Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine December 2010
The companies shown here, along with the firms previously mentioned, are part of the Italian Design Street Walking festivities in New York, celebrating the best of Italian design with an exciting series of special events and promotions. It runs throughout the month, ending on January 8th. Visit www.cosmit.it for more information. December 1, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized
“We’re developing a direct online presence in the U.S. and England.”
“Our challenge is to show how a door can be an element of added value.”
“This capacity to overcome obstacles and transform brilliant ideas into brilliant products is hard to imitate.”
“Our biggest challenge now is to increase our presence and brand awareness in emerging markets.”
“Making quality products alone won’t guarantee success in this global economy.”
“The business today is more complicated and intense than it was 20 or 30 years ago.”
“Even though there isn’t strong competition from U.S. producers, it remains a tricky market for us.”
“There will be sharp competition, even from local companies that try to imitate Italian creativity.”
“The world has grown very small, with markets and competitors everywhere.”
We all need to take stock of our creative capacities against the larger backdrop of a global financial crisis. It’s almost as if we need to interpret this market rather than revive it. This is the first time we’ve found ourselves in a situation like this. Previous meltdowns were limited to single countries or regions. Today’s recession involves the entire…
Italian design CEOs talk about how their companies are responding to a shifting, unpredictable global marketplace.
Austin: Which Way? Austin is the first city in the United States to test the German Car2go car- sharing system. Inspired by the Paris bike program, Car2go allows users to rent a Smart two-seater and drop it off anywhere in the city. On Yelp, enthusiastic reviewers already say they’re thinking about selling their old cars. Daimler is also working on…
The renowned architect—and man of many
spectacles—fills out our questionnaire.
Imm Cologne’s trend forecasters look
into the near future of interior design.
In Lower Manhattan, Rogers Marvel Architects satisfy security imperatives without sacrificing street life.
With the opening of his newest project—the mammoth 8House in Copenhagen—Bjarke Ingels continues his relentless climb to the top.
The innovative manufacturer, darling of designers worldwide, celebrates its 90th anniversary.
New York City’s historic interiors are an
essential part of its character. Keeping them intact, however, poses a knotty preservation challenge.
Bertjan Pot upholsters his latest chair in a single piece of wool.