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  1. Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot
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    Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    06.13.13

  2. 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

  3. New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker
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    New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker

    Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    05.05.12

  4. Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
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    Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject

    Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit, minimalist buildings that meld the ideals of classic modernism with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    02.09.11

  5. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
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    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  6. Design Icon: George Nakashima
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    Design Icon: George Nakashima

    A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.11.14

  7. Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto
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    Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    09.14.13

  8. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
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    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  9. Education by Design
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    Education by Design

    Magnet schools are nothing new to the arts and sciences, but Miami's DASH looks to give high schoolers a head start in design.

    written by: Robyn Dutra
    photos by: Daniel De Souza
    05.28.09

  10. Notes from the Underground
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    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

  11. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  12. 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

  13. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Photographer Iwan Baan Honored
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    Photographer Iwan Baan Honored

    On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.17.10

  17. Plain and Sempé
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    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  18. Women of Influence
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    Women of Influence

    We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  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. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
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    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

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