Design Stories

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

Why the Les Arcs Dining Chair matters

Not every classic chair can be attributed to a designer as this perfect piece of ski resort furniture proves Why the Les Arcs Dining Chair matters

What these pins tell us about North Korea's Olympic chances

Enamel badges, featured in Made in North Korea, reveal the relationship between state and sporting success What these pins tell us about North Korea's Olympic chances

Did Lufthansa just hit turbulence with its logo redesign?

Some say the airline made the wrong choice in toning down Otl Aicher’s characterful yellow and blue colourway Did Lufthansa just hit turbulence with its logo redesign?

Why Snarkitecture’s Slip Chair matters

By designing a broken-looking seat, the Brooklyn practice created a chair that's playful yet functional Why Snarkitecture’s Slip Chair matters

Why the Peacock Chair matters

Discover how this product of colonialism became a 20th century counter-cultural symbol Why the Peacock Chair matters

Giorgio Armani, Jean Jullien and the 1006 Navy Chair

Watch this fun new film describing the rise, fall and rise again of one of the 20th century’s best-loved chairs Giorgio Armani, Jean Jullien and the 1006 Navy Chair

Why IKEA’s Poäng Chair matters

To mark IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's passing, we take a look at one of his best selling products Why IKEA’s Poäng Chair matters

Why Sigmund Freud's Office Chair matters

You'll never guess how the father of psychoanalysis used to sit in this distinctive piece of furniture Why Sigmund Freud's Office Chair matters

Who bought Snarkitecture's balls?

Here's how balls from Snarkitecture's Beach ended up being auctioned off in Florida - 18 months after their arrival Who bought Snarkitecture's balls?

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