Collection by Erika Heet

Design for Humankind at Dwell on Design NY


Professionals examine solutions for the needs of all people in this onstage discussion at Dwell on Design NY.

At Dwell on Design New York, we explored the premise that no matter the discipline, good design is a network of systematic responses that addresses needs on a daily basis and solves the problems of today. Human beings, in the great spectrum of their physical and emotional responses, have a wide variety of needs; so how can the concept of “good design” apply to all people? In the panel Design for Humankind—just head of our keynote address with Daniel Libeskind—Christine Marvin of Marvin Windows and Doors joins New York architects Robert Kahn, and Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture, examined modern strides in accessibility and universal design.

Architect Joseph Tanney says the house was designed as a safe haven for Wexler and Zimmerman’s children.
The living room is furnished with Modernica’s Split Rail loveseat and sofa and a walnut Eames stool from Herman Miller.
Designed by architects Rick Shean and Christopher Simmonds, a project in Quebec, Canada, was a winner of the 2014...
Marvin has a stated dedication to Universal Design, and planning for the long term.
Architect Robert Kahn will join us to discuss, among other projects, the Hill House in Palo Alto, California, a remodel...