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  1. Design Idea of the Week: A Fool Proof Flask
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    Design Idea of the Week: A Fool Proof Flask

    The Geo Vacuum Flask from Normann Copenhagen wins Red Dot “Best of the Best” award.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.12.13

  2. 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

  3. Design Icon: Russel Wright
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    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  4. 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

  5. Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
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    Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

    A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  6. 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

  7. Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
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    Design Icon: Jean Prouvé

    The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.01.14

  8. Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi
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    Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

    One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  9. 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

  10. Design Icon: George Nakashima
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    Design Icon: George Nakashima

    A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.11.14

  11. 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

  12. Design Icon: Eileen Gray
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    Design Icon: Eileen Gray

    The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.09.14

  13. Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
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    Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

    Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  14. Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
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    Design Icon: C. Howard Crane

    Without any architecture training, Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    05.26.14

  15. Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
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    Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

    Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.10.14

  16. Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
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    Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn

    In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.16.14

  17. Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy

    This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.14

  18. Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller

    Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  19. Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
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    Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein

    The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  20. Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
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    Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison

    By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.18.14

  21. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
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    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  22. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
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    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

  23. Design House Stockholm Celebrates 20 Years
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    Design House Stockholm Celebrates 20 Years

    Design House Stockholm celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we sent a few questions to founder Anders Färdig to let us in on a few snippets about what separates the Swedish company from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.12

  24. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
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    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  25. Design Guide: San Diego
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    Design Guide: San Diego

    Architecture in San Diego—from newly built homes to modern classics like Kahn's Salk Institute—blends tradition and innovation in an exciting new way.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.12.14

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