Collection by Diana Budds

Behind the Scenes of Dwell on Design 2012


It takes an army of staff, editors, photographers, builders, and volunteers to pull of Dwell on Design each year. Organizing exhibitors, planning panels and offsite events, writing preview guides, manning the registration desk and info booths, and figuring out all of the other little details that keep the show floor humming is no small feat. When we editors arrived Thursday afternoon, the show floor exhibits were still being built, but by 10 a.m. Friday, like magic, everything was set and ready. While we can't document every moment in the saga, welcome to our album of the doughnut-fueled, caffeine-infused, salad-hating (well, not really) moments that make the show one of our favorite annual events. See you in 2013!

The Dwell Creative team working on stories for
Left to right: Zach Creech, Greg Doering, Brian Karo, and Alex Moyle.
Deputy Editor Aaron Britt.
The show floor as it looked Thursday, June 21, at about 3:00 p.m.
Senior Editor Kelsey Keith.
Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron.
Digital Content Director Sara Ost.
Sara Ost at work on a story.
John Edelman (left) stands next to Amanda Ip, the winner of the DWR Live/Work contest.
Angela Ames, VP and General Manager of Dwell on Design.
Michael Sylvester, Managing Director of Dwell on Design.
Creative Director (and slideshow photographer!) Alejandro Chavetta.
Assistant Editor Diana Budds.
Marketing Manager Sarah Morse.
Director of Communications Alex Polier.
Setting up the Lladro booth.
The Swiss Design Prize booth.