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  1. Marina Dragomirova
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    Marina Dragomirova

    Marina Dragomirova studied graphic and interior design in her native Bulgaria before decamping for London, where she landed in the products-design program at the Royal College of Art and interned...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  2. Nick Ross
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    Nick Ross

    It’s no wonder that designer Nick Ross—of the Stockholm studio that bears his name—often references historical events. For inspiration, he says, “You can’t beat a good BBC documentary. If the title...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  3. Daniele Bortotto
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    Daniele Bortotto

    Nomadic Italian designer Daniele Bortotto gleans inspiration from the places he visits: “I’m always on a train,” he says. Bortotto has tapped into generations of craftsmanship found in Venice and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  4. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Aaron Probyn
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    Aaron Probyn

    Enterprising British designer Aaron Probyn crafts minimalist kitchenware for mega-retailers like West Elm and Habitat. “It’s important for me to pair up with the right manufacturers, as the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.03.14

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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