Detroit: City of the Past, City of Tomorrow

Detroit has a storied design history full of monumental midcentury figures. Now, a new class of avant-garde furniture makers is carrying on the legacy—and evolving it. Isabelle Weiss, founder of local gallery NEXT:SPACE, on why the city will be a driving force in U.S. design again.

Archi-Tectonics Is Redefining SoHo's Skyline

Surface tours three of Archi-Tectonics’ SoHo structures and chats with principal architects Winka Dubbeldam and Justin Korhammer about the award-winning firm's greatest hits and upcoming projects.

"Flat Lands & Massive Things—From NL to NYC & Beyond," a retrospective highlighting Archi-Tectonics' impact, is on view at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin from March 16 through April 25.

In the Studio With Studio Drift

Founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta talk about their tech-driven, future-focused work, and where humanity fits in.

In the Studio With Cai Guo-Qiang

We spend a stormy afternoon hanging out with the artist and his team in his downtown Manhattan workspace.

Jean Pigozzi and Leica Collaborate on the Ultimate Party Camera

The art collector and photographer tells us about how he invented the selfie and his design for the new Leica Sofort instant camera.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

The opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech is putting the spotlight back on a cultural treasure trove.

Site Visit: MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN: The Concept

On view at A/D/O, the MINI LIVING URBAN CABIN rethinks the way we live in cities by tapping local residents and culture to inform its experimental solutions.

Ai Weiwei: "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"

The artist's new, very personal project for Public Art Fund confronts New York's five boroughs with the global refugee crisis.

Marc Thorpe and the Leica TL2

The designer and architect heads to outdoor sculpture museum Storm King with the latest camera from Leica.

Carsten Höller at Centro Botín

The scientist-cum-artist opens up about his recent solo show at the Spanish arts center, and the new form of art he’s working with students to create.

Jonathan Anderson

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

Studio Visit: Weiss Manfredi

Husband-wife team Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi discuss their all-encompassing projects, including a bold new building for the Cornell Tech campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island.

Matias Duarte

First he brought design to Google. Now, the visionary is subtly shaping our lives.

Thom Browne

The award-winning fashion designer Thom Browne revels in consistency in an industry that expects constant change.

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Wendell Castle

The octogenarian father of the American art furniture movement, still in his prime, has a lot more to say—and do.

Erwin Wurm at Lehmann Maupin

We caught up with artist Erwin Wurm to talk about the history of his One Minute Sculptures and to see some new work in the series that debuted at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York last spring.

How It’s Made: Blu Dot Hot Mesh Chair

Twenty years after its founding, furniture maker Blu Dot continues its mission to democratize design. Here, the making of its Hot Mesh Chair.

Rossana Orlandi: A Beautiful Mess

The gallerist’s Milan space is a bastion of groundbreaking contemporary design.