Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2005

 

Growing Pains

The Salone del Mobile is moving into an enormous new facility—and launching two international spinoffs.

Crafted by Ikea

For the first time Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’s craft-inflected organic creations are available to the masses. She has designed four large urn-shaped vases called Jonsberg for Ikea’s PS range, available this month. “Normally my work is made in small editions, which gets expensive. I was searching for a way to create something mass-produced while preserving attention to the richness of…

Reconsidering Eero

Saarinen died young and very much out of critical favor, but the judgment of history seems to have turned for this long-neglected master.

A Hearst Exclusive!

Shouldn’t the Three Sixty lamp, designed by Foster and Partners, really be called the Six Hundred? Hitting stores in November, the halogen directional lamp has hinges in its shaft and arm that each rotate 300 degrees. So why the name? It couldn’t be modesty. This sleek brass baby is specified for the executive offices in the firm’s striking new Hearst…

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