Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2010


An About Face

You’ll need a pen to navigate the better part of Martí Guixé’s new offerings for Alessi. The Catalan designer’s first collection for the Italian manufacturer includes three “communicator” vessels that have places—in the shape of an arrow, balloons, and a plant—to scribble notes. A blank clock allows you to fill in any thoughts, images, or other associations you have with…

James Dyson

answers a few questions on engineering, hands-on work, and protecting your ideas.

The Cost of Convenience

In a heroic effort to source and fabricate each part of an everyday appliance himself, Thomas Thwaites produces the world’s most expensive toaster.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The design directors of five leading contract-furniture companies stare into a crystal ball made hazy by a deep recession and fundamental shifts in the way we work.

Grn Air

Southwest Airlines’ new “green” plane flies on a message of savvy environmentalism and even savvier marketing.