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You would think that manhole covers had pretty much exceeded the design stage. Not so. The utility Con Edison is using an updated version, the work of American designers Gin L. Eng and Marco Meza,...
April 20, 2012, 2:58 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
A profile of a couple who built a prefabricated home wonders if prefabricated really is more affordable.
April 19, 2012, 7:34 PM PDT | By Sun Joo Kim
Yves Behar is known for his innovative design, but the Source is an answer looking for a problem.
April 19, 2012, 3:17 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
A new kitchen designed specifically with the wheelchair-bound in mind creates lots of function without loss of form.
April 19, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Beth Carter
A survey of designers you won’t see at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile offers reflections on economic trends and the practice of design.
April 18, 2012, 7:18 PM PDT | By Sun Joo Kim
Saddle craftsman Mick Peel says his work taps into consumers’ desires to possess unique, one-of-a-kind goods and move away from mass-produced gear.
April 18, 2012, 3:30 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Launching at this week’s Milan Furniture Fair, Tumi’s new suitcase–a collaboration with hip, poetic designer Dror Benshetrit–is a patent-pending (and pricey) improvement on...
April 17, 2012, 8:26 PM PDT | By Reena Jana
The vision of store shelves filled RFID-tagged consumer items has not come to pass. Nonetheless, the RFID industry could generate $70 billion over the next five years.
April 17, 2012, 6:04 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Mercedes-Benz is a company known for its stylish, high-end cars. In Milan this week, it unveils its first furniture line–for homes, not the interiors of vehicles–inspired by automotive...
April 16, 2012, 8:04 PM PDT | By Reena Jana
Recently opened in January 2012, Kilden is the largest cultural building ever built in southern Norway.
April 16, 2012, 4:48 AM PDT | By Sun Joo Kim