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  1. 02 Plywood
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    02 Plywood

    Wrong based his designs on DIY plywood-furniture patterns from postwar Britain. “It’s a very simple message of construction using plywood and turned timber legs,” he explains.“ They’re like...

    01.01.09

  2. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Prep the Veneer

    In the idyllic Danish countryside, 15 miles northwest of Copenhagen, autonomous robots transport pallets of veneer down the aisles of Fritz Hansen’s 161,000-square-foot chair factory. Nearby,...

    01.02.09

  3. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Glue and Mold

    A worker then places single layers of inner veneer on a conveyor belt that sends them through what looks like a doughnut-glazing machine, coating both sides of the veneer with a white liquid...

    01.02.09

  4. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Cut and Sand

    Once the plywood has hardened, a worker wearing sound-suppressing earmuffs places the pieces, three at a time, into the factory’s computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. The milling...

    01.02.09

  5. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Paint and Ship

    The discs also serve as hooks for hanging the chairs upside down on a conveyor belt that leads them to a glassed-in room. There, a robotic arm paints the curved surfaces with polyurethane paint....

    01.02.09

  6. Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed
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    Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

    How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.02.13

  7. 7 Modern Sofa Designs We Love
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    7 Modern Sofa Designs We Love

    Here are seven different sofas that are sure to add some inspiration in your living room.

    written by: Claire Andreas
    08.06.13

  8. Milan Design Week: Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Milan Design Week: Day Two

    Our editors share their most exciting discoveries from their second day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day three, and day four!]

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.09.14

  9. Milan Design Week: Day Three
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    Milan Design Week: Day Three

    Our editors share snapshots of some of their best finds from their third day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day two, and day four!]

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.10.14

  10. Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.13

  11. Design Icon: Greta Grossman
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    Design Icon: Greta Grossman

    Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of the pioneers of mid-century modernism in both Sweden and California.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.03.14

  12. Multicolor Side Tables by Dinosaur Designs
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    Multicolor Side Tables by Dinosaur Designs

    Fresh this September from the Sydney-based Dinosaur Designs studio famous for its sensuous resin jewels, are the first furniture pieces, a set of two lines of charismatic side tables.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    10.06.13

  13. Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11
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    Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11

    Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan. Celebrating its 50th year, the fair promises to best itself...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.08.11

  14. Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design

    While on the exhibition floor of Dwell on Design, it's hard to miss the curious crowds swarming around the playful modular shelves of Boom Design. We talked to Craig Varterian, entrepreneur and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.28.09

  15. 5 Colorful Outdoor Products that Pop
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    5 Colorful Outdoor Products that Pop

    No matter the season, you can count on these neat and bright outdoor delights to give your space that extra umph!

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.18.13

  16. Seven from Stockholm Design Week
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    Seven from Stockholm Design Week

    It's about mid-way through the 2012 Stockholm Design Week and I've been traveling to studios, showrooms, and the show floor of the Furniture and Light Fair to seek out what's new in Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.12

  17. Editor's Picks from the Dwell Store
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    Editor's Picks from the Dwell Store

    We could not be more excited for our Dwell Shop. Click through to see what the editors are craving this winter.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.20.13

  18. From Sweden: Note Design Studio
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    From Sweden: Note Design Studio

    Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.07.11

  19. Studio Juju
    In The Modern World

    Studio Juju

    Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition. Appropriately, Rabbit and the Tortoise, one of their...

    04.17.13

  20. New Furniture from Egg Collective
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    New Furniture from Egg Collective

    Though Egg Collective opened its wood shop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard in 2011, the of-the-moment design studio has been incubating for many years. Its three founders—Stephanie Beamer,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.03.12

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