Woodendot’s Batea Tables Collection

Coffee and tray tables from solid oak and lacquered steel, with ample storage space

There’s a substantial reason why wood plays the defining material in the work of Spanish design house WOODENDOT. Co-founder Daniel García hails from Valladolid in Spanish region of Tierra de Pinares—where up to 80% of the population is dedicated to crafting design items from wood. Along with María J. Vargas, García set out to develop a brand balancing forward-thinking but direct pieces along with the …

Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals

From chairs to tape dispensers to lamps, the best in metallics at this year's event

by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on a more rarefied metal, like rose gold. But this year, designers and manufacturers seemed to throw up their hands at the idea …

Shinola’s First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow

The American manufacturing authority's latest offering is a utility-focused urban riding machine

Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it’s no surprise that Shinola has committed itself to compete with the classically international industry by producing the best American-made velocipedes. Launching today, 17 March 2015, the Detroit Arrow is hand assembled—like all Shinola products—in Detroit by the …