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Dwell September 2015, Vol. 15 Issue 08: Furniture Makes It Modern

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Homes in Paris, Copenhagen, and England

Quirky 1970s House in the English Countryside Showcases an Amazing Modern Furniture Collection
A British design pioneer transforms a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.
This Brazilian Modernist You Should Know About Designed Countless Classic Chairs
Despite a rise to prominence in the 1970s, pioneering designer Percival Lafer has remained a best-kept secret for collectors of...
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.
Rising Designer Tamer Nakişçi Sets Up Shop Following a Win at ICFF
On the tails of a winning tabletop design, an emerging Turkish talent looks to the future to establish his own brand.
These Classic Pieces of Furniture Are Getting 2015 Reboots
Back in production this year, these classic reissues prove good taste has no expiration date.
A Cramped Attic Became a Sunny Dining Room in this Renovation of a Copenhagen Tudor
A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
Michael Young on Why Now Is a Good Time to Be in Design
The prolific Hong Kong designer muses on how major brand collaborations are accelerating innovation.
These Picture-Perfect Mirrors are Made for the Selfie Era
Whether wall-mounted, freestanding, or handheld, these adventurous sculptural shapes and accents have us reflecting upon the...
A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget
In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...
Product Designer Erwan Bouroullec on the Magic of Wrought Iron
The French designer provides food for thought on the new wrought-iron collection he and his brother, Ronan, designed for Magis.
This Awesome Software Converts the Music of the Beatles and Queen Into Textile Patterns
British designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts spins sound waves into graphic textiles.
How the Iconic Tripp Trapp High Chair Came to Life
Peter Opsvik, a longtime specialist of ergonomics, reflects on his 1972 Tripp Trapp chair.
As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar
Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
An Energy Expert Explains How Solar Power Could De-Carbonize the Grid at Basically No Cost
Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.
Clever Furniture That Adapts to Your Needs at a Moment's Notice
Flexible and interchangeable, these shape-shifting designs can be used in varying configurations.
Designer Andi Kovel Breaks the Mold in Glassmaking
In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...
Inside the Modern Safe Room: How Homeowners Today Are Fortifying Their Houses Against Burglars, Terrorists, and Hurricanes
If a family’s home is their castle, as the saying goes, some homeowners have begun to take that sentiment quite literally.
Editor's Picks: 7 Irresistible, Modern Furnishings
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's September 2015 issue.
An Architectural Introduction to Safe Room Design
You’re a single parent with a young child or a wealthy businessperson with a very public profile, and you’re concerned...
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