Anna Gibertini

Freelance Copywriter and Design Journalist

United States

Experienced journalist and editor with a focus on architecture, design, and arts reporting and criticism. My area of special interest includes innovations in green design, like biomimicry and biophilia, in project and product design.

I've written for Surface, Dwell, Interior Design Magazine, Oculus Magazine, New York Review of Architecture, and The Architect's Newspaper.



B+N Industries
B+N Industries

B+N Industries designs and manufactures innovative and intelligently engineered solutions that create purposeful and beautiful places. Collaborations with our clients result in successful design-driven, brand-centric and meaningful individual and program-type projects.

Heartwork Inc

Heartwork works with companies of all sizes, from the Fortune 500 to A+D firms to high growth startups "Multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing, and beautiful in its simplicity." PROJECT: IA Interior Architects, Portland, OR Richelle Nolan Managing Director IA "The quality of Heartwork's product, the simplicity of the locking system and minimal aesthetics all contribute to a durable product that withstands long-term use without becoming dated."

Rockwell Group

Rockwell Group is an award-winning, 250-person interdisciplinary architecture and design firm specializing in hospitality, culture, healthcare, education, product, and set design.


Triennale di Milano Recreates a Seminal Ettore Sottsass Apartment - SURFACE

"You don't save your soul just painting everything white." Who else could have said this other than the late Italian architect Ettore Sottsass? He uttered this quip in response to the rise of minimalism, an aesthetic that's either eternal or well past its prime, depending on who you ask.

Experiential Design Firm HUSH Lights Up Uber's New HQ With 'The Stream' - SURFACE

Project Spotlight "Light is inspiration. And light in motion inspires exponentially," says the design team at HUSH about their latest project, The Stream at Uber 's San Francisco Mission Bay headquarters. Combining bespoke lighting and sound design, as well as interactive content, The Stream translates the company's mission into a dynamic 'experience' aimed to focus and motivate employees, guests, and partners.

New York Review of Architecture
Archtober Building of the Day: 58 Saint Marks Place

If New York City goes into another COVID-19 lockdown, the occupants of 58 Saint Marks will be will be sitting pretty—both in the metaphorical sense and in the literal sense.

c-Home by LOT-EK

With a prefab structure near Hudson, LOT-EK-the pioneers of shipping container architecture-make a new case for the genre.

Launch Pad by Nola Beck-Rivera

Designer Nolan Beck-Rivera finds his next chapter turning a cookie-cutter loft into the perfect entertaining space.

Russian Garret Renovation by Polina and Alexey Koptev

Architecture in St. Petersburg follows the city's political and cultural history, with Czarist palaces next to Art Nouveau shopping centers and austere Soviet-era office buildings. In the newly capitalist 1990s and 2000s, investors and landlords began converting attic spaces into apartments-a practice the government initially encouraged but tenants often fought as infringing on communal property.

Interior Design
Studio INI Debuts Kinetic Installation for NYCxDesign

If the Shed has proved anything, it's that kinetic architecture is here to stay in a big way. Of course, one could argue that the DS+R and Rockwell Group behemoth is hardly the first project to feature large-scale, moveable external elements, but it is the first to tackle the concept at the grandiose scale that an urban environment like New York demands.

Interior Design
Snarkitecture Debuts Permanent Hudson Yards Exhibition Space "Snark Park"

Hudson Yards has arrived. Along with high-end shops, luxury apartments, and premium office real estate, the $25-billion neighborhood development project introduces new immersive art and design experiences to New York City. One of these experiences comes courtesy of Snarkitecture, the New York-based design collaborative responsible for widely publicized traveling and site-specific installations such as " The Beach" and " Fun House."

Interior Design
Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee Design Museum Welcomes 27,000 Visitors in First Week

The V&A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum and Kengo Kuma's first project in the United Kingdom, opened its doors on September 15. After nearly three-and-a-half years in construction, the museum celebrated its completion with a two-day-long opening ceremony that featured a performance by legendary Scottish band Primal Scream, a light and sound installation by artist James Lambie, and a 3D festival that drew 22,600 people to the museum's location on the River Tay.

Interior Design
Houston's Jones Plaza Gets a Green Update by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Houston is growing even greener. Texas's largest city just announced that multi-disciplinary firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios will redesign the Jones Plaza theater district into one of the city's premier outdoor spaces. The one-and-a-half-acre project, called Urban Choreography, borrows graceful curving and bending forms from the performing arts.

Interior Design
Selldorf Architects Reveals First Images of Frick Expansion

In 2016, the Frick Collection, a world-renowned art institution located on New York City's Museum Mile, announced the expansion and upgrade of their historic estate location. The museum selected Selldorf Architects to lead the project, and the firm just released new renderings and photography of their vision for the new Frick.

Interior Design
Marvel Architects Reveals Design for Edenwald YMCA in the Bronx

Marvel Architects, the firm behind Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, are bringing their flair for thoughtful, environmentally friendly design to the Bronx with the Edenwald YMCA. Measuring 50,000 square feet, the new location will feature three pavilions connected by a glass corridor that allows views onto landscaped courtyards.

Interior Design
FXFOWLE Tops Off Eagerly Anticipated Statue of Liberty Museum

FXFOWLE has topped off the eagerly anticipated Statue of Liberty Museum (SOLM). Designers, donors, and other affiliates celebrated by autographing the final structural steel beam before it was fit snugly into place, ushering in the next phase of construction.

Interior Design
Exclusive Drawings of Zaha Hadid's One Thousand Museum

The design industry lost one of its most creative and daring visionaries with the death of Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid in 2016. Hadid passed away in Miami, her second home and the location of her last project, One Thousand Museum. Hadid's computer drawings of the building have just been released exclusively to Interior Design.
Archtober Building of the Day: The Met Breuer

With only six days left in the month, the Archtober 2016 Building of the Day tours are sadly coming to a close. We've seen a variety of new and innovative spaces mixed with old favorites and hidden gems that presented a mosaic of New York's most impressive architecture.


New York Review of Architecture
Reviving The Sublime

“The point of re-enchantment is to suss out the poetic potential of a site, to fascinate, and to defy expectation,” explains Robin Winogron, landscape architect and Harvard GSD professor.

New York Review of Architecture
Connecting with Physical and Virtual Waters

In building taller and more comprehensive structures, architect Toyo Ito believe Japanese city dwellers have become less expressive, detached, and live homogenized lives.

Design News

A World Beyond TED Talks

The World Around, a one-day conference highlighting the "now, near, and next in architectural culture," held its third annual iteration on Saturday, February 5. The event aims to "hold a mirror up to the best of our world" and to "serve as a first draft of architectural history-an archive of contemporary learning and a resource for actionable change," according to a statement from the organization's Founder and Executive Director Beatrice Galilee in the event's program.

An Irish Pub Lands an Artist-Activist Collective the Turner Prize - SURFACE

Array Collective, an 11-artist group based in Belfast, received the U.K.'s most coveted art accolade, the Turner Prize, in a ceremony held in Coventry under the bombed-out buttresses of the gothic cathedral that shares the city's name. The winning piece, called The Druithaib's Ball, will be on display at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum through January 12.

What We Loved at Design Miami/ 2021 - SURFACE

Returning with amped-up presentations by today's foremost creative talents, the collectible design fair shines a spotlight on the global challenges currently gripping humanity. After the initial outbreak of Covid-19 put the kibosh on last year's fair, Design Miami/ has returned and is again welcoming design studios, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world who have descended in Miami for Art Basel festivities.

Paula Crown Spreads Positivity in Miami, and Other News - SURFACE

The Design Dispatch offers expertly written and essential news from the design world crafted by our dedicated team. Think of it as your cheat sheet for the day in design delivered to your inbox before you've had your coffee. Have a news story our readers need to see? Submit it here.

Can House of Gucci Propel the Heritage Fashion House? - SURFACE

Finally, the wait is over: the much-memed and hotly anticipated House of Gucci has arrived. The two-and-a-half-hour long film, directed by Ridley Scott and featuring an all-star cast-Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, all dressed to the nines-debuted Nov. 24 and raked in $14.2 million over Thanksgiving weekend.

New York Review of Architecture
A Review of MoMA's Automania

MoMA's Automania was more jalopy than Jaguar, according to New York Review of Architecture's Anna Gibertini and Anna Talley.

New York Review of Architecture
Notes on Not For Construction

An exhibition of 13 drawings makes the case for the continued importance and relevance of hand-made images to the practice of architecture.

10 New Buildings Added to the Getty Foundation's Keeping It Modern Initiative

As part of its commitment to celebrating and preserving some of the world's best examples of modernist architecture, the Getty Foundation's Keeping It Modern initiative added 10 new grants to its already impressive roster. With the foundation's support, new research, testing, analysis, and planning work can be put into making sure these buildings continue to inform and inspire architects and design enthusiasts for years to come.

Interior Design
The Future of Architecture Will Be Digital

From photo-real renderings to the proliferation of architecture-orientated social media accounts, digital tech has transformed the way designers envision the world and the way the world engages with design. With today's tech, the sky's the limit for what an architect or interior designer can imagine.

Interior Design
Autonomous Vehicles Steal the Show at the 2018 Radical Innovation Awards

It's full steam-er, electricity-ahead for autonomous vehicles. Despite some serious safety concerns resulting from Uber and Tesla's initial forays into the autonomous market, everyone from Toyota and SoftBank to Honda and GM are jumping behind the wheel and driving this innovative reimagining of the automobile forward.

Interior Design
Robert Venturi Dies at 93

Robert Venturi, the acclaimed architectural theorist, author, and Pritzker Prize winner, has passed away at the age of 93, according to a statement from his family. Venturi left an indelible mark on the field of architecture with the seminal books Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture and Learning from Las Vegas (co-authored by his esteemed wife Denise Scott Brown), which helped usher in the Postmodernist movement.


What's New This Week, From Our List Members - SURFACE

NEW & NOTABLE New & Notable is a cultural catchall that highlights interesting new products and projects from our brilliantly creative members of The List . With new releases, events, and goings-on, the below moments indicate the power they have to move the needle in so many realms, including architecture, design, fashion, and art.

Art First, Sink Second: Daniel Arsham's Pebble-Shaped Rock.01 for Kohler is a Thing of Beauty -...

partnership A collection of massive stones took over a portion of Design Miami this year. "Stone Flow," an installation conceived by the New York-based artist and Snarkitecture co-founder Daniel Arsham, commanded the room with its monumental scale and organic forms. He also presented a dining table and four chairs from his Objects for Living: Collection II furniture line and a smaller configuration of impressively sized stones that served as a pedestal for his latest project, the Rock.01 sink...

Sudio's T2 Earbuds Effortlessly Cancel Out Clamor - SURFACE

Wired headphones may be having a moment of nostalgic rejuvenation (or at least a flash of popularity as an anti-status symbol), but the wireless earbud still reigns supreme in most people's ears. First hitting Kickstarter and eventually the wider consumer market in the mid-2010's, Bluetooth true wireless earbuds have evolved from short-lived, spotty sound conductors to indispensable accessories for surviving modern life.

Jen Stark's Psychedelic Visuals Now Adorn Armitron Watches - SURFACE

Armitron has been in the business of making stylish conversation starters that also double as timekeepers for nearly 50 years. The makers of "America's Watch," the brand has been at the forefront since 1975, carefully curating collections that embody the national zeitgeist.

Interior Design
How Kari Pei Transposes Abstract Expression from Canvas to Carpet

"Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense." - Gerhard Richter Staring into a Gerhard Richter abstract is sort of like looking into some divinely inspired oil slick or seeing a split second of colorful sublimity in the oppressive monotony of TV static.

Interior Design
From Fringe Idea to Mainstream Imperative: The Future of Design Depends on Biomimicry

Before biologist Janine Benyus, biomimetic design was an amorphous idea, without a singular guiding methodology or end goal. That all changed with the publication of Benyus's 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, which gave the world its first working definition of biomimicry and introduced scientists, capitalists, and designers to the ingenious ways the Earth has thoroughly mitigated many design problems over its 3.8 billion-year development.

Interior Design
10 Inspiring Quotes From NYSID's New Bible of Design

When Sherrill Whiton first published Interior Design and Decoration in 1937, he was writing with what was then a very niche audience in mind-namely, his students and colleagues at the New York School of Interior Design ( NYSID) and fellow design practitioners.

Interior Design
Everlane's Magical Minimalist Shelving, Revealed

Walking into an Everlane store is like walking into a minimalist heaven. Everlane's brick-and-mortar stores exemplify the brand's founding ethos of radical transparency through white walls, ample natural light, and gracefully partitioned displays of charming yet restrained apparel. What's keeping the clothing neatly organized is a shelving system as simple and flexible as the company's aesthetic.