Studio Nitzan Cohen


What Else Is There?

At the Kaleidoscope gallery in Milano, on the occasion of the Salone del mobile we wanted to very literally talk about what else is there beside chairs and a narrowed design discourses. Suggesting we could also talk about other things… look more generally at culture, at music and it’s related visuals with a focus on each designers personality, favourites and possibly even influences. Here is a small text from the exhibition catalogue:

‘Nitzan Cohen, Sam Hecht, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Konstantin Grcic are at the forefront of avant-garde design. Instead of focusing on their principles or philosophy of design, this exhibition looks at the influences behind the creators themselves. Supplementing their current work on view for the Italian furniture manufacturer Mattiazzi, an installation of music videos selected by the designers provides a look into their visual and cultural DNA. Fusing music and aesthetics, these video clips are a manifestation of popular culture. Thus, the respective relationships between product and cultural context provides unusual insights to the creative process of the designers, which are multi-layered
and more intuitive than a purely intellectual analysis. Björk – All Is Full Of Love’

Commission: LHCKMattiazzi
In collaboration with LHCK, Kaleidoscope
Photography: Gerhardt Kellermann


The Knife – Pass This On
Released: 2003
Album: Deep Cuts
Length: 3:57
Director: Johan Renck

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Cairo Gang
- New Wonder

Released: 2010
Album: The Englisch Riviera
Length: 4:28Director: R. Alverson

I Am Kloot – Proof
Released: 1997
Album: Homogenic
Length: 2:43
Director: Krishna Stott

Fallulah – Give Us A Little Love
Released: 2010
Album: The Black Cat Neighbourhood
Length: 3:44
Director: Martin De Turah

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -
Into My Arms
Released: 1997
Album: Surrender
Length: 4:11
Director: Jonathan Glazer

El Guincho | Bombay
Released: 2010
Album: Pop Negro
Length: 5.48
Director: Nicolás Méndez

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
(Acoustic in an Elevator)
Released: 2007
Album: Neon Bible
Length: 2:08
Director: Vincent Morisset

Carpark North – Just Human
Released: 2010
Album: Lost
Director: Martin De Turah
Hjaltalín – Sweet Impressions
Released: 2010
Album: Sleepdrunk Seasons
Length: 4:33
Director: Arni Thor Jonsson

UNCLE – Rabbit In Your Headlights
Released: 1998
Album: Psyence Fiction
Length: 05:00
Director: Jonathan Glazer

Homeless Man – Under Pressure
Released: 2010
Length: 3:08
Performance: Sky Soleil


Massive Attack – Live with me
Released: 2006
Album: Collected
Length: 4:02
Director: Jonathan Glazer

The White Stripes -
The Hardest Button to Button

Released: 2003
Album: Elephant
Length: 3:32
Director: Michel Gondry

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Released: 1998
Album: Urban Hymns
Length: 5:58
Director: Walter A. Stern

Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Released: 1983
Album: Construction Time Again
Length: 3:58
Director: Clive Richardson

Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Released: 1991
Album: Blue Lines
Length: 5:12
Director: Baillie Walsh

Björk – Human Behaviour
Released: 1993
Album: Debut
Length: 4:12
Director: Michel Gondry

Lenny Kravitz -
Are You Gonna Go My Way

Released: 1993
Album: Are You Gonna Go My Way
Length: 3:32
Director: Mark Romanek

MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Released: 1994
Album: One Step Ahead of the Spider
Length: 3:46
Director: Spike Jonez

Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Released: 1980
Album: Joy Division
Length: 3:18
Director: Stuart Orme

Beasty Boys – Sabotage
Released: 1994
Album: Communication
Length: 3:00
Director: Spike Jonze

Sonic Youth – Little Trouble Girl
Released: 1995
Album: Washing Machine
Length: 3:13
Director: Mark Romanek


Beirut – Elephant Gun
Released: 2007
Album: Gulag Orkestar
Len gth: 04:32
Director: Alma Har’el

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Released: 2010
Album: Odd Blood
Director: Radical Friend

Björk – Joga
Released: 1997
Album: Homogenic
Length: 3:22
Director: Michel Gondry

Chemical Brothers feat. Noel Gallagher
- Let forever be
Released: 1999
Album: Surrender
Length: 3:56
Director: Michel Gondry

Björk – All is Full of Love
Released: 1999
Album: Homogenic
Length: 4:09
Director: Chris Cunningham

Portishead – Only You
Released: 1998
Album: Portishead
Director: Chris Cunningham

Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
Released: 1997
Album: Super Relax
Length: 4.31
Director: Michel Gondry

Animal Collective – Water Curses
Released: 2008
Album: Water Curses
Length: 3:25
Director: Andrew Kuo

OK GO – This Too Shall Pass
Released: 2010
Album: Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Length: 3:08
Director: James Frost

Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
Released: 2008
Album: Með suð í eyrum við spilum
Length: 3:08
Director: Arni & Kinski

Thom Yorke – Harrowdown Hill
Released: 2006
Album: The Eraser
Length: 4:38
Director: Chel White

Bat for Lashes – What’s a Girl To Do ?
Released: 2007
Album: Fur and Gold
Length: 2:45
Director: Dougal Wilson


Bob Dylan -
Subterranean Homesick Blues

Released: 1965
Album: Bringing it all back home
Length: 2:21
Director: Bruno Decharme

Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone
Released: 2009
Album: Humbug
Length: 3:20
Director: Richard Ayoade

Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Released: 1977
Album: Talking Heads 77
Length: 4:19
Director: Tony Hello

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Released: 1998
Album: Urban Hymns
Length: 5:58
Director: Walter A. Stern

Beasty Boys – Holy Snappers
Released: 1982
Album: Pollywog Stew EP
Length: 1:22

The Faint – Agenda Suicide
Released: 2002
Album: Danse Macabre
Length: 3:59
Director: animation Studio MK12

Battles – Tonto
Released: 2007
Album: Mirrored
Length: 7:37
Director: United Visual Artists

The White Stripes – I just don’t know
what to do with myself
Released: 2003
Album: Elephant
Length: 2:46
Director: Sofia Coppola

David Bowie – Life On Mars
Released: 1973
Album: Hunky Dory
Length: 3:48
Director: Mick Rock

Koudlam – See You All
Released: 2008
Album: Goodbye
Length: 4:57
Director: Cyprien Gaillard

Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
(Live That’s The Way it is)
Released: 1970
Album: Suspicious Minds
Length: 4:22
Director: Denis Sanders