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Joshua Prince Ramus portrait

With Joshua Prince-ramus

With a life and résumé so full at age 44, there's no way to briefly introduce this man. Joshua Prince-Ramus is the Principal of REX, the internationally acclaimed architecture and design firm he founded in 2006 after amicably parting ways with his mentor Rem Koolhaas. Prince-Ramus is a visionary, a pragmatist, an athlete and an artist. He's a [...]

Interior Design 2014 Spring Market Guide cover

Interior Design: Spring Market Guide

INTERIOR DESIGN: Spring Market Guide This season Interior Design magazine went all out with their 2014 Spring Market Guide. The thick, glossy design bible featured the best of the best from international powerhouse manufacturers, as well as work [...]

Grand Prix chair wood legs, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen

Novelties: Part 1

The number of new products launched at Salone del Mobile 2014 was staggering. In terms of time commitment and financial investment, properly launching a new product is no small feat for any manufacturer. The influx of new design underlines the health of these luxury brands, and, if we were to speculate, indicates growing faith in the global economy. Among [...]

Vincent Van Duysen portrait

With Vincent Van Duysen

Belgian-born architect and product designer Vincent Van Duysen exploded onto the global design scene when he founded his eponymous architecture firm at the tender age of 28. Van Duysen has since won countless industry awards including Designer of the Year at Paris’s Maison & Objet Fair 2009.  Van Duysen is the subject of three monographs, most recently a 2013 [...]

Shigeru Ban, Maru Bowl, When Objects Work, contemporary home accessories, modern design, contemporary home decor

Shigeru Ban

  On this heels of Shigeru Ban’s groundbreaking Pritzker Prize win, SUITE NY is shining yet another light on the Japanese architect’s inspiring career. Despite his impressive resume of government buildings, national museums, churches and commercial headquarters, Ban is best known as an emergency zone first responder, crafting shelters quickly and efficiently out of inexpensive and eco-friendly materials. Often referred to [...]

SUITE NY Dream Chair Tadao Ando Carl Hansen

The Dream Chair

Japanese architecture collides with Western modernism to form a dreamy new lounge chair designed by Japanese "starchitect" Tadao Ando for Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son. Appropriately named the "Dream Chair," the design was inspired by Ando's own desire to encourage people to take the time to dream. This week we've singled out the Dream Chair as our Item [...]

Details Magazine: Bent Glass Coffee Table

Details Magazine: Bent Glass Coffee Table Details Magazine "singles out" SUITE NY's Bent Glass Coffee Table for being made from a single piece of material in their March 2014 issue.  Designed by longtime Muji designer Naoto Fukasawa in 2012 the Bent Glass Coffee Table is meant to combine formal refinement and functionality.  Fukasawa spent two years perfecting this deceptively simple curved table. [...]