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  1. 17 Swedish Designers
    Travel Reports

    17 Swedish Designers

    If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.11

  2. 13 Affordable High-Design Chairs
    Product Reviews

    13 Affordable High-Design Chairs

    There are lots of handsome chairs out there, but sitting beauties that cost $250 or less are a rarer breed. Our picks run the gamut from traditional (the wooden, Shaker-inspired Salt or the Thonet...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.07.11

  3. Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs
    Product of the Day

    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

  4. The Silenci Chair by o4i
    Product of the Day

    The Silenci Chair by o4i

    With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses on contemporary domestic and public furniture— wage war against "acoustic clutter." Manufactured by de...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.11

  5. 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

  6. Modern World Awards 2011
    Product of the Day

    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

  7. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  8. The Wood Life
    Shops

    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  9. Get Out!

    Get Out!

    The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  10. Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Craftspeople will never deny the simple beauty of milled wood, but we've noticed a spate of vivid hues popping up against these natural grains.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.17.11

  11. Dreams of Eames

    Dreams of Eames

    Every April, the design world trots off to Milan to show its new wares, but traipsing through the massive show, we couldn't shake a certain sense of déjà vu....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.31.11

  12. Shaker Workshops

    Shaker furniture is a major creative force in the decorative arts heritage because it is the one truly original American style of furniture. Its clear crisp lines and singular lightness (with no ...

    08.30.11

  13. Low Chair

    Low Chair

    Inspiration is unpredictable: Thankfully, the muse for Jasper Morrison’s leisurely curled and wooden-slatted Low chair was a found wine crate and not a discarded box of Franzia.

  14. Luisa Chair

    Luisa Chair

    Is it better to look good or to feel good? Franco Albini worked for almost 15 years to perfect the classic Luisa chair, a striking seat that has it both ways.

  15. Setu Chair

    Setu Chair

    Sitting at a desk all day can be pretty brutal on your body, especially when the shape of your seat is making you bend, twist, and lean in ways that strain. Studio 7.5 has teamed up with Herman...

    $579.00

  16. Carmel Chair

    Carmel Chair

    Behold, a seat as smooth—and enticing—as its namesake. Jean-Marie Massaud's Carmel chair for Poliform appears to melt into itself, with a few deep creases that make up the overstuffed...

  17. Sparrow Glider

    Sparrow Glider

    The Sparrow Glider is a clean-lined chair designed to be stylish enough for the modern nursery, but mature enough to relocate to the den when the time comes. The Sparrow features a smooth, quiet...

  18. Marais Chair

    Marais Chair

    Pros Another quintessential cafe chair—this one sturdy and suitable for sidewalks (it used to grace the decks of ocean liners). Made of galvanized steel, it's available in either a metal fin...

    $250.00

  19. Fleet Chair

    Fleet Chair

    Pros CB2's new Fleet chair is sleek and sculptural, made of nickel-plated steel. The wide, low back is comfortable and accommodating. Cons The thin seat and skinny legs look a bit flimsy.

    $179.00

  20. Salt Chair

    Salt Chair

    Pros The slim bentwood seat lends an impression of solidity without adding actual heft: The chair weighs fewer than eight pounds. The narrow profile and small footprint makes it ideal for tight li...

    $98.00

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