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From elaborate cabinets of locked secrets to optimised altars to capitalism, to its potential obsolescence in a post-coronavirus world, the desk tells the story of how we work
ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz
Shaking weaving free from its old associations, Albers mounted a systematic exploration of the materials qualities
Inspired by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut and industrial prefabrication, French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand deeply believed that good design should be fundamentally transformative and accessible to all
Founded in London and now based in Moscow, O’BVDSH takes care with every aspect of their recent rejuvenation of Rustaveli Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
Gehry’s enduring career spotlights a world that has long lain waste to the spatial conceptions and obligations of the Renaissance
Zaha Hadid was an explosion of fearless, impolite, aggressive talent onto a profession terrified of itself
Charles Moore was the wizard who led us out of the sterility and self-importance of Modernism and showed us that we could go home again
As projects grow in scale and complexity, Heatherwick Studio seeks to maintain its original design philosophy to create surprising objets, sensual details and pleasurable spaces
From furniture designer to architect, why has Gray found such belated prominence?
A Polish visionary who wanted to transform Modernist architecture to respond to the conditions of real life
From his Arts and Crafts roots, did Voysey sow the seeds of Modernism?
Joseph Rykwert introduces the work of Eileen Gray in this piece from December 1972, prior to the opening of an exhibition of her work at the Heinz Gallery //
Sharp, energetic and handsome, Stam strode into the world of architecture at just 21
The socially oriented Frankfurt Kitchen aimed at a more egalitarian world
2015 Pritzker Prize winner Frei Otto freed architecture from simple geometry to design interactions between humans, technology and nature
Tom Wilkinson reviews the career of this Belgian painter, architect and interior designer whose defense of artistic individuality led to artwork commodification
The Eameses, the ‘painters who didn’t paint and architects who didn’t build,’ did however manage to change the way we see the world
From the archive: Charlotte Ellis and Martin Meade’s interview with Charlotte Perriand on her long and illustrious career from the AR’s November 1984 issue //
Following the trajectory of Alvar Aalto’s career
This drawing is from The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, which was created in 1962 and distributed to the staff at Breuer’s studio
The work of Modernist architect and designer Charlotte Perriand has been historically eclipsed by the towering shadow of her long-time collaborator Le Corbusier
Furniture retailer Made.com’s unique approach brings makers and customers closer together. These five armchairs exhibit the fruits of the Made philosophy
How do you design a conference chair to suggest comfort but also symbolise distinctiveness and clarity? For Wilkhahn, a completely new approach was required to reconceptualise the classic values of a conference chair for the modern era. In response to this brief, German designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub have devised Graph, an innovative family of conference chairs that meets the most demanding of requirements.
Launched at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, Wilkhahn’s new Chassis chair is the typically innovative outcome of a collaborative and cross-disciplinary design process. Working in partnership with Munich-based furniture maker and industrial designer Stefan Diez, Wilkhahn has created a tautly honed multi-purpose chair that not only embodies the enviable sleekness of contemporary sports cars, but also exploits the precise and progressive technologies that are used in their manufacture.
The AR looks to the latest design trends emerging from the Milan Furniture Fair