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 …

Interview: Article Furniture Co-Founder and COO Andy Prochazka

This direct-to-consumer brand utilizes technology and design to disrupt its industry

When four engineers (longtime friends and successful serial entrepreneurs) founded the direct-to-consumer brand Article in 2013, their first intention was to eradicate unnecessary supply chain costs, then to make high-quality furniture affordable and ultimately to let people make beautiful spaces easily. In order to do so, this hybrid tech/design company (headquartered in Vancouver) established a warehouse and distribution network across North America. The Article origin …

Artist Shantell Martin Transforms Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda Sofa for B&B Italia

An icon of furniture design, Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda couch—first imagined in 1970 and reintroduced by B&B Italia in 2020—became a canvas for beloved artist Shantell Martin during Miami Art Week 2021. Martin brought her signature whimsical drawing style to an iteration of the sofa with white fabric during a live event, dressing the rounded design in stream of conscious illustration. Guests to the Italian luxury …