Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

HP Tango Combines Smart Tech and Style For a Printer That Transcends the Office
HP Tango Combines Smart Tech and Style For a Printer That Transcends the Office
We sit down with designer Ken Musgrave to chat about the changing landscape of technology and design—and how it all comes together in the HP Tango.
By Jen Woo - 20 hours ago
100 Years of Bauhaus: What You Should Know About This Milestone Movement
100 Years of Bauhaus: What You Should Know About This Milestone Movement
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, we delve into its background and profound, lasting legacy on the art and design world.
 - 4 days ago
Q&A: Neri Oxman Sees Buildings of the Future as Being Designed More Like Organisms Than Machines
Q&A: Neri Oxman Sees Buildings of the Future as Being Designed More Like Organisms Than Machines
A conversation with architect, artist, and MIT Media Lab professor Neri Oxman.
 - a month ago
Google’s Newest Smart Speaker Boasts a Chameleon-Like Screen
Google’s Newest Smart Speaker Boasts a Chameleon-Like Screen
Today, Google announces the newest addition to its home lineup—Google Home Hub.
 - 14 days ago
4 Reasons Why Alder Is a Trending Wood
4 Reasons Why Alder Is a Trending Wood
Eco-friendly, easy to work with, and cost-efficient, alder wood is having a moment in the world of building materials.
 - 14 days ago
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Here Are the Modern Prefab Designs That Amazon’s Investing In
Take a look at the prefabricated homes designed by LivingHomes, the company that established the Amazon-backed startup, Plant Prefab.
 - 18 days ago
Catch ‘The World of Charles and Ray Eames’ at the End of its Tour in Oakland
Catch ‘The World of Charles and Ray Eames’ at the End of its Tour in Oakland
After an acclaimed, three-year tour, The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibit lands at the Oakland Museum of California, celebrating the careers of the iconic duo with...
 - 21 days ago
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
This Tiny, Off-Grid Prefab Home Grows its Own Food
Gray Organschi Architecture and the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture team up to create the Ecological Living Module, a self-sufficient tiny home, in just eight weeks.
 - 21 days ago
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
Amazon Joins Forces With Plant Prefab, a Smart Housing Startup
Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in Plant Prefab, a start-up specializing in the sustainable construction of prefab homes.
 - 25 days ago
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
An Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Blooms in the Palm Springs Desert
While Joel Turkel has built prefab homes all over North America and beyond, he hasn’t had the chance to live in one of his own designs. That will soon change.
 - a month ago
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
A Network of Prefab Tiny Homes Allows Users to "Pay as You Live"
Smart, sustainable, and minimalistic—these "location-independent, pay-as-you-live" prefab tiny homes introduce a new genre of urban living.
 - a month ago
Jonathan Olivares Tells the Story of the Shop Tool Behind Some of His Most Recognizable Designs
Jonathan Olivares Tells the Story of the Shop Tool Behind Some of His Most Recognizable Designs
Industrial designer Jonathan Olivares' red vise has journeyed with him from his childhood basement to the world stage.
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Kusheda Mensah
Dwell 24: Kusheda Mensah
Large abstract forms zigzag, curve, and tumble in captivating shades of ochre, ivory, and powder blue, like oversized building blocks, in Kusheda Mensah's debut furniture...
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay
Dwell 24: Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay
Ayako Aratani, 34, and Evan Fay, 29, are studio partners determined to go their own ways.
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Hiroto Yoshizoe
Dwell 24: Hiroto Yoshizoe
A graduate of Tokyo's Musashino Art University, designer Hiroto Yoshizoe, 32, balances commissions for hotels and restaurants with personal forays into product design.
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Agustina Bottoni
Dwell 24: Agustina Bottoni
Argentinian designer Agustina Bottoni, 34, spent years working in fashion before shifting her focus to product design and settling in Italy.
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Quincy Ellis
Dwell 24: Quincy Ellis
Quincy Ellis, 31, had spent years fabricating art for talents such as Fernando Mastrangelo when he came to a realization: "I didn't think there was enough being done with...
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Hanna Anonen
Dwell 24: Hanna Anonen
Since graduating in 2013 with a master's from Aalto University in applied art and design, Hanna Anonen, 29, has worked with Arabia, Iittala, and Hakola, as well as with Helsinki...
 - a month ago
Dwell 24: Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre
Dwell 24: Mei-Lan Tan and Victor Lefebvre
Although UMÉ Studio is based in California, the story of its founders, Mei-Lan Tan, 28, and Victor Lefebvre, 32, is international in scope.
 - a month ago
Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming Designers to Watch in 2018
Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming Designers to Watch in 2018
Drawing from countless submissions, innumerable visits to fairs and galleries, and—yes—Instagram, we bring together two dozen of the most promising creatives and duos, 35 and...
 - a month ago
Rent This Reimagined Airstream For Your Next Shindig
Rent This Reimagined Airstream For Your Next Shindig
After a complete renovation, a vintage airstream is reborn into an eclectic event rental space.
 - 2 months ago
Memphis Is Back: A New Pop-Up and Exhibit Storms Into Seattle
Memphis Is Back: A New Pop-Up and Exhibit Storms Into Seattle
Memphis Milano at Nordstrom's flagship store revives the bold, postmodern design movement of the '80s with a curated exhibition and gift shop.
 - 2 months ago
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
A daunting lighting design pushes a seasoned Italian craftsman to rethink the limits of concrete.
 - 2 months ago
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Allied Maker Turns a Dentist's Office Into a Luminous Showroom
Ryden and Lanette Rizzo, the couple behind lighting design and manufacturing studio Allied Maker, showcase their love for materials in a new Tribeca space.
 - 2 months ago
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day
With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.
 - 2 months ago
Take a Peek at How IKEA Is Celebrating its 75th Birthday
Take a Peek at How IKEA Is Celebrating its 75th Birthday
After 75 years of iconic design, the Swedish furniture megastore is paying homage to the past by relaunching a tight selection of hand-picked favorites.
 - 2 months ago
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Q&A: Architect Tom Kundig Gives Us His Take on Building the Maxon House
Architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects speaks to his client Lou Maxon about their decade-plus journey in building a modern home in Washington.
 - 7 years ago
Airbnb Cancels the Great Wall of China Contest
Airbnb Cancels the Great Wall of China Contest
The Beijing Yanqing Cultural Commission puts a halt to Airbnb's plans to host guests in an ancient watchtower on the Great Wall of China.
 - 3 months ago
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal the Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
In rural Western Alabama, a student-led program evolves from building $20,000 homes to creating a blueprint for sustainable, affordable housing.
 - 3 months ago
10 Incredible Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram Right Now
10 Incredible Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram Right Now
Whether you’re into ultra-minimalist clean lines or all about bold, boho flair, these interior designers are bound to trigger a hankering for a home refresh.
 - 3 months ago