Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2008


Questions for Alexandre Nucinovitski

The Times’s longtime architecture critic breaks his silence and reveals what compelled him to come forward with his allegations, how high up the conspiracy goes, and what (or who) is the “Bilbao-12.”

Beech Boy

With its curved beech-and-oak construction and natural wood finish, Naoto Fukasawa’s new Hiroshima chair may seem like a departure for the Japanese designer. After all, his best-known products, for Muji and the consumer-electronics brand Plus Minus Zero, are overwhelmingly in plastic. Hiroshima, by contrast, looks like an updated version of one of Hans Wegner’s iconic armchairs. But this chair—the result…

Camper or Camp?

In the last two years, Jaime Hayon has designed five stores for the Majorcan footwear giant Camper. Now he has his own shoe, a sporty dance number with a sneaker sole, drenched in color. To really pull off the look, we recommend tying your laces in a jaunty loop, as above. March 1, 2008 Categories: Uncategorized

Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé answers a few questions on industrial design, inspiration, and process—using her thumbs.

Indigenous Design

Architecture in the twenty-first century can be intensely local—but only if we stop, look, and understand site and regional conditions.