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  1. The Future of Driving

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    10.20.09

  2. Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    In this video series we explore the myriad uses of Corian®. We kicked things off with a visit to Philadelphia University, where a group of intrepid industrial design students challenged their...

    01.24.11

  3. Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    We spoke one-on-one with industrial design pioneer Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his 40 years at the German company Braun,...

    11.07.11

  4. Well Tooled

    Well Tooled

    Though we couldn't see all 280-some events at the ninth-annual London Design Festival this September, a very hardworking furniture trend did catch our eye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.11

  5. 12 Wooden Product Designs We Love

    12 Wooden Product Designs We Love

    From sharp-edged salt and pepper shakers to children's blocks, check out these ten designs clad in the arguably most viable material, wood.

    07.08.13

  6. 15 Pieces by Patricia Urquiola

    15 Pieces by Patricia Urquiola

    One of design's hardest working talents, Barcelona-based Patricia Urquiola has collaborated with major brands—B&B Italia, Moroso, Mutina, Kartell—and become one of the industry's most recognizable...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.13

  7. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  8. Smog-Cutting Concrete
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    Smog-Cutting Concrete

    The new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis includes two 30-foot-tall sculptures made of photocatalytic concrete. Though the squiggly sculptures are supposed to invoke the international symbol for...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.11.08

  9. Tools for Living
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    Tools for Living

    Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach unveils their new Tools For Living line of impeccably designed everyday objects. All pieces that are much cheaper than a Saarinen...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.20.08

  10. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
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    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

  11. Defining Good Design at Bulthaup
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    Defining Good Design at Bulthaup

    I'll be down in Los Angeles on Thursday to speak at the bulthaup showroom and wanted to alert all our Southern California readers that we'd love for you to attend. My talk is titled Defining Good...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.02.09

  12. Exhibition Snapshot: Cleveland Art
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Cleveland Art

    We are on the ground at Dwell on Design, exploring the conference and talking to exhibitors. First up is Cleveland Art, a furniture design company that specializes in pieces made from salvaged...

    written by: Kristen Terry
    06.27.09

  13. She's No Dummy
    Profiles

    She's No Dummy

    As Volvo crash-test engineer Laura Thackray knows, dummies—even virtual ones—can teach us a thing or two about safety.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    07.28.09

  14. Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal
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    Hungry? Print Yourself a Meal

    Every year Electrolux Design Lab runs a student competition for innovative household appliances, and every year the challenge draws out ideas that are both visionary in concept [verging on sci-fi]...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.27.09

  15. Friday Finds 10.2.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.2.09

    Ever wonder where the Dwell staff noodles online? Look no further—as part of our weekly series, Friday Finds, we present a sampling of links, from overly complicated robotic breakfast...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.02.09

  16. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
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    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  17. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
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    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  18. The Future of Driving
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    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.25.09

  19. An Introduction to Manufacturing
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Manufacturing

    If the design world feels like an endless  parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    03.17.10

  20. Absolutely Fabricated
    Design 101

    Absolutely Fabricated

    We talked to a handful of movers and makers to see what's in store for the wider manufacturing world.

    03.26.10

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