Interview: Marcel Wanders on Design in All The Realms

The design superstar tells us about the importance of design in the physical world and in the digital space

Marcel Wanders is all about ideas, stories and the senses. The widely admired Dutch designer and art director (perhaps best known for his Knotted Chair) approaches all his projects with fresh perspective and an innate, conceptual understanding of design. At the helm of the Marcel Wanders Studio (which focused on product and interior design until Wanders ceased operation earlier this year) and Moooi (a furniture …

Milan Design Week 2022: Sit Here

Five inspiring chairs featured in this year's illustrious exposition

To walk through Milan Design Week, whether in the halls of the Salone del Mobile trade show or across the citywide exhibits that comprise Fuorisalone, is to learn the difference that a line makes. Chairs—some of the most common home furnishings—vary so much due to material, craftsmanship and quality. But it’s the lines that compose their unique silhouettes that define their significance and one degree of difference sometimes …

Milan Design Week 2022: Lighting the Way

Eight expressive lamps and light fixtures that far exceed expectation

One of the most inspiring categories each Milan Design Week (and in interior architecture and design as a whole), the lighting sector continues to transfix thanks to rapid technological advancements and an abundance of creativity. This year throughout Milan, countless design brands and manufacturers released thoughtful fixtures and impressive lamps, and some artful objects even managed to express light in surprising new ways. For our team …