Studio Visit: Italy’s Crea Concrete Design + Foscarini Lighting

Shining a light on the process of the skilled artisans who produce the Aplomb lamp for the major design firm

Foscarini is the third largest Italian lighting company and yet they do not own a factory. Their entire production relies on collaboration with skilled artisans, each of whom is specialized in a particular material or craft, from glass to carbon fiber. The company is now lifting the veil on this with Maestrie (Master Skills), a narrative photographic and video project by the artist Gianluca Vassallo. …

Roman and Williams for eBay Collective

Rare, inspiring pieces selected by the award-winning design firm

In October 2016, eBay Collective launched as a destination for fine art and interior design. An e-commerce platform with rigorous guidelines and harboring one-of-a-kind objects, it grew into a resource for both consumers and designers. Celebrated design firm Roman and Williams frequented the site—and eBay as a whole—for rare and inspiring pieces. Now, they’ve taken the next step and hand-selected pieces for their own eBay …

Jouin Manku Design Agency’s “The Sound Cabinet” Installation

Unveiling a listening station for collectors of music, at Paris' AD Interieurs

At this year’s AD Interieurs exposition (running concurrently in Paris with design fair Maison et Objet), event-founding publication Architectural Digest France declared a site-specific theme: collectors. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the designers behind the Jouin Manku agency (specializing in architecture and interior design) applied the theme to a rather uncommon topic. Sound appealed to both of them, and “The Sound Cabinet” embodies their desire …