Braun + Virgil Abloh Revisit the Brand’s Iconic Wandanlage Hi-Fi Wall Unit

Celebrating 100 years with a chrometastic "functional art piece"

With admirable restraint Braun and Virgil Abloh have gone to the archive and updated one of the brand’s most sculptural designs, the sleek, horizontal 1965 Wandanlage Hi-Fi wall unit. The original’s powder white coated metal is replaced with polished chrome; while that may have been too much in 1965, it’s well suited to 2021. The chrome references both the brands frequent use of the material …

“Bob Greenberg Selects” at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

A master of design's concise exhibition highlights special pieces from the collection

To know the work of Bob Greenberg—founder and chief executive of advertising and design agency R/GA—is to understand the full scope of his genius. A global roster of clients have benefitted from his vision since 1977. Greenberg is the latest (and 16th) guest curator for Cooper Hewitt‘s “Selects” series, a run of exhibitions wherein an expert selects certain pieces from their permanent collection to highlight. …

A Global Design Superteam Supports Apple in Copyright Case

After a law suit, a series of appeals, a payout and another appeal, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld Apple’s claims that Samsung (a component supplier for Apple) did, in some ways, draw from Apple’s user interface and style and violated existing patents. That said, they also ruled that “the iPhone’s appearance could not be protected through trademarks.” And …