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  1. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

    08.15.09

  2. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  3. Desk Set

    Desk Set

    In this slideshow we return to a simpler time, when a modern desk could remain unencumbered by snarls of cords, food-flecked keyboards or errant mouse pads. From pieces by Nakashima to Breuer, we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.22.10

  4. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  5. Auction Preview from Wright

    Auction Preview from Wright

    Over the last decade Chicago's Wright auction house, one of the premier venues for modern design, has helped establish and define the collectable market. Since 2000 the auction house has sold over...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    03.15.10

  6. 18 Dining Tables

    18 Dining Tables

    Pull up a chair and feast on this collection of tables, prepared using only the freshest ingredients from our archives.

    04.04.10

  7. Get Out!

    Get Out!

    The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  8. Dreams of Eames

    Dreams of Eames

    Every April, the design world trots off to Milan to show its new wares, but traipsing through the massive show, we couldn't shake a certain sense of déjà vu....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.31.11

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. On Deck

    On Deck

    Lounge long and prosper in this selection of modish outdoor chairs that are as welcome on the patio as spring itself.

    written by: William Bostwick
    05.01.12

  12. 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

  13. 10 Designs by Patricia Urquiola

    10 Designs by Patricia Urquiola

    Spanish-born and Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola has been featured in Dwell a handful of times throughout the years (most recently she appeared in our Women in Design Timeline). One of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.07.12

  14. The Expandables

    The Expandables

    Whether you're living in a tightly packed apartment or making a minimal footprint in a stand-alone home, choose furniture that flips, folds, morphs, and stows away to keep interiors tidy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

  15. Piping Hot

    Piping Hot

    Even the fluffiest sofa looks sporty and tailored when outlined in crisp edging. Whether zigzagged, contrast-stitched, or piped, the latest trend in upholstered furniture has us examining the seams.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.12

  16. Shape Shifters

    Shape Shifters

    Incorporating a wide array of geometries—like a pendant lamp inspired by the Fibonacci sequence or six-sided acoustic wall tiles—is a sure thing for playing up visual interest in an interior.

    02.25.13

  17. Color Riot

    Color Riot

    We love bright hues, whether the color scheme references mid-century tastes or nods to a more contemporary palette. We’ve collected six brilliant objects that work together or apart.

    02.26.13

  18. 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

  19. Modern Furniture Focus: Chairs

    Modern Furniture Focus: Chairs

    These eight modern chairs offer a contemporary spin on an age-old piece of furniture.

    04.15.13

  20. 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

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