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  1. Cole & Son Factory Tour
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    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  2. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  3. Touring the Freitag Factory
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    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  4. LG Factory Tour
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    LG Factory Tour

    It is an overcast morning in Gumi. Contrary to a name that evokes cute rainbows of fruit flavor, the view from the hotel window consists of a salvage yard, a river with wide, sandy banks, and a...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.31.09

  5. Moroso Factory Tour
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    Moroso Factory Tour

    Moroso, the Italian furniture company known for discovering remarkable designers such as Ron Arad and Patricia Urquiola, assembles between 100 and 150 pieces per day in a factory outside Udine.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.31.09

  6. A Three-Factory Tour
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    A Three-Factory Tour

    Inside vast concrete buildings all over the world, gizmos and gears (assisted by human hands, of course) assemble everything from enormous plasma TVs to endless rolls of colorful fabric to high-end...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.31.09

  7. A Converted Factory Building in Italy
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    A Converted Factory Building in Italy

    It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea Falkner-Campi and husband Feliciano Campi was an abandoned tobacco plant before it...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.05.13

  8. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
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    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  9. A Look Inside a Marble Factory
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    A Look Inside a Marble Factory

    We're reporting from Almeria, a province in southwestern Spain where surfaces company Cosentino is headquartered. For the past couple of days, we've gotten a first-hand look at how the company...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.13

  10. Behind the Scenes at Cosentino's Factory
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    Behind the Scenes at Cosentino's Factory

    Beginning in the 1950s, photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher traveled Europe documenting the architecture of industry. Inspired by their perspective, we captured a few images of Cosentino's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.08.13

  11. A 19th-Century Live/Work Factory in New York
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    A 19th-Century Live/Work Factory in New York

    Whether they’re fabricating a dining chair, designing a line for West Elm, or building out a kitchen, Amy and Brandon Phillips find ways to reveal the unique histories and characteristics of the...

    written by: Kirin J. Makker
    photos by: Ball & Albanese
    02.18.14

  12. Nouvel Studio Factory Tour
    Travel Reports

    Nouvel Studio Factory Tour

    If you've been following my tweets, you'll know that I've been in Mexico City for the last several days taking the lay of the design landscape. It's fertile down here, let me tell you. Though I'll...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.10

  13. Factory Direct
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    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  14. A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio
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    A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio

    Something interesting appears to be happening in Katowice, Poland. Last week, we profiled a design boutique that recently opened there. Now comes word that Poszetka, which trades in hand-sewn ties...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  15. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
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    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

  16. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
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    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  17. Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA
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    Marmol Radziner's Rincon 5 Live in LA

    If you read Dwell's February 2009 Process section, you saw the inner workings  of the Marmol Radziner prefab factory, where they construct their loved and lauded modern homes. Those of you in...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.03.09

  18. How To

    Marmol Radziner: Structural Steel

    The first workstation sits just outside the factory’s rear entrance, where deliveries of recycled steel are deposited.

    01.01.09

  19. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Cut and Sand

    Once the plywood has hardened, a worker wearing sound-suppressing earmuffs places the pieces, three at a time, into the factory’s computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. The milling...

    01.02.09

  20. An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden
    Houses We Love

    An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

    It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.04.11

  21. Marmol Radziner Prefab
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    Marmol Radziner Prefab

    Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford.

    written by: Jessica Hundley
    03.16.09

  22. The 3107 Chair
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    The 3107 Chair

    It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.20.09

  23. Knoll Textiles
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    Knoll Textiles

    The roster of furniture designers who have graced the factories of Knoll is startling: Saarinen, Platner, Bertoia, Breuer. But the textile designers like Marianne Strengell, Evelyn Hill...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.22.11

  24. How To

    Finishing

    When finishes are chosen and every-one has signed off, the factory line begins to churn. “We do a short production run of about 500 phones,” says Johnstone, “and use them heavily to gather feedback...

    01.01.09

  25. Casual Cacti
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    Casual Cacti

    A 1,100-square-foot loft in the historic Bester Building, a former steam-engine factory in Emeryville, California, is updated with a customized storage unit in the middle of the space.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    04.02.13

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