Video: Making of Peter Saville/Nick Knight shoot

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In 1996, legendary art director Peter Saville moved into a 2,000 sq ft Mayfair lair that he worked with Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to turn into a celebration of 1970s ‘shag pad’ – or garçonniere as Saville prefers – styling. The Apartment, as it was known, soon became a draw for popstars (and long-term Saville fans) such as Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Suede’s Brett Anderson. Saville had to vacate The Apartment after a few short, happy years but he still keeps most if its contents in shipping containers in West London.

Watch how Saville and Knight, along with the Wallpaper* team, created the ultimate play pen

The shoot he art directed for Wallpaper*, photographed by Nick Knight, is in part at least, an attempt to create an abstract update of The Apartment and to take it in strange new directions.

A production of large scale and ambition, the final 22-page shoot is in this month's issue of Wallpaper*.

but to watch how Saville and Knight, along with the Wallpaper* team, created the ultimate play pen, click here

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.