Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Sculptures for skating, a powerhouse design merger, clever traffic lights and more from around the web

Herman Miller + Knoll To Become MillerKnoll With Merger Iconic furniture manufacturers (and historic competitors) Herman Miller and Knoll are set to merge into a powerhouse design entity named MillerKnoll. The deal, valued at approximately $1.8 billion, will attempt to reimagine “collaboration, culture and focused work, while supporting a growing remote employee base,” according to Andi Owen, president and CEO of Herman Miller. Over the …

Assemble’s “Skating Situations” Sculptures

As many cities around the world purposely make spaces and surfaces impossible to skate, Folkestone (a port town in England) has—through the 2021 Creative Folkestone Triennial—commissioned public sculptures designed for skateboarders to enjoy. Made by multidisciplinary collective Assemble (in collaboration with local skaters), the nine “Skating Situations” are located on the city’s Harbour Arm promenade. Made from “raw Kentish ragstone found on the beach and …

adidas Skateboarding + UNITY Collaboration Collection

Representing, supporting and celebrating the queer skate community

Jeffrey Cheung—an artist, activist and skateboarder—co-founded UNITY with Gabriel Ramirez in order to represent, support and celebrate queer skaters within a culture historically infamous for its homophobic tendencies. The skate collective organizes skate days that create safe spaces for people of all sexual orientation, gender, color, age and ability; give away decks to queer people of color; and mobilize the community for skate protests—not to …