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  1. Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi
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    Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi

    Check out more designs by Marimekko designer Erja Hirvi who designed the winning pattern Lumimarja in the Dwell and Marimekko Contest! We delve further into Erja's inspiration in this Q+A, but...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  2. Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi
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    Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi

    At Dwell we've always been fans of the bold prints by Finnish textile design house Marimekko and in honor of their 60th anniversary we toasted ten timeless prints and challenged you to vote on your...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  3. Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    Fold Unfold Tablecloth

    I ogled this digitally printed tablecloth at the design store HAY in Copenhagen, and was pleased to discover it's available stateside as well. The design, by Copenhagen-based textile and color...

    $160.00

  4. Twist A Twill Blanket
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    Twist A Twill Blanket

    One of the highlights of the London Design Festival was a show of small, up-and-coming designers and makers called TENT London. One of the many talents I met on my visit was the Danish textile...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.13.11

  5. Cole & Son Factory Tour
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    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  6. Modern World Awards 2011
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    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.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Peter Williams
    09.27.11

  7. Katve Fabric

    Katve Fabric

    Black and white buildings nestled between the grayscale trees bring the beauty of urban nature to this hemp and organic-cotton fabric from the Finnish design team at Fokus Fabrik. The repeating...

  8. Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers

    Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers

    Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers showcases the dynamic field of Japanese fiber art. Organized as a juried show jointly presented by Japan Society and International Textile Network Japan in...

    09.10.11

  9. Design Advice Dishtowel

    Design Advice Dishtowel

    "Get rid of crap. Buy things you'll love forever. Make Stuff." Sound advice from a tea towel courtesy of San Francisco designer/musician Cristina Espinosa of The Heated. The wise words...

    $11.00

  10. Sei Duvet Cover

    Sei Duvet Cover

    Made to order in the heart of Los Angeles from luxurious foreign fabrics, the 600-thread-count Sei duvet cover is cut and sewn at Matteo’s factory, which is adjacent to its design studio....

    $395.00

  11. MATTEO

    Matthew Lenoci founded MATTEO in 1996 to create simple sheets from the most luxurious textiles in the world. MATTEO sews in Los Angeles in a large workshop adjacent to their design studio. The...

    08.31.11

  12. Knoll Textiles
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    Knoll Textiles

    The roster of furniture designers who have graced the factories of Knoll is startling: Saarinen, Platner, Bertoia, Breuer. But the textile designers like Marianne Strengell, Evelyn Hill...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.22.11

  13. Marimekko Pilvi Bag
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    Marimekko Pilvi Bag

    If you're like me, you have more totes than you know what to do with. Get ready to do some closet cleaning because the Marimekko Pilvi bag is the one worth having.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.11

  14. Helsinki Ink
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    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  15. Knoll Textiles, 1945 – 2010

    Knoll Textiles, 1945 – 2010

    This soon-to-close exhibition looks at the individuals and ideas that helped shape KnollTextiles.

    07.03.11

  16. The Rug Company's Chris Sharp
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    The Rug Company's Chris Sharp

    Founded in London in 1997 by Suzanne and Christopher Sharp, The Rug Company grew out of the globe-trotting couple’s love of exotic cultures, exquisite hand-craftsmanship and, of course, rugs....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.01.11

  17. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
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    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  18. From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles
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    From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

    While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug. I would describe this rug as completely ridiculous, as its colors are garish and the...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.27.11

  19. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
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    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  20. Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles
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    Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles

    Many a modern-design enthusiast can spot a Cesca side chair and say it was designed by Marcel Breuer. But, were it upholstered in Digit fabric, few could name the textile designer. (Answer: Suzanne...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.26.11

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