Interview: Whipsaw Founder, Designer and CEO, Dan Harden

Exploring the principles and visions that drive this prolific design firm

Despite winning over 290 design awards and filing over 1,000 patents, Whipsaw—a highly acclaimed strategy, industrial design, digital design and engineering consulting firm—doesn’t aspire to be the most celebrated or prosperous company. For Whipsaw, success lies in designing solutions, meaningful experiences and, most of all, a better world. Since its conception in 1999, these ideals have shown through their widespread work, including home-gym machine Tonal, medical …

Design and Architecture Podcasts on SURROUND Network

A growing roster of shows that aims to support and inspire the creative community

Launching today, the SURROUND Podcast Network by SANDOW Design Group gathers together some of the best architecture and design shows from around the world. These shows include Deep Green (hosted by METROPOLIS editor in chief, Avinash Rajagopal, and exploring how the built environment impacts the natural environment, climate and equity), MillerKnoll’s Looking Forward (about the future of work and workplaces) and Design Nerds Anonymous (which sits at the …

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. …