As 2018 draws to a close, we’re looking back at design fair debuts, taking stock of the visual and material themes driving the industry.
Today, the American Institute of Architects issued the first of three sets of guidelines on workplace culture. But will it impact the profession for the better?
Created by Brooklyn design studio In Common With, the fixture plays up contrast, juxtaposing the slickness of a machined base with the hand-hewn rawness of the shade.
Metropolis profiles CannonDesign's behavioral-health studio—a multidisciplinary pool of in-house experts that helm projects in their highly specialized field.
A small but poignant show on Denise Scott Brown’s early photographs—before Learning From Las Vegas made it big— is now on view at New York's Carriage Trade gallery through December 22.
Metropolis spoke with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld about strategies for designing affordable, high-quality homes for the elderly.
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.
On view at the Fondation Cartier, Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu features the work of numerous Latin Americans, including Bolivian-Aymara architect Freddy Mamani.
Du Bois’s 1900 Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America illustrated the progress of newly-freed African Americans and is being published for Du Bois’s 150th birthday.
We highlight standout designs across five trends from the annual ceramics extravaganza in Bologna, Italy.
Designed by Francesco Meda, the chair's thoughtful construction and sensitivity toward posture puts it in a class of its own.
Just four years after founding her Istanbul studio, Özgür has forged collaborations with manufacturers like Spanish rug company nanimarquina while expanding the possibilities of craft production.
Au courant echoes of Michael Thonet’s No. 14 chair, with its strongly vegetal origins, have cropped up in cane, bamboo, and bentwood products.
These designs from Architex, KnollTextiles, Camira, nanimarquina, Bernhardt Textiles, and more, eschew rigid grids and crisp edges for a softer look.
“By looking at food, we can uncover the inner workings of the city which are otherwise difficult to see,” says Takuya Miyake of the Kyoto Institute of Technology.
The 30-year-old Brazilian designer is also known for his nature-meets-minimalism style.
Viñas’s flair for color and narrative—a talent she sharpened in residential work—makes her firm a growing force in workplace and product design.
The Tokyo-based designer tells Metropolis about his design career, his creative process, and his new line of modular furniture for Arper.
The German-born designer reflects on pivotal moments in his career, his first Neocon, and how his firm stayed on the cutting edge of design.
The Dutch design duo, in their latest collaboration with Maharam, found inspiration in both the centuries-old needlework and De Stijl for its "Darning Sampler" line.
From an animal-shaped cushion to a spiky mirror to a donut-inspired chair, these whimsical new accessories show that maximalism is back.
We showcase more than fifteen different releases that show where commercial design is going—from nature-inspired patterns to new ergonomics.
Vincent Van Duysen’s Molteni Group Flagship Store Brings a Strong Dose of Italian Design to Madison Avenue
Vincent Van Duysen is not an architect who believes in the hierarchy of design disciplines. For the Belgian designer, interiors and furniture belong to…
The #MeToo movement and allegations against Richard Meier should push us to rethink how we evaluate architectural merit.
Special events, exhibitions, product launches, and shopping nights offer visitors a kind of self-guided tour through lively commercial neighborhoods.
Glen spoke with Metropolis about how cities—and New York City in particular—can support and benefit from design culture.
In Brooklyn, WantedDesign will launch IC Design Festival, which expands the festival’s five-year collaboration with the borough’s Industry City.
From resilient cities to tech-savvy fashion, design school shows offer immersive looks at the interests of a rising generation of designers.
New York design means more than Manhattan: This year, head to the Brooklyn Museum to see the best of the creative Outer Borough's design offerings.