Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2007


Ingo Maurer

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

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…

Old Bags

This month’s Sacks Appeal exhibition, at the Museum of Art & Culture, in Missoula, Montana, displays an occasionally uneasy alliance between consumerist culture and the first-rank artists—Andy Warhol and Annie Leibowitz among them—who created the more than 70 shopping bags on view. Keith Haring’s cluttered, frenetic design (pictured), which reimagines the handle as a gaping red mouth, is an especially…