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  1. Design Icon: Greta Grossman
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    Design Icon: Greta Grossman

    Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of the pioneers of mid-century modernism in both Sweden and California.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.03.14

  2. Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi
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    Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

    One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  3. Design Icon: Julius Shulman
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    Design Icon: Julius Shulman

    Julius Shulman was a famous American photographer known for his residential photography of modernist residences in midcentury Southern California.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.26.14

  4. Design Icon: Renzo Piano
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    Design Icon: Renzo Piano

    We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.01.14

  5. Design Junkie
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    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  6. Designer Focus: Brad Ascalon
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    Designer Focus: Brad Ascalon

    As commissions for new furniture and lighting roll in, third-generation designer Brad Ascalon carries on the family tradition.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.01.13

  7. Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel
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    Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

    San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.14

  8. Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda
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    Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

    Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.18.14

  9. Designer Spotlight: Kelly Behun
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    Designer Spotlight: Kelly Behun

    Once upon a time, Kelly Behun was destined for Wall Street. She spent a few months at Salomon Brothers after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    10.22.12

  10. Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier
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    Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier

    Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, is one of the most venerated figures in the 20th-century canon. His oeuvre spans furniture, "machines for living," and master...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  11. Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead
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    Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead

    Minnesota-based designer Matthew Plumstead has had quite the year. His Integrated Workstation project for Herman Miller won a Red Dot award for best design concept and his Kickstarter campaign ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.12

  12. Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan
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    Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan

    We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and instantly loved her quilts—a contemporary take on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.22.12

  13. Designer Spotlight: Patricia Urquiola
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    Designer Spotlight: Patricia Urquiola

    Patricia Urquiola has not only shattered glass ceilings in her field; she is one of the most celebrated designers of her generation. At the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile this May, the...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    09.07.12

  14. Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective
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    Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

    Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka ( from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced ...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.19.14

  15. Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers
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    Designer Spotlight: The Bouroullec Brothers

    We share our favorite designs from Paris-based Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.13

  16. 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

  17. Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic
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    Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

    German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.13

  18. Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard
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    Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard

    Each year, Design Academy Eindhoven graduates a promising new roster of talent. Elsewhere in The Netherlands, designers of every stripe (working in everything from textiles to 3-D printing) are...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.30.14

  19. Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
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    Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

    In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.20.11

  20. Dwell Archive: Profiles
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    Dwell Archive: Profiles

    From iconic design icons to innovative and upcoming makers, you'd be remiss to miss all of the great profiles that we've featured from issues past. Click here to explore!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.01.13

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