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  1. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  2. Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte
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    Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte

    Two young Norwegian designers combine Scandinavian tradition with postmodern playfulness.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.12.14

  3. NTN
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    NTN

    Ian Walton (who comes from a long line of physicists) and Marcel Twohig (the son of an artist and sculptor) both studied industrial design at Dublin’s National College of Art & Design. They...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  4. Henny Van Nistelrooy
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    Henny Van Nistelrooy

    With his upbringing in rural Holland, his education in London, and his current base in Beijing, Dutch designer Henny van Nistelrooy mixes the flavors of his multiple worlds into a colorful and...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  5. Margaux Keller
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    Margaux Keller

    Margaux Keller has come a long way since age 13, redecorating her room by arranging furniture and “pinning stuff on the walls.” She decided then, as a teenager growing up in Geneva, Switzerland, to...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  6. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  7. Daniele Bortotto
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    Daniele Bortotto

    Nomadic Italian designer Daniele Bortotto gleans inspiration from the places he visits: “I’m always on a train,” he says. Bortotto has tapped into generations of craftsmanship found in Venice and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  8. Nick Ross
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    Nick Ross

    It’s no wonder that designer Nick Ross—of the Stockholm studio that bears his name—often references historical events. For inspiration, he says, “You can’t beat a good BBC documentary. If the title...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  9. Vera & Kyte
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    Vera & Kyte

    Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte are the talents behind the up-and-coming Norwegian design studio Vera & Kyte. The Bergen-based duo credit their mixed aesthetic influences and curiosity about...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  10. Aaron Probyn
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    Aaron Probyn

    Enterprising British designer Aaron Probyn crafts minimalist kitchenware for mega-retailers like West Elm and Habitat. “It’s important for me to pair up with the right manufacturers, as the...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  11. Casey Lurie
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    Casey Lurie

    A Southern California native, Casey Lurie honed his aesthetic in art programs at Cal Arts and Northwestern University, but it wasn’t until he met Teruo Kurosaki, founder of the influential Japanese...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  12. Marina Dragomirova
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    Marina Dragomirova

    Marina Dragomirova studied graphic and interior design in her native Bulgaria before decamping for London, where she landed in the products-design program at the Royal College of Art and interned...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  13. Aoi Yoshizawa
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    Aoi Yoshizawa

    “I have been interested in textiles ever since my mother and grandmother taught me to sew and knit when I was small,” says breakout textile designer Aoi Yoshizawa. Born and raised in Japan,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  14. Tania da Cruz
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    Tania da Cruz

    Milan-based Tania da Cruz cut her teeth in Marcel Wanders’s Amsterdam studio. “It was like living in a temporary fairy tale,” she says. Dutch whimsy factored into her early work—such as her Chia...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  15. Simon Key Bertman
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    Simon Key Bertman

    Simon Key Bertman’s textile designs are a treat for the eyes, the brain, and the fingertips. His chunky woven patterns— as seen in his handwoven Chess throw —are inspired by optical patterns that...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  16. Yong Jeong
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    Yong Jeong

    Based in Seoul, Yong Jeong is a recent art school graduate whose inventive and boldly colorful industrial designs owe a debt to the South Korean designer Joongho Choi. Jeong’s One table calendar is...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  17. Knauf and Brown
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    Knauf and Brown

    Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown are simpatico in a way that only best friends can be, which is fitting because their Vancouver-based design studio, Knauf and Brown, has its roots in the bonds the two...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  18. Benjamin Graindorge
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    Benjamin Graindorge

    Parisian designer Benjamin Graindorge is self-deprecating but completely content in his chosen métier, professing that “learning is freedom.” His enlightened state derives from time spent in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  19. Design Icon: Greta Grossman
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    Design Icon: Greta Grossman

    Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of the pioneers of mid-century modernism in both Sweden and California.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.03.14

  20. Design Icon: Renzo Piano
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    Design Icon: Renzo Piano

    We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.01.14

  21. Design Icon: Julius Shulman
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    Design Icon: Julius Shulman

    Julius Shulman was a famous American photographer known for his residential photography of modernist residences in midcentury Southern California.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.26.14

  22. 11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban
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    11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban

    2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  23. Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel
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    Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

    San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.14

  24. Design Icon: Eva Zeisel
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    Design Icon: Eva Zeisel

    Hungarian designer Eva Zeisel is best known for her sculptural organic ceramic pieces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.19.14

  25. Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion
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    Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion

    Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.19.14

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