December 9, 2021
Six Architecture and Design Studios to Watch
Working at varying scales everywhere from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Bogotá, Colombia, the emerging practices selected as Metropolis’s New Talent 2021 have made impressive strides in their early years. Their portfolios are already chock full of work that not only inspires with its professionalism and beauty but also advances architecture and design with innovative ideas for building community, amplifying underrepresent voices, and minimizing waste. Whether they’re renovating the lobby of a 1925 Manhattan tower or designing pillow inserts made from recycled fast-fashion textiles, these architects and designers take great pride in their craft and its power to make an impact.
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Wittman Estes Creates Places where Architecture and Landscape Intertwine
The Seattle-based firm’s nature-based approach is rooted in a belief that the best designs give more to their surroundings more than they take.
Gerrit Rietveld’s Crate Chair, a De Stijl Icon, Is Available Again
The Dutch designer’s 1934 Crate Collection has been re-introduced courtesy of Danish furniture brand HAY and Rietveld Originals.
A New Exhibition Explores Gaetano Pesce’s Drawing Practice
Titled Unframed, the display of drawings from the last four decades illustrates the radical designer’s jubilant thinking on paper, with works mostly taped onto the gallery walls.