The first monograph on Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative and innovative design studio with an introduction by Maria Cristina Didero

Fast becoming one of the world's most sought-after studios, Snarkitecture has designed installations, architecture, products, and furniture for a diverse range of clients including COS, Kith, Calvin Klein, the New Museum, Kartell, and Beats by Dr. Dre. This book presents more than 70 of their projects and investigates how its founders, artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen, work at the interface between their disciplines to come up with some of the most beguiling and fascinating designs seen in recent years.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 256 pp
  • Illustrations: 400 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714876061

Alex Mustonen, partner and co-founder of Snarkitecture, is a graduate of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Daniel Arsham, partner and co-founder of Snarkitecture, is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. In addition to his work with Snarkitecture, Arsham continues to practice as a visual artist, including collaborations and commissions in fine art, stage design, and film.

"The works are chronicled in a rather fetching new title by Phaidon... A beautifully bound and wonderfully illustrated, detailed study of Snarkitecture's work."—Josh Fehnert, Monocle24

"[A] tour of some of their most jaw-dropping designs, perfectly chronicled in a coffee table essential."—Acquire Mag

"Inspiring and beguiling... Uncover[s] some hidden treasures."—Cool Hunting

"There are very few [firms] that have been as impactful as Snarkitecture [and] they teamed up with the coffee table book masters at Phaidon to put together a 256-page tome with 400 illustrations that investigates just how they came to be."—Cool Material

"[A]n authoritative retrospective of their work."—Hypebeast

"Commemorates 10 unforgettable years of breaking artistic barriers and uncovering unknowns."—Gotham

"A cavern carved from ribbons, a pavilion made from inflatable sausages and 70,000 suspended balloons are just some of striking installations design by the New York-based studio Snarkitecture, all captured in a its eponymous portfolio book."—Elle

"Snarkitecture's impressive portfolio of work, which is celebrated in a new book from powerhouse publishers Phaidon, showcases more than 70 of the studio's projects."—AnOtherMag

"Drawing on Snarkitecture's ethos of looking beyond the expected norm, gathering inspiration from the everyday and reinventing details, their self-titled book, published by Phaidon, tells the story of the design company's rise within the creative world, presenting more than 70 unique projects with accompanying visuals, diagrams and descriptive captioning.—Aesthetica

"Showcases 70 projects from Snarkitecture's mostly monochrome portfolio and explores how its experimental and multidisciplinary approach has turned them into one of the world's most sought-after design studios."—

"[D]ocuments a remarkable range of 73 projects."—Pin-Up

"Art meets architecture in the first monograph on New York-based collaborative design studio Snarkitecture... For those with an eye for futuristic design, this book is a definite page-turner."—Harper's Bazaar Arabia

"In this first collection from the New York-based design agency, we get to explore Snarkitecture's world – where the familiar becomes extraordinary... The book itself is designed as if it were one of the works inside. Showing the agency's weakness for white, the monotone hardback gives the uncanny illusion of a stack of torn paper. This is a conversation starter you'll want to display."—Photoshop Creative