Design Stories

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

The jet engine that inspired Industrial Facility’s fan

Discover how a trip to London’s RAF museum helped this British design duo conjure up their fan for Muji The jet engine that inspired Industrial Facility’s fan

Right about now - Japan turns pink!

Japan bursts into colour in spring - The Japanese Garden author Sophie Walker talks us through the new season Right about now - Japan turns pink!

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!

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