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...
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.
Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.
Ever wanted to be a designer? One of the biggest parts of the job is working with your manufacturer to turn a concept into a real product. Dwell asked several designers to share their favorite...
Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...
Want to be the next Henry Clay Frick or Isabella Stewart Gardner? Dwell offers some pointers on starting your own collection.
“The act of collecting is about looking, studying, sorting, sifting, concentrating, weighing, and making decisions. It’s a lot of work. I got better at it by being rigorous. I couldn’t buy...
Get your information from curators, professors of contemporary art, critics, and other collectors through your local arts organizations, newspapers, and art schools.
Architects Simon Beames and Simon Dickens are worried. They are worried about the impact that construction makes on the environment, though they are equally concerned about being thought of as...
Once you’ve purchased a piece, you’ll need to get it home and onto your wall.
Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...
Architect Robert Swatt, designer of the GreenCity Lofts condo complex on the border of Oakland and Emeryville, California, makes no claim to longstanding environmental expertise.
Manifesto: F.T. Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism” (1909)
Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus” (1923)
Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)
Manifestos: Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), Congress for the New Urbanism, “Charter of the New Urbanism” (1993)
Manifesto: Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley, “Deconstructivist Architecture” (1988)
Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)
When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.
When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...
Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.
What sort of house might a man with the title “recycling coordinator” live in?
Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.