The Modern Archive

A Memphis Group design hub for collecting, exploring and learning about the '80s Italian movement

Building on the mid-century modern movement that included architecture and design greats like Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Arne Jacobsen, the Memphis Group of the 1980s sought to inject avant-garde into design. The Milan-based movement brought irreverent color, asymmetry and pop art-inspired imagery to their creations, and the newly launched digital gallery The Modern Archive is a comprehensive resource for information about the …

Bureau Subduction at Paris Design Week

Designed by Paul Venaille, this desk honors his obsession with volcanoes

At this year’s Paris Design Week, CH hit now! Le Off at The Docks to catch an intriguing collection of creative furniture and decor. One of this year’s standouts was a thoughtfully crafted desk by designer Paul Venaille. Suitably named, the Bureau Subduction honors Venaille’s love for everything volcanic. By nature of the term “subduction,” there are two design elements involved in this his piece: …

Interview: Ambra Medda of L’ArcoBaleno

The industrious young entrepreneur on branching out into the online world and seeking new design talent in unlikely places

The name Ambra Medda is synonymous with success in the design world. After co-founding and directing the acclaimed fair Design Miami—which led to its sister show Design Miami/Basel in Switzerland—Medda has made her mark globally. Medda is now stepping out of the physical curating space and entering the online sphere with the recently launched L’ArcoBaleno. An online design marketplace as well as a rich source …