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No Assembly Required: A Minimalist, Solid-Wood Folding Table

Greycork, a new company based in Boston, promises a no-fuss spin on Internet furniture sales.
January 13, 2015
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You'll Fall in Love with the Artful Woodwork of Designer Aaron Poritz

Splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Managua, Nicaragua, Aaron Poritz designs and creates furniture and accessories that are meant to endure. His architecture studies at the California College of the Arts instilled in him the principles of sustainability, which continues to inform Poritz’s designs today. Many of his designs are made from hurricane-felled lumber and local materials from Nicaragua.
January 5, 2015
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How to Build a Classic Design Collection with Herman Miller

What would we buy if we had Herman Miller's product line at our disposal? We've gathered a group of what we deem essentials from the American furniture icon. These products will help kick-start any design collection-in-the-making. Start shopping now!
December 11, 2014
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An Exhibit Tells the Story of Legendary Design Brand Vitra

"Vitra—Design, Architecture, Communication: a European Project with American Roots" is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through April 26.
December 5, 2014
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Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara

Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
December 5, 2014
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Long-Lost Pierre Paulin and Herman Miller Mock-Up Comes to Life

Following its Charlotte Perriand installation last year, Louis Vuitton is bringing another design concept to life for Design Miami 2014. In 1972, French designer Pierre Paulin imagined a residential concept for Herman Miller. The six-story mock-up envisioned a living arrangement that could be modified to suit changing needs. The original maquette, part of the Centre Pompidou's collections, will be presented at a satellite exhibition, along with 18 furniture pieces from the design that are being produced by Louis Vuitton for the first time.
November 24, 2014
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Furniture by Little-Known Midcentury Designer Ernest Race Gets a New Life

Responding to a wartime call for furniture, British designer Ernest Race began producing pieces using available materials—particularly aluminum and steel—in the late 1940s. While lesser known than many of his midcentury design contemporaries, Race produced a series of simple chairs, tables, and benches that still feel relevant today. Belgian design firm BuzziSpace is now doing its part to honor Race's classics by offering them alongside their contemporary office designs. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite pieces.
November 19, 2014
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Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise

A limited-edition table released by Moroso brings together the high art and design worlds. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the 'Counting the Rice' table is an embodiment of an exercise staged by the Marina Abramovic Institute that involves counting grains of rice for six hour or more—the type of body-demanding experiment for which the contemporary artist is known.
November 17, 2014
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Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Midcentury Junkie

For the Nelson enthusiast and Panton fan on your holiday list, look no further than the Midcentury Junkie collection from the Dwell Store. Wow them with a classic midcentury light, statement wall clock, or get them a collection of all of their favorites with Vitra’s miniature collection. View the complete collection here, and be sure to check out all of the Dwell Store’s holiday picks.
November 12, 2014