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  1. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
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    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  2. From Stockholm, With Love
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    From Stockholm, With Love

    The problem with loving all things Scandinavian is that for those of us in the United States, the objects of our affection are at least 4,000 miles away. While some larger companies make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.09

  3. Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street
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    Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

    It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America. But today, with...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.17.09

  4. 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

  5. 5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know
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    5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know

    From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.02.13

  6. George Smart
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    George Smart

    George Smart, executive director of Triangle Modernist Archive, is a modern-day Lorax for modern-designed houses. In early 2007, a quick Internet search for “Raleigh modernist architecture...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.02.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 7 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs
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    7 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs

    Industrial and graphic designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli are giants in their field. (You may know them for any number of instantly recognizable design objects, from the New York City transit...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.02.13

  11. Casey Lurie
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    Casey Lurie

    A Southern California native, Casey Lurie honed his aesthetic in art programs at Cal Arts and Northwestern University, but it wasn’t until he met Teruo Kurosaki, founder of the influential Japanese...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. The Power of Paint
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    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  15. Printed Matter
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    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  16. 11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban
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    11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban

    2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak
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    Typographer Focus: Peter Biľak

    The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  20. 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

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