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7 Homes that Make Strong Use of Teak

Popularized by modern Scandinavian design, teak makes a smooth, understated material choice in the home.
March 12, 2015
Classic and innovative teak lounger that can convert to bench or table

7 Summer Teak Products We Love

Known for its durability and water resistance, teak is a tropical hardwood commonly used in outdoor furniture. The wood features a high oil content, tensile strength, and a tight grain, making it a versatile material. Over time, teak can develop a silvery grey patina, or can be re-oiled to maintain its rich golden luster. Check out these seven teak furnishings and accessories from the Dwell Store.
June 26, 2014
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Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Furniture for Chandigarh

Architect Pierre Jeanneret masterminded furniture to embody India’s progressive architecture.
June 4, 2014
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Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative space and uniting contrasting materials. Here we spotlight the Earth House, the Four Box House as well as the Concrete Box, all private residences of the minimalist architect.
November 24, 2013
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Teak Furniture We Love

Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a few examples of teak home furnishings we love.
November 7, 2013
Elisa Strozyk portrait by Bernd Schifferdecker

Elisa Strozyk

Elisa Strozyk was in graduate school when she came across a photo of a water-warped parquet floor. “I thought, my God, the wood came back to life and is frozen in motion,” she says.
April 23, 2012
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A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
March 31, 2012
Wooden pepper mills

Quistgaard Pepper Mills

If you dig through your parents’ kitchen cupboards, chances are you’ll find a Jens Quistgaard design. Although “Quistgaard” never became a household name, the company he cofounded and the pepper mills he created brought Danish modernism to the American table.
April 7, 2009