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Brooklyn designers Crystal Ellis, Stephanie Beamer, and Hillary Petrie of Egg Collective

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, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie—met when they were freshman undergraduate architecture students at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and have been collaborating ever since. "Our friendship and our working relationship have always gone hand in hand," says Ellis.
August 3, 2012
Zig-Zag Desk by MMD

Best Desked

Although we shouldn’t admit it, the Dwell reception area doesn’t always resemble the best of modern design. Actually, it can become a little crowded when filled with mailing boxes full of products coming in and out of the office. This means we can truly appreciate cutting-edge reception furniture, like the Zig-Zag desk designed by Zbigniew Kostrzewa for Polish office furniture company MDD, which won the 2012 red dot product design award.
July 26, 2012
Catenary Stool by Token

Catenary Stool by Token

Brooklyn design studio Token cites rigging equipment, bridges, and the classic director's chair as inspiration behind their new Catenary stool, recently debuted at ICFF. You might recall that another new furniture design we featured—Cassina's reissue of Franco Albini's Veliero shelving unit—also references civil engineering and nautical influences. Is there a micro trend in the works?
July 23, 2012
powder coated modern end table in red, white, and black

Sixagon by Misewell

We first featured Wisconsin designers and brothers Paul and Vincent Georgeson in our December/January 2011 Young Guns round up. They've launched a handful of new products since then, but one of their oldies but goodies, the Sixagon, caught our eye when we saw their booth at ICFF this year. The powder coated piece comes in three colors—red, black, and white—and retails for $350. Here's what Paul has to say about it. 
July 13, 2012
modern gray beanbag armchair with blue Cordonnet stitching

Frolla Armchair by Skitsch

Beanbag chairs are mainstays in most family rooms, dens, and children's rooms and it's no wonder since they're casual, comfortable, and easy to move. Italian design company Skitsch just launched its Frolla armchair, an updated version of the beanbag chair that channels the informal vibe of the original but gives it a more supportive structure and sophisticated form. Designed by Andrea Radice and Folco Orlandini, Frolla is the perfect perch in which to curl up with a good book, plop down in front of the tube, or spend a lazy summer afternoon. The removable cover features cordonnet stitching in an electric blue yarn and the base fabric comes in a beige or grey cotton. Retail price is €590. Visit skitsch.it for more information.
July 10, 2012
modern CNC-milled desk in London home

Hidden in Plain View

A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.
June 28, 2012
dod 2012 aerial

Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012

You may have already spied our show floor recaps of Modern Lifestyle, Furniture and Accessories, Kitchen and Bath, and perennial favorite Dwell Outdoor, but here we share our greatest hits from Dwell on Design 2012. From June 22–24, over 27,000 people took to the L.A. Convention center in droves to see the scores of exhibitors, test out the latest furniture and gadgets, listen in on talks by design and thought leaders, and view live demonstrations (and that's not counting the 3,000 people who participated in Dwell Design Week events, like our home tours and showroom talks). Click through our slideshow for a snippet of Dwell on Design 2012.
June 27, 2012
DOD Furniture

Dwell on Design 2012: Furniture and Accessories

This year's Dwell on Design had some tricks up its sleeve in the form of several oversized booths touting interactive demonstrations from young designers. (Here's to you, Swiss Design Prize, Art Center College of Design, and Quench Design!) Click through our slideshow for some of those highlights, plus our picks for favorite pieces from the Furniture & Accessories section.
June 26, 2012
Eames authentic black wire chair

Eames and EMECO on Knockoffs

Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of EMECO, and Eames Demetrios of The Eames Foundation, both experts on authentic modern design, joined Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin on Sunday, June 24 at Dwell on Design to address the controversial topic of design knockoffs.  
June 25, 2012
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