Latest Articles in Birch

Modern home in Finland with sauna has custom birch cabinets and island in kitchen and a lofted family room

Take Me to Birch: 8 Houses that Make Use of Birch Wood

Affordable, durable birch wood makes an eye-catching addition to these homes.
September 30, 2015
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Danish Prefab Feels Much Larger Than Its 861 Square Feet

Sigurd Larsen created the illusion of space with high ceilings and tall windows.
March 28, 2015
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Design Classic: Alvar Aalto's Artek Stools

More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
March 5, 2015
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A Bright Office Addition in Cape Cod

An East Falmouth couple reached out to New York-based firm Present Architecture to create a bright home office in tune with their existing home and garden.
March 1, 2015
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A Modern Trailer is an Experiment in Small-Space Living

In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.
January 22, 2015
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Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara

Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
December 5, 2014
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Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski

Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.
April 29, 2014
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A Design Classic Reimagined: Artek Stool 60

Designed in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the Artek Stool 60 is the definition of functionalist furniture design. This simple stool is a versatile piece—it can be used as casual seating at a kitchen table, as a side table, or as extra seating. The Dwell Store features several versions of the Artek Stool 60, including anniversary editions and several collaborations from acclaimed designers.
March 26, 2014

Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest

In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
January 23, 2014