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  1. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  2. Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings
    Design 101

    Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings

    The 1960s mod subculture which revolved around mopeds, modern jazz and dandy fashion has grown to influence the design world in countless ways. Here are only a few home furnishings out of the many...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  3. A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
    Houses We Love

    A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

    Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    10.16.13

  4. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  5. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  6. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  7. Federico Otero

    Federico Otero

    Federico Otero is an industrial designer and interactive designer from Latin America. Born in Lima, Peru, Otero started his career as a designer in his natal city at the PUCP. He then moved to the ...

    01.09.12

  8. A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City
    Hotels

    A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

    Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.

    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    01.09.13

  9. Nick Fraser

    Nick Fraser creates furniture, lighting and interior products that bring playfulness and a touch of humour to the home. His distinctive designs celebrate everyday objects by transforming their...

    11.26.11

  10. Tamasine Osher

    Tamasine Osher

    Inspired by combining unexpected elements, Tamasine Osher believes that the structure and construction of an artifact may be displayed and expressed, rather than concealed....

    11.23.11

  11. Adam Xander

    Adam Xander

    Adam Xander's furniture designs are influenced strongly by his Mechanical Engineering background. Adam's designs possess a striking industrial aesthetic, softened by the use of warm hardwoods or...

    11.23.11

  12. In the Doghouse
    In The Modern World

    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  13. Hideaway Cachet
    A Great Idea

    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

  14. Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
    Houses We Love

    Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa

    Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.31.12

  15. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
    Profiles

    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

  16. Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now

    Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now

    This exhibition marks Sir Terence Conran’s 80th birthday, and delves into the designer's impact on contemporary life in Britain. The show spans his career, from post-war austerity through to...

    12.18.11

  17. Estudio Estres

    Estudio Estres

    Estudio Estres is the Valencia, Spain, firm started by young designers Jose GOmez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona.

    01.20.12

  18. Axthor

    Axthor

    Axthor is a Valencia, Spain-based manufacturer of high-quality outdoor furniture.

    01.18.12

  19. Almerich

    Almerich

    Founded in 1943, Almerich is a Valencia, Spain-based company that produces decorative and contemporary lighting.  

    01.17.12

  20. Mermelada Estudio

    Mermelada Estudio

    Mermelada Estudio is an industrial design studio located in Barcelona and founded by Juan Miguel Juárez, Laura Blasco and Alex Estévez. Their projects could be described as a blend be...

    01.17.12

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