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  1. Printed Matter
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    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  2. 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

  3. Design Icon: Russel Wright
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    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  4. Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
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    Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison

    By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.18.14

  5. Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak
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    Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak

    The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright
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    9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

    Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.05.14

  10. Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead
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    Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead

    Minnesota-based designer Matthew Plumstead has had quite the year. His Integrated Workstation project for Herman Miller won a Red Dot award for best design concept and his Kickstarter campaign ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.12

  11. Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot
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    Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    06.13.13

  12. 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

  13. New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker
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    New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker

    Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    05.05.12

  14. 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

  15. Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto
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    Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    09.14.13

  16. Notes from the Underground
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    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

  17. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  18. Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic
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    Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

    German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.13

  19. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  20. Design Icon: Eileen Gray
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    Design Icon: Eileen Gray

    The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.09.14

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