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.

These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
Exploring themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles, His and Her House comprise part of an exhibit on urban rejuvenation in Shenzhen, China.
 - 5 months ago
The First Ever Frame Awards Celebrate the World's Best Interiors
The First Ever Frame Awards Celebrate the World's Best Interiors
We headed to Amsterdam to attend the first annual Frame Awards honoring 31 winners in non-residential interiors.
 - 5 months ago
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
This Group Is Reimagining the Future of Boutique Hotels
Chicago–based Aparium Hotel Group is investing in communities and celebrating local heritage, one vibrantly reimagined building at a time.
 - 5 months ago
Jonathan Adler Reveals His Redesign of the Parker Palm Springs
Jonathan Adler Reveals His Redesign of the Parker Palm Springs
Groovy, hedonistic, luxury—Jonathan Adler’s depiction of his design at the Parker is not how you’d describe a typical getaway in the mid-mod hotbed of Palm Springs.
 - 5 months ago
Tom Dixon's New Furniture Collaboration With IKEA Warmly Welcomes Hacks
Tom Dixon's New Furniture Collaboration With IKEA Warmly Welcomes Hacks
With pieces that are durable, transformable, and affordable, there's no doubt Tom Dixon has turned upholstery design upside down with his innovative collaboration with IKEA.
 - 5 months ago
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea Debuts the Darkest Building on Earth
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea Debuts the Darkest Building on Earth
London-based architect Asif Khan reveals his latest project at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
 - 5 months ago
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Artist Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work Is Now Open in Austin
Titled "Austin," the chapel-like structure by the late contemporary artist Ellsworth Kelly is now open to the public at the Blanton Museum of Art.
 - 5 months ago
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
Meet Rachel Melvald, a psychotherapist who uses her background in psychology and design to resolve issues between couples who are in the throes of a high-stress project.
 - 5 months ago
10 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
10 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
We're celebrating the 116th birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.
 - 5 months ago
Meet Downtown Seattle's Newest Landmark: The Amazon Spheres
Meet Downtown Seattle's Newest Landmark: The Amazon Spheres
Move over Space Needle—here come the Amazon Spheres.
 - 5 months ago
10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Modernism Week in Palm Springs
10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Modernism Week in Palm Springs
From February 15 to 25, the Greater Palm Springs area celebrates midcentury modern design with 11 days of talks, films, architecture tours, exhibitions, and events.
 - 5 months ago
Bainbridge Island Architect Jim Cutler Has Found the Perfect Pencil
Bainbridge Island Architect Jim Cutler Has Found the Perfect Pencil
The Louis Kahn–trained architect and lifelong tinkerer tells us about the tools he can’t work without.
 - 5 months ago
These Modern Shades Are Revolutionizing the Market
These Modern Shades Are Revolutionizing the Market
The first to develop aesthetically pleasing motorized shading technology, J Geiger offers a modern alternative to dated, visually distracting window coverings.
 - 6 months ago
Dwell Is Here to Help Market Your Modern Vacation Rental
Dwell Is Here to Help Market Your Modern Vacation Rental
Put your modern property in front of an enthusiastic community of design and travel lovers.
 - 6 months ago
Trend Watch: Study Up on the Best Design from imm Cologne 2018
Trend Watch: Study Up on the Best Design from imm Cologne 2018
Check out highlights from the German design fair.
 - 6 months ago
How IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Built an Empire Out of Swedish Resourcefulness
How IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Built an Empire Out of Swedish Resourcefulness
To create a better everyday life for the many people—such was the vision of Ingvar Kamprad, who founded IKEA when he was only 17.
 - 6 months ago
Incoming IIDA Head Gabrielle Bullock Makes Diversity Priority One
Incoming IIDA Head Gabrielle Bullock Makes Diversity Priority One
The first order of business for the incoming president of the International Interior Design Association is tackling diversity.
 - 6 months ago
Q&A: Lucie Koldova Talks About Her Das Haus Concept For imm Cologne
Q&A: Lucie Koldova Talks About Her Das Haus Concept For imm Cologne
Inspired by Bohemian crystal-making and more, the Czech guest designer imagines the 2018 edition of Das Haus.
 - 6 months ago
Be the First to Stay in the New Muji Hotel in Shenzhen
Be the First to Stay in the New Muji Hotel in Shenzhen
Slated for a grand opening on January 18, the first hotel from the popular Japanese retailer will offer rooms that are "anti-gorgeous and...
 - 6 months ago
Fritz Hansen Celebrates its First Anniversary in San Francisco
Fritz Hansen Celebrates its First Anniversary in San Francisco
Jaime Derringer, founder and executive editor of Design Milk, leads a panel on Danish design and California modernism.
 - 7 months ago
Triple Threat: Modern by Dwell Magazine Snags Three 2017 Good Design Awards
Triple Threat: Modern by Dwell Magazine Snags Three 2017 Good Design Awards
The Posture Chair and Ottoman, Table Lamp, and Bar Trolley from the Modern by Dwell Magazine collection for Target are recognized for design excellence.
 - 7 months ago
These 5 Interior Design Trends Will Reign Supreme in 2018
These 5 Interior Design Trends Will Reign Supreme in 2018
Simple yet sophisticated, these new directions can help your space evolve.
 - 7 months ago
See 5 Rejected Designs For the World's Most Famous Monuments
See 5 Rejected Designs For the World's Most Famous Monuments
Can you guess what national treasure would have been replaced with this ziggurat?
 - 6 months ago
Bird-Watchers Will Be Flying High Once This Stunning Tower Is Complete
Bird-Watchers Will Be Flying High Once This Stunning Tower Is Complete
The winning entry for a bird observational tower in Latvia sets a new bar for how these structures can be built.
 - 6 months ago
Now in its Fifth Year, the FOG Design+Art Fair Shakes Up San Francisco
Now in its Fifth Year, the FOG Design+Art Fair Shakes Up San Francisco
Bringing together leaders in design, art, and culture, the FOG Design+Art Fair is on view January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center.
 - 6 months ago