Previewing The TWA Hotel at John F Kennedy International Airport

Inside the model room for Eero Saarinen's reimagined 1962 TWA Flight Center

As hard as it may be to imagine that one of NYC’s most anticipated hotels will be opening at JFK Airport, of all places, new model room images only stir excitement over the forthcoming TWA Hotel. In the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center, once a hub for the ’60s jet set class and now an official New York City landmark and listed on the National …

This Brutal World

The new black and white photo book is a visual feast of imposing architectural structures

How do crude and unsympathetic concrete structures appeal to human hearts around the globe? Graphic designer Peter Chadwick (founder of London-based studio A Popular Space) attempts to explain his fervent love for Brutalism not through too many words but, like the architecture movement itself, with blunt, honest simplicity. Black and white photo after photo of singular, monumental structures make up “This Brutal World,” his new …

Eero Saarinen’s Two-Seater: the Womb Settee

Knoll overcomes structural issues to bring the 1940s design back into production

The story behind Eero Saarinen’s classic 1948 Model 70 Womb design is simple: Florence Knoll wanted a chair that felt like “basket full of pillows.” While most might immediately think of fluffiness and volume, the Finnish-American furniture designer (and architect behind the architectural marvel that is the TWA Flight Terminal at JFK Airport) had a sleek and suggestive style. Saarinen created a shell shape that …