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6 Instances of George Nelson Designs in Modern Homes

Trained as an architect, George Nelson was Herman Miller's Director of Design from 1945-72, overseeing its expansion into the modern furniture design for which its renowned today. Thanks to his efforts at Herman Miller, his own design studio (George Nelson Associates, Inc.), and his writing, Nelson was a key force in bringing modern design to the wider American public.
September 11, 2015
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7 Examples of the Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW) in Modern Homes

Charles and Ray Eames were pioneers of molded plywood design, applying the technology to craft strong, lightweight casts for the American military during WWII. After war, they designed the sleek and unmistakably modern Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW). While it's been produced over using a vast array of materials and upholstery over the decades, it's still fundamentally unchanged today.
September 10, 2015
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7 Modern Homes with Hans Wegner Furniture

Hans Wegner helped foster the popularity of Danish design and its signature functional-yet-warm modernism. Along the way, he designed hundreds of chairs, many of which went into mass-production. See just a few in these contemporary residences.
September 3, 2015
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6 Instances of Patricia Urquiola-Designed Pieces in Modern Homes

Patricia Urquiola is Spanish by birth but the soul of her design is Italian: she studied under Italian greats and opened her studio in Milan. Since then, she's worked with countless brands and operated as an architect as well. Check out these 6 rooms sporting her furniture,
September 1, 2015
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How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
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A New Furniture Startup Tackles High Shipping Costs and Annoying Assembly Times Head-On

The just-launched Campaign is focused on improving the inefficient and costly furniture industry.
August 26, 2015
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Editor's Picks: 7 Irresistible, Modern Furnishings

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's
August 23, 2015
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Clever Furniture That Adapts to Your Needs at a Moment's Notice

Flexible and interchangeable, these shape-shifting designs can be used in varying configurations.
August 22, 2015
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5 Modern Rooms Decked Out with Vintage Items

These brilliant abodes show that one-of-a-kind objects give a space a lovely, lived-in vibe.
August 19, 2015