In the Kitchen and Bath zone at Dwell on Design, exhibitors showed us new ways to think about cooking, baking, grilling, dining, bathing, and more. In the following slideshow, we share some of our favorites from the show floor.
Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth. It was first an emigrant hotel for moneyed travelers before they set sail for the Americas (after a stint in the adjacent Quarantine building for a thorough scrubbing down); when the Germans occupied, it was converted into a prison for members of the resistance; in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the artists came. The building, a repository of three generations of European history, reopened in 2004 as a hotel once again, and Cultural Embassy. For the past two years, it has also been the site of a massive slowing down.
Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with kids, and family photoshoots sponsored by Infiniti all keep the high-energy area buzzing. Here are a few highlights from one of the most vibrant bits of Dwell on Design 2012.
Dwell on Design is bigger and better than ever, and that goes for our perennially popular Outdoor section, too. Located at the back of the 220,000-square-foot show floor, the area—peppered with olive trees, flowering plants, and real turf—transplants the outdoors into the convention center, and exerts an almost magnetic force on DOD attendees. The green oasis was designed by Shades of Green Landscape Architecture and expertly installed by FormLA Landscaping with trees from SWG Trees. This year it plays host to three fully furnished prefab houses, the new Airstream Sterling, designed by Christopher Deam, a ping-pong table, and plenty of places to lounge. Click through our slideshow for some of the highlights.
Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city of the future. In classic Joachim fashion, his fascinating presentation was a volley of high-concept solutions delivered with characteristic charm and humor. Here, we share slideshow highlights—and a few of Joachim's highly-quotable gems.
Designer and builder Damian Velasquez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is exhibiting his all-metal outdoor furniture line, Half13, at booth #1011 on the Dwell on Design show floor. The vibrantly colored powder coated stainless-steel chairs were remarkably comfortable, thanks to the thoughtful angles and proportions of the seat and back. We tested the chairs out and didn't even miss having a cushion; however, there was a slender square of foam on hand for those who needed to compare the difference ("I'm a welder, not a seamster," Velasquez said about the rudimentary "cushion").
Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Out of 587 submissions, five finalists were announced earlier in June, and ultimately, Dwell and DWR editors named Amanda Ip's Innermix Desk the best solution to their home-office challenge.