ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?

They command spectacular prices – but is a chair designed by an architect really any better than one by a furniture designer?

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ALEX MICHAELIS IS an archetypal London architect. Linen shirt, strong hands, zipping from desk to desk in his former-church-hall office with its industrial lighting, white desks and parquet flooring.

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Rick Owens: Furniture

Rick Owens: Furniture

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This book is conceived as an intimate look into the creative, personal, and often secretive lives of Rick Owens and his wife, muse, and collaborator, Michele Lamy. Known for his self-described “grunge meets glamour” style, Owens showed his first furniture collection in Paris in 2007.

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Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical at the Met Breuer

Ettore Sottsass: Design Radical at the Met Breuer

21 July - 8 October '17

A seminal figure in 20th-century design, the Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) created a vast body of work, the result of an exceptionally productive career that spanned more than six decades.

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More than 150 years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted changed how Americans think about public space.

More than 150 years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted changed how Americans think about public space.

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A century and a half ago, city dwellers in search of fresh air and rural pastures visited graveyards. It was a bad arrangement. The processions of tombstones interfered with athletic activity, the gloom with carefree frolicking. Nor did mourners relish having to contend with the crowds of pleasure-seekers. The phenomenon particularly maddened Frederick Law Olmsted.

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The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google

The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google

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We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a landscape of toys, distractions and instant gratification, of chirps and squeaks and bright, shiny things – plus, to be sure, ugly, horrid beasties lurking in all the softness – apparently without horizon.

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Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at Vitra Design Museum

Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at Vitra Design Museum

03 June - 10 September '17

Housing is scarce – that much has become evident in the last few years. As real estate prices in big cities continue to skyrocket, conventional ideas of housing development prove unable to meet demands. The reaction to these challenges has been a silent revolution in contemporary architecture – towards collective building and living.

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Woven Forms at R & Company  [WENDELL CASTLE]

Woven Forms at R & Company

10 May - 31 July '17

In Nepal, the renowned Tibetan style rugs have traditionally been made from Tibetan highland sheep wool, which is an abundant and important resource. The rugs are generally woven with an intricate knotting method specific to the region.

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Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum

Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum

26 April - 3 September '17

Continuing the Museum’s collaboration with contemporary artists of all disciplines, the category-defying works of Robert Stadler (Austria, b. 1966) are installed in tandem with Noguchi’s sculptures, raising as many aesthetic, functional, and philosophical questions as possible.

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This Is Your Brain on Architecture

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

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Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and elsewhere.

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Collecting PAUL EVANS

Collecting PAUL EVANS

COLLECTING DESIGN History Collections Highlights

A part of an ongoing series on collecting design, which is produced in conjunction with a program at the New York School of Interior Design “Collecting Design: History, Collections, Highlights,” this film focuses on American furniture maker and designer Paul Evans.

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