Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2010


The Cost of Convenience

In a heroic effort to source and fabricate each part of an everyday appliance himself, Thomas Thwaites produces the world’s most expensive toaster.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The design directors of five leading contract-furniture companies stare into a crystal ball made hazy by a deep recession and fundamental shifts in the way we work.

Grn Air

Southwest Airlines’ new “green” plane flies on a message of savvy environmentalism and even savvier marketing.

Kit of Parts

The open-source model has begun to make inroads into the world of industrial design. Now an innovative new program attempts to bring that ethos to the scale of buildings.

Water Works

Led by a hard-charging CEO and his right-hand man, Grohe uses design to remake both the bathroom and its own business.