Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine May 2011



Three Wheeling From William Turville: As an architect, a sculptor, a car buff, and a product of Buckminster Fuller’s Inventory of World Resources/World Game seminars in the late 1960s and early ’70s, I heartily applaud Norman Foster’s heroic efforts to get a Dymaxion on the road (“One for the Road,” by Martin C. Pedersen, March 2011, p. 74). This is…

Artek in America

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Alvar Aalto’s furniture company returns to its roots and prepares to conquer the American market once again.

Joint Venture

Assessing the potential benefits and limitations of a product designer’s ambitious foray into structural invention

In the Fold

DESIGNER Alexis Georgacopoulos This July, Alexis Georgacopoulos takes over as director of Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), one of the world’s premier design schools. (He was formerly the head of its industrial-design department.) Although ECAL students will not, alas, have a presence at this month’s ICFF, in New York, Georgacopoulos himself will. The Brooklyn-based distributor Neo-Utility will be…