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The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk

Office design is the subject of continual research and debate and as a recent survey by global architecture superfirm Gensler found, "only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace environments. The rest are struggling to work effectively, resulting in lost productivity, innovation, and worker engagement." While its unlikely that the fantastical playground-like offices of tech companies like Google (which are designed to foster greater productivity) will arrive en masse, there is a smaller yet very beneficial change that can take place: standing up instead of sitting down while working. The new adjustable-height UpWrite desk by Nashville, Tennessee–based company UpDesk makes it easier to do just that.
August 21, 2013
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Sofa Classics: B&B Italia

Two B&B Italia sofa designs crop up frequently in the Dwell archives: the Charles by Antonio Citterio and the Tufty-Time by Patricia Urquiola. Here are seven homes that sport the now-iconic upholstered seats.
August 20, 2013
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Brazilian Design 101

Don’t know your Tonico from your Mole? Fear not, as today we offer a Cliffs Notes of basic Brazilian furniture design, including the top names associated with Brazil and the pieces they are known for. Let us know what your favorites are. Viva Brasilia!
August 19, 2013

5 Well-Designed Dining Room Tables

The table is imperative to creating a dining room. How much attention it grabs, however, is up to you. Here are five equally sleek tables that can be the most prominent piece of furniture in the house, or can fade into the background.
August 18, 2013
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Design Studio We Love: Atelier Areti

After pulling out many hats for several architecture and design firms around the world, the sisters Kershbaumer branched out and set up studio in 2008. Since then, the London-based pair has been churning out beautiful, well-made minimalist designs that make you reimagine how each piece would interact and define the surrounding space around it. "A beautiful product to us is a product that also has to be useful and well made. It has to be a simple and elegant solution." We couldn't agree more. Here, five of our favorite creations from Atelier Areti.
August 16, 2013
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Crystal Clear: 5 See-Through Accessories

Go extra minimal with these five clear accessories.
August 16, 2013
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7 Ways to Decorate with Arne Jacobsen Furniture

Inspired by the announcement this week that HOWE is reissuing Arne Jacobsen’s 1955 Tongue chair, we visit 7 homes from the pages of Dwell that incorporate the Danish modernist’s designs.
August 15, 2013
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Back in Production: The Tongue Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Move over, Pierre Paulin. Designed in 1955 for Munkegård School in Denmark, the Tongue chair was Danish designer Arne Jacobsen’s second completed chair design, introduced on the heels of the Ant chair and before the now-iconic Swan and Egg (both 1958). The chair had a place in the rooms at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, where it was also modified for use as a barstool. Then it all but disappeared, save for a brief comeback in the ’80s, after which it became fairly obsolete—and extremely rare. Enter the furniture manufacturing company HOWE, who has just announced that they are reissuing the chair, retaining the exact design yet strengthening the construction and offering updated materials and finishes.
August 13, 2013
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Playful Family Home in Belgium

A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.
August 10, 2013