Open up Sebastian Errazuriz’s Spectacularly Curious Cabinets

A new exhibition at Manhattan gallery R & Company includes the designer’s elaborate mechanical...

Under the Hood With Lexus

The carmaker courts the crowd at Design Miami from the inside out.

Design Miami 2018 Highlights

Surface editors selected a few standout objects at the 2018 Miami Beach edition of the fair,

Announcing the Guerrilla Girls on the Cover of Surface Issue No. 150

This year, our annual Art Issue features the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous collective of masked...

Shhh. The Founder of Anónimo Keeps the Artists in Her Auction Series Under Wraps

Alexandra Martinez started a recurring Latin American art sale in which the creators are anonymous...

Barbara Kasten Expo Chicago Interview Marathon

Barbara Kasten has designed the set for a five-hour “marathon” of interviews during Expo...

Meet the Ghanaian Talent Heating Up Africa’s Contemporary Art Scene

As interest in contemporary African art balloons, Gideon Appah's absorbing, atmospheric work has...

Announcing the 2018 Surface Travel Awards Winners

The year's best in travel and design.

Don’t Call Odile Decq a Woman Architect

The designer helped organize a protest at the Venice Architecture Biennale against the abuse and...

The Best of California at Frieze New York

Surface’s special projects editor and For Your Art founder Bettina Korek will make her

10 Slam-Dunk Presentations by Members of The List at Salone del Mobile

In our final recap of this year’s fair, we highlight some of our favorite booths—which featured

The List
14 Star Displays Around Town in Milan

Our favorite presentations by members of The List, including Lasvit’s little monsters, Lee...

Culture Club
“What’s So Great About The Diner?”

On the eve of Milan Design Week, opening night at The Diner was all about people, food, and fun.

25 Designers On Their Favorite American Designs

To celebrate the nation's birthday we asked some of our favorite designers to pay tribute to...

Designboom Opens THE DESIGN PRIZE To Public Voting

For the annual awards program’s second year, Designboom asks for your opinion.

23 Women Shaping Fashion, Art, and Design Today

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we resurface some of our favorite recent profiles on...

Growing up in a Richard Meier Masterpiece

The legendary architect revisits one of his best-known early houses with someone who spent his...

A New D.C. Concert Venue Is Ready to Rock

The Anthem, designed by Rockwell Group, successfully blends intimate club and performance hall.

The Architecture of 2017 in 7 Buildings

From the overexposed to the overlooked, these buildings—and one curious structural...

Rirkrit Tiravanija and the Politics of Cooking

The artist explains why he took up ceramics and how slowness can be radical.

Art Basel Through the Eyes of Zoë Buckman

The New York–based artist and activist took the new Leica CL—a compact, lightweight camera...

Christ & Gantenbein Make Invitingly Austere Spaces

The Swiss architecture firm is part of the team that won this year’s Panerai Design Miami Design...

Seeing the Future: Why Norman Foster Is the Perfect Architect for Apple and Bloomberg

British architect Norman Foster has transformed the 21st-century city with his massive-scale...

Meet Nascar Country’s Contemporary Art Dealer

Chandra Johnson hosts the international art world at her North Carolina gallery.

Culture club
“Radical Women” and the “Good Guys” Celebrated at The Hammer Museum’s 15th Annual Gala

One of L.A.’s biggest social events, the soiree was full of festivity and real-talk.

Adidas Originals and Parley for the Oceans Turn Trash Into a Classic Sneaker

The footwear company’s senior design director and the nonprofit’s founder tell us about turning

Ruba Katrib Saw It First

The New York-based curator gathered galleries showing emerging artists from around the world for...

Surface Celebrates the Inaugural Surface Travel Awards with Solange Knowles

Master of Ceremonies Solange Knowles welcomed guests and presented the Designer of the Year Award.

Riffs on Classical Sculpture, Ceramics, and Sex Work at This Year’s Frieze London

The 2017 edition of the Frieze art fair opens today in London. With more than 160 galleries...

You’re Using Your Crystal Glasses All Wrong

Jim Shreve, president and CEO at Baccarat North America, talks about new markets, tattoos, and why...

Studio Visit
These New York Architects Put Nature Before Buildings

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi discuss their all-encompassing projects, including a bold new...

Up Your Coffee Table Game with Donald Robertson, Maria Cornejo, and More

These four highly anticipated artbooks are entertaining, colorful, and insightful.

The List
Take It Outside

Nine outdoor dining accessories keeping al fresco fresh.

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Benjamin S. Koren

A glimpse at computational geometry (and the Elbphilharmonie concert hall) by way of illustration.

Lighting to Lust After

Our latest favorite fixtures animate the room and tease the imagination.

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Jose Parla

A glimpse at the artist’s thought process by way of his work.

The Surface Essentials: Gold Slippers, the Ultimate Sofa-Bed, and More

Our must-haves for the week: gold slippers, the ultimate sofa-bed, and more.

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Inga Sempe

A glimpse at the designer’s thought process by way of illustration.

Best of ICFF 2017

Our editors’ favorites from NYCxDesign’s tent-pole fair.

Best of Wanted Design 2017

Highlights from the Brooklyn and Manhattan editions of this year’s fair.

The 2017 Venice Biennale in 20 Instagram Posts

The 57th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, titled “Viva Arte Viva” and organized by...

Best of Frieze New York 2017

The sixth edition of Frieze New York opens today with more than 200 galleries from 30 countries,...

Best of Collective Design Fair 2017

Highlights from this year’s edition of the New York design fair.

Jeanne Gang: Organic Growth

Architect Jeanne Gang takes her hybrid of engineering and ecology to new heights.

Moooi, Gentle Monster, and Surface Teamed Up For a Talk at Milan Design Week

Celebrating their new collaboration, Moooi and Gentle Monster cohosted a conversation with...

Celebrating Surface’s Inaugural Taste Issue with Rossana Orlandi

Surface cohosted an exclusive dinner party in honor of our April cover subject during Salone

An Aperitif and Talk with Humanscale at Salone del Mobile

Kicking off Milan Design Week, Surface executive editor William Hanley joined designer Todd...

Salone 2017: Overheard in Milan

Snippets of talks and conversations during last week’s festivities that stuck with us.

The Looks of Salone 2017: Stylish, by Design

A few memorable looks that Surface captured throughout Milan Design Week.

Best of Salone 2017: Part Three

The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.

Best of Salone 2017: Part Two

The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.

Best of Salone 2017: Part One

The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.

Itinerary: Touria El Glaoui and Nasir Kassamali

Two people in the Surface world share their April travel plans.

Brian Bolke’s Numbers Game

Forty Five Ten’s new downtown Dallas outpost is a department store for the modern age.

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Liz Diller

A glimpse at the architect’s thought process by way of illustration.

Charles Pollock’s Last Collection

It seemed like the designer’s heyday had come and gone with the Midcentury Modern style of the...

Artist Meets Architect in “Memento Mori”

Why Peter Marino curating a show on Robert Mapplethorpe makes perfect sense.

Design Dispatch: March 17, 2017

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

First Look
First Look: Whitney Biennial 2017

Conflict, political fractiousness, and social unease pervade this year’s Whitney Biennial,...

Double Tap
CJ Hendry

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

Itinerary: Irina Stark and Anna Teurnell

Two people in the Surface world share their March travel plans.

Design Dialogues No. 34

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor discusses his two recent Norwegian Projects

Detail: Dual Meaning

An eye-catching item that makes us want to take a closer look.

Behind the Scenes
Sketchbook: Isa Tapia

A glimpse at the fashion designer’s thought process by way of illustration.

Raf Simons Makes His Debut at Calvin Klein

The new chief creative officer presents the fashion house’s fall 2017 collection.

2016 in 20 Buildings

Our editors weigh in on the projects that defined the year in architecture.

Best of 2016
The Last Word: Memorable Quotes From 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’ve selected a few of the most memorable quotes that ran in...

Studio Visit
Tom Sachs: Art and Soul

The artist revels in music, magic, and James Brown relics.

Design Dispatch: Dec. 12, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Design Dispatch: Dec. 9, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Dinner With Adidas Originals, Parley for the Oceans, and Surface

During Art Basel Miami Beach, Surface hosted a dinner with Adidas Originals and Parley for the...

Maris Collective

A collection of boutiques with a sense of place.

“Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World at the Design Museum”

“Julio Le Parc: Form Into Action” at the Pérez Art Museum

Cy Twombly at the Centre Georges Pompidou

On November 30 a comprehensive retrospective of Cy Twombly’s work will be unveiled at the Paris...

Object: Horizon Collection

A by-the-numbers assessment of a new product or accessory.

Detail: Marni’s Beads of Blue

An eye-catching item that makes us want to take a closer look.

Assembling a Permanent Collection

Two curators, both with rigorous academic backgrounds, apply their acumen to a new fashion and...

“A Kook Milieu” Indeed: Kelly Behun’s Pop-Up at Barneys New York

The interior designer found a muse in Holly Solomon, a pop art dealer whose personality was as loud

Essentials: September 2016

A selection from our team’s endless list of personal obsessions.

September 2016 Reading List: Flying Colors

From the rich hues of Dior's cosmetics line to the garish patterns of one piece of classic tourist...

Design Dialogues No. 29

Leica Camera's Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and photographer Andrew Zuckerman discussed the nature of...

Event recap
Event Recap: The Printing House Townhouses

Celebrating cutting-edge design at one of the West Village’s most exciting new residences.

Design Dialogues No. 28

Two titans who started in Brooklyn discuss how they teamed up to reshape Lower Manhattan for the...

Events Recap: Surface at NYCxDesign

Celebrating outdoor furniture from B&B Italia, talking to Ronan Bouroullec at Vitra, and toasting...

Event Recap: Residences by Armani/Casa in Miami

An evening of cocktails and dinner on the beach, hosted by Gil Dezer and Jorge M. Pérez, to...

Event Recap: Surface + Phillips, The Exchange Edition II

Talking identity politics, dangerous art, and the social obligations of museums with Hank Willis...

Minotti Opens Miami Flagship Store

The U.S.’s fourth Minotti flagship store has landed comfortably in the heart of Miami’s Design...

The Diner Debuts in Milan

We teamed up with celebrated architect David Rockwell and the distinguished design consultancy 2x4...

Surface Travel Awards 2018: Call For Entries

We are pleased to announce the second annual Surface Travel Awards, our tribute to the most...

The List
Explore The List: The Destination for All Things Surface Approved