Office-furniture designers love to talk about their products as if they were competing in floor exercises at the Olympics. We hear about "flexible desks!" and partitions designed for "ultimate mobility!" All of which is clever marketing aimed at convincing us that a truly athletic open workplace -- an office that perfectly fits the free-flowing way people work today -- is just around the corner.
Architect and designer Marc Thorpe discusses the place of an american designer in the global scene, why modernism failed to catch on in America, and the positive influence of Apple on the current state of design. Marc is the founder of the Third Eye Studio in New York, and his Miura collection was selected for Bernhardt Design's Global Edition.