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June 27, 2012

It takes an army of staff, editors, photographers, builders, and volunteers to pull of Dwell on Design each year. Organizing exhibitors, planning panels and offsite events, writing preview guides, manning the registration desk and info booths, and figuring out all of the other little details that keep the show floor humming is no small feat. When we editors arrived Thursday afternoon, the show floor exhibits were still being built, but by 10 a.m. Friday, like magic, everything was set and ready. While we can't document every moment in the saga, welcome to our album of the doughnut-fueled, caffeine-infused, salad-hating (well, not really) moments that make the show one of our favorite annual events. See you in 2013!

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  The Dwell Creative team working on stories for dwell.com. (Left to right: Sara Ost, Aaron Britt, Kelsey Keith, Jaime Gillin, Alejandro Chavetta)
    The Dwell Creative team working on stories for dwell.com. (Left to right: Sara Ost, Aaron Britt, Kelsey Keith, Jaime Gillin, Alejandro Chavetta)
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  Left to right: Zach Creech, Greg Doering, Brian Karo, and Alex Moyle.
    Left to right: Zach Creech, Greg Doering, Brian Karo, and Alex Moyle.
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  Deputy Editor Aaron Britt.
    Deputy Editor Aaron Britt.
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  The show floor as it looked Thursday, June 21, at about 3:00 p.m.
    The show floor as it looked Thursday, June 21, at about 3:00 p.m.
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  Senior Editor Kelsey Keith.
    Senior Editor Kelsey Keith.
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  Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron.
    Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron.
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  Digital Content Director Sara Ost.
    Digital Content Director Sara Ost.
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  Sara Ost at work on a dwell.com story.
    Sara Ost at work on a dwell.com story.
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  John Edelman (left) stands next to Amanda Ip, the winner of the DWR Live/Work contest.
    John Edelman (left) stands next to Amanda Ip, the winner of the DWR Live/Work contest.
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  Angela Ames, VP and General Manager of Dwell on Design.
    Angela Ames, VP and General Manager of Dwell on Design.
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  Michael Sylvester, Managing Director of Dwell on Design.
    Michael Sylvester, Managing Director of Dwell on Design.
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  Creative Director (and slideshow photographer!) Alejandro Chavetta.
    Creative Director (and slideshow photographer!) Alejandro Chavetta.
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  Assistant Editor Diana Budds.
    Assistant Editor Diana Budds.
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  Marketing Manager Sarah Morse.
    Marketing Manager Sarah Morse.
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  Director of Communications Alex Polier.
    Director of Communications Alex Polier.
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  Setting up the Lladro booth.
    Setting up the Lladro booth.
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  The Swiss Design Prize booth.
    The Swiss Design Prize booth.
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  An assortment of office chairs.
    An assortment of office chairs.
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  Dwell Outdoor.
    Dwell Outdoor.
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  The Lumos booth being built.
    The Lumos booth being built.
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  Dwell Outdoor.
    Dwell Outdoor.
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  Prepping pieces in Oyler Wu Collaborative's furniture exhibit
    Prepping pieces in Oyler Wu Collaborative's furniture exhibit
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  Sci-Arc's booth.
    Sci-Arc's booth.
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  Another student exhibition being built on the Dwell on Design show floor.
    Another student exhibition being built on the Dwell on Design show floor.
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  Kitchen and Bath.
    Kitchen and Bath.
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  Lighting at Koncept.
    Lighting at Koncept.
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  Chairs by Bend.
    Chairs by Bend.
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  Lighting by David Trubridge.
    Lighting by David Trubridge.
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  David Trubridge's pendants from afar.
    David Trubridge's pendants from afar.
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