David Rockwell + 2X4’s “The Diner” for Surface Magazine

A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Be it Edward Hopper or “Pulp Fiction,” generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell Group and NYC-based design studio 2X4 have partnered to design a fully operational pop-up restaurant in Ventura Centrale at this year’s Milan Design …

Three Art-Driven Christmas Experiences in New York City

Works at the Guggenheim, Brookfield Place and the EDITION Hotel move tradition forward

A period of time that requires tremendous thought, the end of year holidays stimulate creative behavior from decor and design to gift giving and, let’s be honest, time management. All the while, traditional, nostalgia-laden experiences appear around every corner. Many of these are deeply personal—the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with a family, dinner at Rolf’s with a loved one, a stroll by the Saks Fifth …

Cool Hunting Video: Rockwell Unscripted for Knoll

David Rockwell shares the details of the brands' latest collaboration

When Knoll was looking for a design partner to collaborate on a collection of furniture that suited modern work styles and environments “there was only one person to call, and that was David Rockwell,” says Benjamin Pardo, Knoll’s Creative Director. Two very different sensibilities that may at first not seem like the most obvious partnership leverage the design firm’s expertise in theater, play, co-working and …