Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2003


Richard & Me

Our columnist’s love for Richard Meier’s new buildings downtown is complicated by a little personal history.

A New Development

If Levittown epitomized postwar culture, what does Denver’s Stapleton development say about America today?

Garbage Bags

An estimated 450,000 scavengers pick over the trash heaps in Jakarta, Indonesia, collecting anything they think they can resell. When American artist Ann Wizer moved there in 2000, she saw an opportunity to help the scavengers and take her art in a new direction. “Last year I had an exhibition called Empty Legacy: Works Made from Trash,” she says. “I…

Design Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation

If you’re hoping to follow in the footsteps of great designers like Mies, Gray, Aalto, Eames, Perriand, and Starck, where do you take your ideas about making innovative furniture? If you’re in America, the major place for peer and public recognition is the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which first opened in New York 14 years ago this May. While…

Best Thing Going

The Best Products showrooms were Post-Modern icons, giving the suburbs their own landmark architecture. An admirer asks,