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  1. Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home
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    Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home

    A look behind the scenes at the making of Dwell's June 2014 feature story on the home and studio of Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro, who is now collaborating with Artek to produce his midcentury...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.14

  2. International Style at Dwell on Design
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    International Style at Dwell on Design

    The international presence at Dwell on Design has grown exponentially since the show began in 2006. Exhibitors from Finland to France, presenters from New Zealand to Norway, and attendees from all...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    05.07.13

  3. Dirk Vander Kooij
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    Dirk Vander Kooij

    Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer. "Older machines were less precise, which means thicker lines but also very little waste of material,” he...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

  4. The Trabecula Bench
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    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  5. My Favorite Thing: David Greene's Mid-Century Coffee Table
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    My Favorite Thing: David Greene's Mid-Century Coffee Table

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, Dwell contributing editor David Greene tells us about the Heywood-Wakefield birch coffee table he got from a New York flea market. Don't forget to submit...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.24.09

  6. Wood in the House
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    Wood in the House

    Known for its strength, durability, and diverse range of grains and colors, wood has been the undefeated provider of shelter and furnishing material for millennia. We take a look at five residences...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.06.13

  7. No More Bored Meetings
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    No More Bored Meetings

    "Research shows that nearly 80% of European employees derive their motivation from working together and sharing experiences with colleagues." So says the Dutch furniture outfit Ahrend,...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.24.08

  8. Mid-Century Modern in the House
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    Mid-Century Modern in the House

    Take a closer look at the trove of mid-century modern pieces that fills the breezy San Rafael, California, Eichler from our June 2013 Furniture issue's My House—where Hans Wegner, Knoll, and Herman...

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    05.08.13

  9. Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi
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    Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi

    American designer Leon Ransmeier's new chair, for Italian brand Mattiazzi, proves that simplicity trumps radicalism when it comes to seating.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

  10. 7 Summer Teak Products We Love
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    7 Summer Teak Products We Love

    Known for its durability and water resistance, teak is a tropical hardwood commonly used in outdoor furniture. The wood features a high oil content, tensile strength, and a tight grain, making it a...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.26.14

  11. Tom Dixon
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    Tom Dixon

    "You can take the principles of what something stands for and use them in a completely new way. Otherwise you’re just a retrospective company," says designer Tom Dixon.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.07.10

  12. Home Trend: Pastel Furniture and Accessories
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    Home Trend: Pastel Furniture and Accessories

    We live in a supercharged, electrified, and social-media-documented world. One response is to embrace the neon; another, to select a more restrained color theme. Cue desaturated pastels for the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.26.14

  13. Steelwood Chair
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    Steelwood Chair

    Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Erwan Bouroullec
    01.25.09

  14. Murphy's Law
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    Murphy's Law

    Flashback to the early 1900s: After trying to woo an opera singer, but having to abide by the strict moral code of a woman entering a man's bedroom, William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

  15. Barcelona, Day Two
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    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  16. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  17. Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic
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    Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

    German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.13

  18. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
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    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  19. Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools
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    Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools

    Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Patricia Heal
    03.01.09

  20. Touring the Vitra Campus
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    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

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