Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2010
A Place to Rest Your Head (and Empty Your Wallet) Thanks to Ikea, furniture has cute Swedish names like Malm (a dresser) and Vanvik (a bed). The Scandinavian-name craze has trickled down to the feet. Tretorn, a preppy shoemaker that got its start producing tires and tennis balls, now calls its sneakers Skymra and its rubber boots Längya. According to…
One of the scions of the legendary company talks about design, luxury marketing, and the iPad.
Momentum Textiles introduces a high-performing, PVC-free fabric.
Osko + Deichmann’s kinked, playful Straw chair
Los Angeles’s high school of urban planning welcomes its freshman class.
In retail design, tight budgets can be curiously liberating, inspiring innovation and creativity.
Two recent controversies demonstrate that in New York proximity is a very relative matter.
Designers envision new solutions for the impromptu office.
Architecture students draw on local folklore and epic poetry to express the unique spirit of a site.
An engaging dialogue with two leading voices in the public-interest- architecture movement
With the publication of a new book, Muji reveals the designers behind its cult favorites.
The Syracuse Center of Excellence helps lay the foundation for the revitalization of a struggling Rust Belt city.
American architects attempt a European-style piazza in the Pacific Northwest.
A new breed of workplace products aims to block ambient noise and boost productivity.
The lobby vending machine sells an outlandish array of novelties and luxury items, from a Ouija board to a 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
What if intuition and analysis were equal partners in creating our designed environments?
A London firm designs an appropriately understated workplace for Jasper Morrison.