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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
Midcentury dining room with Cherner Chairs

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
Sheridan Coakley's living room featuring SCP furniture

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
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This Brazilian Modernist You Should Know About Designed Countless Classic Chairs

Despite a rise to prominence in the 1970s, pioneering designer Percival Lafer has remained a best-kept secret for collectors of midcentury Brazilian furniture.
August 8, 2015
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Learn About a Color Company That Creates Modern Interior Paint

Rachel Lacy founded drikolor to create a new color technology for paint. The New Zealand-based color company’s strategy is to separate the color from the paint, opting instead for precise pigments that are stirred into a base paint. This strategy eliminates the limitations of traditional paint buying, and makes precise, thoughtfully designed colors to complement modern interiors. Lacy has created a line of drikolor paint specifically for Dwell—creating colors that can be used in different rooms of a modern home, while still maintaining a consistent look. These colors feature pigments harvested from all over the world, which are stirred into a base paint to create consistent, vivid color. Below, we interview Rachel Lacy to learn more about her expertise in color, drikolor, and the drikolor customer experience.
July 15, 2015