insitute Chicago, and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam collects the complete oeuvre and archive of documents in the so called The Living Archive. In 2014 Boom received the Johannes Vermeer Award (the Dutch state prize for the arts) from the Minister of Education, Culture and Science. The jury unanimously awarded Boom for her unparallelled achievements in the field of graphic design.