Giorgia Lupi on Joining Pentagram, Data and Finding Inspiration Everywhere

The information designer is the first new partner at the NYC studio in seven years

As one of the most respected design studios in the world, Pentagram selects their partners incredibly carefully. There’s no surprise then that somebody as talented as Giorgia Lupi is the company’s first new NYC partner in some seven years. From installations to brand identities, architecture and advertising, Pentagram’s disciplines are vast. Unlike other studios, the owners also create the work—meaning everybody in the company must …

Tracing Harry Bertoia’s Legacy in “Bertoia: The Metal Worker”

A celebration of a designer, musician and artist who knew no bounds

Cataloging Harry Bertoia‘s work—which ranges from ambient music albums to the iconic diamond chair—is no simple feat. Bertoia seemingly knew no bounds—undefined by any singular medium or intention—and his influence remains wildly significant. In her new book, Bertoia: The Metal Worker, Beverly Twitchell attempts to distill his working life into 288 pages featuring 230 images and illustrations. The tome is gloriously designed, and doesn’t eschew appearance for …

Design Indaba 2019: Alice Rawsthorn on “Bad” Design

The critic encourages seeing offensive, ugly and impractical approaches as lessons

For 24 years, Design Indaba has remained one of the most exciting events to attend and learn about creativity. Three days of conferences, lectures, workshops and exhibitions introduce audiences to concepts, philosophies and innovations pertaining to design. This year, Alice Rawsthorn—journalist, design critic, and author of books Hello World and the recent Design as an Attitude—spoke at the event in Cape Town. She chose to …