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  1. Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi
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    Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

    One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  2. Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
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    Design Icon: Jean Prouvé

    The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.01.14

  3. Design Icon: Julius Shulman
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    Design Icon: Julius Shulman

    Julius Shulman was a famous American photographer known for his residential photography of modernist residences in midcentury Southern California.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.26.14

  4. Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
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    Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

    A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  5. Design Icon: Renzo Piano
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    Design Icon: Renzo Piano

    We highlight Italian architect Renzo Piano, winner of the Pritzker Prize and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.01.14

  6. Design Icon: Russel Wright
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    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  7. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

  8. Design Idea of the Week: High-Gloss
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    Design Idea of the Week: High-Gloss

    Glossy pieces make the perfect statement for summer: they are low-maintenance and ready to party. From cutlery to chairs, we share some of our favorites.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.23.13

  9. Design Idea of the Week: Humanitarian Design
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    Design Idea of the Week: Humanitarian Design

    As we gear up for Earth Day, it is important to not only applaud the architects and designers who work to make the world a better place, but also those who improve the lives of humans inhabiting it...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.19.13

  10. Design in Uniform at CCA
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    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  11. Design Indaba 2011
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    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  12. Design Indaba Expo 2013
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    Design Indaba Expo 2013

    Southern African designers showcase their wares at Cape Town's annual Design Indaba Expo.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.07.13

  13. Design Itinerary: Berlin
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    Design Itinerary: Berlin

    Berlin is Germany's cutting-edge culture capital, from contemporary art galleries to emerging designers. Take a look at some of the Berlin-based talent Dwell has profiled over the years in our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.13

  14. Design Itinerary: South Africa
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    Design Itinerary: South Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa, will be the World Design Capital 2014, which is perfect timing, since the country's design scene is booming. Here is a look at some modern homes, destinations, events, and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  15. Design Junkie
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    Design Junkie

    "I guess from a young age I collected things that interested me—picked up bizarre things from the street, put them in boxes, or took them to my room."

    written by: Michael Grozik
    03.04.09

  16. Design Made from Recycled Books
    A Great Idea

    Design Made from Recycled Books

    On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.27.13

  17. Design Miami's Deconstructed Tent
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    Design Miami's Deconstructed Tent

    Though Design Miami wrapped up a month ago, Moorhead & Moorhead's installation begs to be revisited. In a take on a standard event tent, brothers Granger and Robert Moorhead manipulated the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.14.11

  18. Design Miami: Mexican Design
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    Design Miami: Mexican Design

    When I interviewed Design Miami co-founder Ambra Medda before the show, she told me that she was most excited about a display of Mexican design pieces, ranging from mid-century to the present,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.07.09

  19. Design Miami: Recap
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    Design Miami: Recap

    Design Miami wrapped up on Sunday, and all told I’d say the fair was a mixed bag. Though I tend to have a good time wandering the aisles of Aranda\Lasch’s temporary tent taking in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.09

  20. Design Milk's Favorite Products in the Dwell Store
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    Design Milk's Favorite Products in the Dwell Store

    Design Milk founder Jaime Derringer has shopped the Dwell Store to pick favorite items to suit your holiday gift-giving needs. With a keen eye for smart design, Derringer selected inspired products...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.07.14

  21. Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
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    Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

    Situated on the Thames, moments from the 1894 Tower Bridge and the 2002 City Hall, the Design Museum's location invites reflection on London's design and architectural history. Once inside, the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    04.30.13

  22. Design Museum London's Time Capsule
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    Design Museum London's Time Capsule

    This morning—smack dab in the middle of the London Design Festival—Design Museum London broke ground on its new building designed by Dutch firm OMA with interiors by architect John...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.12

  23. Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
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    Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

    An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  24. Design Pros Weigh In on Buying the Perfect Gift
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    Design Pros Weigh In on Buying the Perfect Gift

    Our Buyer's Sourcebook, on newsstands now, showcases hundreds of essential items for design lovers. In the issue, we ask the savviest design professionals we know what gifts they recommend and...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.26.14

  25. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
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    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

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