A family business has been producing a simple niche product for five decades.
By making the most of its employees’ expertise to constantly refine the “perfect” glass washer, it now sells to more than 50 countries.
Fascinated with furniture design, Noritsugu Oda bought his first chair in the 1970s. He now has 1,200 of them. But, as Monocle discovers, he isn’t in the slightest bit precious about his priceless collection.
That a camera company can become a binocular company by accident is an impressive feat; that it can go on to become a world leader in its unexpected field is outstanding. German firm Steiner isn’t looking back.
An elegant summerhouse by Norwegian firm JVA, Pukeberg’s handcrafted glass from Sweden’s Kingdom of Glass district and a sleek stool collection by Melbourne’s Yellow-Diva. Plus a catch-up with Kengo Kuma about his latest…
Standing out against a backdrop of drab, square tower blocks on the north bank of the Chicago River, the white “corncobs” of Bertrand Goldberg’s distinctive Marina City buildings are still inspiring, both inside and out.