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Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

Researchers in labs across the country are getting their hands dirty and prototyping ideas at every scale, from molecules to cities. Their findings will have a profound impact on our world.

April 2015
Konstantin Grcic’s Industrial Complex

Konstantin Grcic’s Industrial Complex

In an unlikely partnership with Maharam, the celebrated product designer brings his analytic rigor to textiles.

April 2015
LED Lighting, Three Ways

LED Lighting, Three Ways

These innovative lighting designs take LED to playful, stylish, and even humanitarian ends.

April 2015
Design Impact

Design Impact

Umbra’s new redesigned showroom in Toronto embodies the brand’s mission to foster young talent.

April 2015
Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

Celebrating the Human Factor in Design

The Metropolis Think Tank series is a live research program—it connects the wisdom of local knowledge groups with design thinkers, clients, and others.

April 2015
Abundant Light

Abundant Light

From classics to innovative, next-generation LED fixtures, the best of the season's lighting design marries sleek style with effortless function.

April 2015
A Lamp That Prompts the Question, "Where's the Light Bulb?"

A Lamp That Prompts the Question, "Where's the Light Bulb?"

García Cumini Associati fashion a pendant lamp that seems to be missing a key component—a light bulb.

April 2015
How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

How Do We Transition to a More Energy-Efficient Infrastructure? Answer: The Microgrid

The award-winning lighting designer James Benya argues that to truly leverage sustainable technologies, we should rethink our electricity system as a whole.

April 2015
Al Jazeera’s European HQ Adapts to Life in the Shard

Al Jazeera’s European HQ Adapts to Life in the Shard

The designers behind the media network's new London newsroom studio had to work around a major design obstacle—Renzo Piano's architecture.

April 2015
The Rise of the Robot Operator

The Rise of the Robot Operator

After two decades of experience in robotics-based fabrication, Andreas Froech, founder of Machineous Consultants, wants more control over his work and is reclaiming his role in the design process.

April 2015
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