Mason Currey

Will Smart-Surface Technology Overtake Us?

Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything—walls, floors, ceilings, even carpets—we’re just starting to sort out the implications.

Now that technology can be embedded into virtually anything—walls, floors, ceilings, even carpets— we’re just starting to sort out the implications.

Shelf Life

Ka-Lai Chan’s first mass-produced design is a storage system that signifies self-expression.

More Complexity

In making his work less manufacturable, a young American designer creates his strongest furniture collection.

Trial by Internet

WEB www.lunatik.com Scott Wilson has had a long and varied design career—formerly a global creative director of Nike, he now runs his own studio, Minimal, in Chicago—but since late 2010 he has become best known for his Kickstarter story. Wilson went to the popular crowd-funding site with the goal of raising $15,000 for a watch design. After 30 days, he…

Heart of Glass

WEB www.lucanichetto.com www.foscarini.com As a native of Murano, Italy, the designer Luca Nichetto has fond memories of the handcrafted “pearls” that are sold as souvenirs of the island’s famous glassmaking industry. So when the manufacturer Foscarini—which also got its start in Murano—asked Nichetto to design a large-scale suspension lamp, he thought to recreate the feeling of those colorful baubles, but…