Latest Articles in Lighting Design

Custom metal "border table" furniture by Oki Sato of Nendo at the Gyre Gallery

Japanese Designer Reimagines the Relationship Between Architecture and Furniture

According to Oki Sato of multidisciplinary firm nendo, filling any room with mass-produced furniture leaves the space dull and "evened out." When every design is crafted to fit any context, everything looses its edge. Sato's striking and minimalist pieces, now appearing in a Tokyo gallery, challenge us to approach furniture differently.
October 12, 2015
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9 Flos Lights in Modern Homes

Founded in 1962 in Italy, Flos has built a reputation for unique lighting designs that range from sculptural centerpieces to humble task lights. The company works with leading designers—from Patricia Urquiola to Marcel Wanders—to create its products.
September 21, 2015
Designer and Moooi cofounder Marcel Wanders, keynote speaker at 2015 Dwell on Design LA.

Marcel Wanders and the Best from our 2015 DODLA Speaker Series

Explore the work and ideas of 2015 DODLA's speakers, from Marcel Wanders' design philosophy to Michel Rojkind's Mexico City architecture.
September 20, 2015
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6 Frank Gehry Designs in Modern Homes

Frank Gehry could easily be the world's most famous North American architect but he doesn't neglect the little things: he has designed numerous household products, from lighting to chairs. See just a few in some of the homes Dwell has covered!
September 18, 2015
Formal dining room with ClassiCon Venus chairs

9 Konstantin Grcic Designs in Modern Homes

Based in Munich, Konstantin Grcic is a prolific designer who has collaborated with multiple manufacturers; his work has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Sample just a few of his designs in these nine contemporary homes!
September 17, 2015
Modern universal design home in Baltimore with reclaimed wood, BoConcept table, Graypants pendant and Eames fiberglass chairs in the dining room

5 Modern Overhead Lighting Solutions

Lighting is one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room. Here are five modern rooms that don't neglect the ceiling—and the results are illuminating from the top down.
August 4, 2015
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How to Turn Hardware Store Finds Into an Inspired Light Fixture

Using easy-to-find components, designer Joel Evey makes the latest incarnation of his sculptural-yet-functional Lighht series of fixtures, exclusively for Dwell.
June 15, 2015

Classic Desk Lamp from 1934 Remade with Modern Details

British lighting company Anglepoise has been producing lamps since the early 1930s, including its renowned Original 1227 Desk Lamp. Anglepoise has rereleased the classic design, updating it with brass details, heritage-inspired colors, and woven cables.
June 8, 2015
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7 Shining Solutions for Hanging Pendants

These seven homes are shining examples of how to design with pendant lights.
May 12, 2015