Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2008


A Table to Go

Last year, when Heath Ceramics owners Cathy Bailey and Robin Petravic took the train from New York to California with their three-year-old baby, they brought along two of the enduring Sausalito company’s plates and a bowl. “It’s so much nicer…

Instant Heirloom

If you’ve been coveting Hella Jongerius’s Layers textiles ever since Maharam previewed them in 2006 (see “The Art of Layering,” October 2006), the wait is finally over. In two patterns, decorative stitching reminiscent of hand embroidery ties together sheets of…

All Wrapped Up

On a recent trip to Helsinki, architect Page Goolrick found herself battling the damp cold equipped with little more than a short jacket. So she did what most of us wish we were re-sourceful enough to do, and fashioned her…

In Sync

Technology is rapidly transforming health care, bringing dramatic (and long overdue) changes to the look of many hospitals. Sync, a swoopy new nurse’s station from Nurture by Steelcase, is an architectural response to the less paper/more technology imperative. “People have…

Out of the Shadows

With more people working from home, Herman Miller commissions a new line of domestic office furniture to accompany its famous Eames and Nelson pieces. But are icons born or made?

Lightning Rod

In need of an update, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s historic tower sparks a debate about the conservation of Modern architecture.

Deeply Felt

Tanya Aguiñiga’s furniture incorporates local culture, traditional crafts, and layers of colorful fabric.