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Getting to Know Philippe Nigro

French designer Philippe Nigro has lived in Milan for over 15 years, and has struck out on his own following a long tenure with Michele de Lucchi. We caught up with Nigro, the 2014 Designer of the Year for Now! design à vivre at Maison&Objet to talk about upholstery, his work for Ligne Roset and Hermès, and the sofa he's putting in his recently acquired Paris apartment. (It's the gray De Padova number featured front and center at his installation at the fair.)
January 27, 2014
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Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.
January 26, 2014
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A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central Rotterdam.
January 25, 2014
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Latest from Maison&Objet 2014

Dwell editors arrived at Maison&Objet in Paris on Friday to survey the scene. We met with British designer Bethan Gray, said hello to Inga Sempé and Ronan Bourellec at the Ligne Roset showroom in Saint Germain, and broke bread with the Muuto team at a new restaurant, Manger, in the 10th arrondissement. Of particular interest at the show were interior designers of the year Dimore Studio, as well as a selection of Young Turkish designers in Hall 7. Stay tuned for more updates, including an interview with Maison&Objet Now! designer of the year, Philippe Nigro.
January 25, 2014
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Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
January 24, 2014
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Aspiring Architects Build a Pavilion in the Vermont Forest

In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.
January 23, 2014
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Kitchens We Love: Color

Following our kitchen roundups shouting the joy of wood and celebrating the calm of all-white, here are eight home kitchens that dip into bright color.
January 23, 2014
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Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

As the weekend approaches, we've gathered ten of our most popular homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.
January 23, 2014
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How-To: Giant Windows

Eyes are the windows to the soul. And windows? Well, they broadcast a home's soul and create a connection between private, interior and public, exterior life. Here are a few ways to make maximum impact with windows.
January 23, 2014
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