• Theme: Furniture and Decoration

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    When E.B. Min, cofounder of Min | Day architects, walked through the 14,000 square-foot San Francisco warehouse space of OpenDNS, a tech firm that specializes in Internet security, she was impressed. “They’d had some design help,” she says, “but they fleshed the space out on their own and did a really good job. They’d...

    In our modern-day world we have found a multitudinous array of uses for ceramics. You might be surprised to learn that ceramics play a significant role in such specialities as hip replacements, electrical insulation, superconductivity and space travel. Yet it is our relationship with and use of ceramics on a daily...

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    Each year the international interiors show IMM in Cologne invites a world renown designer to put the spotlight on their vision of living. “The project looks at contemporary furnishing trends but also the aspirations of the public and social change,“ designer Dick Spierenburg wrote in the editorial for the Das Haus...

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    “It’s like a lab because we can experiment and try new techniques,” Caroline Ziegler told ArchiExpo. Working in their 12 square meter office in Paris, Caroline Ziegler and Pierre Brichet founded Studio BrichetZiegler in 2010. They sketch and conceive interior design objects in collaboration with companies like Oxyo,...

    A bar stool version of the Carbon Fiber Chair, by Moooi designer and co-founder Marcel Wanders and Bertjan Pot, was launched in Milan in 2015. Carbon fiber stool, courtesy of Moooi Originally launched in 2004, Marcel Wanders explains the design of the Carbon Fiber Chair as “super light and super strong.” Produced in...

    New York City ballet at its finest, NYCB Art Series dances through time with spectacular dancers, and works with artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel to generate energy on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater in the Lincoln Center. February 2015 the company had Brooklyn artist Dustin...

    Who doesn’t like CAKE? The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] spends a weekend celebrating independent comics, where Chicago-based artist Andrew Holmquist exhibited in June 2015. Prior to this event, Holmquist’s comic-book style art participated in Ground Floor, an ensemble of Chicago’s most promising emerging...

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    The interior design profession in Japan, as explained by designer Kita Toshiyuki in 2012, was nearly nonexistent. The lifestyle there simply wouldn’t allow it. Limited space and cluttered shelves pushed the average citizen away from inviting guests over to admire their lovely home. There is, however, a definite move...

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    International design boutiques are forging relationships with native Japanese makers in order to support Japanese values, or wabi-sabi. How do these international boutiques honor and promote the quality found in Japanese designs, representing the imperfections of life and reinforcing spiritual connection with...

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    From the moment you catch sight of the Fiii Fun House in the plush Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, you know it’s something different: The glass storefront reveals three mismatched wooden houses, specially designed for adults, children and babies. Peaceful and Chaotic “My premise was to create a space which...

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