Paul Makovsky

How to be Florence Knoll in 10 Easy Steps

Looking back on a decades-old relationship with the designer on the centennial of her birth, Metropolis vice president of design Paul Makovsky reflects on the lessons to be learned from her contributions to architecture and design.

Courtesy Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Florence Knoll Bassett is truly a visionary. As a pioneer of interior and furniture design and a successful entrepreneur, she is one of the most influential architects and designers of postwar America, yet her mark on Modern design transcends any one of these fields. Her studies at Kingswood…

Finn Juhl: Master Painter, Master Designer

A new book gives readers a unique look at the great Danish designer’s watercolors, which convey the ingenuity of this 20th-century pioneer.

A new book gives readers a unique look at the great Danish designer’s watercolors, which convey the ingenuity of this 20th-century pioneer.

9 Taiwanese Designers To Watch

Taipei's designation as a World Design Capital has put a spotlight on Taiwan and its vibrant, emerging design culture. These nine designers stand out for their craftsmanship and inventiveness.

Taipei’s designation as a World Design Capital has put a spotlight on Taiwan and its vibrant, emerging design culture. These nine designers stand out for their craftsmanship and inventiveness.

Uncovering Taipei: Inside the World Design Capital 2016

Taipei's designation as this year's World Design Capital is a recognition of the city's pioneering, design-led urban strategies.

Taipei’s designation as this year’s World Design Capital—chosen by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design—is a recognition of the city’s pioneering, design-led urban strategies.