Interview: Artist Kenzo Digital on “Air” at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Bending infinity atop the NYC skyline in a permanent installation

1,000 feet above the streets of NYC, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt sets visitors atop the skyline in a way no other arts attraction has done before. With an intellectual structure and an emotional undercurrent, the artist Kenzo Digital‘s permanent installation Air is the beating heart of SUMMIT. Though it’s joined by two other experiences—Levitation (a knee-weakening enclosed glass ledge) and Ascent (a glass elevator that rises to One …

Factory Tour: Audio Company, Sonus faber

A visit to the Italian speaker manufacturer, which produces for the home and now for the Maserati MC20

How is beautiful sound created? What are the differences, boundaries and blurred spaces between visual beauty and aural beauty? Since 1983, Italian company Sonus faber has been answering these questions through its spectacular, high-end audio products. Founder Franco Serblin was a dental technician with an unbridled passion for high-quality audio. In his spare time, he created stunning instruments, products he couldn’t find on the market. …

Audio-Olfactory Installation “Metronome” at London Design Biennale

Sound, scent, movement and form combine for this evocative invention and experience

Shaped like an infinity symbol, Metronome—debuting now at London Design Biennale—is a sculptural object and experience designed to create a time-bubble for its audience. Inspired in part by pregnancy as well as Swann’s Way (the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, first translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Metronome is a combination audio-olfactory invention that merges sound elements to evoke …