Design Stories

Robots in kimonos! The latest look from Alex de Betak

The world's greatest fashion show producer goes back to the future with traditional clothing and animatronics Robots in kimonos! The latest look from Alex de Betak

By hook and by book, Industrial Facility take Milan

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin visit this year's Salone del Mobile with not one, but five sleek new products By hook and by book, Industrial Facility take Milan

Snarkitecture brings its fantasy kitchen island to Milan

The art, design and architecture practice creates a new installation called Altered States at Salone Snarkitecture brings its fantasy kitchen island to Milan

Bowie, Cobain and Cohen get their own typefaces

You may not be able to write like your heroes but your writing can look like theirs with these rock star fonts Bowie, Cobain and Cohen get their own typefaces

How to do slogans in a social media age

New Design Museum show, From Hope to Nope, looks at how designers have navigated a choppy, political decade How to do slogans in a social media age

James Corner's new High Line and Japanese garden for NY

The co-creator of The High Line revisits his old creation and draws on new inspirations for the Domino Sugar site James Corner's new High Line and Japanese garden for NY

The metro carriage that helped create Industrial Facility’s chair

Japan’s public transportation gave Sam Hecht and Kim Colin a bright idea for their award-winning furniture range The metro carriage that helped create Industrial Facility’s chair

Why the Egg Chair matters

We take an Easter look at this futuristic classic, named after its resemblance to a smoothly broken eggshell Why the Egg Chair matters

Why the MR Chaise Chair matters

On Mies van der Rohe’s birthday, we look back at one of his lesser known modernist masterpieces Why the MR Chaise Chair matters

The wrench that inspired Industrial Facility’s door handle

A chance encounter on a building site and a rummage through a tool box inspired the creation of this sleek design The wrench that inspired Industrial Facility’s door handle

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