Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine June 2008


Cottage Industry

­With this month’s launch of a Web-based company, Brett Zamore hopes to do what no one in the market has done so far: deliver sustainable modern homes that live up to the promise of affordability.

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 felt, while in others circular outlines appear to mutate and degrade. (The Layers Garden Double pattern is shown here on…

Deeply Felt

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

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 own protective shawl out of a yard of woven cashmere bought at a local fabric store. The chic charcoal gray…

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 been talking about decentralized nursing for twenty years now, but the hurdle was always technology,” says George Vangelatos, a principal…