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2011 MWA Stage

Modern World Awards 2011

This year we debuted the Modern World Awards, giving our favorite product and furniture discoveries a place to shine on the show floor.
September 27, 2011
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Made by the Shade

September 9, 2011
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Coral Motifs

While perusing the blogosphere, we found that one ornamental underwater organism has breached its deep-sea habitat and found its way onto coffee tables everywhere. Coral motifs are surfacing in the realm of home accessories in color and construction.
July 26, 2011
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Cerno at Dwell on Design

The post-Dwell on Design recaps, videos, and slideshows keep rolling in. Here's a nice video that focuses on the lighting designers at CERNO, as well as offering a glimpse of what happened on the Dwell on Design showfloor. Not only are we fans of CERNO's LED designs and California manufacturing, but the video by Unique Eye give a nice (if slightly more placid than reality) feeling of what it was like to wander around the show floor. Check it out.
July 12, 2011
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Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011

Temperatures were sweltering in L.A. over the weekend, but the 20,000 plus attendees at our sixth annual Dwell on Design conference—who took to the Convention Center in droves—were able to check out the latest and greatest design finds in cool, easy-breezy style. There was no shortage of things to look at, sit in, and test out. If you weren't able to stop by, or simply want to relive the memories, click on through to our roundup.
June 28, 2011
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Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black

Essentially the West Coast equivalent of ICFF in New York, but with less hype and austerity, Dwell On Design is an exciting time for Los Angeles. It unites designers, creatives, larger corporations, as well as the average person on their quest to beautify their home.
June 25, 2011
Bright Ideas winner Ed Chew holds his design.

Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced

Eco-living experts Inhabitat just announced the winning designs in their Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition. The goal? To showcase the energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability of LED technology. The winner, Ed Chew, fashioned a Buckminster Fuller-esqe geometric lamp from Tetrapak containers. "This upcycled design is so professional and well-executed that you can’t tell it's made out of junk—but once you realize this, the story becomes even more impressive," said Inhabitat's Editor-in-Chief Jill Fehrenbacher. Chew will take home a tidy $1000 prize for his design. We here at Dwell laud the creative efforts of all of these designers! Click here for a look at all of the finalists and here for a look at all of the runners-up.
June 17, 2011
Cerno's Dan Wacholder shows off the "Cubo" lamp at Dwell on Design in 2010.

Exhibitor Profile: Cerno

At this year's Dwell on Design, catch Laguna Beach-based Cerno, a young company that specializes in eco-friendly lighting. Cerno was founded in 2009 by Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder, three friends who have known each other for years and years; Sheridan and Englander since kindergarden and Wacholder since high school. "We got along well since day one," Englander says.
June 10, 2011