Design Stories

The Japanese ruler that inspired an Industrial Facility watch

How an encounter with a different kind of precision tool led Sam Hecht and Kim Colin to their Circumference Watch The Japanese ruler that inspired an Industrial Facility watch

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Fractured Table

The NYC art, architecture and design practice’s new tables and chairs hint at their humble origins The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Fractured Table

Why the Flag Halyard Chair matters

Hans Wegner supposedly came up with the idea for this grid-like seat in while sitting in a sand dune on holiday Why the Flag Halyard Chair matters

And it's another Isamu Noguchi Award for a Phaidon author!

Last year it was John Pawson, this year the Noguchi Museum singles out Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa And it's another Isamu Noguchi Award for a Phaidon author!

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Secret Souvenir

Here's one illuminating Snarkitecture project that started life as a celebration of New York The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - Secret Souvenir

The healthcare innovation that made Industrial Facility’s sofa

How Sam Hecht and Kim Colin used a Herman Miller idea to create comfy, easily transportable seating The healthcare innovation that made Industrial Facility’s sofa

Why the Sketch Chair matters

How the all-female group Front Design combined cutting-edge 3D printing and motion-capture film in one chair Why the Sketch Chair matters

Some inspirational quotes for International Women's Day

Emotive exhortations from the women's movement and beyond, courtesy of You Had Better Make Some Noise Some inspirational quotes for International Women's Day

Stefan Sagmeister wants you to show him your beauty

Got a vision of man-made loveliness? Then the great New York graphic designer would like to hear from you Stefan Sagmeister wants you to show him your beauty

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Ombre Plane

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

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