Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2005


Reconsidering Eero

Saarinen died young and very much out of critical favor, but the judgment of history seems to have turned for this long-neglected master.

Crafted by Ikea

For the first time Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’s craft-inflected organic creations are available to the masses. She has designed four large urn-shaped vases called Jonsberg for Ikea’s PS range, available this month. “Normally my work is made in small editions, which gets expensive. I was searching for a way to create something mass-produced while preserving attention to the richness of…

A Hearst Exclusive!

Shouldn’t the Three Sixty lamp, designed by Foster and Partners, really be called the Six Hundred? Hitting stores in November, the halogen directional lamp has hinges in its shaft and arm that each rotate 300 degrees. So why the name? It couldn’t be modesty. This sleek brass baby is specified for the executive offices in the firm’s striking new Hearst…

Stay Put

Paola Lenti’s supple thermoformed panels dress up living spaces indoors and out.