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Acciaio lounge by Max Lipsey for Cappellini in perforated leather

Shop the Look: Perforated Furniture

Embrace negative space with these seven furniture and lighting picks that pack a punch (out). And for more perforated metal, see our roundup of cut-out architecture.
September 12, 2014
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10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014

Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs.
September 12, 2014
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Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.
September 10, 2014
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8 Furniture Designs Made With Mind-Bending Materials

The story of modern furniture design can't be separated from material technology. Ever since Charles and Ray Eames discovered a molding process to create curvaceous pieces of plywood, innovations and new materials have inspired designers to give form to previously impossible shapes. Click through the slideshow for some of the latest innovations that have caught our eye, from sleek chairs made from wool to lamps hewn from lava rocks.
September 8, 2014
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How Technology Informs the Craft Revolution

An exhibition at Design Museum Holon showcases products that marry handicraft and high-tech.
September 4, 2014
Living room with geometric rug and gray convertible sofa

Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.
August 29, 2014
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Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design, creating pieces that married the Bauhaus ideals of elemental form, intersecting planes, clean geometry, lightness, and darkness, with thoughtful experimentation with color. These four furniture pieces, all of which were preserved before the onset of World War II, have been expertly reproduced and are available at the Dwell Store.
August 27, 2014
Field Office coffee shop exterior with wood overhang and tables

In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.
August 26, 2014
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How to Build a Design Collection

It’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home.
August 18, 2014
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