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Predicting the Future with Oliver M. Furth and Sam Kaufman

This Saturday at 4:30pm on the Sustainable Design stage at Dwell on Design, join us as we chat with Oliver M. Furth, interior designer and chair of the decorative arts council at LACMA, and gallerist and dealer Sam Kaufman. The pair of furniture experts will weigh in on what 20th century chairs, tables, lighting, and case goods are considered modern classics, as well as the contemporary pieces they predict will have a long, storied shelf life in the design canon. (For more on the topic, see our 2012 article on future classics.)
June 18, 2013
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Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow

An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
June 17, 2013
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From the Page to the Stage

You've spotted work from these architects and designers in the pages our magazine. If you couldn't get enough the first time around, catch these discussions happening at Dwell on Design.
June 17, 2013
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Off the Grid by François Chambard and Frederick McSwain

A recent show at Gallery R’Pure in New York explored the meaning of life ‘off the grid’ for the urban explorer. While Off the Grid is nomadic by nature, a cohesiveness in color, materials, and aesthetics brings together complimentary pieces from two designers. François Chambard and Frederick McSwain designed their respective pieces independently while maintaining an ongoing conversation about the dual notions of ‘off the grid.’ Symbolizing both a method of design and the concept of stepping outside of an organized society, a camping theme provided the basis for their exploration. Updating the typical ‘great outdoors’ palette of olives, browns, and grays to brightly hued reds and blues is an instant indicator the pieces are more attuned to a city adventurer. A generous use of color-infused anodized steel and aluminum offers a weighty counterbalance to the bright disposition of the items, and gives them a monumental weight. While you’re not likely to carry them along on your next hike, we can easily see these cheerful pieces the highlight of a domestic camp destination in any city.
June 17, 2013
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Neil Denari: Sustainability at All Scales

We are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles architect Neil Denari principal of NMDA to Dwell on Design on Friday, June 21st for the conversation Sustainability at All Scales. Denari, one of LA's biggest architectural stars, bills his firm as practicing "design at all scales," and we'll be asking him about how he finds ways to incorporate green design into his work, whether a house in Venice or the massive Keelung Harbor Service Project in Taiwan, a commission he won last year.
June 17, 2013
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5 More Sustainable Homes

It ain’t easy being green, but it’s worth the extra effort. Here, we share five sustainable homes that don’t skimp on design.
June 17, 2013
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Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
June 17, 2013
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Dwell on Design Preview: Tom Kundig Collection

We're huge fans of architect Tom Kundig's work here at Dwell, so we'll surely be stopping by his booth—D7—at Dwell on Design this weekend. Among the hundreds of other exhibitors, from solar panels to paint companies to full-scale prefab houses, he'll be showcasing his collection of architectural metal hardware, crafted in collaboration with Seattle metal shop 12th Avenue Iron. For a crash course in all things Kundig, here's a peek at some of his design work we've featured previously in Dwell and on Dwell.com.
June 17, 2013
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6 City Rooftop Gardens We Love

In cities around the world, rooftop gardens have become a popular way to make use of the limited real estate that’s available in environments defined by industrial buildings.
June 17, 2013
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