Hans Fonk (Amsterdam) is the founder, editor and photographer of OBJEKT International and OBJEKT USA|Canada. Hans began as a successful international fashion photographer, working for Cosmopolitan, Flair, Elegance and many other magazines. Several decades ago, in San Francisco, he was asked to photograph interiors and did so with great success. In this field, his fame has also spread like wildfire.
His special eye for interiors, architecture and art has given rise to OBJEKT©International and numerous book publications including all the stars of the international interior design world. In collaboration with the German publisher Teneues, he published the book “OBJEKT©International, Luxury in the World” in 2015. His photographic art has resulted in many successful exhibitions, such as the “China rocks” exhibition in Beijing. One of his major achievements is OBJEKT©International, the seminal title tailor-made for the high-end urban modernist with a passion for interiors, art and antiques, modern design and exceptional architecture. Thanks to the overall concept, the often unexpected subjects, the choice of designers, the professionally organized worldwide distribution and the quality of the photos, OBJEKT©International has acquired the highest authority in its field. It has won the “World’s Best Interior Design Magazine” award in Los Angeles. The magazine was first published in 1991. The English edition came out in 1999, Russia followed in 2009 and in 2012 China and South Africa joined the team, each publishing their own edition. In 2015, the brand new special edition for Asia, with text in English and Chinese, was launched in Beijing. OBJEKT©USA | CANADA was launched in 2016. The magazine continues to surprise with its global adventurism in a world of creativity, without ever compromising on the exceptional quality of the publication. Within its pages, a unique fusion of classic and modern styles is complemented by the inimitable images of internationally renowned photographer Hans Fonk, art director. Recently, a brand new digital edition has been published for a more experimental approach to the world of design and architecture: far beyond the common scale.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Founder, Publisher and PhotographerOBJEKT International & USA | Canada