Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine May 2003
Being featured in the publications like Metropolis and Design Within Reach hasn’t gone to Pablo Pardo’s head. The lighting designer still exhibits his own designs on the floor of ICFF. Based on the popular Ventana floor and table lamps, the Mini Ventana utilizes the same lighting design and tensile structure on a smaller scale for wall-mountable fixtures. What sets this…
Generation Collaboration: The Next Wave of Design Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship usually evokes individuality and self-motivation, but community building was a big theme at Metropolis' “Design Entrepreneurs” conference.
Entrepreneurship generally evokes qualities of individuality and determined self-motivation, so it seemed odd to find community building such a consistent topic at the Metropolis Conference, “Design Entrepreneurs,” presented at ICFF on Monday, May 19. As the emergent theme, however, it underlined the fact that design is, by nature, a collective enterprise. Or as Jennifer Carpenter of Truck put it more…
Michael Cheung’s No Peace No Boom chair encourages you to sit down and think.
The public process behind the new World Trade Center design was certainly a process, but it wasn’t quite public.
A well-designed gift shop demonstrates the Queens Museum of Art’s ability to make a little go a long way.
Julie Bargmann’s on a mission: Can a tough girl from New Jersey teach the EPA how to make Superfund sites live and breathe again?
Simulations at Seattle’s Daylighting Lab teach designers just how green their buildings can be.
Here is a selection of web exclusive images from photographer David Allee whose work explores the harsh but ethereal effect of artificial light on man-made environments.
With an appropriately transparent facade, the Newseum aims to enliven stodgy Pennsylvania Avenue and celebrate our right to free speech.
Photographer David Allee explores the harsh but ethereal effect of artificial light on man-made environments.
How 220,000 milk jugs became a bridge made entirely of recycled plastic.
The graphic design firm Thonik paints their studio in Amsterdam orange, causing a neighborhood ruckus.
The new Angelo Donghia Materials Library rescues Parsons students from fabric-sample oblivion.
Whatever else may happen at the World Trade Center site, Anita Contini’s job—overseeing the memorial design competition—is on solid ground.
New ideas from leading lighting designers.
As demolition threatens midcentury houses, fans of Modernism seek stronger protections for our recent architectural history.
As TVs get thinner, the dance between 2 and 3 dimensions gets more intriguing.
When former Windows on the World owner David Emil took over the half-built David Copperfield’s restaurant in Times Square for Noche, his new Cuban eatery, he got a 40-foot-tall room capped with a gigantic metal truss in the bargain. Originally designed as a setting for the famous magician’s illusions, the room was unique to say the least. But the central…
People, products, and events to look for at this year’s Fair.