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Modern dining room with walnut slab dining table and Tom Dixon Beat lamps

A Look at Wood Designs in the Modern Home

See how our favorite wood designs enhance their spaces.
September 21, 2015
Designer and Moooi cofounder Marcel Wanders, keynote speaker at 2015 Dwell on Design LA.

Marcel Wanders and the Best from our 2015 DODLA Speaker Series

Explore the work and ideas of 2015 DODLA's speakers, from Marcel Wanders' design philosophy to Michel Rojkind's Mexico City architecture.
September 20, 2015
multipurpose bedroom closet workspace

5 Creative Clothes Storage Solutions

Smart options for small space dwellers and clothes horses alike.
September 18, 2015
The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books and newspapers. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersso

How to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies

Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often more realistic.
September 18, 2015
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6 Frank Gehry Designs in Modern Homes

Frank Gehry could easily be the world's most famous North American architect but he doesn't neglect the little things: he has designed numerous household products, from lighting to chairs. See just a few in some of the homes Dwell has covered!
September 18, 2015
Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City by Rojkind Arquitectos with aluminum canopy

6 Perforated Metal Patterns We Love

Punctured by water-jet or laser cuters, these sheets of metal have been dressed up with decorative patterns.
September 17, 2015
hidden in plain view desk

6 Ingenious Built-Ins

Whether you are short on space or looking to streamline your storage, these built-ins will inspire design that is both functional and stylish.
September 17, 2015
Formal dining room with ClassiCon Venus chairs

9 Konstantin Grcic Designs in Modern Homes

Based in Munich, Konstantin Grcic is a prolific designer who has collaborated with multiple manufacturers; his work has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Sample just a few of his designs in these nine contemporary homes!
September 17, 2015
Australian tallowwood kitchen with Artek stools and Muuto lighting

An Ode to the Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto

It's hard to conceive of a simpler, warmer, more efficient design: Alvar Aalto's Stacking Stool (model 60)—designed in 1933—consists of a single surface supported by three legs, each a single piece of bent wood. This curved leg means the stool has no traditional furniture joints and can easily be mass produced (three screws connect each leg to the base). Moreover, its dimensions allow the stool to be infinitely stackable with other Stool 60s. As a pioneering design of modern wood furniture, we salute the humble Stacking Stool (model 60) with six examples of its use in contemporary homes.
September 17, 2015