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  1. A History of Modern Chairs
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    A History of Modern Chairs

    The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.05.13

  2. 8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms
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    8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms

    When it comes to bedroom design, there is a healthy debate among designers and architects: Some say never go white (too antiseptic); some say never go dark (too gloomy). We hope these highly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.07.14

  3. Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
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    Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

    An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.05.14

  4. Yong Jeong
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    Yong Jeong

    Based in Seoul, Yong Jeong is a recent art school graduate whose inventive and boldly colorful industrial designs owe a debt to the South Korean designer Joongho Choi. Jeong’s One table calendar is...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  5. Karoline Fesser
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    Karoline Fesser

    Inquisitiveness motivates German designer Karoline Fesser, who lives and works in her hometown, just outside Cologne. “When I started to think about design, I didn’t even know the term ‘design’...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  6. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
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    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  7. Grand Prix Chair
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    Grand Prix Chair

    In 1957, Danish designer Arne Jacobsen created the Grand Prix chair for Fritz Hansen—two years after rising to furniture-design fame with his Series 7 chair and five years after his Ant chair...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.11.09

  8. New Design from Very Good & Proper
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    New Design from Very Good & Proper

    In this year's June issue, our Square Meal column featured the London restaurant mini-chain Canteen, where good design is as high a priority as good taste. The owner of Canteen also runs a design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.04.09

  9. Cerno at Ford & Ching
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    Cerno at Ford & Ching

    Our friends at Ford & Ching recently announced a new addition to the curated family of designers they showcase in their Los Angeles headquarters. Cerno Group, founded in 2008, consists of a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.13.10

  10. Another Country Launches
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    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  11. Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs
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    Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs

    In "Recent Uploads" at the Appel Gallery in Berlin, designer Ronen Kadushin exhibited a series of chairs laser cut from 6-mm thick sheets of aluminum. Says Kadushin, "Each chair...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.11

  12. Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio
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    Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio

    I'm smitten with this modular sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio in 2010. Suita is his first non-office, non-waiting room collaboration with Vitra—that is, his first design for the home&mdash...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.11

  13. Modern World Awards 2011
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    Modern World Awards 2011

    This year we debuted the Modern World Awards, giving our favorite product and furniture discoveries a place to shine on the show floor.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Peter Williams
    09.27.11

  14. Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    The legacy of mid-century designer Joe Colombo is underscored with a reissue of his plywood 4801 chair, now appearing for the first time in plastic from Italian furniture company Kartell.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.28.12

  15. Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn
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    Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn

    What has been dubbed the "Rapson Revival" began with the reintroduction of Ralph Rapson’s mid-century modern Rapid Rocker. First manufactured in the 1940s by Knoll, the classic chair had been...

    written by: Kim Derby
    05.29.12

  16. CH33 Chair by Hans Wegner
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    CH33 Chair by Hans Wegner

    Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son reissued Hans Wegner's classic CH33 chair at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Designed in 1957, the perch was only in production...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.20.12

  17. Hideaway Furniture by Folditure
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    Hideaway Furniture by Folditure

    The Leaf, a thin and lightweight chair designed by Folditure, will soon be joined by a table counterpart: the Cricket. An aluminum folding table, designed by architect Alexander Gendell, the...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    08.21.12

  18. Handmade Woven Furniture by León León
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    Handmade Woven Furniture by León León

    With summer fast approaching, Mexico City furniture design studio León León's bright, handmade woven pieces are incredibly appealing.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.18.13

  19. Product of the Day: Sacrificial Chair
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    Product of the Day: Sacrificial Chair

    Launched by Bridie Picot and Matt Smith at ICFF 2013, Thing Industries is a young upstart with a witty outlook on furniture design. Case in point, this seat-shaped rack, called the Sacrificial Chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.28.13

  20. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Cut and Sand

    Once the plywood has hardened, a worker wearing sound-suppressing earmuffs places the pieces, three at a time, into the factory’s computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. The milling...

    01.02.09

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