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2013

Global Style

May 2013 Dwell cover Global Style
May 2013,
Vol. 13
Issue 06.
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Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul

Inspired by a never-performed symphony he discovered in a book by avant-garde composer John Cage, architect Steven Holl has designed a masterful home and gallery in Seoul that fuses architecture and…
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Modern Australian Bungalow with a Victorian Ash Facade

To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash.
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An Industrial Loft in Belgium

Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carves out a space to call his own in a converted industrial loft building in Brussels.
modern house in el salvador with creative roofing

Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.
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Made in L.A.

With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show.
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A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.
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An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.
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A Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Cottage in Johannesburg

A floating wall on a Johannesburg cottage draws inspiration from 
local mining moguls and Mies van der Rohe.
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Philippe Malouin

From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas.
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Studio Juju

Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition.
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Mermeladaestudio

Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the trio…
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45 Kilo

True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work.
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Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

Art and design intertwine in the work of Copenhagen-based Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, whose creations range from the clean and contemporary to the ancient and elemental.
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Lanzavecchia + Wai

With products ranging from lacy neck braces to a rug for Mercedes-Benz, the globe-trotting design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai’s professional wanderings are as peripatetic as their diverse origins.
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Pauline Deltour

As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour.
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New Duivendrecht

Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot: Duivendrecht,…
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Mara Skujeniece

Amsterdam-based Mara Skujeniece is a product designer whose work often narrates an underlying story: Porcelain candleholders have felt coasters that mimic the containers’ shadows; ceramic vases for a…
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Joost and Kiki

Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change.
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Frank Tjepkema

Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive.
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Daphna Laurens

Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders label their collaborative oeuvre Daphna Laurens because they work so closely “It’s like finishing each other’s sentences,” says Manders.
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Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin

Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin's wood and ceramics workshop is located within designer Piet Hein Eek’s building, a former Philips factory in Eindhoven that was remodeled in 2010 into a furniture…
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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer.
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Second Look: Henry Wilson

With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a local…
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Anton Alvarez

Using a tool he calls the "Thread Wrapping Machine," Swedish-Chilean designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez creates furniture bound together by glue-coated thread—no screws,…
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Istanbul, Turkey

Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart beating within ancient walls.
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Byzantium Boom

The former Constantinople isn’t all Ottoman-era carpets and ruins: A cutting-edge art, dining, and travel scene overlays its rich past.
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Stoa Design

A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.
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Geometric Inspired: Istanbul's Contemporary Designers

Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.
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Designer Close-Up: Paratoner

The interior designers at four-year-old firm Paratoner hung their shingle in Istanbul’s Tophane neighborhood—the city’s oldest industrial zone—amid a slew of art galleries, dilapidated wooden houses,…
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Designer Close-Up: Superpool

Supercerebral, that is. Turkish, scarf-covered Selva Gürdoğan, 33, and tall, pale Dane Gregers Tang Thomsen, 38, founded architecture firm Superpool in 2006.
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Designer Close-Up: Lab Tasarim

Making their Tophane storefront work overtime, Lab Tasarim’s architects and interior designers also run a furniture showroom.
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Lukas Dahlén

Inspired by traditional Swedish “fresh wood” basket weaving, Stockholm designer Lukas Dahlén creates a cabinet that is as friendly as it is refined.
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Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.
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Industrial Designer Ditte Hammerstrøm

Ditte Hammerstrøm is an industrial designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark who has worked with Skitsch, Erik Jorgensen, and limited editions through her Paris gallery.
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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.
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