Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2007
The Metropolis staff points out noteworthy themes occurring in today’s product design.
Objects should celebrate our connection to the digital world, not minimize it.
Four industrial-design firms create new devices for the global traveler that consolidate all of the clutter produced by 24/7 access to the office.
The impresario of one of design’s great showcases for young talent reflects on its tenth anniversary.
There is a new wave of interest in the nineteenth-century decorative style.
A look at the work spaces inside New York City’s infamous design address.
The houses of Sam Maloof are testaments to the furniture maker’s illustrious half-century-long career.
The work of students in the United States and Europe provides an intriguing glimpse into emerging trends in product and industrial design.
Our columnist roamed the streets of midtown Manhattan wearing a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
In 2007 the computer gave up taking over the world. Instead the world took over the computer.
Metropolis presents a snapshot of product design today.
These new materials allow structures and objects to react to environmental stimuli—without any adverse side effects.
Confessions from the son of an industrial designer.
The Existential Crisis of a Starbucks Latte
The significance of Starbucks foam is the embedding of brand identity into a natural phenomenon: lactate becomes logo.
Starbucks foam and the rise of ambiguous materials
In his new book, Paul Hawken looks at the history of the environmental movement and predicts its future.
A little metal cube takes an energy-efficient approach to Lilliputian living.
Questions for the Andacht Brothers: Grole and Gerald talk about their early influences, how far they’re willing to go to please a client, and why making people uncomfortable can be very comforting.
Design schools need to shift focus from the form of objects to understanding the systems that produce them.
A hydrogen-electric prototype out of Detroit brings fuel cells closer to the U.S. auto industry.
A trip to the Gulf region awakens thoughts of twenty-first-century cities based on principles of sustainability.