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CURRENTLY COVETING
Kiki van Eijk’s Matrice Collection for Saint-Louis Is a Crystalline Wonder

After uncovering hundreds of historic molds at the French cristallerie’s centuries-old factory,...

TRAVEL
Virgin Galactic Unveils Cabin of SpaceShipTwo, a Tourist Spaceliner

Peek inside SpaceShipTwo, a lavish spacecraft the travel giant will use to ferry travelers on...

Need to Know
Virserius Studio’s Joyful Design Ethos

Reflecting their passion for art, the firm's sister co-founders imbue their hospitality projects...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Matt Gagnon

Matt Gagnon’s approach breaks the boundaries between art, architecture, and design—credit time...

Partnership
YOOX’s New Fashion and Design Edit Captures the Essence of the Italian Summer

The Ciao Italia! initiative showcases a selection of artisanal brands that evoke the country’s...

COMMUNITY
Inclusivity, Strength, and Resilience: How the Stonewall Inn Endured an Unconventional Pride Month

Five decades after the Stonewall Inn Uprising, the historic New York tavern proves its staying...

Surface Summer School
Announcing the Winners of the Surface Summer School Design Challenge

Surface’s partnership with the Stuart Weitzman School of Design at Penn culminates with the...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Alchemy Studio

After meeting as co-workers at Whitehall Interiors, Stephanie Schroeder and Cat O'Brien teamed up...

Need to Know
Kitchen, but Make it Opera

Fueled by the design studio Arteim’s performance art ethos, drama pervades the bespoke...

FASHION
The Story Behind Amoako Boafo’s Deeply Personal Collection With Dior

Dior Homme artistic director Kim Jones faithfully translates the rising Ghanaian painter’s...

Currently Coveting
A Hospitality Brand for the Post-Pandemic Future

With digital services like contactless check-in and virtual concierge, and a collection of stylish...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Rooshad Shroff

With the help of artisans across India, Rooshad Shroff champions the romantic appeal of the...

Project Spotlight
This Hillside Home Is Quintessential California Modernism

The matchbox concept of rotated rectangle structures finds harmony with its location in the...

ARCHITECTURE
Vestre to Build the World’s Greenest Furniture Factory

The Norwegian furniture brand taps Bjarke Ingels Group for a state-of-the-art manufacturing...

ART
Public Art Fund Meditates on the Trauma of Today

Enlivening bus stops and LinkNYC kiosks, a massive citywide exhibition of original works by 50...

PARTNERSHIP
The History of the Lawn Chair—and the Trusty Company Keeping It Intact

Lawn Chair USA makes the classic seat by hand using time-honored techniques that are so impressive,

Surface Summer School
Dror Benshetrit’s Passion-Based Design Philosophy

Speaking about his own desire to bring ecological harmony to architecture and design, Benshetrit...

Surface Summer School
Marc Miller to Students: Consider the Long Tail Impact of Your Projects

"Architecture becomes something that is part of the future," he said, challenging students to think

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: James Dieter

No technical challenge is too great for James Dieter, a Brooklyn lighting designer who launched his

NEED TO KNOW
The Unexpected Story Behind Infusion Furniture’s Pared-Down Objects

Boston woodworker Quentin Kelley learned his craft from his father, and one of Wendell Castle’s...

PARTNERSHIP
The Jewelry Designer Who Adapted Car Manufacturing Techniques to Make Black Gold

Reut Ringel introduced the world to her sculptural accessories in the midst of the pandemic. Her...

Currently Coveting
A Marble Table Lamp with Enticingly Thick, Swirling Veins

To mark the tenth anniversary of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s collaboration with Established and...

Surface Summer School
Marion Weiss: This Is the Perfect Moment to be a Designer

The architect and co-founder of Weiss/Manfredi pronounces to the students of Surface Summer School...

Surface Summer School
For Joe Doucet, Optimism and Empathy Are the Keys to Good Design

"If you don't start with the belief you can change things, then you’ll never change anything,"...

Surface Summer School
An Ecuadorian Doctor and Architect Duo Recount the Coronavirus Peak in Guayaquil

The UPenn students at Surface Summer School glean the lessons of COVID-19 in Ecuador as they...

Surface Summer School
Michael Rock on the Role of Social Imaginary in Shaping Belief

The founding Partner and executive creative director of 2×4 shows students at Surface Summer...

DESIGN
Mark Grattan Won’t Be Put Into a Box

The creative force behind Mexico City furniture studio VIDIVIXI meditates on the ups and downs of...

Surface Summer School
Thom Mayne’s Design Philosophy: Break the Rules

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect and founder of the firm Morphosis encouraged UPenn students...

Surface Summer School
V. Mitch McEwen: COVID-19 and White Supremacy are Dual Pandemics

The Assistant Professor at Princeton University and co-founder of design collaborative Atelier...

ITINERARY
Quarantine Culture: 5 Ways to Experience Design and Art Without Leaving Your Home

Knoll’s new insights on work culture, the Architecture & Design Film Festival’s latest edition,

WISDOM
Achille Salvagni’s Poetic Fusion of Past and Present

Known for fanciful interiors that blend styles and eras, the Rome-based multi-hyphenate riffs on...

Surface Summer School
Ferda Kolatan Champions Iconoclastic Design

The founding director of SU11 Architecture+Design finds virtue in unlikely affinities.

ART
No Matter the Medium, Nathalie Du Pasquier Renders Objects in Vivid Detail

More than three decades after leaving Memphis Milano to pursue painting, the French artist mounts...

Surface Summer School
Yves Behar on the Power of Design’s Reactivity

The designer and founder of the San Francisco–based Fuseproject kicks off the Surface Summer...

Surface Summer School
Announcing the Speakers for the Surface Summer School Lecture Series

Yves Behar, Thom Mayne, Susan Sellers, and Dror Benshetrit are among the names speaking during our...

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Amanda Assad Mounser

Drawing inspiration from contemporary art and the outdoors, Amanda Assad Mounser crafts sculptural...