January 5, 2022
Suzanne Stefan of Studio DIAA Takes an Atmospheric Approach to Interiors
Suzanne Stefan, cofounder of the two-year-old practice, imbues its residential projects with a heightened awareness of place that draws on her childhood, spent on three continents, and experiences working for established architects such as Rick Joy, whom some call a “desert modernist.” Similarly, DIAA “aspires to move the human spirit,” Stefan says.
“The fixture’s designers, LucidiPevere, took what’s perceived as a heavy material and achieved the opposite effect.”
Custom dining table with Thonet No.811 Hoffmann Chairs
“Mixing authentic artifacts like these vintage chairs with our new designs creates the perception that a home’s interiors developed over time.”
Shaggy Loop rug
“The neutral rug introduces a tactile quality that is important to the spaces we design. The rug relates to the tone of the floor, deck, and sofa to diminish contrast.”
Warp & Weft
“The marine rope chair’s composition is both comfortable and a reference to ropes associated with sailing.”
“The sofa appears grounded with a slight shadow that lifts the sectional, yet it is welcoming and soft.”
“Stainless steel is a material that amplifies natural light. The finish helps obscure and soften the glow.”
“Knot 346” by Mayme Kratz
“We like to introduce art that relates the opposite of what you may be experiencing inside a space. This was for a floating home.”
For Mauro Porcini, Design Is All About Love
The chief design officer of PepsiCo shared his insights at Metropolis’s inaugural Design Optimism symposium.
Tracing Nearly 100 Years of Cross-pollination Between the U.S. and Scandinavia
Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art shows how design in Northern Europe influenced the development of American modernism and vice-versa.
Montreal’s First Vertical Village Places Wellness at its Core
Designed by local firm Lemay, the mixed-use complex features WELL-certified rental units, restaurants, offices, and the Humaniti Hotel Montreal from Marriott’s Autograph Collection.