Rockwell’s multifunctional Valet mirror was inspired by the idea of a personal butler. Now he’s extended the collection to 14 equally helpful pieces - shown this week at the Icon House of Culture
The fragmentary patterns created by kaleidoscopes have long enchanted the New York architect and helped to add a sense of the spectacular to many of his biggest projects.
Icon is ten years old this month! For this special “collectors” issue, we asked Paul Smith, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, Sebastian Bergne, Madelon Vriesendorp, Peter Marigold and David Rockwell to show us their private collections of objects that influence their work. And we also invited all our past cover stars, from Maarten Baas to Daniel Libeskind, to complete the Icon psychological test.
David Rockwell’s Imagination Playground in lower Manhattan aims to get kids designing and building for themselves. So how do you go about creating creativity without telling kids what to do?