[Editor’s note: Today marks the physical release of the AN Interior Fall 2021 edition. Ahead of the digital edition’s debut on October 18, we’ve reproduced editor-in-chief Aaron Seward’s editor’s note below as a preview. The page number suggestions will be just as valid for the digital edition as they are for the hard copy.]
It could possibly be that you simply picked up this concern of AN Inside at one in all seven showrooms taking part in our annual Design District Crawl within the NoMad and Flatiron neighborhoods of Manhattan. We have been all hoping this fall would usher in a “return to regular” vis-à-vis the pandemic. Whereas that has not come to cross as a result of rise of the Delta variant and middling vaccination charges amongst People, our collective want to come back collectively and socialize once more, for enterprise and for pleasure, has pushed us to search out protected methods (inoculated, masked, and distanced) to convene, coronavirus be damned.
However likelihood is you acquired the difficulty within the mail at your own home or workplace (maybe they’re the identical place now), similar to you obtain your print editions of The Architect’s Newspaper (the “AN” in “AN Inside”). Because the identify suggests, in contrast to the numerous different publications that endeavor to cowl the world of interiors, we concentrate on the appreciable contributions of architects to this discipline of design.
In spite of everything, architects have since time immemorial considered the inside as an integral a part of any general design challenge, all the best way right down to the fittings, fixtures, and furnishings, some extent made amply clear in our dialog with Quantity Gallery cofounder Claire Warner (web page 10 of the digital version).
It’s within the spirit of honoring architects’ contributions to inside house that we, for the fourth yr in a row, current our Prime 50 checklist (web page 30). Chosen by editors, the companies included listed here are all working on the forefront of the occupation. The checklist is deliberately numerous by agency dimension, status (many are fairly younger, whereas others have been main the pack for many years), demographics, geographic location in North America (together with Mexico and Canada), and sort of labor—every part from massive public and institutional tasks to single-family houses and installations. We hope you want our choices.
Examine the workplace on your copy of AN Inside Fall 2021, and keep tuned as we cross-post this concern’s options and critiques on-line.