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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Time to Design Winner: “Useful Living” by Sanghyeok Lee
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    Time to Design Winner: “Useful Living” by Sanghyeok Lee

    “Useful Living” by designer Sanghyeok Lee was just announced as the winner of the Time to Design award.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.25.13

  6. Profile: Karabachian Design Office
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    Profile: Karabachian Design Office

    The brother-sister duo behind Karabachian Design Office share how they make and locally produce their minimal, fun furniture designs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.12.14

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 6 Makers We Love
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    6 Makers We Love

    In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from. This kind of growth and disconnect...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.07.13

  12. Get to Know: Dieter Rams
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    Get to Know: Dieter Rams

    German industrial designer Dieter Rams is a legend, and for good reason, thanks to his rational, less-is-more philosophy on design. Here, take a look at everything Rams from products to interviews...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.10.13

  13. Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard
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    Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard

    Each year, Design Academy Eindhoven graduates a promising new roster of talent. Elsewhere in The Netherlands, designers of every stripe (working in everything from textiles to 3-D printing) are...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.30.14

  14. The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design
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    The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design

    Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in designing like a Feiz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.15.14

  15. Getting to Know Philippe Nigro
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    Getting to Know Philippe Nigro

    French designer Philippe Nigro has lived in Milan for over 15 years, and has struck out on his own following a long tenure with Michele de Lucchi. We caught up with Nigro, the 2014 Designer of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.27.14

  16. 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

  17. Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective
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    Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

    Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka ( from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced ...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.19.14

  18. Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda
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    Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

    Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.18.14

  19. A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio
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    A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio

    Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to become an industry name.

    12.25.13

  20. Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
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    Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

    With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Cait Oppermann
    03.05.14

  21. McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont
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    McLeod Kredell: Locavore Architects in Vermont

    Taking a down-to-earth, locavore approach to architecture, the firm McLeod Kredell brings modernism to the traditional region of New England.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.14.14

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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