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  1. The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder
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    The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder

    To Johanna Grawunder, a turned-off chandelier is “one of the saddest things in the world.” Granted, she is an avant-garde lighting designer; a darkened fixture is a missed opportunity.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.27.12

  2. Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design
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    Knoll's Dorothy Cosonas: Fashion-Forward Textile Design

    Those pink interiors of the 1950s can be traced—not to a prescient interior designer—but the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who introduced a war-weary world to a hue she dubbed ...

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.23.12

  3. 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

  4. Strength in Numbers
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    Strength in Numbers

    Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    07.16.12

  5. Local Fundraising
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    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  6. Mining Modernity
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    Mining Modernity

    Danish designer Søren Rose debuted eight pieces of his Park Avenue furniture collection for De La Espada at the London Design Festival last year, and though the line is for sale its origins...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    05.17.12

  7. 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

  8. Maria João Arnaud
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    Maria João Arnaud

    “At London Design Festival, I really fell for Maria João Arnaud’s hand-printed Friendship Mountains textiles.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.12

  9. Thinkk Studio
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    Thinkk Studio

    Trained as interior architects, Decha Archjananun and Ploypan Theerachai of THINKK Studio are fascinated by the interplay of contrasting materials in architecture, and frequently combine industrial...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  10. Studio Gorm
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    Studio Gorm

    John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong Arndt named their studio after the made-up word “gorm,” an invented antonym to the real word “gormless” (meaning stupid or dull). The Eugene...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.23.12

  11. Line Depping
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    Line Depping

    Line Depping finds inspiration in corralling disorder. “We seek to have control and order, but we live in a chaotic world,” the Copenhagen-based designer says. Last year she created a...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  12. StokkeAustad
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    StokkeAustad

    Jonas R. Stokke and Øystein Austad met in a portfolio review at the Oslo School of Architecture in 2004 and have worked together ever since. They exhibited a small collection of furniture...

    04.23.12

  13. Fredrik Färg
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    Fredrik Färg

    Fredrik Färg originally wanted to be an interior architect, but the urge to create objects with his hands won out. Inspired by art and passionate about fashion, he is driven to experiment. ...

    04.23.12

  14. Yota Kakuda
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    Yota Kakuda

    A self-proclaimed “collector of old stuff,” designer Yota Kakuda finds inspiration in vintage objects found in junk shops and flea markets. He is constantly gathering vinyl records ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  15. Federico Churba
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    Federico Churba

    Federico Churba graduated from the industrial design program at the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, right on the cusp of Argentina’s economic crisis and the collapse of its peso. His...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    04.23.12

  16. Renée Rossouw
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    Renée Rossouw

    Renée Rossouw funneled her various fixations into a single focus when she spent 2010 pursuing the Master of European Design Labs, an interdisciplinary degree program directed by Spanish...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    04.23.12

  17. Henry Wilson
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    Henry Wilson

    If 28-year-old Henry Wilson were not a designer, he would be a skipper. After one chaotic trip to the Milan furniture fair several years ago, Wilson began to question the necessity of producing new...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  18. Elisa Strozyk
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    Elisa Strozyk

    Elisa Strozyk was in graduate school when she came across a photo of a water-warped parquet floor. “I thought, my God, the wood came back to life and is frozen in motion,” she says.

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  19. Pia Wüstenberg
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    Pia Wüstenberg

    Pia Wüstenberg, a young German-Finnish designer based in London, graduated just last year from the Royal College of Art (RCA). But a glance at her portfolio, peppered with quirky and carefully...

    04.23.12

  20. Max Lipsey
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    Max Lipsey

    Max Lipsey always begins his design process by holding a material in his bare hands. He then pushes it, massages it, and experiments with it. “Before I even sketch, I need to get to know the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

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