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Fresh, Finnish Seating by Inno, via M2L

Fresh, Finnish Seating by Inno, via M2L

Matt Manes has a good eye. When the executive vice president at M2L spotted seating by Finnish furniture maker Inno at ICCF a couple of years ago, he introduced himself to the CEO of the company. Then he followed up with a factory visit in Helsinki. Now M2L is introducing Inno’s line of seating and [...]

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Ryan Johnson: A Physical Dream World

Ryan Johnson: A Physical Dream World

Ryan Johnson keeps a notepad by his bed, and his sculptures show it. He’s interested in creating art that builds bridges between the dream world and the physical world. “He’s physicalizing those moments that happen in the mind when we’re dreaming or imagining or creating,” says Alexxa Gotthardt, executive director of the Suzanne Geiss Company, [...]

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Archigrams: Prints of Modern Design

Archigrams: Prints of Modern Design

Michie Cao is on a mission. She’s a former UCLA architecture student who’s now in graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in New York. And she’s combined what she’s learned at both schools to make architecture easier to understand for the rest of us. With posters. And a smaller set of prints. Each [...]

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Tiles Inspired by the Greek Islands

Tiles Inspired by the Greek Islands

If you can’t get to the Greek Islands, you can always surround yourself with their colors. That’s the way Justyn Livingston thinks about her tiles, anyway. The owner of Metolius Ridge Artisan Tile says that her custom work for clients is showing a break from the grays and browns of the past 10 to 15 [...]

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Tara Bernerd Designs for Rough Luxury

Tara Bernerd Designs for Rough Luxury

London-based designer Tara Bernerd describes her firm’s work on the Thompson Chicago hotel as rough luxury. Once known as Hotel 21, later as Le Meridien and then as Sutton Place, the Thompson has been reinvented for a new generation, with a younger, hipper touch. “We understood what they stood for: four stars plus, and for [...]

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In Chicago, Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Ave.

In Chicago, Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Ave.

Fresh from designing the spectacular Wright restaurant in New York’s Guggenheim Museum, architect Andre Kikoski  has now conquered Chicago. His design for Sophie’s, up on the seventh floor of Saks Fifth Avenue on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, is now open to the public. Open is the operative word here. “Other dining rooms are cloistered away behind [...]

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In Atlanta, a SCADpad for Urban Living

In Atlanta, a SCADpad for Urban Living

Ubiquitous, overbuilt and underutilized, urban parking decks are going the way of the dinosaur. “About 50 percent are empty at all times,” says Christian Sottile, dean of the school of building arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). “The rate of private auto use for commuting is dropping – 99 of 100 urban areas have [...]

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On the Gold Coast, Thompson Chicago

On the Gold Coast, Thompson Chicago

It’s surrounded by a Ritz Carlton, a Four Seasons, a Peninsula, and a Waldorf Astoria. Down the block is Barney’s New York, Hermes, Vera Wang, and the Frye Company. But the Thompson Chicago – it’s actually the recently renovated Sutton Place – now holds its own on the Gold Coast of the Windy City. And [...]

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Wright’s Cantilevered Research Tower

Wright’s Cantilevered Research Tower

After an extensive 12-month interior and exterior renovation designed to bring new life to its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed tower in Racine, Wis., SC Johnson is opening it up to the public for the first time. A+A recently interviewed executives at SC Johnson for two posts, Friday and today: What kind of achievements have occurred here? [...]

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Wright’s SC Johnson Tower to Open

Wright’s SC Johnson Tower to Open

After an extensive 12-month interior and exterior renovation designed to bring new life to its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Research Tower in Racine, Wis., SC Johnson is opening it up to the public for the first time. A+A recently interviewed executives at SC Johnson for two posts, today and Monday: Why has the building never been [...]

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