Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2007


Clean & Green Production: Balancing Act

Milliken has been retooling its manufacturing processes for decades and now, according to a leading eco–think tank, is actually “carbon negative.” Impressive, but what does that even mean?

Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer answers a few questions on lighting design, inspiration, and process—using his thumbs.

Without Redundancy

In the wake of the Minneapolis tragedy, our columnist asks: As the interstate highway system ages, are other failures inevitable?

Home Stretch

Before opening her New York–based design studio in 1996, Sandy Chilewich cofounded HUE, a women’s-legwear company. So it seems appropriate that her studio’s first product—Ray Bowls, now available in a limited tenth-anniversary edition from the MoMA Design Store—used a nylon-spandex blend commonly found in hosiery and lingerie, stretched over a simple metal frame to make a colorful cushion for fruit…