Apartamento

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Apartamento
CategoriesInterior Design
FrequencyBiannual
PublisherApartamento Publishing S.L.
FounderNacho Alegre, Omar Sosa, Marco Velardi
Year founded2008
First issueApril, 2008
CountrySpain
Based inBarcelona
Websitewww.apartamentomagazine.com
ISSN2013-0198

Apartamento is an interiors magazine founded in 2008 that is published biannually. It features people, their homes and the lives they lead inside them everyday.[1][2] The magazine was founded by Nacho Alegre, Marco Velardi and Omar Sosa, who sought to create a publication that felt more personal than the interior design and architectural magazines available at the time.[3] The magazine debuted at Milan’s 2008 Design Week.[2]

History[edit]

The idea for Apartamento was borne out of Alegre’s experiences traveling across Europe as a photographer. He would often stay with friends and in the process, became interested in how people express themselves through their living spaces.[4] Originally, he and Sosa thought they would publish a book, but later decided to create a magazine instead.[5] In 2008, Alegre, Velardi and Sosa, started Apartamento in Barcelona, operating from Alegre's house.[5] In April of the same year, they published the first issue of the magazine. Alegre and Sosa invested enough money to produce 5,000 copies, which sold out.[5] The first issue featured Mike Mills, a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M and members of the Mystery Jets, an English indie rock band. [5]

Concept[edit]

Apartamento is, in part, a reaction to the sterile and impersonal-looking homes Alegre, Velardi and Sosa often saw in interior-design and architectural magazines. They instead wanted to showcase living spaces that had a more "lived-in feel." [5]

Reception[edit]

Apartamento has developed a strong following. It is now read in 45 countries and regularly sells out all of the copies produced.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AnOther (2018-11-21). "The Team Behind Apartamento Pick Their Favourite Stories from the Archive". AnOther. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  2. ^ a b Rozzo, Mark (2010-04-06). "How This Half Lives". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  3. ^ Newell-Hanson, Alice (2018-05-11). "The Photographer Nacho Alegre Captures His Creative World — in Polaroids". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ Collins, Lauren (2018-05-11). "Inside an Artfully Imperfect Home in the Catalonian Countryside". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Jonze, Tim (2012-07-10). "Cult interiors magazine Apartamento develops global following". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-31.