Wendell Castle: Twisted Mister

I bet anyone who has covered design for any length of time remembers the first moment he or she saw a piece of Wendell Castle’s limited edition furniture. My first sighting was a racy rocking chair at Design Miami/ in 2005. I’m leaving for New York City in the morning and I plan to visit […]

A Lust for Design Stories

Xavier Lust first appeared on my radar when I was covering Design Miami/ in 2009. I featured his Archiduchaise, a winsome chair with a flared skirt that is cut from one single sheet of aluminum and bent to polished perfection, in this issue of the British Airways magazine The Collection and in MIAMI magazine’s Home Design […]

The Playful Search for Beauty

Have you noticed there continues to be a fixation on nostalgia? Should we continue to blame it on Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner or is this merely a cyclical flow resulting from our humanly drive for something new to think about? I suppose it doesn’t matter what’s causing the backward glace in design that makes […]

Return of the Bronze Age

Thomas Pheasant takes his panache to Paris by way of PAD this week. When the art and design fair opens at the Tuileries on Thursday, the Washington, DC-based designer will be exhibiting classically elegant furniture he’s designed and ornamented with textural accents in bronze. By intermingling the metal with deep-toned wood, glass and upholstery, he’s painted […]

Prefabricated Jean Prouvé

Only a modestly sized segment of the design and architecture industries still think of a house as a product. Historically speaking, this is not so new, though the visionaries who took the idea quite seriously are some of design’s biggest names. Ray and Charles Eames are the most notable of the prefab advocates in the […]

Perrier Jouët Small Discoveries

Boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët launched a new initiative this past December at Design Miami/ that garnered some serious buzz. This collaboration with the Viennese creative duo Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of mischer’traxler debuted with the exhibition Ephemerā, an interactive installation set with an oak table from which plants would rise and retreat when sensing […]