In The Air 2006
Capturing the year's most creative design, art, and ideas.
Staff -- Interior Design, 12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
LORNA SIMPSON The Cloud serigraph on felt panels, shown in her self-titled exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Photography: Courtesy of the artist and the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER His video Tension Superficial installed in a Los Angeles house updated by Marmol Radziner + Associates and Vance Burke Design. Photography: Benny Chan/Fotoworks.
MAN RAY Tears (Larmes), a print shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's "Beyond Real: Surrealist Photography and Sculpture From Bay Area Collections." Photography: Courtesy of the Man Ray Trust, the Artists Rights Society, New York, and ADAGP, Paris.
STUDIO SOFIELD Chicago's David Barton Gym, with its antique Chinese marriage bed and Mathu Andersen photograph of Susanne Bartsch's eyes. Photography: Nathan Kirkman.
TONY OURSLER Eyes, an installation of fiberglass spheres and DVD projections, shown here at Spain's Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura and now appearing in "Super Vision," inaugurating Boston's new Institute of Contemporary Art. Photography: Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
FOREIGN OFFICE ARCHITECTS The Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan, shown in "Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Photography: Satoru Mishima/courtesy of the Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh.
D'AQUINO MONACO Cast-glass screens in the foyer of the Silver Rain spa at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Photography: Eric Laignel.
CARLO MOLLINO His photograph of his own chair design, shown at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. Photography: Courtesy of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea.
ANDREE PUTMAN AND MAXIME D'ANGEAC The pedicure area at the Guerlain boutique and spa in Paris. Photography: Eric Laignel.
CHRIS WARE Building Stories; Room, shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Photography: Courtesy of the artist.
BARNARD AND WILSON French 19th-century chairs in Union Jack leather at the Paul Smith store in Los Angeles. Photography: Art Gray.
LAURA BENNETT, PETER SHELTON, AND LEE MINDEL The Project Runway finalist with her husband, Peter Shelton, and Lee Mindel, partners of Shelton, Mindel & Associates. Photography: Paul Godwin.
FRANÇOIS MURACCIOLE ARCHITECTE Acrylic cribs at the Bonpoint children's boutique in Paris. Photography: Eric Laignel.
GABRIELE WIESE Her champagne-cork chair, shown in "Cork Art" at the Gallery of Functional Art in Los Angeles.
BRIAN GLASER Cigarette butts composing I Will Leave Less Than This Behind, shown at the Green Project Gallery, New Orleans. Photography: Helene E. Oberman.
SUNNIVA DJUPEDAL DE VILLIERS Vivendel 1 in stainless steel, completed at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Photography: Courtesy of the artist.
CARSTEN HÖLLER Test Site steel-and-plastic slides, part of the Unilever Series at the Tate Modern in London. Photography: Courtesy of Tate Photography.
MORT FRYMAN A patron photographed at a Virginia Beach hair salon, shown in "A Century of Great Photography From the Virginian-Pilot" at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. Photography: Courtesy of the Virginian-Pilot.
XEFIROTARCH A digital rendering of a proposed Busan Concert Hall in South Korea, shown in "Xefirotarch, Design Series 4" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Image: Courtesy of Xefirotarch.
EDWARD MANN An archival Daily Mirror image of felt helmets, shown in "Swinging Sixties" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Photography: John French/courtesy of the V&A.
TPG ARCHITECTURE A rolled-steel wall with backlit acrylic lenses at Moët Hennessy in New York. Photography: Adrian Wilson.
BILL VIOLA His video and sound installation Five Angels for the Millennium, shown at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Photography: Kira Perov.
CHIP KIDD A book cover shown in "Design Life Now: National Design Triennial" at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in New York. Photography: Geoff Spear.
YOHJI YAMAMOTO A coat and dress in silk and a hat in wood shavings and net, shown in "The Fashion of Architecture: Constructing the Architecture of Fashion" at the Center for Architecture, New York. Photography: Monica Feudi.
MAYA LIN Her 2x4 Landscape, composed of 55,000 pieces of lumber and installed at Seattle's Henry Art Gallery. Photography: Lara Swimmer/Esto.
DIEGO GRANDI His Studies collection for Lea Ceramiche, featured at the Cersaie tile fair in Bologna, Italy.
MARK HANSEN AND BEN RUBIN Their Listening Post sound and text installation in "Edge Conditions" at the San Jose Museum of Art in California. Photography: Courtesy of the San Jose Museum of Art.
SHEILA HICKS Ringlets, made from rubber bands and paper clips and shown in "Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor" at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. Photography: Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the artist in memory of Frances Weingart.
VIK MUNIZ His chromogenic print Portrait of Alice Liddell, After Lewis Carroll, shown at the Miami Art Museum. Photography: Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
STUDIO GAIA A suite at the Busan Paradise Hotel in South Korea. Photography: Seunghoon Yoem.
BRUCE MAU DESIGN "Massive Change: The Future of Global Design" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Photography: Courtesy of the MCA.
ZEFF DESIGN A carved marble chair, circa 1800, in the entry of Social Hollywood in Los Angeles. Photography: Eric Laignel.
CAMILLA HOLMGREN Don't Look Now, a digital C-print shown in "Foto: New Photography From Denmark" at Scandinavia House in New York. Photography: Courtesy of the artist.
JEFFREY HUTCHISON & ASSOCIATES Bleached-mahogany panels surrounding a display niche at Boston's Barneys New York. Photography: Adrian Wilson.
YOUR SPACE INTERIORS A onetime safe-deposit vault, now a dining room, at a San Francisco bank re-purposed for the office of Vanguard Properties. Photography: Art Gray.
DAVID MAISEL Surveillance 973-10, shown in "Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video" at New York's International Center of Photography. Photography: Courtesy of the artist.
NEIL M. DENARI ARCHITECTS A 24-foot-long fluorescent installation shown at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Photography: Josh White.
SUSANNE HAMMER Her Gulliver's chain, shown in "Susanne Hammer: Short Storys" at the Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Photography: Alexander Bauer/courtesy of MAK.
JONATHAN BOROFSKY Human Structures installed at Deitch Projects in New York. Photography: Tom Powel Imaging/courtesy of Deitch Projects.
ILKA HELMIG Her poster for the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft, shown at the Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Photography: Courtesy of the artist.
PAGANI + DI MAURO ARCHITETTI A street-wear designer's apartment in Parma, Italy, with murals inspired by his own tattoos. Photography: Matteo Piazza.
MATTHEW RITCHIE "Remote Viewing (Invented Worlds in Recent Painting and Drawing)" at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Photography: David Ulmer/courtesy of the Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
STEPHEN HENDEE Sorcerer, a mixed-media installation in "Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Stephen Hendee & Phoebe Washburn" at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Photography: Bruce Mathews.