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  1. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
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    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  2. 8 Ways to Design with Plywood
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    8 Ways to Design with Plywood

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.11.14

  3. The Making of Modern Furniture
    How they make it

    The Making of Modern Furniture

    We chat with the designers and the factories who produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture. Plus, learn the real cost of rip-offs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.07.14

  4. Dwell Home Venice: Part 24
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 24

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with resident Michael Sylvester. Part 24, June 2013:...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    12.17.13

  5. Dwell Home Venice: Part 23
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 23

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 23, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.25.13

  6. Dwell Home Venice: Part 21
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 21

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 21, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  7. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  8. Dwell Home Venice: Part 20
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 20

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 20, April...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.16.13

  9. All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors
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    All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

    From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.24.13

  10. Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home
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    Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home

    Ipe, commonly known as Brazilian walnut, is a South American hardwood that is three times harder than cedar, has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, and is resistant to humidity and mildew....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.13

  11. Textile Design Focus
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    Textile Design Focus

    At Dwell, we love a good yarn about textile design and the creative individuals who express themselves through sewing, darning, and spinning fibers. Here we present five of our favorite stories...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.13.13

  12. Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed
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    Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

    How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.02.13

  13. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  14. Process This
    How they make it

    Process This

    We love to break down the intricate steps that go into making our favorite furniture, products, prefabs and more. Increase your industrial-manufacturing IQ with this slideshow showcasing our...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  15. Dwell Home Venice: Part 13
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 13

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 13,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.20.12

  16. Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet
    How they make it

    Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet

    I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level. Check out this incredible...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.12

  17. Dwell Home Venice: Part 10
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 10

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  18. Dwell Home Venice: Part 9
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 9

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester....

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  19. Dwell Home Venice: Part 6
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 6

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 6...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  20. Cole & Son Factory Tour
    How they make it

    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  21. Helsinki Ink
    How they make it

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  22. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
    How they make it

    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  23. The 3107 Chair
    How they make it

    The 3107 Chair

    It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.20.09

  24. The Trabecula Bench
    How they make it

    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  25. Marmol Radziner Prefab
    How they make it

    Marmol Radziner Prefab

    Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford.

    written by: Jessica Hundley
    03.16.09

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