Antenna Design Named New York “Rising Stars” by The New York Times

Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger, Designers of Antenna® Workspaces for Knoll, Named Among New York's Most Influential Leaders

May 7, 2012

The New York Times calls Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger of Antenna Design, "rising stars" of New York. Udagawa and Moeslinger, designers of Antenna® Workspaces for Knoll, are responsible for "the last major changes to New York's subway cars in 2000 and 2006."

Udagawa and Moeslinger "wield untold influence over the daily lives of millions of New Yorkers," notes The New York Times writer, John Leland. "If you ride the subways, chances are that their work influences the quality of this most intimate human encounter."

Leland continues, "Of the city's 6,374 subway cars, 3,504 bear the pair's interior and exterior designs, as do MetroCard vending machines and other accouterments of underground life."

Udagawa and Moeslinger subscribe to the idea of "City Beautiful," which is an architectural and urban-planning movement from the 1890s and 1900s that sought to use attractive design to make people better citizens. "It promotes the idea that a nice environment creates nice behavior," notes Udagawa.