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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
Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City by Rojkind Arquitectos with aluminum canopy

6 Perforated Metal Patterns We Love

Punctured by water-jet or laser cuters, these sheets of metal have been dressed up with decorative patterns.
September 17, 2015
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6 Ingenious Built-Ins

Whether you are short on space or looking to streamline your storage, these built-ins will inspire design that is both functional and stylish.
September 17, 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
Australian tallowwood kitchen with Artek stools and Muuto lighting

An Ode to the Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto

It's hard to conceive of a simpler, warmer, more efficient design: Alvar Aalto's Stacking Stool (model 60)—designed in 1933—consists of a single surface supported by three legs, each a single piece of bent wood. This curved leg means the stool has no traditional furniture joints and can easily be mass produced (three screws connect each leg to the base). Moreover, its dimensions allow the stool to be infinitely stackable with other Stool 60s. As a pioneering design of modern wood furniture, we salute the humble Stacking Stool (model 60) with six examples of its use in contemporary homes.
September 17, 2015
Hudson Yards with retail looking from the northeast, ©Related-Oxford.

At Dwell on Design, Learn How Architects and Developers Are Creating New York City's Newest Neighborhood

As part of our run-up to Dwell on Design New York (DODNY), taking place October 2-4, we're highlighting a few of our diverse panelists who'll be discussing everything from urban resiliency to smart home technology. Just 30 blocks north of the DODNY venue, the Hudson Yards development is the future home of almost 17.5 million square feet of offices, restaurants, residences, and more. We've gathered some of the project's key figures to discuss how they're doing it.
September 16, 2015
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Kansas City Architect Matthew Hufft Explores Buildings and Furniture at Dwell on Design NY

Join us at Dwell on Design New York for a conversation with Matthew Hufft on architecture and furniture design.
September 16, 2015
The Aubrey Watzek House in Portland designed by John Yeon

Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line

Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.
September 16, 2015
DIY Cardboard Cantilever Chair

How to Make a DIY Cardboard Chair

Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman. Here, we excerpt his step-by-step guide for how to make a Cardboard Cantilever Chair at home. Catch our furniture-themed September issue for more inspiration!
September 15, 2015