The challenge for the Dorte Mandrup was creating a book that can capture the essence of Dorte and her architect studio. I wanted the book to be simple yet still have some personality. Her architect firm creates functional designs and I wanted the book to represent that.
In my research I viewed the gorgeous buildings Dorte has designed. Every building takes the environment into consideration and the functionality is always spot on. I wanted this book to represent that and that is why I decided to design a pocket size book that can be carried and placed anywhere. The design of the book is very simple using a balance of typography and photography.
Dorte Mandrup book is 4 x 5 inches and the binding is hand stitched. The binding was manually done due to the fact that all of Dorte buildings are made with eco-friendly materials and I wanted that physical quality of the book to demonstrate that. The order of the book is inspired by the order of the studio's website.