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Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

Video: See Where the World Cup Trophy Is Made

A look inside the small Italian factory responsible for sculpting soccer's top prize

July 2014
How A Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles

How A Design Firm Found Inspiration In Noodles

Two principals of decorative glass makers Skyline Design discuss how craft ethos can be found everywhere, including noodles.

December 2013
Mr. Glass: The Met Presents the Glassworks of Carlo Scarpa

Mr. Glass: The Met Presents the Glassworks of Carlo Scarpa

Thought Carlo Scarpa was all about marble and concrete? A new review of the architect-designer's glassware begs to differ.

November 2013
The Gender Gap Continues

The Gender Gap Continues

Will the powerful female economy change the way furniture is designed and sold?

June 2013
Weaving Design and Play Together

Weaving Design and Play Together

New creations by the Campanas at their first solo show in the U.S.

June 2013
Tietz-Baccon’s Next Act

Tietz-Baccon’s Next Act

Technology and new skills help define, early in the process, the feasibility of prototypes and reduce the cost of making them.

May 2013
Expanding Photography and Architecture

Expanding Photography and Architecture

Two separate, but related, disciplines come together to create a memorable object.

May 2013
The Gender Gap in the American Furniture Industry

The Gender Gap in the American Furniture Industry

The old cliché of males produce while females consume is alive and well.

May 2013
Bio Ups the Ante

Bio Ups the Ante

Wetstyle set out to combine the purity of environmentally-sound material with industrial durability

April 2013
Why the Chair?

Why the Chair?

What lies behind our endless fascination with chairs

March 2013

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