Pure and Symbol
- “It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths.
- By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
A snowflake-inspired seat for the graphically inclined, the painted-wood Nanook puts a stylistic stop to the whiteout of minimal modernist decor.
Using a piece of creased graph paper as a guide, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien created this angular reading chair for Moroso. The checked Kvadrat pattern is complemented with lines of Swarovski crystals, giving each seat a bit of shimmer.
- A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.
- Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares.
- I was thrilled to discover that East London is chock full of design do-gooders.
For the second season in a row, Patricia Urquiola designed one of our favorite Milan debuts that we're still ooohing and aaahing over. Last time it was the thick knits of Mangas, an über-tactile rug for Gan, and this year Silver Lake caught—and held—our attention. The angular easy chair exudes an effortless southern California cool reminiscent of the heyday of mid-century modernism.