A little history goes a long way.
Superbox Hotel California, 1966, by Ettore Sottsass for Centro Studi Poltronova.
Bertoia Two-Tone Side Chairs in Knoll Showroom at Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, 1953.
The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.
Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1956, the CH20 exemplifies the designer's explorations with molded veneer.
A Chair That Shows How Tech and Craft Come Together
Woodworking techniques meet 21st-century production in a bicoastal collaboration.
Emeco debuted the minimalist Run collection by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin.
Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the...
A late 1970s ad for the MP-163 armchair and footrest (1976): Dubbed the “Earth Chair” by retailer Brazil Contempo, it...
At the Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark, a worker inspects the paint finish of a Series 7 chair in front of a wall...
The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.
In 1954 Japanese designer Sori Yanagi (1915-2011) created a stackable fiberglass piece called the "Elephant Stool" for...
In the early 1970s, Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) created the Vicario, a wide molded fiberglass lounge chair, for...
The Round Chair, 1949, by Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) was sometimes just referred to by the designer as "the round one"...
Before her education at the School of Arts, Crafts and Design, Grete Jalk (1920-2006) trained as a cabinetmaker and...