Paul Smith: “A door handle is like a handshake”

The British designer tells of an ancient artisan manufacturing method that has survived to the present day for modern applications of great refinement such as bronze handles: the sand casting technique.

The aura of Shakers, the influencers of good design

The Shakers are on the verge of extinction, but their legacy never seems to have been so fertile. From Raf Simons’ latest project to the tribute collections of recent years, the iconic frugality of the American sect continues to inspire the world of design. 

The evolution of outdoor furniture

From the 1930s to the 1970s, a journey through the projects of designers for outdoor living: light, colorful and transportable furniture that become toys.