The Puebla, Mexico–based studio works with local artisans to develop pieces that reference the country’s unique heritage of making while using clean forms that let their materials speak for themselves.
Metropolis interviews experts from Perkins+Will, ZGF, and HOK about navigating the plethora of industry- and product-specific sustainability certifications.
The Right Environment: Lisa Heschong on Why Daylight is the Most Important Architectural Consideration
sponsored by: Metropolis magazine, in partnership with Lutron, presents The Right Environment: a series of profiles featuring experts who are helping to make buildings better for occupants. For the second installment of the series, Metropolis caught up with design researcher and consultant, Lisa Heschong. Heschong…
sponsored by: Cirio translates directly to “candle” in Spanish. It is a fitting name for the Santa & Cole family of fixtures that embodies the likeness of this most ancient light source’s…
This selection of buildings—ranging from Atlanta to Kansas City to Basel, Switzerland—highlight stand-out materials and products.
Au courant echoes of Michael Thonet’s No. 14 chair, with its strongly vegetal origins, have cropped up in cane, bamboo, and bentwood products.
We've gathered recent releases from the likes of Cerno Group, AlexAllen Studio, Earnest Studio, ANDlight, Vibia, CTO Lighting, Original BTC, and more!
Silent Field 2.0, a new item from Artemide North America designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Laura Pessoni, aims to remedy the shortcomings of the open-office plan.
After years spent working on other projects—including a stint at Ralph Lauren Home—Sonneman has happily spent the past 15 years back in the lighting industry.
New products by BuzziSpace, Muuto, Haworth, and more combine versatile, noise-reducing functionality with effortless style.
The firm's three-piece lighting collection for Delta Light, its first foray into luminaires, will debut in the United States this March.
The products Hubbell introduced this year are carefully considered from the perspective of every stakeholder in health care.
“The lamp is inspired directly from a lovers’ relationship,” says Keller. “Ceramic and glass are very different materials, very fragile but strong together at the same time.”
The terraced clay luminaire, topped by a hefty brass disk and rounded salt bead, adds warmth to any space.
Designed by Kristoffer Fagerström and Charlotte Ackemar of Note Design Studio, the lamp cleverly hides the unsightly metal dissipater and emits a subtle glow.
This year's ICFF showcased exceptional design from around the world—and these eleven lighting products truly shined.
All of the Danish designer's pieces, marked by muted colors and pure forms, will be showcased at Duravit’s New York showroom during NYCxDESIGN.
An interview with lighting designer Konkana Khaunaud, of the firm Frost & Sullivan, who offers fascinating insight into the roles lighting will play in smart cities.
The biennial Euroluce lighting exhibition will showcase LED lights that push the envelope on both performance and perception.
At Dutch Design Week, design collective Krown debuted a remarkable new series of light shades—all grown from mushrooms.