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  1. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  2. Visual Acoustics DVD

    Visual Acoustics DVD

    Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern...

    $26.99

  3. Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Uchiwa Fan Chandelier

    Delicate leaves of bamboo and paper define this circa-1970 fixture, which was created by Ingo Maurer in Germany.

    $2000.00

  4. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2
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    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 2

    Vitra's Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, campus boasts not only the production facilities of the famous furniture manufacturer but also numerous iconic buildings by world-renowned architects. In Touring...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.04.11

  5. This Way, Gentlemen
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    This Way, Gentlemen

    A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    06.30.12

  6. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  7. Student's Dormitory Desk

    Student's Dormitory Desk

    Marcel Breuer designed this maple desk in 1938 for the dormitory at Rhoads Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

    $7500.00

  8. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
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    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  9. Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Shulman Print to Support VDL

    Last week I went to visit Richard Neutra's 1938 Schiff house to hear his son Raymond talk about his career. I had lunch with Raymond last year, shortly before photographer Julius Shulman died, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.10

  10. Settee

    Settee

    Nanna Ditzel created this teak piece, which is upholstered in bright orange and yellow fabric, for Denmark-based IDG in 1952. It's signed with an applied metal manufacturer's label on the underside.

    $3000.00

  11. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  12. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
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    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  13. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

    Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

    Few contemporary architects are as revered, reviled, and ultimately celebrated as the Dutch designer Rem Koolhaas. The new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect by directors Markus Heidingsfelder...

    $29.95

  14. Rattan Round Chair

    Rattan Round Chair

    Isamu Kenmochi's Model T-3010 is circa 1965, created for Yamakawa Rattan. It features a small circular upholstered seat cushion.

    $500.00

  15. Prefab Jazz
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    Prefab Jazz

    Jazz has a history of being recorded in intimate spaces. And I don't mean the small after-hours clubs or closet-cum-studios plenty of the greats suffered through. Take legendary Blue Note...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  16. Pleated Star Wall Clock

    Pleated Star Wall Clock

    This lacquered-wood-and-aluminum piece, created in 1955 by George Nelson, is signed with the manufacturer's label, and impressed with a model number.

    $2000.00

  17. Plastic Wagon

    Plastic Wagon

    This work, created in Japan in 1968, is number two from an edition of fifty. It's sold accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Kuramata Design Office, signed by Mieko Kuramata.

    $5000.00

  18. PK 101 Candelabrum

    PK 101 Candelabrum

    Standing at nearly four feet, and constructed of matte chrome-plated steel, this undulating piece was created in Denmark in 1956 by Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen.

    $3000.00

  19. Paul Petrunia of Archinect
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    Paul Petrunia of Archinect

    Paul Petrunia founded the website Archinect in 1997, using news, forums, and original features to connect the architecture world online. With 30,000 registered members and 1.4 million unique...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.09

  20. Pair of Armchairs

    Pair of Armchairs

    Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955. One has a stenciled mark on the underside.

    $10000.00

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