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The American Magazine of Contemporary Design

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Surface Magazine


The American Magazine of Contemporary Design

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INTRODUCING THe art issue

In our annual Dec./Jan. Art Issue, we explore the worldwide impact of contemporary artists born in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including cover subject Michael Chow, Beijing-based urban landscape painter Cui Jie, multimedia artist Wang Jianwei, and more. Get your copy here.

 

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Cui jie

Painter Cui Jie creates large-scale urban scapes that are at once dreamlike and starkly real in her Beijing studio.
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christopher hawthorne

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has become a leading voice in design over the past decade. 
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Kathy Ryan

The New York Times Magazine's photo director on her love for Instagram and her Renzo Piano–designed office building.
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Nadja Swarovski

The visionary brings a sharp eye to her family's storied crystal company, and now, a burgeoning charitable foundation.
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Rem Koolhaas

In this exclusive interview with Surface, the architect expresses his curatorial vision for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Yves Behar

Behar has been connecting design and technology and working toward one goal: to create beauty in both form and function. 
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Wang jianwei

Artist Wang Jianwei delves into the layered dimensions of time with a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.
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caroline baumann

Cooper Hewitt director Caroline Baumann prepares to unveil the design museum’s newly renovated and expanded building.
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Donovan Wylie

Donovan Wylie

Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie completes a trilogy of books that explore the architecture behind government surveillance.
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Frederic Malle

The perfumer gives architect Steven Holl carte blanche to design his new shop in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Renzo Piano

At his firm’s New York City outpost, the legendary Italian architect discusses why his buildings are sort of like kids.
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RENZO ROSSO

Rosso may run a massive industrial conglomerate, but he’s also a small-business booster who believes in quality over quantity.
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elizabeth diller

Braving criticism and controversy, architect Elizabeth Diller and her firm move forward with a bold and complex MoMA expansion.
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mario testino

For a new museum show, photographer Mario Testino delves into the traditional and festive dress of his native country.
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Frida Giannini

Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini on how to grow a business in a smart way, and why philanthropy is so important.
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Kris Van Assche

For the creative director of Dior Homme, gradual change makes the greatest impact—in menswear and in life.
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Aby Rosen

The real estate magnate and contemporary art collector discusses a new Norman Foster project and why taste is a huge business asset.
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Paola Navone

The legendary Italian designer and architect discusses her peripatetic lifestyle and range of international projects. 
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Peter Marino

Peter Marino is happy to admit he doesn’t know a thing about marketing research. Nor does he want to. 
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Brad Cloepfil

The buildings of Brad Cloepfil provide a refreshing counter-point to today’s world of flashy designs. 
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Annabelle Selldorf

The first thing one notices is the voice. Finely modulated, with a faint, unplaceable accent. 
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