The multidisciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit specializes in what you might call "sleight-of-hand design." With a twist of the wrist, a little audience participation, or maybe just a change of perspective, his work for clients from Levi's to Cappellini transforms right before your eyes. This year, the Tel Aviv-born Benshetrit joined the ranks of Phillippe Starck and Michael Graves as the latest creative to be corralled into the Target designer stable, with the launch of Dror for Target this month, to be featured at Dwell on Design. We called him at his studio, located on 39th Street in New York's bustling Fashion District, to ask about working with Target, how designers should look to the fashion world for inspiration, and why it's important to touch your possessions every once in awhile.
When you're talking design, walking design, watching design, hearing design, touching design, feeling design, experiencing design all day long, one thing's bound to happen: You're gonna get hungry. But we also know you don't want to miss a minute of Dwell on Design. We present to you dining options near our venue that are both architecturally- and gastronomically-significant, and—this is key—not too far away.
As president of global development at Starbucks, architect Arthur Rubinfeld and his team are responsible for everything you love about your local Starbucks, minus the coffee: That's the design, site selection, and creative concept for over 16,000 stores in 50 countries. Seated at a table made from a recycled bowling lane at Starbucks Support Center in Seattle, the Dwell on Design speaker talked with us about the importance of Starbucks as a gathering place, its new green building initiative, and the secret to a great retail experience.
Want to see your work in print—or pixels? It's all in the pitch. The Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design, taking place on Friday June 26, will look at what it takes to craft an idea that makes the mark. As a sneak preview of next week's conversation, we asked our expert panelists to tell us the stories behind the stories of pitches they've received that worked.
As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker talks about the launch of her social design community Project H, the challenges of working both abroad and in the U.S., and she gives us the very first look at her new book, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People.
A modern exterior opens its lemon-yellow doors wide to reveal several generations of furnishings, rich technicolor accents, and quirky contributions from the artist and architect who live within. A sneak peek of Tom Marble and Pae White's Los Angeles house, Casa Cuadrada, one of the destinations on Dwell on Design's East Side home tour.