Small Spaces at Dwell on Design

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May 22, 2014
Compact spaces have caused us to rethink the way we live. Most people will find at least one small space in their condo or home that requires the help of intelligent design. Keep an eye out for these conversations and installations on small spaces at Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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  Celebrating the tenth year of her Vancouver-based firm, Bob’s Your Uncle Design, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) President Ada Bonini has myriad projects to her credit, including several compact units for the sustainable UniverCity community near Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Photo by Barry Calhoun. 

    Celebrating the tenth year of her Vancouver-based firm, Bob’s Your Uncle Design, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) President Ada Bonini has myriad projects to her credit, including several compact units for the sustainable UniverCity community near Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Photo by Barry Calhoun. 

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  “When designing a small space, we start with basic human factors of emotion—the feeling of privacy, of nesting, of nourishment, of cleanliness, of proximity—and we stretch those boundaries to comfortable levels,” says Bonini, who will speak specifically to these issues in her presentation, Small Spaces, Big Design. Photo by Barry Calhoun. 

    “When designing a small space, we start with basic human factors of emotion—the feeling of privacy, of nesting, of nourishment, of cleanliness, of proximity—and we stretch those boundaries to comfortable levels,” says Bonini, who will speak specifically to these issues in her presentation, Small Spaces, Big Design. Photo by Barry Calhoun. 

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  With 25 years in business this year, North Carolina–based designers Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams know how to maximize limited spaces, from teensy urban apartments to compact prefab homes. The duo, whose designs include the Frida dining chair (pictured), will stop by Dwell on Design to give a presentation on furnishing small spaces, hosted by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

    With 25 years in business this year, North Carolina–based designers Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams know how to maximize limited spaces, from teensy urban apartments to compact prefab homes. The duo, whose designs include the Frida dining chair (pictured), will stop by Dwell on Design to give a presentation on furnishing small spaces, hosted by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

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  Gold and Williams, designers of the Savoy chandelier (pictured), have spent the last 25 years building their business out of an ability to see what needs to be changed—to bring comfort home, and to ensure that our planet continues to be a comfortable home. 

    Gold and Williams, designers of the Savoy chandelier (pictured), have spent the last 25 years building their business out of an ability to see what needs to be changed—to bring comfort home, and to ensure that our planet continues to be a comfortable home. 

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  Technological innovations can make even the most compact homes comfortable and livable. In a thought-provoking presentation, GE Industrial Design Operation Director Lou Lenzi and GE Monogram General Manager Michael Mahan will explore the latest product breakthroughs, and show how living in small spaces shouldn’t equate to a reduction in functionality, living standards or personal style.

    Technological innovations can make even the most compact homes comfortable and livable. In a thought-provoking presentation, GE Industrial Design Operation Director Lou Lenzi and GE Monogram General Manager Michael Mahan will explore the latest product breakthroughs, and show how living in small spaces shouldn’t equate to a reduction in functionality, living standards or personal style.

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  Mexico native Hector Perez, a professor at Woodbury University in San Diego, created a thriving urban-infill communal living building for around $130 per square foot. Featuring units ranging from 450 to 595 square feet, La Esquina sits in what is rapidly becoming the city's cultural hub. Perez will join us onstage to talk about the project, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dwell.

    Mexico native Hector Perez, a professor at Woodbury University in San Diego, created a thriving urban-infill communal living building for around $130 per square foot. Featuring units ranging from 450 to 595 square feet, La Esquina sits in what is rapidly becoming the city's cultural hub. Perez will join us onstage to talk about the project, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dwell.

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