The Form Issue: Out Now

Hole & Corner's tenth issue explores the theme of form: inviting some of the best artists and designers in the world to examine the nature of beauty and the importance of process and function in transforming raw material into finished object. We discuss form and beauty with Adrian Joffe of Comme de Garçons, leatherware designer Bill Amberg and the legendary Sir Peter Blake. We visit the stunning marble quarries in Carrara and meet reclaim and salvage connoisseurs Retrouvius.
We spend a day on the river with rush weaver Felicity Irons and speak to mannequin makers Proportion London as well as interviews with model makers, sculptors, potters and designers. And, while we were at it, we thought we may as well tackle the origins of art too – uncovering the story of possibly the earliest ever example of a sculpture found in Britain – from the man whose back field it originated from. 



Stephen Kenn

When LA-based designer Stephen Kenn was invited to work in collaboration with Victorinox, it offered an opportunity for him to explore the multi-functional in his work: finding new meaning and new uses for familiar forms. Kenn sees his work as facilitation first and foremost: striving towards human stories that are bigger than mere ‘stuff' : an enabler of experience…


Messum's Wiltshire

Messum’s Wiltshire a 13th century tithe barn, one of the biggest thatched building – and the biggest tithe barn – in the country. Reborn as an innovative art, design and performance space, founder Johnny Messum shares how one of the earliest known artforms in Britain was discovered in the field behind his barn and how this influences the work shown within it…


Tim Hurn

Dorset potter Tim Hurn incorporates the clay that he lives on (and the local buildings are made from) in his pottery. We join him in his pottery studio as he explains his working process and the meditative qualities of his job..


My Hole & Corner

The term 'hole-and-corner' derives from an old English phrase meaning a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream: somewhere you go to contemplate, create and be inspired. From sheds to secret gardens, here are some of our favourite people's favourite spaces…




Back Issues Offer

Hole & Corner's back issues feature unique stories of dedication that celebrate a gamut of creativity. With only a limited number of issue fours left, why not take advantage of our back issue offer? Buy issues one to eight and we'll add issues nine and ten for free (P&P not inc.) 
Available until we run out!


Buly 1803

'For Buly, I have decided to have one canvas that I cannot go beyond and the 19th century is my canvas.' Ramdane Touhami, the man who revived candlemakers Cire Trudon before launching his new scent and skincare brand Buly 1803, on his golden rules of brand-building....