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  1. Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
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    Design Icon: Jean Prouvé

    The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.01.14

  2. ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon
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    ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon

    Zeev Aram‘s Kings Road store introduced modern furniture to London.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.29.14

  3. 10 Gifts for Father's Day from the Dwell Store
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    10 Gifts for Father's Day from the Dwell Store

    This year, make sure to give Dad the gift of great design with these picks from the Dwell Store. From distinctive barware to an innovative lounge chair, this Father’s Day gift guide has just the...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    05.28.14

  4. Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
    Green

    Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

    A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.28.14

  5. Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul
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    Climate-Controlled Skyscrapers in Seoul

    Our friends at PSFK fill us in on Dutch architecture firm UNStudio's plans for climate-responsive towers in Seoul, South Korea.

    written by: PSFK
    05.27.14

  6. Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
    A Great Idea

    Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

    Two Chicago multimedia artists want to flip the switch on a Mies masterpiece to create an immersive experience.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.27.14

  7. Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design
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    Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design

    Onstage and on the show floor at Dwell on Design, held in Los Angeles June 20-22, talented designers will display and discuss their latest furniture and product offerings. Upstart designers will...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.27.14

  8. In Living Color: 7 Bright Furniture Pieces
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    In Living Color: 7 Bright Furniture Pieces

    Enliven your interior with a punch of supersaturated color in the form of vivid furniture and lighting pieces. Check out these colorful kitchens!

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.14

  9. 8 Impressive Indoor Gardens
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    8 Impressive Indoor Gardens

    No backyard? No problem. These indoor gardens show the power of bringing greenery indoors. (And check out these indoor gardening kits to work your own magic!)

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.27.14

  10. Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman
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    Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman

    Dutch designer Joris Laarman's futuristic furniture, on view at Friedman Benda gallery in New York through June 14, 2014, disrupts the traditional manufacturing model: Laarman's designs are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.26.14

  11. Historic Collection of Shaker Furniture Up for Auction
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    Historic Collection of Shaker Furniture Up for Auction

    A vast collection of Shaker furniture, representing the group's utilitarian leanings and stringent lifestyle, goes up for auction in Boston.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    05.26.14

  12. Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
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    Design Icon: C. Howard Crane

    Without any architecture training, Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    05.26.14

  13. New York Shop with Austrian Design Sensibility
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    New York Shop with Austrian Design Sensibility

    Two Viennese expats open a New York City shop stocked with furniture, lighting, and accessories from their home country and beyond.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Daniel Seung Lee
    05.25.14

  14. The Future of Office Design
    Essay

    The Future of Office Design

    What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to contract furniture. See more about Office Environment.

    05.24.14

  15. Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture
    How To

    Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture

    We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture. Along with Rachel Crowl, Fisher of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.14

  16. An Elegant Dining Room in Mexico City
    Rooms We Love

    An Elegant Dining Room in Mexico City

    The owner of Flexform’s New York showroom, David Levy, creates an elegant dining room overlooking Mexico City.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Alicia Vera
    05.23.14

  17. Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket
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    Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket

    This stunning video from Dark Rye tracks Austin-based furniture designer Michael Yates's surreal experience creating his grandmother's coffin out of oak. Insider tip: have a tissue box handy!

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.23.14

  18. How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings
    --Make It Yours

    How To Decorate with Patricia Urquiola Furnishings

    Furniture designer Patricia Urquiola is known for her bright, overstuffed upholstery for the likes of B&B Italia and Moroso as well as her slightly exotic, woven outdoor pieces for brands like...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

  19. Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik
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    Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik

    Over the past 10 weeks on NBC’s new series American Dream Builders, host Nate Berkus has led us through inspiring interior design makeovers, meant to help a family in need. (Read Berkus's...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.22.14

  20. Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi
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    Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi

    American designer Leon Ransmeier's new chair, for Italian brand Mattiazzi, proves that simplicity trumps radicalism when it comes to seating.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

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