In the 1940s, Knoll Bassett excised the chintzes and florals from upholstery and partnered with new mills to develop timeless, thoughtfully textured fabrics.
After running her own textile company for 25 years, the designer is now bringing her brand and inimitable creative process to Momentum Group.
Developed with Yves Béhar, Ori hopes to solve the problem of cramped urban living with app-based, "smart" furniture.
The textile company and the master architect collaborated in 1955. A new collection finds fresh purpose in those vintage designs.
Author Cassim Shepard discusses the concept of the "design city" and how designers can act collaboratively to make cities better.
Why not 3D-knit a nylon chair? Designers today are applying a wide range of new technologies and materials to outdoor products.
Carpet manufacturer Milliken has found that the right carpet backing can make a huge difference in terms of mitigating noise and preventing moisture.
Metropolis’s Avinash Rajagopal asks Dr. Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat, for his insight into successful affordable housing policy and the "New Urban Agenda," a blueprint for urbanization in the 21st century.
The grandchildren of muralist Paul Werneck, who collaborated with Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx, restore a Rio de Janeiro terrace to its original, funky glory.
Independent designers and retailers have been slowly consolidating their position in the contract furniture industry. Now they’re ready to give established businesses a run for their money.
The Transcend collection, which debuts at NeoCon this month, provides a mind-boggling palette of privacy solutions.
The celebrated British designer discusses the process of developing the Emeco 1 Inch collection, his new book, and his challenging foray into interior design.
All of the Danish designer's pieces, marked by muted colors and pure forms, will be showcased at Duravit’s New York showroom during NYCxDESIGN.
Students and teachers from El Salvador will unveil new tools for ethical coffee collection at this month’s ICFF in New York.
The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.
The biennial Euroluce lighting exhibition will showcase LED lights that push the envelope on both performance and perception.
Two projects in the “New Old” exhibit at London’s Design Museum—a robotics-enhanced suit and a desktop companion—demonstrate a sea change in attitudes towards aging and technology.
When Nemschoff realized the need for comfortable, residential-style furniture in the health-care sector, it began looking into its archives for inspiration.
This developer is bringing new life to Mexico City’s historic neighborhoods—but keeping focus on equitable, sustainable growth.
The design luminary finds reasons for optimism in the year ahead.
The revival of Ralph Rapson's midcentury furniture designs was no simple matter, requiring a close analysis (and at times, liberal interpretation) of the architect's expressionistic drawings.
A collaboration between Marriott and West Elm leads to crossover innovations between hospitality and manufacturing.
In this exclusive interview, Metropolis talks to designer Don Chadwick, who co-designed the original Aeron Chair, to understand the spirit behind the update.
Founded in 2015, MADWorkshop inspires young designers to just "make things"—be it homeless shelters or modular furniture—and make a difference.
The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's latest exhibition showcases high-minded examples of textile upcycling.
GlasLove, an online auction by Luminaire, launches today. Exquisite works in glass, donated by leading designers and manufacturers, will be up for bid.
Yesterday, the design world lost one of its keenest minds and biggest advocates: Jane Thompson.
Professor Eldar Shafir explains how scarcity and abundance affect our actions as individuals and communities—and what that means for designers.
A new LED line brings fresh clarity to Dyson's commercial offerings—and marks Jake Dyson's return to the company after 12 years.
The first retrospective on Ove Arup reveals the man behind the global engineering firm.
The fifth edition of the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial delivers plenty of crowd-pleasers but charts few new frontiers.
￼New York–based start-up TheTake has a new way for us to consume films.
A glass globe bristling with colorful tubes, architect Philippe Rahm’s Spectral Light for Artemide looks less like a lamp and more like something from the set of Star Trek.
The latest iteration of the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial tackles the age-old problem: how do we define beauty?
Many have pegged Detroit’s comeback to a rebirth of manufacturing. A collaborative working space shows the way forward by linking entrepreneurial making with urban growth.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Courtesy SOM © Ezra Stoller/Esto There are many reasons to celebrate architecture and design in the coming months as these venerable institutions, iconic products, and key texts mark an…
When it is completed next summer, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami will feature the world's most cutting-edge planetarium.