Over 900 readers answered our call to share why they love design in our Love What You Do contest, presented in partnership with Dyson. We posted the entries for popular vote—on the line was a $5,000 grant for the winner—and received over 10,000 votes. Hanni Liliedahl Silacci of Monterey, California, stood out with her “Version of Existence” entry and was crowned the grand prize winner. Her words left no question to both readers and the Dwell staff of exactly why she is passionate about design.
We were blown away by the caliber of the 120 textile designs received in the Material Change design competition. Partnering with Lulan, we challenged readers to submit an original modern textile design idea using traditional weaving techniques and construction methods as inspiration. Below are the seven finalists. Check back in on October 9 to find out whose design will be put into production by Lulan.
On September 18, Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt will join the AIASF's Architecture in the City Festival, San Francisco's city-wide celebration of architecture, when he leads the panel Design: It's About Time. Though San Francisco boasts a high degree of open space for a city so dense, the appetite for parks, and design innovation, goes unchecked. Britt, in conversation with landscape architect Walter Hood of Hood Design; Jane Martin, AIA of Shift Design Studio; and Phil Ginsburg of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; will examine the role of temporary parks in the city's urban fabric.
We are sorry to report that Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, passed away this weekend. Dwell mourns the passing of a good friend, an excellent thinker and leader, and a man who through his many accomplishments championed a better world through good design.
Dwell on Design, our massive annual trade show and ideas festival, kicks off this Friday, June 22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. But that doesn't mean that we haven't got a full docket of design-centric programming all week long. From showroom events to talks to contest winners, the Dwell editorial team is taking Los Angeles by storm for Dwell Design Week. Be sure not to miss any of our events in the run-up to Dwell on Design June 22-24. We hope to see you there!
In our tireless search for what's modern now, we've combed the globe for fresh talent, seeking out design stars in the making—our next generation of Bouroullecs, Jasper Morrisons, and Patricia Urquiolas. These 27 up-and-comers are shaping the future of design, creating objects that make our world and our homes more functional, beautiful, and inspiring. We think you'll see a lot more of them in the years to come.