Work in Progress
Cindy Allen -- Interior Design, 3/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last March, we did something very special to mark the publication of Interior Design's 1,000th issue since the magazine's launch in 1932. Instead of indulging in an anniversary retrospective, however, we set aside our usual editorial menu to serve up a sizable helping of design here and now.
The success of that experiment proved so extraordinary that, this year, we're coming back for seconds. Once more, we've departed from our standard format to explore the themes of designers' professional lives.
In our "Eyeworks" chapter, for example, you'll see art installations as intriguing as Granary Associates' sculptural glass-bottle wall at Memorial Sloan-Kettering's children's cancer center. "Starworks" shines on the secret weapons of top designers. Ever wonder where Robin Guenther specifies the eco-friendliest fabric or Mark Zeff finds the grooviest light fixtures? "Handworks" touches on crafts, from Roderick Romero's Tuscan tree house to Keith Edmier's basalt sculptures. In "Labworks," designers dissect their materials palettes for recent and current projects. Think Alison Spear's rubber resin and spotted glass for an Eero Saarinen-inspired residential bathroom. And "Fireworks," explodes with Las Vegas design, from Kelly Wearstler's mega suite to Jordan Mozer's deli with bling.
Still hungry for more? Our feature stories show how designers work, live, or play—and sometimes all three. Orlando Diaz-Azcuy's office is inviting enough to move into, while Luis Pons can literally roll out of his inflatable bed in the morning and be in his inflatable office before he can say "pneumatic." So dig into this feast of design—with all the works.