Patricia Urquiola + Glas Italia: Shimmer

Colorful fluidity in a robust glass table

Patricia Urquiola‘s poetically contemporary “Shimmer” table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly change hue depending on your vantage point. The graceful shifts in color lend it a balletic energy, and the lack of construction materials (the parts are joined with glue) keeps …

Scatto Italiano

Custom, made-to-order bikes, built by hand in Milan complete with unexpected design touches

Cycling holds a very significant place in the heart of Italian culture and design. From the annual Giro d’Italia race (that sends a rushing stream of neon spandex and carbon fiber through the countryside) to “Bicycle Thieves” (aka “The Bicycle Thief,” the iconic novel and film of the same name that defined post-World War II Italy) bikes are a core aspect of Italian identity. At …

Charged: Ingo Maurer Interview

The celebrated industrial designer speaks on the importance of spontaneity, taking risks and trusting your team

Few industrial designers have earned a foothold in the greater creative culture like Ingo Maurer, the German-born, New York-based designer of lighting and lighting installations. In the decades since founding his own design practice, Ingo Maurer GmbH, the celebrated designer has been exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious museums, created custom installations for private art collectors and Parisian fashion shows, and received more …