Project Spotlight
For a Miami High-Rise, Gilberto Cioni Channels the City’s Art Deco Golden Age

The Brazilian-born interior designer strikes a tasteful balance between the Magic City’s...

Culture Club
Laura Kim and Tina Chen Craig Host a FOMO-Worthy Lunar New Year Dinner Party

On January 30, Oscar de la Renta and Monse co-creative director Laura Kim and U Beauty’s Tina...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: A. Jacob Marks

For furniture and lighting designer A. Jacob Marks, good design and fine workmanship are...

Travel
Peek Inside the New Dubai Hotel Controversially Christened by Beyoncé

The superstar recently made headlines for her not-so-secret performance at the most outrageous new...

Culture Club
Hannah Traore Rings in Her Gallery’s One Year Anniversary

Over the weekend Hannah Traore celebrated her 28th birthday as well as the one year anniversary of...

New & Notable
What’s New This January, From Our List Members

A 'Drop' of World-Class Cognac from Louis XIII, Flavor Paper’s Collaboration with Duke Riley,...

CULTURE CLUB
Art and Design Upstarts Turn Out in Force for Young Collectors Night

On January 26, the Park Avenue Armory hosted over 500 of New York’s most ardent art and design...

Currently Coveting
Workshop/APD and Desiron’s Latest Furniture Line Belongs at the Center of Attention

Inspired by today’s renewed focus on the importance of domestic space, the duo’s collection of...

Culture
New York City Ballet Takes a Modern Turn

Following the fall premiere of Surface cover star Solange Knowles and Gianna Reisen’s acclaimed...

Spatial Awareness
A Dated Vacation Home, Reborn as a Dazzling Treehouse

A Christopher Boots quartz chandelier, pristine La Cornue range, and ample skylights coalesce to...

Exhibition
With ‘Merge’, Duplex’s Patrizio Chiarparini Flexes His Eye for Spotting Where Art and Function Meet

The show of works by Duccio Maria Gambi meditates on the intersection of nature and manmade...

Business of Design
Why Women Athletes Are Leaving Megabrands Like Nike

For some women athletes, eschewing contracts with household-name sports brands in favor of more...

Trending
With More Zero-Proof Beer, Wine, and Mixed Drinks Than Ever, Dry January is Gaining Year-Round Appeal

A proliferation of booze-free speakeasies, bars, and bottle shops are gaining momentum and...

Need to Know
How Steph Hon Made Cadence Capsules a Coveted Lifestyle Accessory

In demanding better from designers, engineers, and investors, the founder is revolutionizing a...

OPENING SHOT
At Central London’s Velvet Bar, Shrug Off the Cold With Cabaret and a Truffle Sazerac

Equal parts plush and glamorous, the history-laden spot soars with sumptuous touches while dishing...

NEED TO KNOW
How the Art World’s Favorite Mattress Helped Make Lauren Halsey’s Met Rooftop Installation a Reality

The Hästens Art Support Fund is charting a new path forward by equipping artists with much more...

Project Spotlight
In East Hampton, Magdalena Keck Puts a Modern Spin on Old-World Decadence

Vintage furnishings practically sing against contemporary artworks at this East Hampton getaway,...

Design
There’s a Sleek New Player on the SAD Lamp Scene

Upstart gadget-tech company Loftie is offering sleepy aesthetes an alternative to the...

Culture Club
Magazzino Italian Art Toasts the Holidays and a New Patron Program with a Disco Soirée

On Dec. 13, Magazzino Italian Art hosted guests for a dinner party in Brooklyn followed by a disco...

Need to Know
How Mortlach Is Flipping the Script on the Scotch Whisky Experience

By engaging design talents around the world with one-of-a-kind collaborations, the heritage...

BUSINESS OF DESIGN
“Caviar Lairs,” Ritzy Lodgings, and Pricey Furniture: Is RH Trying to Become the Next Soho House?

RH seems to be on track to deliver the members’ club experience without annual dues, thanks to a...

Opening Shot
In Edinburgh, the Storied Gleneagles Estate Debuts a Boutique Hotel Inside a Restored Baronial Bank

Promises of champagne buckets and a sumptuous Christmas day feast await holiday guests, who can...

EVENT RECAP
In Miami, Surface and Model No. Toast the Power of 3D Printing

On Nov. 30, Surface and sustainable furniture company Model No. hosted a reception for "Endless...

Culture Club
Creatives from Around the World Joined Surface and Polygon at Miami Art Week

On December 1, Surface and Polygon closed out a four-day takeover at the W South Beach, creating a...

Design
Can a Revamped Rockefeller Center Lure New Yorkers to Midtown?

Those behind the Art Deco landmark’s recent refit by INC Architecture & Design are hoping new...

Culture Club
Nazy Nazhand and Carl Craig Throw a Vinyl-Signing Party at the Miami Beach Edition

On Friday, December 1, the art and music worlds converged at the Miami Beach Edition for a vinyl...

Culture Club
The Cultivist and Maestro Dobel Bring Power-Lunching to Miami Art Week

On December 1, the Cultivist hosted its sixth annual artist lunch at the Setai Miami Beach....

Currently Coveting
One of Lawrence Weiner’s Final Sculptures Is Now for Sale

A year after his death, the first and only blanket from the pioneering Conceptual artist upholds...

FILM
In the Sleek Universe of the Menu, Fiction is Scarcely Stranger Than Fact

In creating 'The Menu', a new horror-satire that examines the dynamics at play in fine dining, the...

Project Spotlight
In the Wilds of Utah, Susannah Holmberg Fashions an Indoor-Outdoor Retreat

The designer's eponymous studio cultivates an inviting interior that speaks to the clients’ love...

ART
For Creative Capital’s Christine Kuan, Supporting Artists Is Everything

As the president and CEO nears two years in her post—and the grant-making organization nears its...

Events
Join Surface at Miami Art Week 2022

From Web3 Salon Sessions co-hosted with Polygon at the W South Beach to cocktails fêting a...

Currently Coveting
A New Outdoor Furniture Collection from Philippe Starck Effortlessly Harmonizes with Nature

The architect and designer's first collaboration with Janus et Cie unites timeless elegance and...

Opening Shot
In New York’s Hampton Bays, a Historic Inn is Restored Into a Serene Waterfront Getaway

With a standout contemporary art collection, an outpost of cult-favorite boutique and spa Onda...

Culture Club
Vivian Caccuri and Miles Greenberg Toast Their Show at The New Museum With a Party at the Public Hotel

On Wednesday, November 9, artists Vivian Caccuri and Miles Greenberg toasted their joint New Museum

Beauty
Behind the Rise of Artist-Designed Perfume Bottles

Creative collaborations between art- and design-world talents and fragrance houses have long...

Project Spotlight
Michael Hennessey Creates Hillside Harmony in a Sonoma Valley Home

The architect transformed a Sonoma Valley home with a sprawling footprint reminiscent of suburbia...

Fashion
Highlights and Honorees of the 2022 CFDA Awards

Awards went to a roster of talented designers, stylists, and other industry insiders. Among them:...

Fashion
Choose Your Fighter: Inside Fashion’s Gaming Play

Following the likes of Marc Jacobs and Sandy Liang's Animal Crossing endeavor and Balenciaga's...

Design
Laila Gohar and Mette Hay Launch a Tableware Collection

On the heels of her inaugural Gohar World collection, Gohar lends her eclectic eye to HAY to...

Art
Is Philanthropy As We Know It Going Out of Style?

As a new generation comes into their inheritances—or self-made fortunes—and supplants...

Fashion
This Fall, Fashion Can’t Get Enough of “Cocooning”

Tekla finds inspiration in Le Corbusier's legacy with a drop of mohair throws, Tom Ford does...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Marina Moscone

“Impeccable” and “elegant” are words often associated with Marina Moscone's eponymous...

Need to Know
Les Monts Doesn’t Want to Be Just Another Sunglasses Brand

Ted Baker alumnus and Les Monts founder Casey Klugman talks charting his own path, the importance...

Culture Club
Antwaun Sargent Rings in His Birthday and Frieze with MatchesFashion

On Oct. 11, MatchesFashion kicked off Frieze week—increasingly regarded as the fifth fashion...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Ian Collings

From his days at the Pratt Institute to his postgraduate path in furniture design, a love for shape

Event Recap
Damien Roach Launches NFT Artwork With Daata During Frieze Week

Culture Club
The Cultivist Fêtes Frieze London in Style at the Royal Academy

On October 12, the Cultivist took over London’s Royal Academy of Arts, kicking off Frieze Week...

Art
One of the Biggest Street and Light Art Festivals Opens Thursday in Cincinnati—Here’s What to Expect

Blink festival executive director Justin Brookhart previews highlights from the festival, which...

Culture Club
Ghetto Gastro Hosts a One-Night-Only Popup Restaurant and Afterparty

On Oct. 5, culinary collective Ghetto Gastro created a popup restaurant as a part of Square's...

ART
At Worthless Studios, Voice Art Takes Shape as an Immersive Exhibition

Mohammad Gorjestani’s digital voicemail project, “1-800 Happy Birthday,” takes shape as a...

Fashion
On the Heels of Fashion Month, Ukrainian Designer Svitlana Bevza Reflects on a Whirlwind Year

The designer and founder of Kyiv-based label Bevza chatted with 'Surface' about an unprecedented...

Art
Orange County Gets a World-Class Contemporary Art Museum

A relaunched California Biennial, free admission, and the end of a 14 year-long project: here's...

Event Recap
Simon Kim’s Taste of Asia Raises $1.4M for New York City Nonprofits

In its second year running, the likes of Phillip Lim, Laura Kim, Andrew Kwon, and Eva Chen joined...

New & Notable
What’s New This Fall, From Our List Members

A limited-edition drop from Moleskine and Missoni, Seth Rogen’s new ceramic pieces for...

Project Spotlight
400 Suspended Flowers Revitalize a Brutalist Hallmark in Toronto

Consultancy firm Art and Objects hearkened back to the roots of Old Toronto to craft an extensive...

Fashion
F.K.A. Salvatore Ferragamo: The Italian Fashion House Would Like to Reintroduce Itself

Everything is looking shiny and new at Ferragamo, where creative director Maximilian Davis used his

Project Spotlight
Neil Logan Transforms a 20th-Century Industrial Workshop into Karma Gallery’s Newest Outpost

The architect preserved the spirit of the space’s original features while executing a white-cube...

Currently Coveting
Fritz Hansen Gives New Life to an Arne Jacobsen Classic

With a fresh update to the FH3605 desk, the heritage brand continues celebrating its 150th...

FILM
Does a Paid Fan Club and a Merch Store Make A24… Cheugy?

Maybe the better question to ask, in light of its reception on the international film festival...

Culture
No One Captured the Girlboss Aesthetic Better Than the Wing

The biggest strength of the exclusive social club and coworking space was its image—until it...

Technology
Apple is Dominating Contactless Payment—For Now

Eight long years of patience is paying off for Apple, which is seeing adoption of Apple Pay...

Fashion
For His First Theory Collection, Lucas Ossendrijver Finds Inspiration on the Streets of New York

The collection marks the former Lanvin menswear designer's first foray into womenswear—and more...

Project Spotlight
Carpenters Workshop Gallery Reclaims an Abandoned West Hollywood Warehouse

A solo exhibition of Nacho Carbonell’s ethereal sculptures highlights how Standard Architecture...

Travel
The Crop of Fresh Arrivals Re-Energizing New York City’s Hotel Scene

Post-pandemic, the city is roaring back to life. Here are our favorite stylish new hotels to...

Project Spotlight
Il Bisonte and Architect Giacomo Salizzoni Ensure the Future of a Secret Garden in Florence

Part of a Florentine UNESCO World Heritage Site, an abandoned running track in the historic city...

Project Spotlight
Sawyer & Co. Imbues a Hotel with a Spirit Befitting the Home of the Blues

The 174-room Canopy Hilton Memphis aptly nods to the city's tradition of music studios, barbecue,...

Culture
Forward-Thinking Directors are Heralding a New Era for Classic Plays

With captivating leads, sleek production design, and a masterful handle on language, Robert...

Culture Club
Worthless Studios Takes Over the Reform Club for Its Annual Summer Social

On July 30, Worthless Studios celebrated its summer social at the Reform Club in Amagansett....

New & Notable
What’s New This Summer, From Our List Members

A new Glossier store in Washington, D.C., Pophouse Pop-Up at the PGA , Idris Khan’s first solo...

Art
Artist Derrick Adams is Building a Retreat for Black Creatives

The artist spoke with 'Surface' about how he partnered with Tiffany & Co. and Artsy to support the...

Culture Club
The Cultivist Toasts Leslie Hewitt at Dia Bridgehampton

On July 23, the Cultivist celebrated the recent opening of Leslie Hewitt’s new exhibition at Dia...

Fashion
Hulu’s New Victoria’s Secret Documentary Is Full of Bombshells

From its ties to the late disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to its...

Event Recap
Art for Change Artists Launch a New Series of Prints at the Rockaway Hotel

The artists, whose prints are now included in the hotel's contemporary art collection and available

Events
Design Dialogues No. 56 with Winka Dubbeldam and Dror Benshetrit, Presented by Arca

At the Arca showroom in Miami, Surface CEO Marc Lotenberg spoke with architect Winka Dubbeldam and...

Event Recap
On a Brooklyn Warehouse, Oscar yi Hou Uplifts His Community

The newest recipient of the Brooklyn Museum’s UOVO Prize, yi Hou celebrated the reveal with...

Fashion
Schiaparelli’s Unsung Surrealist Legacy Gets Its Due

A new exhibition examines the Elsa Schiaparelli's creative history and the house's present under...

Travel
Hacin + Associates is Putting its Stamp on Boston’s Going-Out Scene

A strong sense of place pervades the design firm's constellation of Beantown restaurants and bars....

Project Spotlight
Innocad Merges Biophilic Design and Sustainability at an Austrian Research Center

At MAM’s research and development facility, the wellbeing of employees is as paramount as the...

Event Recap
Guests Stay After-Hours for Storm King’s “A Summer Night” Picnic and Party

Storm King Art Center hosted “A Summer Night,” its second-annual summer celebration in New...

Travel
Can Lie-Flat Seats Make Economy Class Flights Bearable?

Designs from Air New Zealand, Alejandro Núñez Vicente, and Jeffrey O’Neill could usher in a new

Culture Club
Fairchain Celebrates Three Years in the Business with a Summer Happy Hour

On June 28, Fairchain celebrated its third anniversary with a happy hour at New York City's Time...

Project Spotlight
Kvadrat’s L.A. Showroom is Adorned in Knitted Yarn

Color and craft come together in the textile designer’s house-within-a box showroom envisioned by

New & Notable
What’s New This Spring, from Our List Members

From a new lighting collection by Christopher Boots at Milan Design Week and Lafayette 148’s...

Restaurant
At Oiji Mi, Dinner Starts with Bokbunja Foie Gras and Air Force 1s are the Uniform de Rigueur

This is not your parents’ prix-fixe: chef-owner Brian Kim imbues fine dining with fun and...

Currently Coveting
Anony’s Wisp Suspension Lamp is a Study in Design Ingenuity

Seeming to defy the laws of physics and mechanics, the Wisp lamp also invites constant interaction.

Culture Club
The Cultivist and Bulgari Host an Artist Lunch at Design Miami/ Basel

On June 15, global arts club The Cultivist and Italian fine jewelry house Bulgari kicked off Design

Fashion
The Fashion Industry’s Powerful—and Controversial—Sustainability Rating System, Exposed

Some of the biggest mass-producers in fashion support the Higg Index and its parent organization,...

Project Spotlight
RIOS Brings a Futuristic Take on a Desert Super Bloom to Milan 

The installation sought to explore the joy and wonder of witnessing swaths of wildflowers appear...

Event Recap
Chilewich Toasted Its Newest Store with a Cocktail Party in New York City

Hosted during NYCxDesign, the textile studio's party gave festival-goers a chance to take in the...

Business of Design
Absurdly High Spenders are Driving Luxury Fashion’s Pandemic Rebound

Brands in turn are shelling out for private stores and super exclusive experiences to keep their...

Event Recap
Surface and Rottet Collection Co-Host a Cocktail Party at ICFF

New York City’s design community and friends of Surface and Rottet celebrate the brand’s new...

Design
With the Return of the Disco Ball, Social Media Anoints Its Next Design Obsession

Following in the footsteps of viral design objects such as Ettore Sottsass’s Ultrafragola mirror...

Art
Teresita Fernández Creates Glimmering “Walled Garden” Made of Stainless Steel Above Brooklyn

Fernádez spoke with Surface exclusively ahead of the unveiling of Paradise Parados to discuss the...

Currently Coveting
Two Designs from Lasvit Capture the Fleeting Beauty of Nature

With Herbarium and Dancing Leaves, the lighting and glassware company toes the line between art and

Currently Coveting
Fritz Hansen Proves True Classics Never Go Out of Style With the Re-Release of an Iconic Chair

Previously limited to a circulation of only 600, Fritz Hansen is re-releasing Poul Kjærholm’s...

Restaurant
Near the Arc de Triomphe, a Young Chef Reveals a Sumptuous Feast

Arnaud Behzadi architects took cues from Mallory Gabsi's interpretation of contemporary European...