Beauty comes from the inside. It’s like if I make something according to my own taste, other people can see that it comes from the heart and might like it too. It’s beautiful to me, so I just hope other people think so too - Khim
Open - On Thai massage windows in Finland is a project about beauty and creativity. It is the result of a three year long collaboration between Johanna Bruun and Ida Enegren. Together they have interviewed ten women: Pikul, May, Khim, Mon, Riina, Lucky, Orasa, Nam, Sawanya and Noodaeng, who keep their own Thai massage parlour about the design of their window displays. The window designers live and work in three different Finnish cities: Helsinki, Turku or Lahti.
The book consists of interviews and portraits of the window designers, pictures of the windows and an essay on the process behind the project.The texts are written in English and Thai.
Open – On Thai massage windows in Finland won the prize for best publication of 2018 in Finland’s most significant creative design competition Vuoden Huiput (Grafia).
The book was also awarded with the Beautiful Book Prize 2018 in the category for art books and was one of the five selected finalist in the photo book award Vuoden valokuvataidekirja 2018.
Title Open – On Thai massage windows in Finland
Graphic design Johanna Bruun
Photography Ida Enegren
Language English and Thai
Printing Petro ofsetas, Lithuania
Paper Arctic volume white, Scandia 2000 white
Published by Bruun & Enegren 2018
18,5 x 30 cm
Edition of 300
Price 35 euro
OPEN was made possible through support by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Grafia ry and Konstsamfundet.