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Great Lakes By Design: The Acoustics

Design Corner

The Runwell Turntable
Shinola’s sleek machine of aluminum, steel, and wood celebrating pure sound

Square One
a new solution in space division for the workplace delivered by Indiana Furniture

The Maker Project: Maker A
Versteel’s Maker A frames bring a strong, intuitive addition to its existing The Maker Project series

the new ergonomic task chair by Herman Miller with a flexible contour

Sagegreenlife’s multi-functional, modern table lamp integrating plant life

The Fulton Rocker
HBF’s smart, savvy designed chair celebrating comfort and timeless style

Steelcase Showroom
the award-winning, newly expanded and redesigned showroom recognized for its innovative solutions for the workplace

Design Spotlight

Ephemeral element
a Chicago-based acoustics consulting firm brings its signature mark to concert halls, amphitheaters, recital halls, performing arts centers, and broadcast studios across the globe

Royal house
an aging, automotive parts warehouse is transformed into a state-of-the-art recording studio with true royal artistry

Sound specialists
a leading independent acoustical engineering and audiovisual design firm works to create spaces that sound as good as they look


Recaptured modern
the respectful renovation and tasteful re-imagining of a mid-century modern residence by an Indiana-based design studio

The Michigan Adirondack lodge
Bespoke Homes LLC, Via Design Inc., and Francesca Owings Interior Design LLC paint an authentic portrait of Adirondack Style architecture along the Rapid River in Kalkaska County with this multi-generational family retreat

Beam and timber
a lakefront retreat perched high on the dunescape bluffs navigates its limited buildable area with cantilevered steel


Detroit foundation
a newly transformed boutique hotel retains authentic charm to its landmarked designation by embracing and celebrating Detroit’s design, art, architecture, and industrial communities

In harmony
the Minneapolis-based design firm bridges architecture and community, and heritage and innovation in an academic institution’s new multifunctional, high-performing musical arts facility 


Built for music
a music-centric venue in Royal Oak, Michigan where rock’n’roll legends are written on the walls

Creative Endeavors

Six-string attitude
Reverend Guitars’ expert designer brings  an electric edge to the guitar design industry

Designing sound
the audio post-production company breathing three-dimensional life into film, broadcast television and radio, and other interactive projects

Precious stones
a skilled jeweler in northern Michigan leverages lapidary and metalworking to create custom-designed pieces for clients

On the cover:
Joe Naylor, exclusive design consultant with Reverend Guitars. Photo courtesy: Brad Stanley


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