David Taylor

The Stockholm-based Scottish artisan introduces a family of candlesticks

Based out of Stockholm, Scotsman David “Superdave” Taylor calls himself a metal craftsman. The self-proclaimed job title doesn’t necessarily do him justice, however, given that his roster of work regularly transcends the boundaries between design, art and craft. Yet, tags aside, the man is a true contemporary artisan in every way. Taylor’s latest work involves a steadily growing number of candlesticks given human names. “‘Crowd’ …

The Burning House

A visual archive of last minute saves goes from blog to book

“If your house was burning, what would you take with you?” That’s the question that Foster Huntington poses in his blog, The Burning House. Readers respond to Huntington’s question with a single image and the corresponding list of the items they would snatch, making the Burning House a visual solution to the interview. “We live in a very material culture,” says Foster. “I’ve always been …

Metropole Aluminum House

Jean Prouvé's 1949 design steals the show at Design Miami/Basel

As Design Miami/Basel continues to establish itself as the dominant satellite fair of Switzerland’s Art Basel, Galerie Patrick Seguin upped the ante this year by installing a 1,000 square-foot aluminum structure designed by Jean Prouvé. The Metropole Aluminum House was originally created as a school for rural communities that could be pre-fabricated and erected on-site. While the structure was never implemented on a mass scale, …