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.

 

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
255 pages
Edition of 300
ISBN 978-952-94-0287-8

Price 37 euro



OPEN was made possible through support by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Grafia ry and Konstsamfundet.