THE UTOPIA ISSUE
Your Furniture is Getting Fatter

Notice a rise in chubby collections? A new exhibition at A/D/O argues that it's more than just a...

NEWS
In the Pacific Northwest, Two Pipe-Makers Channel their Magical Thinking into Tableware

Artists Jessie Rose Vala and Emily Rae Counts launch their first collection of homewares under the...

Fashion
Interview with Jacob Peres and Eli Peer

Strategy and events experts Jacob Peres and Eli Peer weigh in on the future of the fashion show.

FASHION
Meet 10 New York–based Designers Whose Sense of Style Goes Beyond The Clothes They Wear

For these creatives, personal fashion becomes an extension of their larger body of work.

BEAUTY
In Defense of $900 Face Cream

Why La Prairie's Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is worth it.

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT
This Sculptural Furniture Designer Uses Wood From Trees Grown in Her Own Backyard

Greta de Parry Designs reflects its founder’s passion for hands-on processes and perpetual...

DESIGN
Nordstrom’s Tastemaker-in-Chief Says It’s Time to Celebrate Memphis

The pop-up exhibition “Memphis Milano” invites visitors to indulge in curator Olivia Kim’s...

THE LIST
6 Must-See U.S. Exhibitions to Take In This Fall

Make time for contemplation and inspiration this season by exploring these evocative shows hosted...

DESIGN
Inside the Home of Bentley at Pebble Beach

Classic rides, VIP guests, and one very special new sedan at the luxury automaker’s...

EVENTS
Design Dialogues No. 47 With Japan House L.A.

Longtime collaborators Daito Manabe and MIKIKO discussed how they use technology and dance as a...

THE LIST
Meet the Lighting Firm Illuminating Works by Oscar Niemeyer and Michelangelo

Viabizzuno expertly integrates light with people, places, and culture.

DESIGN
Bodil Kjær’s Response to Furniture That Looks Like “Giant Insects”

The octogenarian architect’s Indoor-Outdoor series is being released this fall by Carl Hansen and

EVENTS
Celebrating Our 2nd Annual Surface Travel Awards

Master of Ceremonies Camilla Deterre welcomed guests and presented the Surface Travel Awards.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
A Bench With a Very Surprising Bulge

Najla El Zein’s “Distortion” furniture series is marked by smooth, hollow humps.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Outdoor Lounger Will Never Get Old

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Palissade collection for HAY embraces timeless elegance.

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Jochen Holz’s Weird, Warped Neon

The German artist repurposes a technique typically reserved for making laboratory glassware to...

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Rhythmic, Alien-Like Vases Fit for a Futuristic Table

Olivier van Herpt creates vessels that reconcile technology with craft, using a 3-D printer he...

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When a 19th-Century Spanish Courtesan Inspires a Lamp

Larose Guyon’s Otèro lighting fixture adopts key characteristics of the cabaret dancer Caroline...

PARTNERSHIP
A London Design Studio Brings the Psychological Experience of a City to Life

United Visual Artists teamed up with Brooklyn creative space A/D/O by MINI to mount a site-specific

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Chair Was Designed for a Futuristic Tribal Utopia

Joep van Lieshout’s Liberty Lounger for Moooi is less outrageous, but no less imaginative, than...

THE LIST
8 Essential Objects for a Lazy Summer Day

From a canasta lounger to curl up in to a stool to sink into, each of these furnishings is designed

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Forgotten Female Artist Taught Us Everything We Know About Color

Emily Noyes Vanderpoel analyzed the color proportions of objects through 117 brilliant color...

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Traditional Moroccan Plaster Creates This Chair’s Tactile Exterior

Designer Tuomas Markunpoika’s latest body of work investigates the relationship between natural...

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Silence an Entire Room With This Lamp’s Entrancing Light

Michael Anastassiades’s crimson Floor Composition exemplifies the Cypriot designer’s...

THE LIST
This Ambitious New York Brand Is Raising the Bar for Coworking Spaces

Blender Workspace aims to elevate productivity, community, and culture at its Madison Avenue...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
The Floors of Medieval Italian Churches Inspired This Psychedelic Installation

A site-specific work by artist and scholar Bryony Roberts is a meditation on pattern and geometry.

BEHIND THE SCENES
Why Architect Anda Andrei Will Never Give Up Tracing Paper

The celebrated Romanian designer, an Ian Schrager alumni who helped define the boutique hotel...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
Sitting in This Folded Doughnut-Shaped Seat Feels Like Floating on a Cloud

Objects of Common Interest and Norwegian designer Falke Svatun designed a chair that’s as pillowy

DESIGN OF THE DAY
Create a Zen Moment With These Spare, Patterned Porcelain Tiles

Designed by London studio Raw Edges for Mutina, the Tape collection features soft, pared-down...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
These Ceramics Are Next-Level Nudes

Jude Jelfs taps her fine-art background to create her remarkable figurative wares.

DOUBLE TAP
Crazy, Kitschy Carpets Abound in This Viral Instagram Account

Tongue-in-cheek photographs of garish hotel floor coverings have morphed into a democratic forum...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Hand-Thrown Vase Exemplifies Why Ceramics Are Cool

The chubby, weighty pottery by East Fork is a treat to hold and behold.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
Thanks to Matteo Thun, This Chair Knows How to Be Free

The designer’s Lisboa chair aims to convey the laid-back spirit of furniture found in southern...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Summery Checked Tablecloth is Also a Jacket

Every garment in July Londono’s new clothing line, Homewear, morphs into a unique accessory for...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
Cuteness Found Its Physical Incarnation in This Lamp

Monling Lee and Justin Donnelly designed their Neotenic lamp with certain bodily traits in mind....

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Pendant Borrows the Best of What a Jellyfish Has to Offer

The transparent body and complex anatomy of Artemide’s Harry H light evoke the sea creature’s...

PARTNERSHIP
Inside the Furniture Company That Puts Inclusivity Over Ego

Blu Dot’s founding principles of democratic design and humility come to life at its Minneapolis...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
A Lamp, Rendered in Eye-Popping Colors, That Looks Good Enough to Eat

British designer Jonathan Trayte’s first U.S. solo exhibition is a feast for the eyes.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
We’re Totally Game to Play With This Little Devil

From Alexander Girard’s iconic Wooden Doll series, this solid-fir figurine is naughty and nice.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Sophisticated Floor Lamp Couldn’t Care Less About Standing Up Straight

Foscarini’s Dolmen floor lamp isn’t ashamed of reclining in public.

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A Textile That Evokes Mondrian—and Your Grandma

Maharam debuts Scholten and Baijings’s new fabric range, based on a sewing tradition that...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
We Have the Hots for This Enameled Copper Chair

Baked in a traditional Korean kiln, this seat by Kwangho Lee debuts today during Design...

Design of the Day
A Bent-Wire Chair That’s Actually Nice to Sit In

SP01’s Chee seating collection is at once comfortable and cool.

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Colored Lights That Won’t Make Your Room Look Like a Nightclub

Pelle’s Beam and Glow collection marks the firm’s first stab at incorporating color into its...

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Finally, a Genuinely Interesting Chair

Lara Bohinc’s Solar chair is a refreshing interpretation of the furniture staple.

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This Patio-Friendly Chair Wants You to Show Your Stripes

The Zebra armchair from Janus et Cie is marked by a breathable series of wonderfully irregular...

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Get Your Meditation On Atop This Modular Velvet Bench

Created by Los Angeles–based designer Leah Ring, the Stacks bench will make its debut in navy...

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A Shag Rug That Trades the Sleazy ’70s for California Cool

Block Shop’s first line of hand-tufted wool rugs includes this wild fuchsia-and-banana-hued gem.

DESIGN OF THE DAY
This Ringed Floor Lamp Is Nothing Short of Magical

Dubbed “Circus,” it’s made in New Zealand, and is on view at a New York pop-up space through...

THE LIST
5 Rugs That’ll Put Some Spring in Your Step

These bright, bold, and beautifully made textiles bring warm-weather vibes indoors.

DESIGN
Tom Dixon Wants to Show You How the Sausage is Made

The London-based designer gave us an exclusive look at his first permanent New York space, which...

DESIGN
Incarnated as a Food Item, Yves Béhar Would Be “The Future Hamburger”

The final video in our Diner Dialogues series, which zeroes in on diners and American design, we...

DESIGN OF THE DAY
Harry Nuriev’s Latest Monochrome Environment Is Anchored by This Hairy Purple Chair

The New York and Moscow-based designer teams up with Opening Ceremony to create a limited edition...

THE LIST
These Uncanny Spectacles Will Reframe Your View of Eyewear

From solid-wood visors to real horn-rimmed frames, RIGARDS designs compelling eyewear with a focus...

DESIGN
Here Are the Trends You’ll See During NYCxDesign

Ready for another round of designed-object intensity (or, if you’re not in New York next week, a...

Design of the Day
This Vessel Will Renew Your Hope in American Design

Chris Wolston’s sand-cast aluminum creation is part of his latest body of irreverent yet refined...

SKETCHBOOK
Marcel Wanders’s Animal Sanctuary

The Dutch designer offers a glimpse into the early stages of his new Pet Lights series for Moooi.

Design
Meet the Dancer Turned Furniture Designer Who Brings Static Objects to Life

Coil + Drift founder John Sorensen-Jolink fuses dance, design, and performance in a new video...

DESIGN
Daniel Germani Believes Diners and American Design “Both Need to Go to Rehab”

Our second Diner Dialogues film short, focused on diners and design and filmed at The Diner last...

Partnership
Blu Dot Keeps Turning Furniture Design on Its Head

For more than 20 years, the modern home furnishings company has built its name on democratic...

THE LIST
This Undulating Golf Clubhouse Makes Waves in the Architecture World

Oppenheim Architecture created a sprawling clubhouse for a Greg Norman–designed golf course in...

DESIGN
Google’s Ivy Ross Thinks American Design Is “All Over the Place”

For the first in our Diner Dialogues video series, a collection of shorts focused on diners and...

Design
Jonathan Olivares Conceptualizes Color In a New Textile Collection for Kvadrat

The designer’s brilliant Twill Weave line launches next week during Salone del Mobile.

Design
Milan Design Week 2018 Preview: 14 Things Our Editors Can’t Wait to See

From Kvadrat’s experiments with upcycled textiles to Gufram’s disco fever, we pinpoint this...

DOUBLE TAP
@bryanplust

The standout Instagram account that’s capturing our attention right now.

DESIGN
Ini Archibong Was Destined to Make Furniture

The Nigerian American designer’s collection for Sé is the latest of his vibrant, spiritual...

DESIGN
This New York Design Duo Chooses Excellence Over Ego

Visibility’s Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab specialize in unremarkable objects that speak volumes...

DESIGN
Top 10 Picks: Collective Design 2018

The best pieces at this year’s fair include a playground toy–inspired sculpture by Crosby...

BEHIND THE SCENES
A Zen Moment With Yves Béhar

The Swiss designer explains the remarkably therapeutic process that takes place when he sits down...

FASHION
The Entire World of Bottega Veneta Is Now on Madison Avenue

The Italian heritage brand’s new Manhattan store transforms a trio of 19th-century townhouses...

DESIGN
This Limited Run of Hiking Boots Honors the Hand

Footwear brand FEIT and furniture company BDDW join forces to create an artful collection of...

DESIGN
You’ll Never Want to Get Out of This Office Chair

Workspace furniture-maker Steelcase unveils Silq, a seat that responds to your movement as...

THE LIST
6 Modern Jewelry Designs That Embrace the Handmade

Featuring materials like ultrafine diamond dust and brightly hued resin, each of these striking...

DESIGN
A Remembrance: Wendell Castle, 1932–2018

Our design editor looks back at her time with the pioneering furniture designer and the experience...

BEHIND THE SCENES
A Striking Installation Interprets Hermès’s Approach to Time

Artist Levi van Veluw explains the ideas behind a work he created for the fashion house that debuts

ART
Meet the Heavy Hitters of Contemporary Jewelry Design

An exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt explores the evolution and explosive creativity of an...

THE LIST
7 Modern Ottoman Options

Kick back in style with one of these fashionable footrests.

Design
The Best Home Furnishings of 2017

From a high-and-low-pile rug to a wool-and-cashmere upholstered chair, the most memorable new...

THE LIST
9 Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

We rounded up a few key ingredients (for him and for her) that’ll work for this month’s...

THE LIST
8 Living Room Wallpaper Ideas

Whether you’re into geometric patterns or ornate prints, there are plenty of ways to create a...

THE LIST
Our Go-To Gift Guide for Design Lovers

From a spaceship-shaped console to an unforgettable sushi dinner, Surface’s editors select

Surface x MoMA Design Store
Don’t Judge This Book by Its Cover

British artist Richard Woods puts his signature spin on a delightfully deceptive hardcover.

ART
New Film Shorts Put 3 Craft Masterminds Under the Microscope

Loewe gave us a sneak peek of videos created ahead of its forthcoming exhibition, “Chance...

BEHIND THE SCENES
Steven Holl Explains the Virtues of His Newest Paint Set

From his office in his New York studio, the architect gives us a glimpse at his creative process by

ITINERARY
What to See and Do During Art Basel Miami Beach 2017

Our selection of this year’s not-to-miss exhibitions, openings, events, and more.

THE LIST
6 Bedroom Storage Solutions

From a glossy, grape-hued dresser to a wood chest of drawers, your clothes will love hanging out...

PARTNERSHIP
Built For and Inspired by New York, This Compact Cabin has a Local Perspective

Architect Peter Zuspan used his everyday experience and NYC know-how to inform his contribution to...

Design
15 Minutes with Kenya Hara

Words of wisdom from Muji’s celebrated art director.

THE LIST
5 Funky Wine Glasses

These drinking vessels make awkward holiday parties that much more interesting.

THE LIST
6 Amazing Buildings We’re Digging Right Now

A local salt shed and a residential project in south central England are on our radar.

DESIGN
What to See at This Year’s Salon Art + Design

At Salon Art + Design, New York’s annual fair dedicated to presenting both the fine and...

THE LIST
Spotlight on London: 5 British Brands to Know

These design-conscious companies showcase the creativity happening across the pond.

Surface x MoMA Design Store
How to Digitize Your Drawings in Real Time, Using Actual Paper and Pens

The Slate 2+ operates just like a traditional sketchpad, and incorporates digital tools.

ART
At His Latest Exhibition, Misha Kahn Talks Trash

The Brooklyn artist used found and noble materials to create the objects in “Midden Heap,” his...

THE LIST
5 Lights You’ll Love

These fixtures make picking the perfect pendant, table lamp, or wall sconce a cinch.

DESIGN
Hem Launches First-Ever U.S. Pop-Up

The Swedish furniture brand gives New York a taste of its democratically good design.

EXECUTIVE
This Legendary Textile Company Is Meeting the Future by Embracing Its Past

Maharam president Tony Manzari talks about textiles, tastemakers, and timing during his tenure at...

PARTNERSHIP
This Small Space Forecasts the Future of City Living in Brooklyn, and Beyond

On view at A/D/O, the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN rethinks the way we live in cities by tapping local...

ART
This Prolific Craft Collective Puts the Werk in Gesamtkunstwerk

Neue Galerie’s latest exhibition explores the staggering skill and output of the Wiener...

BOOKS
Why Architecture and Design Exhibitions Matter

Released today, curator Zoë Ryan’s new book explores the role 11 shows have played in shaping...

THE LIST
5 Essential Travel Items

These deluxe accessories ensure time spent in transit is both elegant and efficient.

FASHION
What Happens When Two Furniture Designers Walk Into Dover Street Market

Jaime Hayon tells Surface about Jijibaba, a menswear line he co-founded with Jasper Morrison.

Surface x MoMA Design Store
Yoshitomo Nara Makes the Coolest Skateboards

Embellished with the Japanese artist’s sweet, scrappy girls, these decks stand out from the rest.

THE LIST
5 Artful Flooring Ideas

These unconventional accents will put some spring in your step.

Design
Brooklyn’s Cult Homeware Shop Comes to Manhattan

The Primary Essentials launches a sister location with wares by an increasingly international...

THE LIST
Spotlight on Spain: 5 Spanish Brands to Know

These inventive objects bring color, character, and texture into the home.

THE LIST
7 Ways to Create a Contemporary Kitchen

Flexibility, hidden storage, noble materials are key.

THE LIST
9 Living Room Lounge Chairs

These comfy seats offer plenty of reasons to relax.

Design
Li Edelkoort Calls the Work of Millennials Metaphors for Tomorrow

The celebrated trend forecaster discusses the next generation of designers—digital natives she...

The List
3 Stylish Sunglasses to Wear This Fall

Because the need for shades runs all year round.

art
Put Onstage, This Understated Textile Steals the Show

In the hands of international designers, Kvadrat’s Canvas fabric morphs into remarkable works of...

THE LIST
6 Ways to Get Your Fall Art Fix

These autumn exhibitions spotlight John Chamberlain, the Campana Brothers, Wade Guyton, and others.

Fashion
Coach’s New SoHo Space Keeps It Real

In this exclusive interview, interior designer William Sofield explains how he helped revamp the...

Surface x MoMA Design Store
You Want the Moon? This Remarkably Detailed Lunar Globe Replicates the Real Thing

NASA imagery and expert engineering informed this ingenious lamp, where a ring of LEDs illuminate a

The List
Six Offbeat Ideas for Setting the Table

These unconventional objects aren’t your grandma’s table settings.

Design
The Loewe Craft Prize Gives Modern Makers the Red Carpet Treatment

Now in its second year, the bold initiative champions craft and sets its sights on finding its next

Design
To Arno Brandlhuber, Everything Is a Bedroom

Felix Burrichter interviews the German architect about the future of the home in this exclusive...

The List
Six Blue Watches for Men

These moody-hued timepieces are anything but glum.

Fashion
Jonathan Anderson:
Speed and Substance

The fashion designer balances a prolific output with an unwavering attention to craft.

The List
Geek Out: Five Objects That Fuse Tech and Design

These five slick objects ingeniously fuse tech and design.

The List
Lines of Light

Seven Fixtures That Go Lean Without Sacrificing Style.

The List
It’s Hip To Be Square

These seven patterned pieces embrace the humble quadrilateral.

Design
Wendell Castle: Agent of Change

The octogenarian father of the American art furniture movement, still in his prime, has a lot more...

GALLERY
Erik Madigan Heck’s Dream Works

A selection of painting-like images from the fashion photographer’s forthcoming debut book.

PARTNERSHIP
The New Adidas Originals EQT Sneaker Updates the Line’s No-Frills Ethos

Marked by confident colors and tech-enhanced details, the new Adidas Originals EQT Support 93/17...

Architecture
Ania Jaworska’s Work Adds Humor to the Usually Serious Business of Architecture

The architect's new show showcases her trademark wit.

design
Up and Coming: Garciavelez

Studio Visit
Meet the Philadelphia Ceramist Taking the Restaurant World by Storm

Felt + Fat cofounder Nate Mell discusses creating custom tableware with top chefs, the intersection