“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.
Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global...
Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti
Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive...
Five Tips for Young Architects
Why Thorsten Deckler, co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the...
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology,...
Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song
From a 200-square-foot garage-turned-workshop, Silvia Song skillfully sculpts wooden wares.
Emerging Pathways for Up-and-Coming Designers
Discover fairs, programs, and fellowships geared for young designers to gain visibility and experience.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
7 Incredible Home Offices of Designers and Architects
Creativity stems from a balance of work and life, connectivity and retreat, conversation and solitude.
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist's Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
Go Beyond the Basics in an Australian Fashion Designer’s Surf-Inspired Bali Hotel
The Slow offers much more than boutique accommodations, steeping guests in a curated experience that blends art across several...
Get the Scoop on Exhibit Columbus With Designer Jonathan Nesci
The Columbus, Indiana, designer previews how a series of installations will reimagine a famous streetscape by Alexander Girard.
Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design...
This Designer Escapes to Ibiza for Some Peace and Quiet
In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a...
The Best Things We Saw at Milan Design Week 2017
See highlights and hidden gems from Salone del Mobile and beyond.
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
Bringing a Taste of Sicily to Milan
Italian food has always been about the spirit of conviviality—the pleasure that comes from sharing a meal with others, and few...

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