I.D. Forty: Power Couples

…..Laurene Leon Boym & Constantin Boym (new york)
They’ve designed smart, witty work for everyone from Authentics to Vitra and are supportive role models to an emerging generation

…..Elizabeth Diller & Ricardo Scofidio (new york)
For years, this duo has been architecture’s conceptual darlings; now they’ve adopted a third partner and started to really build

….. Petra Blaisse & Rem Koolhaas (amsterdam, rotterdam)
Outed as an item by that gossipy New York Times, this couple is also professionally cozy. Visit his buildings and you’ll likely brush up against her textiles

….. Sigi Moeslinger & Masamichi Udagawa (new york)
Under the name of Antenna, these Austrian and Japanese-born techno whizzes give new meaning to interactive design

….. Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan (new york)
Respectively, design’s retro ringleader and Barneys’s creative director; recently, they’ve been feathering their own nests and the mix is magnetic

….. Ellen Lupton & Abbott Miller (baltimore)
She’s a Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum curator, and he’s a partner at Pentagram; together they do double duty as co-chairs of the graphic design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art

….. Lise Anne Couture & Hani Rashid (new york)
Collectively known as Asymptote, these architects share a passion for digital design

….. Susan Lyons & Thomas Krens (new york)
With him at the helm of the Guggenheim and her designing textiles for Designtex, they form the warp and weft of New York culture

….. Lara Hedberg Deam & Christopher Deam (san francisco)
Between his nice modernist furniture and her progressive magazine called Dwell, they’re making a living right at home in the Bay Area

….. Shin & Tomoko Azumi (london)
With their snowmen salt-and-pepper shakers, these Japanese expats are the original Spice Couple.

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