Since 2005 Northern-California based Modwalls has offered affordable Midcentury-inspired tile in ceramics and glass for commercial and residential applications. Over the years they have teamed up with notable designers such as Rex Ray, Clayhaus Ceramics and Henry Road. But their newest designs might come from an unlikely source.
In March the Minneapolis-based retailer announced a partnership with the Finnish design house, Marimekko. Best known for bold prints and bright colors, the Target collection will feature more than 200 items— ranging from swimsuits to snowboards.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art wanted something a little different for the concession stand in their nature park. The Swedish firm of Visiondivision complied.
Incorporating a 100-foot tall yellow poplar as a horizontal beam they designed a building that functions as shelter, playground, light fixture and monument. The design is called “chop stick” and it has become a huge attraction for the museum.
2012 marks the centennial year of the famous Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl. At the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, one of Danish designer Finn Juhl’s major works, is currently being renovated.