Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2006
Despite its alarming size, Phaidon Design Classics is actually surprisingly thrifty. Each of the 999 industrially manufactured objects featured in its three encyclopedic volumes is illustrated, most by a photograph that perfectly balances a sparse entertaining story about its creation and enduring value. “The idea was really to go as wide as possible, and it was also very important to…
The design of a Norwegian lookout honors its breathtaking natural setting.
Already famous for its bold patterns, the Rug Company is forging unconventional partnerships with product designers.
Charles Kaisin’s extendable K-Bench for Vange.
For those on somewhat of a budget, there’s Design Within Reach (DWR). For those on a real budget, there’s Design Without Reach, 27-year-old product designer Rob Price’s answer to DWR’s creative monopoly. “I’d love to have some of these high-end design pieces,” he says of the company’s products, “but they’re still unattainable.” The solution? As an offshoot of a collaborative…
A developer turns one of her new town houses into a celebration of the borough.
Long before Lapidus and Rockwell there was the sumptuous grandeur of Schultze & Weaver.
On the 50th anniversary of the Eames Lounge Chair, an intriguing new book and exhibition shed light on the arduous process behind the making of a Modern classic.
Thom Faulders assembles a wraparound jigsaw ceiling of unique panel pieces.
Just south of Atlanta, a sustainable village is emerging.
Can the sensibilities of interior designers enrich the inventions of architects?
Making a House From the Big Dig’s Scraps
Using recycled materials left behind from Boston's Big Dig public-works project, Single Speed Design creates a house of monumental proportions.
Using recycled materials from the Big Dig, Single Speed Design creates a house of monumental proportions.
“A blender is a very straightforward machine,” German designer Konstantin Grcic says in reference to his design for the Krups KB720. “The challenge is to come up with something that makes it distinctive.” Although it resembles most blenders in its basic form, the KB720—which makes its American debut at ICFF—is indeed distinctive: at 1,100 watts, it is one of the…
Cleveland expects its new transit system to usher in a downtown revival.
Three Rome Prize winners explore their crafts in the city as an ensemble.
The developers claim that the town of Ave Maria will be open to all, but the town’s theology is obvious in its design.
A Los Angeles realty firm adds a division that specializes in the promising housing form.
Bursting with sensuality, Little Wonder’s new series of porcelain vases, “Opening,” is its debut venture with Rosenthal. The studio’s Gyungju Chyon and John Sadar are also the first Canadians to design for the manufacturing giant, and if the organic vessels launched at Frankfurt’s Ambiente in February are any measure, the collaboration is clearly blossoming. June 1, 2006 Categories: Uncategorized
Virginia San Fratello tries to convert her Next Generation® prize-winning proposal for a Hydro Wall from digital rendering to material prototype.
Whether it’s modular living, eco-friendly lighting, or helping out around the house, technology is increasingly playing a greater role in domestic life. The prototypes and products shown here indicate what the home might be like in the near future.