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  1. Well Tooled

    Well Tooled

    Though we couldn't see all 280-some events at the ninth-annual London Design Festival this September, a very hardworking furniture trend did catch our eye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.11

  2. Hide & Seek

    Hide & Seek

    Even the sleekist modernist accumulates stuff in need of a hiding spot, and the hold-all furniture we spotted on recent travels to the Stockholm and Paris design fairs prove that it’s not a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.13.12

  3. Guest Services

    Guest Services

    A good host isn't defined by apartment size or an over-the-top chocolate fountain. Rather, party chops are awarded for flexibility. Incorporate these double-duty pieces for a pad that's hopping in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.19.12

  4. Gilding the Lilypad

    Gilding the Lilypad

    Make restrained neutrals pop by adding a mix of high-end items, from a reissued 1920s side table with hidden compartments to wallpaper trimmed in bronze. Plus: new work from the late Eva Zeisel.

    02.28.13

  5. Modern Furniture Focus: Shelves

    Modern Furniture Focus: Shelves

    To help minimize clutter, take a look at these nine modern shevling options to outfit your home.

    04.10.13

  6. Designer's Block
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    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  7. Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
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    Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf

    The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish icon's products, Blu Dot's shelving is designed for DIY...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.10.09

  8. Dylan Gold's Cornered Table
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    Dylan Gold's Cornered Table

    Several weeks ago I was a member of the jury for a design competition sponsored by Design Within Reach. The call for entries asked emerging designers to submit furniture and lighting that paid as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  9. 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

  10. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
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    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  11. The Norsk Face
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    The Norsk Face

    Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen opened Pur Norsk in Oslo in 2006 to seek out and promote the finest in Norweigan design. Can Pur Dansk be far behind? 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.09

  12. Arik Levy
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    Arik Levy

    Arik Levy’s designs have been produced by a variety of big names—e15 (SH05 ARIE shelf, pictured below), Zanotta, Council, Living Divani, and Bernhardt Design, to name a few—but...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.02.09

  13. Maison & Objet: Part 2
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    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  14. Designer of the Week: Marc Krusin
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    Designer of the Week: Marc Krusin

    Marc Krusin is a veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded along with five other designers in 1998. (Fun fact: That same year saw the first iteration of Milan's much vaunted...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.27.13

  15. Geometric Inspired: Istanbul's Contemporary Designers
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    Geometric Inspired: Istanbul's Contemporary Designers

    Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.

    written by: Gökhan Karakuş
    04.26.13

  16. Product Spotlight: A-Frames by Chiaozza
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    Product Spotlight: A-Frames by Chiaozza

    Inspired by a Danish folk design, Brooklyn-based Chiaozza's hand-cut geometrical A-Frame shelves not only house various keepsakes and objects, but can proudly stand on its own as a sculptural wall...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.30.13

  17. Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick
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    Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick

    Steuart Padwick is having a bang-up year. “A couple of months ago I received a Design Guild Mark for my Horseshoe Chair,” says Padwick, “And I have just had a great time at Clerkenwell Design Week....

    written by: Vanessa Corrêa
    05.29.13

  18. Made in the USA: 6 Product Designs We Love Part Two
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    Made in the USA: 6 Product Designs We Love Part Two

    Here are six more of our favorite furniture and accessory designs (read Part One here) from the four-part coast Made in America series (Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Coast) in our July...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.13.13

  19. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  20. Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture
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    Nendo and BoConcept Collaborate on a New Line of Furniture

    A new line of furniture by BoConcept and Nendo marries Danish functionality with Japanese whimsy.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.07.14

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