Alejandro Chavetta traded the wine country of his native Argentina for the hills of San Francisco. When not laying out magazines, he spends his time in his studio making collages or trying to fix his motorcycle.
One of our favorite booths at Dwell on Design 2012 was BKB Ceramics, a company—well, an artisan really—based in Joshua Tree, California. From his home studio, Brian Bosworth crafts planters for cacti and succulents using rock or Styrofoam casts, a potter's wheel, and hand-construction techniques.
It takes an army of staff, editors, photographers, builders, and volunteers to pull of Dwell on Design each year. Organizing exhibitors, planning panels and offsite events, writing preview guides, manning the registration desk and info booths, and figuring out all of the other little details that keep the show floor humming is no small feat. When we editors arrived Thursday afternoon, the show floor exhibits were still being built, but by 10 a.m. Friday, like magic, everything was set and ready. While we can't document every moment in the saga, welcome to our album of the doughnut-fueled, caffeine-infused, salad-hating (well, not really) moments that make the show one of our favorite annual events. See you in 2013!
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.
This year's Dwell on Designexhibitors presented an impressive array of goods ranging from kitchen and bath, furniture and accessories, outdoor, and lighting products. In the following slideshow we share the Dwell on Design Award winners.