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  1. Design Destination: Scandinavia
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    Design Destination: Scandinavia

    From architecture to industrial design, we round up stories hearkening from the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.13

  2. Swedish Home Designs We Love
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    Swedish Home Designs We Love

    Scandinavian design grew popular in the modern era for its simplicity and focus on minimalism. Spotlighting Sweden, Dwell looks at some of our favorite designs for the home from our friends in...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.12.13

  3. A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen
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    A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen

    To celebrate the launch of American Standard's DXV line, designer Susan Serra creates a modern kitchen inspired by Nordic crafts and contemporary furniture. “Scandinavian design is my personal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.27.14

  4. Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design
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    Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design

    This blockbuster exhibit makes it clear that Norway shouldn’t be the lesser-known country in the world of Scandinavian design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  5. The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
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    The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm

    Greetings from Sweden! I'm traveling in Stockholm to cover the 2012 Furniture and Light Fair and my home away from home for the next few days is the Grand Central, the flagship of Swedish super...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.12

  6. Modern Design and Architecture Across Denmark
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    Modern Design and Architecture Across Denmark

    In our September Designers' At Home issue, we traveled to the Copenhagen residence of Kristina May Olsen and Morten Bo Jensen—a study in the contrasts of black and white, natural and refined...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.01.13

  7. Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
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    Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

    Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.06.11

  8. 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

  9. Dwell on Design NY: Day One in Instagrams
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    Dwell on Design NY: Day One in Instagrams

    Couldn't make it to the first day of Dwell on Design NY? Experience day one through these Instagrams that captured the day's discussions and installations. The design conversation continues on...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.09.14

  10. Modern Monster Mash
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    Modern Monster Mash

    For the year's spookiest night, Dwell tracked down some scarily awesome products for a hip Halloween party. 

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.30.12

  11. Tour Impressive NYC Buildings
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    Tour Impressive NYC Buildings

    Just as New York weather is signaling a shift indoors, the annual Archtober event is giving design and architecture fans a month-long pass to observe and explore new and unique additions to the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.06.14

  12. Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
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    Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square

    Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.24.14

  13. Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub
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    Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

    In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    10.01.14

  14. 11 Products We Love by Norwegian Designers Anderssen & Voll
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    11 Products We Love by Norwegian Designers Anderssen & Voll

    Since they formed their eponymous studio in 2009, Oslo-based designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have made their mark in the furniture and product world, with a streamlined portfolio that...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.06.14

  15. Step Up Your Mixology Game with Gold-Plated Barware
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    Step Up Your Mixology Game with Gold-Plated Barware

    Whether you’re a fan of elaborate mixology or a simple mixed drink, consider elevating your bar accessories with an unexpected material. This collection of 24K gold-plated barware makes a...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.14.14

  16. Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
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    Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

    The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.16.14

  17. Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture
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    Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture

    The disciplines of photography and modern architecture constantly intertwine, playing off each as they tell the story of society's development. An exhibition at the Barbican in London, open through...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.15.14

  18. Lush Interiors for London's Elite New Design Club
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    Lush Interiors for London's Elite New Design Club

    London's traditional private club model gets a revamp thanks to a new concept by 19 Greek Street.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.16.14

  19. Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern
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    Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern

    Open Air Modern is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but its reach extends to midcentury Scandinavia and beyond with a selection of curated vintage furniture and a hand-culled design library.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.14

  20. A Vision for Queens' Version of the High Line
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    A Vision for Queens' Version of the High Line

    The QueensWay would turn an abandoned stretch of Long Island Railroad track into the borough's newest park.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.16.14

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