Author: Michael Silverberg

Compilation Art

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University’s recent discovery of a lost 1936 oil painting by Lloyd Morgan, chief designer of Schultze & Weaver, was an odd and welcome revelation to scholars of the New York–based architecture firm. Jonathan Mogul, a curatorial research associate…

Green Watching

When Tad Fettig and Karena Albers, castaways from the world of commercial advertising (they met in Hawaii on a shoot for Degree deodorant), conceived of a show about eco-architecture, they imagined a small-bore project: “Sort of like This Old House…

Red, Blue, and Green States

Green architecture in the United States is as geographically polarized as the political landscape—and a look at  future eco-building sites suggests the trend will continue. The good news? More LEED projects on the horizon. Lots more.

Risom Redux

Among 91-year-old furniture designer Jens Risom’s extensive oeuvre, it’s hard to find an uncomely curve. But beyond his seminal pieces for Knoll, very little of his work is still in production. Two years ago Ralph Pucci International remedied the situation…

Jørgen Kastholm Dies at 76

Jørgen Kastholm, the Danish architect and furniture designer whose collaborations with the architect Preben Fabricus yielded such midcentury icons as the Grasshopper and Scimitar chairs, has died in Denmark after a short illness, according to the manufacturer Lange Production. He…

Less is More

A new furniture system aimed at the small-office market seeks to simplify the often daunting process of setting up shop.

Editor’s Pick: Self-Service

Sonja Marzoner, a student at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, created the Self-Service floor lamp as part of the school’s surrealist House Creatures collection, which aims to forge “a subtle emotional attachment” between object and owner. Besides providing for its…

Boys’ and Girls’

When designing the washroom of L’Atelier, a tiny new members-only lounge in Toronto’s trendy King West neighborhood, Antonio Tadrissi had to consider two powerful constituencies: men and women. Tadrissi, one of the club’s owners, wanted both sexes to gather in…