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  1. Designer's Block
    Design 101

    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  2. A Three-Factory Tour
    Design 101

    A Three-Factory Tour

    Inside vast concrete buildings all over the world, gizmos and gears (assisted by human hands, of course) assemble everything from enormous plasma TVs to endless rolls of colorful fabric to high-end...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.31.09

  3. LG Factory Tour
    Design 101

    LG Factory Tour

    It is an overcast morning in Gumi. Contrary to a name that evokes cute rainbows of fruit flavor, the view from the hotel window consists of a salvage yard, a river with wide, sandy banks, and a...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.31.09

  4. 101: Kitchens
    Design 101

    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  5. Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs

    The Simpsons’ C. Montgomery Burns once said, “Sitting—the great leveler. From the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy a good sit?” As we...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Nathan Perkel
    03.03.09

  6. From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders

    Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we met up with Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer is a fixture in the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  7. From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban

    Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today introduced a new product line, the 10-Unit System by Shigeru...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.23.09

  8. Piet Hein Eek
    Profiles

    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  9. Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks
    Product Reviews

    Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks

    At work, you don’t usually get to choose where you sit, but at home it’s a different story. Dwell asked designer Bill Stumpf, whose ergonomically sound chairs make overtime okay, to...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    06.02.09

  10. The Future of Driving
    --The Future of

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.25.09

  11. Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato
    --The Future of

    Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato

    For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has been offered—–to us or to you—–in the way of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.16.09

  12. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
    --The Future of

    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  13. Fantastic Plastics
    Travel Reports

    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

  14. ICFF 2010: Ikebana Arranging
    Product

    ICFF 2010: Ikebana Arranging

    While cruising the floor of the ICFF today, I couldn't resist dropping in to have a chat with Dwell's old neighbor and all around good guy, San Francisco–based designer Peter Stathis. In...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.16.10

  15. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  16. ICFF 2010: Dressing Up with Artek
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Dressing Up with Artek

    Among the static furniture displays of the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which opened at New York's Javits Center this morning, the venerable Finnish brand Artek invited...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.15.10

  17. Milan 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2011: Day One

    Dwell has traveled to Milan, Italy, for the 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the largest furniture fair in the world, to see firsthand the latest novelties from renowned designers and to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.11.11

  18. London Design Festival: Day One
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day One

    Over eight short years The London Design Festival has grown from a minor design-world offshoot to one of the few must-attend events. With all of the UK's homespun talent—from Tom Dixon to the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.24.10

  19. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  20. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
    Product Reviews

    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

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