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  1. Steelcase
    Design 101

    Steelcase

    Now that work can be done anywhere, what qualifies as an office?

    written by: Mark Grenier
    01.28.09

  2. Designer's Block
    Design 101

    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  3. Moroso Factory Tour
    Design 101

    Moroso Factory Tour

    Moroso, the Italian furniture company known for discovering remarkable designers such as Ron Arad and Patricia Urquiola, assembles between 100 and 150 pieces per day in a factory outside Udine.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.31.09

  4. Jeffrey Bernett on the Landscape Chaise for B&B Italia
    Design 101

    Jeffrey Bernett on the Landscape Chaise for B&B Italia

    B&B Italia, which was founded in the mid-’60s, developed the first injection-molded polyurethane-foam seating, which today is still the basis of its upholstered seating.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.31.09

  5. Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses
    Product Reviews

    Rest Easy: 3 Eco-friendly Mattresses

    As the ill effects of many a mattress become crystal-clear, never before has the saying “You snooze, you lose” held more weight. Thankfully, there are some great options out there that...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.04.09

  6. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Arshad Chowdury

    Arshad Chowdhury is the cofounder of MetroNaps, the first company to provide midday napping facilities in the form of handsome fiberglass pods (shown opposite).

    01.01.09

  7. Holy Table
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    Holy Table

    To place items on a table: that's one way to go about it. However as of late, tables have been cropping up with the added—or subtracted, rather—element of a hole in the table's surface....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.01.08

  8. Of Inspiration and Investments
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    Of Inspiration and Investments

    Brooklyn's current wave of modern furniture designers is not a spanking-new phenomenon, if we stop to remember the man who invented modular seating. Harvey Probber was born in Brooklyn just after...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.15.08

  9. London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
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    London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat

    The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability. Their standout product at the London Design Festival is Neil Barron's plastic...

    written by: Sam Jacob
    09.23.08

  10. Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood
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    Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood

    He lists his grandmother ("who recycled everything") as his inspiration. How can you not be smitten with Scott Raffaele?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.04.08

  11. Moss and Moroso Sample Sale
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    Moss and Moroso Sample Sale

    Maybe call it a 401(k) in furniture: but two of Soho's most spectacular odes to modern design, Moss and Moroso, are gathering all of their overstock, damaged and other pieces of furniture and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.13.08

  12. Like White on White
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    Like White on White

    To be copied, it seems, is the ultimate compliment. If you buy this, and you want to buy Herman Miller, Eames or Fritz Hansen at a discount, White on White will tickle you pink.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.16.08

  13. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  14. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  15. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  16. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

  17. Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees
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    Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees

    Angela Adams is largely known for her bold textile design, but more recently she's expanded her line to include clean-edged modern furniture.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.17.09

  18. From the Annals of Incredibly Specialized Furniture
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    From the Annals of Incredibly Specialized Furniture

    I was corresponding with Dwell contributor Sally McGrane a few days ago when she sent this unusual little table my way. The Wannabe is witty little thing from German designers llot llov for Pulpo,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.30.09

  19. Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf
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    Blu Dot's Modular SHILF Shelf

    The folks at Blu Dot have taken a cue from IKEA and issued a new style of modular shelving called the "SHILF." Like the Swedish icon's products, Blu Dot's shelving is designed for DIY...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    02.10.09

  20. Ice and Snow Furniture
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    Ice and Snow Furniture

    There's an old saying: When life gives you blizzards, make snow furniture. We're paraphrasing, but the sentiment holds true. Hongtao Zhou, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, made the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

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