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Eames Demetrios of Kcymaerxthaere

Eames Demetrios Maps a "Parallel Universe" Through 3D Storytelling

The Eames scion and "geographer-at-large" traverses the globe on behalf of Kcymaerxthaere, a network of markers and monuments that tells fictional tales about real-life communities.
May 2, 2016
Portrait of Lou Lenzi, GE corporate design lead.

How GE Is Creating Appliances That Don't Discriminate

GE corporate design lead Lou Lenzi discusses the process of developing products that work for everyone.
March 27, 2016
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Master of Italian Design Antonio Citterio Wants Us to Rethink These Objects We Use Every Day

The Italian architect and designer discusses sustainability, bathroom design, and how small details can make a big impact.
March 19, 2016
Arthur Casas exhibition at Espasso

Mapping the Pan-American Influences of Architect Arthur Casas

With a new monograph and exhibition, a Brazilian designer traces his roots.
March 17, 2016
Portrait of Lou Swizter

Lou Switzer on Diversity in Design Today

For our March interiors issue, currently on newsstands, we looked at superbly-designed rooms from all over the world. While the projects varied immensely, the U.S. architectural profession itself isn't so diverse: according the AIA, only 17% of firm partners and principals were women in 2013. Only 11% were ethnic minorities. While the lower ranks of interns and designers were more diverse, those younger employees will take years, if not decades, to reach architecture's upper echelons. We talked with Lou Switzer—who in 1975 founded The Switzer Group, a 100% minority-owned business of around 50 employees—on how he got to where he is and the current state of diversity in design.
February 26, 2016
Four Tens Rug by Nancy Kennedy Designs, made in Eureka, California.

This American Maker Uses a Custom, Artist-Designed Loom to Create Geometric Textiles

Take a tour of weaver Nancy Kennedy's California studio. Then, discover more design talent from around the USA in our Modern Across America issue, on newsstands now.
January 31, 2016
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Pritzker Prize-Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England

The award-winning Japanese architecture firm celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
November 27, 2015
Illustration of Juhani Pallasmaa by Jack Unruh.

Juhani Pallasmaa on Humane Cities, Monumental Architecture, and the Architect's Role in Society

The Finnish architect and international thought leader muses on cities, the impulse to construct, and the poetry of buildings.
August 30, 2015
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Q&A With British Designer Thomas Heatherwick

We caught up with Thomas Heatherwick, eponymous founder of the London-based studio, at the opening of his retrospective exhibition, Provocations, now on view at New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Jan. 3.
July 16, 2015