Ken Shulman

The Flat-Pack Strikes Back

In targeting the needs of young city dwellers, a new generation of entrepreneurs is building digitally driven businesses that could revolutionize residential design.

A Culture of Caring

Designing hospitals in the global marketplace requires the ability to blend state-of-the-art solutions with a sensitivity to local customs, rituals, and religions.

Team Works

Three emerging interior design firms have discovered the key to thriving in a challenging economy: collaboration.

Inside Jobs

The leading Italian furniture companies engage in a little-known but highly lucrative sideline—acting as construction managers for high-end interiors.

Hope in a Bag

A new portable HIV diagnostic device promises to save thousands of lives in AIDS-stricken Africa.

The Next Wave On Show

The companies shown here, along with the firms previously mentioned, are part of the Italian Design Street Walking festivities in New York, celebrating the best of Italian design with an exciting series of special events and promotions. It runs throughout…

The Next Wave Carlo Gugliemi | Fontana Arte

We all need to take stock of our creative capacities against the larger backdrop of a global financial crisis. It’s almost as if we need to interpret this market rather than revive it. This is the first time we’ve found…

The Next Wave

Italian design CEOs talk about how their companies are responding to a shifting, unpredictable global marketplace.

The Green Vanguard: H is for Health Care

Designed by Gianfranco Zaccai HERMAN MILLER Just over 40 years ago, Robert Propst checked into the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor for back surgery. During his six-week convalescence, the president of Herman Miller Research Corp. and inventor of…

Intense Listeners

Combining a knack for empathy with an elegance of line, Antenna Design creates products that are both beautiful and supremely functional.

The Path to Platinum

After 25 years spent practicing sustainable architecture, BNIM earns the highest rating under LEED—a tool the Kansas City firm’s own efforts helped to create.

Arm-Chair Quarter-Back

For the past 20 years, Milanese architect Piero Lissoni has served as Boffi’s art director, overseeing virtually all creative aspects for the venerable Italian manufacturer.

Growing Pains

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

Art of the Possible

A new ambulatory-care clinic for a remarkable institution seeks to become the nation’s first LEED-certified healthcare facility.

Art of the Possible: Photo Essay

Guidance from the Natural Resources Defense Council and financial assistance from New York Governor George Pataki and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) made it pos