Latest Articles in Textile Design

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7 Modern Placemats and Floor Coverings from Chilewich

In our November issue, we visit the 800-square-foot upstate New York vacation home of Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan. The creative couple, based in New York City, are the forces behind Chilewich, an innovative company that produces woven textiles for the table and floor. Here, we share a few of the brand's new and signature offerings.
September 29, 2015
Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
September 13, 2015
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This Awesome Software Converts the Music of the Beatles and Queen Into Textile Patterns

British designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts spins sound waves into graphic textiles.
August 16, 2015
Conversation pit at the Miller House in Columbis, Indiana, by Girard, Saarinen and Kiley

Instagram Account We Love: The Best of Midcentury Design Icon Alexander Girard

Any midcentury modern fan worth their salt will be familiar with the groovy designs of Alexander Girard (1907–1993). Not only did he establish Herman Miller’s textile division, Girard created visual identities for airlines, restaurants, and more. Follow this account to glimpse archival images and view new projects that continue to explore his work.
June 20, 2015
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9 Ways to Design with Circles

Representing unity and protection, circles become creative design elements in these homes.
May 13, 2015

Photo of the Week: Beautifully Textured Moroccan Rug and a Puppy

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
April 24, 2015
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7 Tote Bags for Design Fans

A staple for everyone, tote bags can be used for commuting, grocery shopping, or even as a purse. This assortment of totes includes classic prints from Marimekko, modern graphics from Alyson Fox, and smart silhouettes from Maharam. From colorful to muted, this collection of totes has something for every design seeker.
April 20, 2015
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Tying It All Together: 7 Rugs that Make Rooms

The adage that a rug can unite a room comes true in these seven homes.
March 19, 2015
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7 Creative Ways to Use Statement Textiles at Home

Vibrant upholstery, vintage carpets, and vivid curtains are some of the ways textiles can instill a distinctive personality into a space. One of the more easy-to-change items in a home—as compared to paint or architectural elements—textiles make the room.
March 6, 2015