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  1. Fire in the Home 101
    Design 101

    Fire in the Home 101

    Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world. About 400,000 years ago, our ancestors learned to harness the flame, setting us on the...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  2. Lighting
    Design 101

    Lighting

    Lisa Heschong, a California architect with the Heschong Mahone Group, which specializes in research on building performance, doesn’t think much of firelight: “The use of fire for...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    04.11.12

  3. Federico Churba
    Profiles

    Federico Churba

    Federico Churba graduated from the industrial design program at the University of Buenos Aires in 2001, right on the cusp of Argentina’s economic crisis and the collapse of its peso. His...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    04.23.12

  4. Dokter and Misses
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    Dokter and Misses

    “I love Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses’ ceramic and cork canisters and clever light-and-shelf combo.”

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.24.12

  5. Sarah Pease
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    Sarah Pease

    Sarah Pease (Rhode Island School of Design), T12 Light, 2011: The T12 light is a shining example of simple, premade materials deployed in an elegant fashion. The black walnut and aluminum base...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  6. Daniel Rybakken
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    Daniel Rybakken

    Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken explores how light affects people’s moods. WE LOVE: His experiments with simulated daylight and the six-and-a-half-foot-long Counterbalance light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  7. WHATSWHAT Collective
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    WHATSWHAT Collective

    The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  8. Friday Finds 05.04.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 05.04.12

    Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.04.12

  9. The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder
    Profiles

    The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder

    To Johanna Grawunder, a turned-off chandelier is “one of the saddest things in the world.” Granted, she is an avant-garde lighting designer; a darkened fixture is a missed opportunity.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.27.12

  10. 6 Design Experts Working in Flush
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    6 Design Experts Working in Flush

    As a greater awareness of design grows among the general public, more people are asking for the sleekly trued lines and surfaces offered by flush design. Working with a zero sightline can be one of...

    written by: Katherine Butler
    10.12.12

  11. Moss Auction at Phillips de Pury
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    Moss Auction at Phillips de Pury

    In our September entertaining issue, we profiled the one and only Murray Moss, New York design impresario and "ringmaster" of the over-the-top, irreverent design objects with high price tags. At...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.19.12

  12. Tom Dixon Debuts a New Light at Stockholm Design Week
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    Tom Dixon Debuts a New Light at Stockholm Design Week

    Tom Dixon just released the Etch Web Stainless Steel in Stockholm, a play off of the Etch Shades that debuted this past September. Made using digital photo-acid etching (a technique in which an...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.06.13

  13. Light Up Your Life
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    Light Up Your Life

    Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.14.13

  14. Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object
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    Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object

    Seattle-based readers (and online shoppers with a passion for fashion) may be well aware of Totokaelo, the Capitol Hill-based purveyor of avant-garde design. Last June, founder Jill Wenger opened a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.27.13

  15. Product Spotlight: Strek Collective's W1 & W2 Lamp
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Strek Collective's W1 & W2 Lamp

    Dim corners and the reading headaches that come with them, begone! The W Lamp Series designed by Norwegian-based Strek Collective winsomely lights up any space.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.26.13

  16. Brass Lighting by Raymond Barberousse
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    Brass Lighting by Raymond Barberousse

    We've been hitting a brassy note lately, as evidenced by our recent round up of six products made of the gold-like alloy. Chicago based designer and architect Raymond Barberousse ups the ante with...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.01.13

  17. 7 Facts About Moooi Designer Lorenza Bozzoli
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    7 Facts About Moooi Designer Lorenza Bozzoli

    Milan-based designer Lorenza Bozzoli has a background in fashion and an aesthetic to match: colorful, poppy, and au courant. You last saw her work in Dwell's April Indoor-Outdoor issue in the form...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.08.13

  18. Best Booth Designs at Salone 2013
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    Best Booth Designs at Salone 2013

    As you may have noticed, Dwell is in Milan this week to scout for new furniture, accessories, and lighting at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the various satellite fairs around town. It's...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.12.13

  19. Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin
    In The Modern World

    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin

    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin's wood and ceramics workshop is located within designer Piet Hein Eek’s building, a former Philips factory in Eindhoven that was remodeled in 2010 into a...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

  20. Product Spotlight: São Paulo Collection
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    Product Spotlight: São Paulo Collection

    Inspired by natural materials, contemporary patterns, and rhythmic textures, London and São Paulo-based Studio Swine combines design, fashion, and architecture to mindfully craft modern luxury home...

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.29.13

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