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  1. Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
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    Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design

    In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against knockoffs and counterfeits across the globe. They have rounded up and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.13.12

  2. Ice and Snow Furniture
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    Ice and Snow Furniture

    There's an old saying: When life gives you blizzards, make snow furniture. We're paraphrasing, but the sentiment holds true. Hongtao Zhou, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, made the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  3. Ring Around the Lounger
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    Ring Around the Lounger

    While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable place to curl up. Designer Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a recent...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.05.09

  4. Of Inspiration and Investments
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    Of Inspiration and Investments

    Brooklyn's current wave of modern furniture designers is not a spanking-new phenomenon, if we stop to remember the man who invented modular seating. Harvey Probber was born in Brooklyn just after...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.15.08

  5. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  6. MUJI and Thonet
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    MUJI and Thonet

    Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, Muji announces that they've joined up with Thonet to re-imagine the classic bentwood and Bauhaus chairs.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.24.08

  7. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  8. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  9. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

  10. Argington at BKLYN Designs
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    Argington at BKLYN Designs

    Having children often inspires and motivates people to make changes in their lives or execute projects that have long been brewing. When Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton learned that they were...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.06.09

  11. The Office for Lost Objects
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    The Office for Lost Objects

    A couple of months ago when I judged a furniture competition sponsored by Design Within Reach, I was lured by a chair design from a young studio out of Madison, Wisconsin, called The Office for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.16.09

  12. Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog
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    Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog

    Award-winning Danish design team Busk + Hertzog was founded in 2000 by architect Flemming Busk and textile designer Stephan Hertzog. Together, the duo has produced minimalist furniture that...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    04.16.13

  13. Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition
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    Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition

    Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian Libraries. After receiving over 60 entries, six award-winning designer...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.26.13

  14. 5 Old School Barstools
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    5 Old School Barstools

    Sidle up to your local living room bar with these classic, old school barstools.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.16.13

  15. Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba
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    Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

    Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.14

  16. Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Chairs
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    Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Chairs

    In this Conversation Piece series, we take a look at 10 statement chairs that are sure to turn heads and get tongues wagging. Click through for some inspiration for bringing something bold, funky,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.19.13

  17. The Story Behind the Bestseller: JANUS et Cie
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    The Story Behind the Bestseller: JANUS et Cie

    The bad news, folks, is that it's still winter. The good news? Dwell's April Indoor/Outdoor Living issue is about to hit newsstands and balmier temperatures will be here before you can say "powder...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.22.13

  18. Salone 2013 Sneak Peek: Marni
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    Salone 2013 Sneak Peek: Marni

    Fashion house Marni gives Dwell an insider’s look at their Salone del Mobile 2013 exhibition with the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.18.13

  19. Musical Chairs
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    Musical Chairs

    These five modern table settings prove that mixed and matched seating arrangements have more fun.

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.18.13

  20. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

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