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Modern for All

June 2014,
Vol. 14
Issue 07
dwell cover june 2014
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Bright British Textiles by Wallace Sewell for Designtex

American upholstery manufacturer Designtex taps British studio Wallace + Sewell for a colorful, graphic collection of fabrics.

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How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

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Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills

An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.

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An Elegant Dining Room in Mexico City

The owner of Flexform’s New York showroom, David Levy, creates an elegant dining room overlooking Mexico City.

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The Future of Office Design

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to contract furniture. See more about Office Environment.

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New York Shop with Austrian Design Sensibility

Two Viennese expats open a New York City shop stocked with furniture, lighting, and accessories from their home country and beyond.

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In Living Color: 7 Bright Furniture Pieces

Enliven your interior with a punch of supersaturated color in the form of vivid furniture and lighting pieces. Check out these colorful kitchens!

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A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California

Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and his brother.

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Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

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Artist's Dining Room in Valencia with Fringed Paper Walls

Paper artist Pierre Pozzi uses his signature material to wrap the dining room walls of his home in Valencia, Spain.

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Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

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Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Furniture for Chandigarh

Architect Pierre Jeanneret masterminded furniture to embody India’s progressive architecture.

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5 Framed Sofas and Armchairs

Structure comes forward in this armada of architecturally inclined sofas and armchairs.

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DIY Furniture Ideas for Modern Makers

DIY Furniture 2 offers instructions and inspiration for furniture making.

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7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.

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Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend

Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture collaboration with Artek.

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9 Nature-Inspired Furniture Designs

Designers nod to the natural world in the form of warm-toned materials, details pulled from the atmosphere, and patterns that go with the grain.

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Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti

Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84.

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5 Clever Designs for the Home Office

Working remotely has its benefits (easy kitchen access, for one), but it doesn’t mean your workstation should be any less serious.

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10 Clever Office Designs

The new workplace acts more like a living room than a holding pen for corporate drones.

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Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture

Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.

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