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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. The Bathroom Reinvented
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    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Who says poo is taboo? In the first episode of Dwell's new video series, The Bathroom Reinvented, Virginia Gardiner makes a case for talking candidly about the can, explaining the designer's role...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.23.09

  5. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  6. Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets
    Product Reviews

    Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets

    Far from fickle, faucets function best when they’re running hot and cold. These modern fixtures prove their mettle by making it oh-so-easy to go with the flow.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.18.09

  7. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
    Product

    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

  8. The Future of Solar?
    Product

    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  9. Dyson Airblade
    How To

    Dyson Airblade

    Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Leon Chew
    04.29.10

  10. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
    How To

    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. IBM Selectric Turns 50
    Product

    IBM Selectric Turns 50

    The IBM Selectric typewriter, that splendid icon of American industrial design devised by the eminent Eliot Noyes, turns 50 today, July 31st, 2011! In addition to its stunning good looks, the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.11

  15. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.27.12

  16. Best of SF 20 Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    Best of SF 20 Modernism Show

    This weekend's SF20 Modernism Show and Sale opened to the public this morning at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Dwell editors Aaron Britt and Sarah Rich took a spin around the floor and found...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.25.09

  17. Hotel Remota, Patagonia
    Hotels

    Hotel Remota, Patagonia

    In the vast plains of Patagonia stands the Hotel Remota. Architect Germán Del Sol, who is also a professor at the Universidad de Chile, wanted to conceal the luxury that awaits the traveler,...

    10.03.11

  18. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  19. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  20. Meeting Dieter Rams
    Event Spotlight

    Meeting Dieter Rams

    I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams. Rams is in town for the opening of the exhibit Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.11

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