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A God Called Time

Fueled by curiosity, the late Gaetano Pesce’s radical, multidisciplinary approach to making carved a path for a new generation of polymaths, including trailblazing artist and DJ Awol Erizku, with whom he shared one of his final conversations.

Words by 
Ann Binlot

Mapping Utopia

Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta close their eyes and envision a free-flowing future where different ideas coexist and nature is an equilibrant. When they open them, the duo behind DRIFT channel this paradigm shift into kinetic sculptures, some of which exist by recontextualizing familiar relics, an approach they share with the designer Bjarke Ingels.

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Meka Boyle

Radical Design Culture

Pink Essay creates exhibitions and online experiences that examine the weird and wonderful ways design manifests. From London to Seoul, these six up-and-coming makers from its international community are at the vanguard of our built environments.

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David Eardley

Collector’s Edition

Marc Newson has made it all—and then remade it twice over. Though a few relics from his iconic industrial and interior practice mingle with personal matters inside his family’s Victoria, London flat, the prolific designer reassures Maison Alaïa creative director Pieter Mulier that he’s hardly stuck in a storage unit.

Words by 
Joshua Glass

Radical Design Culture

Pink Essay creates exhibitions and online experiences that examine the weird and wonderful ways design manifests. From London to Seoul, these six up-and-coming makers from its international community are at the vanguard of our built environments.

Words by 
David Eardley

Free Range

A drastic change of scenery sparked a new chapter in Simone-Bodmer-Turner’s creative endeavors. Now, her modernist-inspired aesthetic readily embraces natural motifs.

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Rachel Summer Small

Porky Hefer’s Alarm Call Is Whimsical and Fluffy—But You Have To Look Closer

In New York, the South African designer fosters deeper connections to the animal kingdom through design.

Words by 
Osman Can Yerebakan

Objects that Move You

Throughout his pioneering sculptural and design practices, Isamu Noguchi fabricated a world of his own. Now entrusted to his namesake museum in Queens, New York, these rarely seen belongings offer an intimate connection to the awe-striking breadth of his life—and ours.

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Dung Ngo

Light My Fire

Loewe showcases imaginative lamps by 24 international artists for the 2024 edition of Milan Design Week.

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Elina Boeva

A Magic Carpet in Milan

For Milan Design Week, Issey Miyake honors the late Japanese fashion designer’s craftsmanship and legacy with a series of animated installations by the Dutch art collective We Make Carpets.

Words by 
Anyu Ching

Reflections on Design

A new book illustrates and intellectualizes the placement of works by 16 contemporary design studios within the historic surroundings of Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Dales.

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Elina Boeva

Perfect Imperfections

Former Gucci designer and self-made interiors visionary Gergei Erdei launches six, original hand-painted screens in the form of his newly released “Objects of Desire” series.

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Rachel Summer Small

Take a Seat

The iconic world of the late design duo Ray and Charles Eames is celebrated in the newly opened Eames Archives in Richmond, California, where over 40,000 artifacts beg to be seen—and sat on.

Words by 
Anyu Ching

Superhouse Gets Supersized with New Location

The art-design gallery just moved to a new location half a mile away and over seven times the size of its original Chinatown, New York mall flagship.

Words by 
Meka Boyle

Step Into My Office

Pink Essay asked 26 artists to visually transform ordinary office objects for the design studio’s latest exhibition in Mexico City. The results were out of this world.

Words by 
Elina Boeva