Dwell on Design
This Just In
Building Materials & Renovations
Lighting & Ceiling Fans
Print + Digital
Located in Chicago, Illinois
Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop
AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro. Here's Dwell's take on the one-of-a-kind restaurant interior.
February 13, 2015
First-Ever Virgin Hotel Opens Stateside in Chicago
Virgin hires Rockwell Group Europe to rethink the hotel room paradigm for its entry into the hospitality field, a modern hotel in a historic building in Chicago.
February 6, 2015
Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture
We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture.
May 23, 2014
Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.
March 4, 2014
A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.
January 29, 2014
A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
January 6, 2014
To the Letter
In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted.
August 24, 2012
Strength in Numbers
Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.
July 16, 2012
Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.
September 13, 2011
When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island.
February 3, 2010
The Brick Weave House in Chicago
Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency.
August 31, 2009
Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.
May 13, 2009
Chef Grant Achatz treats his restaurant kitchens like scientific laboratories: They are places in which to invent wildly sculptural dishes that are seldom what they seem.
April 20, 2009
The Real Chicago
If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for you.
February 26, 2009
When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point?
January 23, 2009
Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
President Obama is an urban president.
January 21, 2009