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Ara Thorose’s Sculptural Chairs

The designer creates a trio of chairs that are part furnishing, part art.

This Google Designer Thinks in Circles

Manuel Lima chronicles humanity’s interest in all things round.

The Anti-Airport Lounge

Cathay Pacific and Ilse Crawford want to make layovers relaxing.

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Jader Almeida on Modernism, Globalization, and the Senses

The designer invites us into his seaside home and showroom on the Brazilian island of...

Dakar Collection: A Transcontinental Collaboration

David Weeks and Abdou Salam Gaye's furniture collection was inspired by Dakar, Senegal's capital...

Studio Gorm Brings Shaker Style Forward

A fascination with the minimalist objects of the religious sect led to several recent projects by...

Dale Chihuly’s Glass Gardens

After more than a decade, the artist's signature explosions of color have returned to New York...

Aura is the Home Security System of the Digital Age

Surpassing outdated audio and motion-sensing models, the new device picks up on patterns in radio...

Peter Marino’s Garden is a Living Fantasy

There are new discoveries at every turn on the lush grounds surrounding the architect’s...

How a Simple Plastic Chair Won Over the World

An exhibition at Vitra Design Museum delves into the history of the ubiquitous Monobloc.

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Studio Visit: Atelier Biagetti

The Milan-based duo shares their take on contemporary obsessions with our editor-in-chief.

A Designer Updates a Centuries-Old Pottery Tradition

While touring the Yangtze Delta, Christopher Jenner stumbled on the town of Yixing and its famous...

Snøhetta Designs a Contemporary Cave at Lascaux

A new museum offers an unprecedented look at prehistoric paintings.

X Marks the Plot

The OMA-designed Alexis de Tocqueville library privileges public space over stacks.

Tilda Swinton Meets Gentle Monster

The actress collaborated with the South Korean eyewear brand on a beguiling new collection.

“Person of the Crowd” at the Barnes Foundation

A show looks to subvert the privileged position of the flâneur.

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time”

The late choreographer’s two-museum retrospective embodies his come one, come all ethos.

Like No Other Eero

A Wi-Fi router aspires to its iconic architect namesake.

KBH’s Musical Chair for Sonos

The firm sought to harmonize the seat with the American brand’s new subwoofer.

Knitty Gritty

Tabula Rasa designer Emily Diamandis impressed Design Within Reach with her knitwear know-how.

“Breaking News” at The Getty Center

The show explores the ways in which artists have responded to the media since the 1960s.

Sensory Percussion Lets Drummers Go Electric on Their Terms

The new drum set from the music-tech company Sunhouse is what drummers have been waiting for.

Total Records

A new book from Aperture presents a visual history of photography’s role in shaping music’s...

Okeanos Aquascaping’s Elevate Terrarium Is Next Level

New from Okeanos Aquascaping, this terrarium is as limitless as your imagination.

Germans Ermičs is Crystal Clear

The young designer presents the latest products to come out of his fixation with glass and color at

Indira Lourenço Renders African Patterns in Three Dimensions

For her first collection, Angola-born designer Indira Lourenço found inspiration by combining...

Cone Denim Mills Weaves Through Time

Denim label 3x1 collaborated with the textile manufacturer to celebrate Cone Denim Mills's 125th...

The Estonian National Museum Transcends a Dark Past

Spearheaded by the young architecture firm DGT, the institution encompasses a figment of the...

Speed Art Museum’s Overhaul

The continuously evolving Louisville museum gets a new look.

The Harbin Opera House Brings Nature Indoors

Step Inside the Modern-day Icon by Ma Yansong.

A Parking Garage Even Pedestrians Will Appreciate

In Miami, Leong & Leong and Iwamoto Scott Architects elevate a typically overlooked type of...

Dior’s Seoul Flagship

A passion for horticulture has always been evident in the designs of Christian Dior.