TALC Magazine exposes the unattainable love affair between gorgeous, nude models and beautifully crafted furniture, art and antiques. Their first print issue was launched earlier this year, with supplemental short films available online. The aesthetic of TALC lies in the grey area between fetichism and hedonism, looseness and sophistication, yet presented in a way that shows a true passion for beauty. Edward Vince, Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of the publication, shares exclusive behind-the-scenes shots with us and comments on their video, TALC x Seren x Memphis x Alchimia.
Who is Seren, your centerfold model?
Seren is actually a really good friend of ours who is now a retired glamour model but spent a few years working as one when there was still a lot of money in the industry. She is now an actress along with doing production work and some occasional modelling. We like to think of her as a collaborator as she has been involved in the project along the way, also featuring in the short film we made to launch the concept of the magazine back in October 2013.
How did the idea of featuring her with Postmodern furnitures come across?
This first issue was called the "Postmodern" issue so we were keen to feature as much furniture and art work from this period as possible. We felt that the values of these Postmodern creators and the visual style that they created was so well aligned with what we wanted to do with TALC so it felt like a very natural thing to do.
Between these three pieces by Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass and Tom Dixon, which one is your favorite?
There is one piece in particular that is my favourite and it is the small cabinet that has painted panels. It is incredibly rare as it was designed by Mendini for Studio Alchymia in 1981 but hand painted by Gio Ponti and Bruno Munari no less. It was also on display in the V&A during their Postmodern exhibition several years ago. It’s such a unique piece and shows what a true collaboration between artists can produce.