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  1. Upcoming Auction at LA Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Upcoming Auction at LA Modern

    Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern. The Memphis Group...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    03.04.11

  2. The Century of Modern Design
    Books

    The Century of Modern Design

    Of the myriad books on modernism—some more enlightening than others—The Century of Modern Design (Flammarion) will likely prove to be an important one. Culled from the Liliane and David...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.13.11

  3. Modern World Awards: Vote Now
    Dwell on Design

    Modern World Awards: Vote Now

    This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us. But we need your help to hand out the People's Choice Award. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.26.11

  4. Exhibitor Profile: Cerno
    Dwell on Design

    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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.10.11

  5. Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced
    Event Spotlight

    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...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.17.11

  6. Recycled Paper Lights
    A Great Idea

    Recycled Paper Lights

    I recently came across the work of Pia Wüstenberg, a German-born designer whose recent obsession is transforming piles of waste paper (posters, magazines) into striking pendant lights and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.20.11

  7. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  8. Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing

    On Thursday, November 10th, I'll be sitting down for a chat with Alexander T. Williams, one of the forces behind the exciting industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Williams is in town not...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.11

  9. Lighting Lower Manhattan
    Outdoor

    Lighting Lower Manhattan

    Attention lighting professionals: New York City is making like Hong Kong and illuminating its waterfront in a proposed bid that invites architects and designers to create a massive interactive...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.11

  10. Cerno's Making-Of Videos
    Post

    Cerno's Making-Of Videos

    Cerno, a young Laguna Beach, California-based company that creates LED lighting and, more recently, furniture, has taken a very 21st-century approach to branding and marketing, hiring a producer to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.16.12

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Dokter and Misses
    Post

    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 6 Design Experts Working in Flush
    Latest

    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

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