A brand new series exploring travel in unprecedented depth, heading far beyond the clichés and preconceived notions of place and celebrating truly purposeful travel with Monocle and Rimowa. We’ll meet purposeful travellers with revelations from the road and hear from resident masters on the secrets of their craft; all will be ruminating on their sense of place and what travel means to them.
In the final episode of What Moves You, with Rimowa, we meet legendary streetwear iconoclast Jeff Staple, who has been at the beating heart of the industry for more than 20 years. He explains how his passion for the culture has shaped his prodigious travel itinerary. Plus: the lowdown on the globalised history of trainers from shoe historian Elizabeth Semmelhack.
Phil Winser moved to New York more than a decade ago and never left, instead finding renown in the hospitality industry. He explains how an appetite for travel has informed his businesses and taste. We also hear from a chef whose new restaurant draws on her exploration of the Middle East.
We meet Sadie Coles, founder of the eponymous, world-renowned gallery for an insight into how the currents of the art world draw Sadie to different places. She explains how her travel schedule has changed over the years. Plus: Jane Morris, editor at large of ‘The Art Newspaper’, offers a potted recent history of the shifting face of the art market and young curator Lewis Teague Wright explains how his migratory gallery serves a truly purposeful audience.
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of powerhouse design firm BarberOsgerby, tell us how their tireless schedule shapes their practice. They share insights into the most remarkable of their recent trips and how they see travel as an opportunity for holistic enrichment. Osgerby discusses his epic trans-Siberian odyssey and we take a closer look at the famous rail route, talking to an architect about his designs for a bespoke range of cabins to be placed alongside the railway.
Cyrill Gutsch is founder of the Parley for the Oceans initiative. He explains how his love for the sea powers his efforts to persuade designers to use environmentally friendly materials instead of plastic – and his work with the governments of nations at risk from plastic waste. Gutsch also sees the impact of environmental damage on the oceans – but one potential solution lies in an island nation’s long tradition of packaging. Kenji Hall, Monocle’s Asia editor-at-large, interviews Saeko Kato, curator of Japan House in London, about the art of Japanese packing techniques. Kato’s meditations emphasise the value of traditional craft and underscore Gutsch’s mission to protect the oceans.
Introducing: What Moves You?
Coming soon: a new show for the purposeful traveller.