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5 Donald Judd-Inspired Designs in Modern Homes

While he vehemently disavowed the label of "minimalism," Donald Judd led the way for spreading that aesthetic movement. His artworks emphasize craft, materials, and simple geometries while rejecting any attempt at conventional artistic representation or categorization: he insisted his pieces were not sculpture as they were actually fabricated by skilled craftsmen (with Judd just supplying the design). Judd did design some furniture though he distinguished these functional products from his art. See how these architects and clients were inspired by his work!
September 25, 2015
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When Designers Produce Furniture for their Own Homes

Whether it's an architect designing a few pieces or a pro filling their home with their products, we've assembled seven homes where the designer created their furniture.
September 24, 2015
Designer and Moooi cofounder Marcel Wanders, keynote speaker at 2015 Dwell on Design LA.

Marcel Wanders and the Best from our 2015 DODLA Speaker Series

Explore the work and ideas of 2015 DODLA's speakers, from Marcel Wanders' design philosophy to Michel Rojkind's Mexico City architecture.
September 20, 2015
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6 Frank Gehry Designs in Modern Homes

Frank Gehry could easily be the world's most famous North American architect but he doesn't neglect the little things: he has designed numerous household products, from lighting to chairs. See just a few in some of the homes Dwell has covered!
September 18, 2015
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9 Konstantin Grcic Designs in Modern Homes

Based in Munich, Konstantin Grcic is a prolific designer who has collaborated with multiple manufacturers; his work has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Sample just a few of his designs in these nine contemporary homes!
September 17, 2015
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An Ode to the Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto

It's hard to conceive of a simpler, warmer, more efficient design: Alvar Aalto's Stacking Stool (model 60)—designed in 1933—consists of a single surface supported by three legs, each a single piece of bent wood. This curved leg means the stool has no traditional furniture joints and can easily be mass produced (three screws connect each leg to the base). Moreover, its dimensions allow the stool to be infinitely stackable with other Stool 60s. As a pioneering design of modern wood furniture, we salute the humble Stacking Stool (model 60) with six examples of its use in contemporary homes.
September 17, 2015
The Aubrey Watzek House in Portland designed by John Yeon

Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line

Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.
September 16, 2015
DIY Cardboard Cantilever Chair

How to Make a DIY Cardboard Chair

Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman. Here, we excerpt his step-by-step guide for how to make a Cardboard Cantilever Chair at home. Catch our furniture-themed September issue for more inspiration!
September 15, 2015