Design
Open up Sebastian Errazuriz’s Spectacularly Curious Cabinets

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

Partnership
Under the Hood With Lexus

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

Design
Design Miami 2018 Highlights

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

News
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...

Partnership
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...

Art
Barbara Kasten Expo Chicago Interview Marathon

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

Art
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...

Travel
Announcing the 2018 Surface Travel Awards Winners

The year's best in travel and design.

Architecture
Don’t Call Odile Decq a Woman Architect

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

Art
The Best of California at Frieze New York

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

Design
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.

Design
25 Designers On Their Favorite American Designs

We asked some of our favorite designers to help us celebrate American design.

PARTNERSHIP
Designboom Opens THE DESIGN PRIZE To Public Voting

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

Design
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...

GALLERY
Growing up in a Richard Meier Masterpiece

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

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

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

Opinion
The Architecture of 2017 in 7 Buildings

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

Art
Rirkrit Tiravanija and the Politics of Cooking

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

PARTNERSHIP
Art Basel Through the Eyes of Zoë Buckman

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

Endorsement
Christ & Gantenbein Make Invitingly Austere Spaces

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

Architecture
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...

Art
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.

Partnership
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

Art
Ruba Katrib Saw It First

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

EVENTS
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.

Art
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...

Executive
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...

READING LIST
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.

Survey
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.

ESSENTIALS
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.

NYCxDESIGN
Best of ICFF 2017

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

NYCxDESIGN
Best of Wanted Design 2017

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

Art
The 2017 Venice Biennale in 20 Instagram Posts

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

ART
Best of Frieze New York 2017

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

NYCXDesign
Best of Collective Design Fair 2017

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

Architecture
Jeanne Gang: Organic Growth

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

EVENTS
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...

EVENTS
Celebrating Surface’s Inaugural Taste Issue with Rossana Orlandi

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

EVENTS
An Aperitif and Talk with Humanscale at Salone del Mobile

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

Design
Salone 2017: Overheard in Milan

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

Design
The Looks of Salone 2017: Stylish, by Design

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

Recap
Best of Salone 2017: Part Three

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

Recap
Best of Salone 2017: Part Two

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

Recap
Best of Salone 2017: Part One

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

Travel
Itinerary: Touria El Glaoui and Nasir Kassamali

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

Fashion
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.

Design
Charles Pollock’s Last Collection

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

Art
Artist Meets Architect in “Memento Mori”

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

News
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.

Travel
Itinerary: Irina Stark and Anna Teurnell

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

Events
Design Dialogues No. 34

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

Fashion
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.

Fashion
Raf Simons Makes His Debut at Calvin Klein

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

Architecture
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.

News
Design Dispatch: Dec. 12, 2016

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

News
Design Dispatch: Dec. 9, 2016

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

Events
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...

Retail
Maris Collective

A collection of boutiques with a sense of place.

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

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

Itinerary
Cy Twombly at the Centre Georges Pompidou

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

Design
Object: Horizon Collection

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

fashion
Detail: Marni’s Beads of Blue

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

Fashion
Assembling a Permanent Collection

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

design
“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

design
Essentials: September 2016

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

Books
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...

Events
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.

Events
Design Dialogues No. 28

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

events
Events Recap: Surface at NYCxDesign

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

events
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...

events
Event Recap: Surface + Phillips, The Exchange Edition II

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

fashion
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...

TRAVEL
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