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A Design Duo Made in Heaven: Norm Architects and Menu

Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn founded Norm Architects, a multidisciplinary design studio, in 2008. Bjerre-Poulsen and Rønn decided on the name “Norm” because they work within the traditions and norms of Danish design, while refining them to create something new. The studio works with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics, and art direction. Norm Architects has joined the Menu brand—a renowned Scandinavian design company—as art directors, curating furniture and lighting collections and launching their own collections within the brand. 
November 27, 2015
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Brooklyn Designer Ashira Israel Creates Eco-Friendly, Bespoke Concrete Objects

Architectural designer and artist Ashira Israel runs the multidisciplinary Brooklyn practice In.Sek, equal parts design studio, manufacturing facility, and research lab.
November 27, 2015
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Cecilie Manz Makes a Powerful Bluetooth Speaker for High-Design Listening

Copenhagen-based industrial designer Cecilie Manz’s oeuvre includes everything from storage ladders to portable gadgets, and is unified by a belief that usability transcends product verticals.
November 21, 2015
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Reviving Classics with The Cherner Chair Company

Norman Cherner was an innovative designer, both in molded plywood furniture technology and prefab housing. His sons Benjamin and Thomas founded The Cherner Chair Company in 1999 to revive his original designs. The new outfit also introduced designs by Benjamin Cherner that continued the tradition his father started in the 1950s.
October 20, 2015
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Designer Andi Kovel Breaks the Mold in Glassmaking

In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new foray into lighting.
August 22, 2015
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An Interview with SCP Founder Sheridan Coakley

Sheridan Coakley founded British furniture company SCP in 1985. Coakley was inspired by modern furniture and sought to sell classic and difficult-to-find pieces alongside new designs that maintained the tenets of the modern design movement. As a companion to our September Dwellings feature on Coakley’s home—and this behind-the-scenes look—we’ve asked Sheridan Coakley more about his career and work with SCP. Be sure to view the full Retroactive Collection at the Dwell Store.
August 17, 2015
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Product Designer Erwan Bouroullec on the Magic of Wrought Iron

The French designer provides food for thought on the new wrought-iron collection he and his brother, Ronan, designed for Magis.
August 15, 2015
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Michael Young on Why Now Is a Good Time to Be in Design

The prolific Hong Kong designer muses on how major brand collaborations are accelerating innovation.
August 9, 2015
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Rising Designer Tamer Nakişçi Sets Up Shop Following a Win at ICFF

On the tails of a winning tabletop design, an emerging Turkish talent looks to the future to establish his own brand.
August 8, 2015