Out in the World With Gaetano Pesce

From pink foam buildings to couches that resemble jester hats, off-kilter chairs made of resin and wobbly vases, beloved Italian architect, designer and artist Gaetano Pesce expanded the world of design over his 50-year career to include unexpected materials and political and social commentary. Vibrant and inventive, Out in the World With Gaetano Pesce compiles the 82-year-old pioneer’s iconic and never-before-seen work with an essay …

Industrial Craft Design Studio Opens an Enchanting San Francisco Store

This portal into the design world is filled with purposeful objects

Driven by objects with meaning and their connectedness to people, the multi-disciplinary design studio Industrial Craft opened their first-ever San Francisco storefront today. More than 100 brands are represented within—from legacy makers to emerging talent—and each item (whether it’s Jasper Morrison’s wall clock or 3D-printed vases by UAU Project and Los Senderos del Rio Bec tableware) underscores tactile, sensorial experience. Further, Industrial Craft positioned part of their workshop …

The Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity Inspires Future Generations to Design a Better World

The new non-profit applies the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames to the challenges of today

In the 1960s, Ray and Charles Eames undertook a project for the National Aquarium for which they installed 20 saltwater tanks in their office. The plan exemplified the iconic duo’s brilliant thought processes and went on to inspire the designers to approach their work more sustainably, according to Llisa Demetrios, Chief Curator of the Eames Institute and granddaughter of Ray and Charles Eames. On one hand, the …