Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2007

 

The Portable Workplace

Four industrial-design firms create new devices for the global traveler that consolidate all of the clutter ­produced by 24/7 access to the office.

The Good, the Bad, and the Not So Ugly

Questions for the Andacht Brothers: Grole and Gerald talk about their early influences, how far they’re willing to go to please a client, and why ­making people uncomfortable can be very comforting.

Desert Learning

A trip to the Gulf region awakens thoughts of twenty-first-century cities based on principles of sustainability.

Fear of Furniture

Hans Wegner’s daybed is all the more beautiful for having broken decades of personal confusion on the subject.

The Craft Master

The houses of Sam Maloof are testaments to the furniture maker’s illustrious half-century-long career.

Sweet Silence

Our columnist roamed the streets of midtown Manhattan wearing a pair of noise-canceling headphones.