The Vitra showroom display, which celebrates limited-edition Tea Trolley 900 and Stool 60 releases, portrays a fictional meeting between Alvar Aalto and Edith Heath.
Created by Brooklyn design studio In Common With, the fixture plays up contrast, juxtaposing the slickness of a machined base with the hand-hewn rawness of the shade.
The Right Environment: Lisa Heschong on Why Daylight is the Most Important Architectural Consideration
sponsored by: Metropolis magazine, in partnership with Lutron, presents The Right Environment: a series of profiles featuring experts who are helping to make buildings better for occupants. For the second installment of the series, Metropolis caught up with design researcher and consultant, Lisa Heschong. Heschong…
sponsored by: Cirio translates directly to “candle” in Spanish. It is a fitting name for the Santa & Cole family of fixtures that embodies the likeness of this most ancient light source’s…
The leaves are turning and publishers are preparing a whole slate of new releases—from North Korean architecture to cutting-edge material experimentation, here are our favorites.
J. Meejin Yoon tells Metropolis how the Italian designer's whimsical book taught her about context, constraints, and imagination.
This year's show revealed how Dutch designers—both new and established—are trying to tackle today's wide-ranging social and environmental challenges.
In Rams, Gary Hustwit—of Helvetica and Objectified acclaim—looks into the enduring legacy of the 86-year-old German industrial designer.
In the October issue, Metropolis Magazine took a deep dive into design for aging—a field that presents enormous design opportunities and a daunting challenges.
Pet-tecture: Design for Pets, a new book released this fall by Phaidon, features a collection of specially-designed shelters for pets of all stripes.
A groundbreaking new study from McKinsey & Company shows that companies who invest in good design reap major fiscal rewards.
Offerings from companies like Flexsteel, Philips, Honor, and American Standard help meet the varied needs of seniors.
The installation, drawing from technology used in the designer’s winning pavilion for MoMA PS1 last year, makes its first stop in New York this weekend.
With the Cooper Hewitt exhibiting The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, Metropolis takes a look at the past, present, and future of multisensory design.
Arcs and circles are making an appearance in all manner of furnishings and accessories, restoring a sense of balance to the universe.
Lessons learned from The Open Style Lab's 10-week summer program, whose teams create wearables to address disabilities, at The New School's Parsons School of Design.
For Tai Ping’s KISO, Yabu Pushelberg took visual language from earth, wind, and water. There are variations within those categories: For example, Kawa I (seen here) was inspired by rivers while Ame II (see slideshow) was…
To do right by occupants, lighting designers should look to smart and adaptive controls.
Designed by Francesco Meda, the chair's thoughtful construction and sensitivity toward posture puts it in a class of its own.
Just four years after founding her Istanbul studio, Özgür has forged collaborations with manufacturers like Spanish rug company nanimarquina while expanding the possibilities of craft production.