Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2007


Private Islands

BioHavens add an aesthetic element to water features and natural landscapes that cleans and nourishes while you lounge.

Life After the Atelier

Rogier van der Heide’s transition from intimate studio practictioner to running Arup’s global lighting operation has been a case study in collaboration.

George Lois

George Lois answers a few questions on graphic design, inspiration, and process—using his thumbs.

Total Garbage

Konstantin Grcic, the prolific industrial designer from Munich, has a soft spot for rubbish. His trash cans for the German company Authentics were small miracles of functionalist design, and now he’s reprised them with Top, a new line of rainbow-hatted polypropylene bins. A weight in the back of the lid aids in opening and closing, and retractable connectors daisy-chain the…

7 Seminal Spaces

Some of our best interior designers take a walk through their favorite rooms—past and present—showing us the moves behind the magic.