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LETTE R F ROM T HE E DI TOR There is no doubt that anyone interested in design, art, or architecture must necessarily at times reflect upon the past. All that has come before serves as both an inspiration and a guide to whatever comes next. This issue of ARRAY is dedicated to the future and those who dare to build it. A-list designer Leyden Lewis is interested in telling his clients’ stories through contemporary art and the cultural dialogue it fosters. Helping to found Black Artists + Designers Guild is just one of the ways Lewis looks toward creating a more inclusive profession that encourages new voices and viewpoints; teaching at Parsons and the New York School of Interior Design is another. As a collector himself, every work in his home is an intimate part of his life, only acquiring pieces from artists he knows personally (Picture It, p. 22). Architect and urban planner Jonathan Marvel transforms housing, public spaces, museums, and mixed-use developments around the world by always looking ahead. Marvel recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, society is in a state of transition and a key element to meeting those challenges is flexibility. With a varied portfolio of dazzling and disparate projects and a passion for innovation, Marvel believes that surprising collaborations between bold visionaries and corporate and government leaders can yield rich rewards for tomorrow’s cities (The Unexpected Moment p. 28). Workshop/APD is a global design firm that appreciates history, yet always strives to reimagine it for a new day. Design Director and Senior Associate Andrew Kline described a recent project, a retreat in the Berkshires as “the ultimate getaway” a space that not only celebrates the natural beauty that surrounds it, but is also was designed to meet the changing needs of its owners and their children, no matter the season, today and for many years to come. Their new line of lighting and accessories shares the same reverence for crafted details with a futuristic sensibility (A Home for All Seasons, p. 36). As Fleetwood Mac famously implored, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.” Let’s all get there together.

Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief

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