NYT magazine story
The contemporary design vocabulary includes the biomorphic surrealism of Starck, the minimalism of John Pawson and Richard Gluckman, ”blob” designs by Greg Lynn and the Scandinavian collaborate Ocean North, classic modern pieces by Charles Eames and George Nelson and expressionist work by Ron Arad, Karim Rashid, Ettore Sottsass and Marc Newson. All of this feeds into a culture that makes new demands on buildings. In the postwar decades, global architecture still adhered to the prewar tenets of the International Style. It was thought that a limited vocabulary of forms would confer modern, machine-age unity upon the heterogeneous cultures of the world.