Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2007

 

Blessed Unrest

In his new book, Paul Hawken looks at the history of the environmental movement and predicts its future.

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.

Industrial Evolution

Established & Sons is proving that, contrary to popular belief, Britain still has the manufacturing capability to produce high-end furniture.

Fear of Furniture

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

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.