Belinda Lanks

Talented Designer In Need of A Champion? Meet Jerry Helling

The president and creative director of Bernhardt Design has kick-started the careers of dozens of young American and international designers.

The president and creative director of Bernhardt Design has created multiple platforms to invest in young American and international talent, helping to kick-start the careers of dozens of designers.

Suzanne Tick’s Luum Is a Fresh Force in U.S. Textiles

The newest entrant into the American contract textiles industry, Luum is based on artisanal approaches, material exploration, and a keen sense of how commercial spaces are evolving.

The newest entrant into the American contract textiles industry, Luum is based on artisanal approaches, material exploration, and a keen sense of how commercial spaces are evolving.

Assigned Seating

MANUFACTURER Wilsonart www.wilsonart.com Every year Wilsonart presents an undergraduate class of industrial-design students a simple brief: using laminate (the company’s core product), build an eye-catching yet functional chair that is strong enough to hold 400 pounds. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and the type of exposure that comes from having one’s work showcased at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture…

Auto Loan

Stefan Diez borrows car-manufacturing technology for the sheet-metal Chassis chair.

Minimalism

The Loft Years by Belinda Lanks The 1980s may call to mind excessive ornament and oversize luxury, but there was actually another decor movement afoot—one of contrasting restraint, resourcefulness, and functionality. If mirrored walls and cabbage-rose chintz (the interior-design equivalents of shoulder pads and leg warmers) were the symbols of Upper East Side wealth, exposed pipes and factory lamps were…

Art and Commerce

A stunning series of postcards from turn-of-the-century Vienna was initially conceived as a money-making venture.

Robo-Craft

Luca Nichetto’s new stacking chair may be the first-ever furnishing inspired by kissing robots.