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  1. London Design Festival 2012
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    London Design Festival 2012

    It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.25.12

  2. Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012
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    Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012

    As a reaction to throw-away culture in the years following the recession, we have seen age-old woodworking techniques such as cabinetry and parquetry become the focus of high-profile design...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.21.12

  3. Highlights from Maison & Objet Fall 2012
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    Highlights from Maison & Objet Fall 2012

    Last week, Dwell visited this year’s fall edition of the design and interiors trade show Maison & Objet. The exhibitors booths are spread over nine huge, design-filled halls at Paris...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.20.12

  4. Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp
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    Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

    It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.18.12

  5. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories

    An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.28.12

  6. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa

    One of the special exhibitions at Tendence was Africa Chic, a collection of objects designed and manufactured in Africa. We rarely get a chance to feature designs from the continent, and so jumped...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  7. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

    Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  8. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch

    Judging from economic news of late, the one word most associated with Germany is "austerity." However, at Tendence, the home trends show taking place August 24–28 in Frankfurt, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  9. ICFF 2012: Editors' Awards
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    ICFF 2012: Editors' Awards

    Though there are hundreds of exhibitors at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), a select few were called out for their exceptional wares by a panel of judges who name the Editors'...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.12

  10. ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions
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    ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions

    Each spring, New York Design Week gets bigger and better thanks in part to an ever-expanding roster at ICFF (more on that here) as well as the dedication of several local organizations presenting...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.24.12

  11. ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center
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    ICFF 2012: Picks from Javits Center

    This week we're digging deep into our favorites objets de design spotted at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, from satellite events to the show floor at Javits Center....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.12

  12. ICFF 2012: Brass Tactics
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    ICFF 2012: Brass Tactics

    Everywhere we looked on the show floor of ICFF, we saw our own faces reflected back. Brass, copper, gold and other shiny metallics seemed to swathe or pepper most surfaces, appearing everywhere...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.22.12

  13. Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile
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    Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile

    The 300,000-square-foot show floor at this year's Coverings (held April 17–20th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida) was filled with many stunning designs, but an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    05.08.12

  14. Portland's Beam & Anchor
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    Portland's Beam & Anchor

    Painter Jocelyn Rahm and furniture reclaimer Robert Rahm are the married partners behind Beam & Anchor, a new warehouse space in Portland that provides workshop space for craftsmen as well as a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.25.12

  15. Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile
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    Coverings 2012: Fireclay Tile

    Artisanal tile company Fireclay was at Coverings for the first time this year and exhibited their brand of glass and ceramic tile that's a treat to look at and boasts some mighty strong...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.21.12

  16. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
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    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

  17. Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu
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    Hau Tree Lanai in Honolulu

    I was in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week to talk at a green design conference, and in my two quick days there I was able to see a few of the sights. Though I managed to eat at some trendy, and rather...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.12

  18. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
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    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor
    03.27.12

  19. Villa Zevaco
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    Villa Zevaco

    On my last morning in Casablanca I had the good luck, and lots of local recommendations, to swing past Chez Paul for breakfast. Considering the strong influence of French cuisine on Morocco's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.12

  20. Tiles of Casablanca
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    Tiles of Casablanca

    Wandering the streets of downtown Casablanca, one sees a whole other use of tile on building facades. Instead of the reddish concrete with colorful accents you see in Marrakech (which I documented...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.12

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