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  1. Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban
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    Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban

    Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    03.04.10

  2. Piet Hein Eek
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    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  3. Fascinating Risom
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    Fascinating Risom

    Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great contemporary designer. At 93, he shows no sign of putting down the...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    08.04.09

  4. Lina Bo Bardi
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    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  5. Werner Sobek
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    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  6. Furniture Design: Misewell
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    Furniture Design: Misewell

    Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, Vincent and Paul Georgeson used to hang out in their father’s basement woodshop, fascinated by the process of building things. It was a formative...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    12.15.10

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten
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    Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten

    With an impressive body of work behind him, Richard Hutten is one of the Netherlands’s most internationally successful designers.

    written by: Jane Szita
    03.12.09

  10. Pure and Symbol
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    Pure and Symbol

    Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  11. Furniture Designer Focus: Eero Aarnio
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    Furniture Designer Focus: Eero Aarnio

    Eero Aarnio’s persistent quest for functional forms and manufacturing processes has been at the center of his iconic and prolific career.

    written by: Asko Ahokas
    photos by: Joanna Moorhouse
    01.12.10

  12. Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
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    Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi

    After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the world for four years with indie-rock musician Benjy Ferree. When he had...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.15.10

  13. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
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    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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