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  1. In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design
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    In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

    Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.26.14

  2. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
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    5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more...

    07.21.14

  3. Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
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    Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn

    In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.16.14

  4. Design Icon: Eileen Gray
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    Design Icon: Eileen Gray

    The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.09.14

  5. 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright
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    9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

    Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.05.14

  6. The Architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
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    The Architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    The turn-of-the-century design icon's architectural projects reveal his modern foresight.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.02.14

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Harry Bertoia's Jewelry Design
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    Harry Bertoia's Jewelry Design

    Midcentury-master Harry Bertoia's oeuvre includes iconic furniture, prints and drawings, sculpture, jewelry, and more. His daughter Celia recently spoke at San Francisco's Zinc Details as part of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  10. Q&A: Campana Brothers
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    Q&A: Campana Brothers

    The Brazilian furniture designers and Clerkenwell headliners discuss letting the material make decisions and designing furniture with soul.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.18.14

  11. Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
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    Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison

    By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.18.14

  12. Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
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    Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller

    Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  13. Design Icon: Russel Wright
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    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  14. Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski
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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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.29.14

  15. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames
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    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames

    Clowns, churches, and an aquarium: Find out how far the boundless curiosity of Ray and Charles Eames stretched.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  16. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  17. Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte
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    Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte

    Two young Norwegian designers combine Scandinavian tradition with postmodern playfulness.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.12.14

  18. NTN
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    NTN

    Ian Walton (who comes from a long line of physicists) and Marcel Twohig (the son of an artist and sculptor) both studied industrial design at Dublin’s National College of Art & Design. They...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  19. Henny Van Nistelrooy
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    Henny Van Nistelrooy

    With his upbringing in rural Holland, his education in London, and his current base in Beijing, Dutch designer Henny van Nistelrooy mixes the flavors of his multiple worlds into a colorful and...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  20. Margaux Keller
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    Margaux Keller

    Margaux Keller has come a long way since age 13, redecorating her room by arranging furniture and “pinning stuff on the walls.” She decided then, as a teenager growing up in Geneva, Switzerland, to...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

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