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  1. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
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    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  2. The Making of Modern Furniture
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    The Making of Modern Furniture

    We chat with the designers and the factories who produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture. Plus, learn the real cost of rip-offs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.07.14

  3. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  4. Textile Design Focus
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    Textile Design Focus

    At Dwell, we love a good yarn about textile design and the creative individuals who express themselves through sewing, darning, and spinning fibers. Here we present five of our favorite stories...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.13.13

  5. Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed
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    Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

    How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.02.13

  6. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  7. The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron
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    The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron

    In our October 2012 issue, we profiled Tom Kundig's new hardware line, a collaboration between the esteemed Seattle architect ("prince of architectural gizmos," as the story branded him) and the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.13

  8. Behind the Scenes at VIPP
    How they make it

    Behind the Scenes at VIPP

    We're big fans of VIPP here at Dwell, and we've previously covered products like their soap dispenser, trash bin, and toothbrush holder in the magazine and on Dwell.com. So we were excited to see a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.13

  9. Process This
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    Process This

    We love to break down the intricate steps that go into making our favorite furniture, products, prefabs and more. Increase your industrial-manufacturing IQ with this slideshow showcasing our...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  10. Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet
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    Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet

    I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level. Check out this incredible...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.12

  11. Ruché Sofa
    How they make it

    Ruché Sofa

    On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft this very refined couch.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    01.03.12

  12. The Avant/Garde Diaries
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    The Avant/Garde Diaries

    In an Internet culture that rarely amounts to anything more than cool hunting, it's rare to come across a site that has any dedication to how creativity and the arts actually function. Sure, you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.11

  13. Tom Price's Meltdown Chair
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    Tom Price's Meltdown Chair

    While perusing the blogosphere today, I clicked my way to this demystifying video on British designer Tom Price's Meltdown chair. Price is a practitioner of the common-materials-cum-high-design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.11

  14. 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

  15. Helsinki Ink
    How they make it

    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

  16. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
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    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  17. Bolle
    How they make it

    Bolle

    On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work. In 1921...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    04.30.10

  18. Dyson Airblade
    How they make it

    Dyson Airblade

    Several years ago, Dyson, the British company famed for its vacuum cleaners, made a foray into uncharted commercial territory. The result—the Dyson Airblade—is revolutionary for its...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Leon Chew
    04.29.10

  19. The 3107 Chair
    How they make it

    The 3107 Chair

    It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.20.09

  20. The Trabecula Bench
    How they make it

    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

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