The conclusion of World War II brought a huge influx of American optimism, which led to a burgeoning middle class interested in buying and nesting. The midcentury modern era left an indelible mark on modern design. In product design, midcentury modern masters include Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Achille Castiglioni, Arne Jacobson, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouve, Eero Saarinen, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, and Alvar Aalto. Giants of modern architecture include Mies van der Rohe, Ray and Charles Eames, Rudolph Schindler, Paul Rudolph, Charles Ellsworth, and Richard Neutra.

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Libraries We Love
Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you house your books speaks volumes about...
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
Products We Love: The Campaign Chair
Watch us assemble the direct-to-consumer startup’s chair.
Products We Love: Snake Blocks
Watch us try out an old-school plastic toy that's been reinvented in tactile wood.
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, RIBA award-winning architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space...
10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love
We pay homage to renowned architect I.M. Pei, who recently passed away at the age of 102.
Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Home Renovations of the Week
The best renovations restore homes without sacrificing their original essence.
A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home...
Editor's Letter: 5 Extraordinary Interiors We Love
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.
Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Mad For Midcentury Design
It's no secret that Dwell is captivated with midcentury modern homes.
10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings We Love
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the...
A Lovingly Renovated Midcentury in Connecticut Just Listed For $1M
A meticulous renovation gives a neglected midcentury home a second chance.
10 Jean Nouvel Buildings We Love
French Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel is credited by the New York Times in a profile piece as "exceptionally good...
20 A-Frame Homes We Love
A-frame homes have an iconic appearance that has stood the test of time—and they continue to capture the imagination today.
12 Renzo Piano Buildings We Love
Regularly cited as the father of "high-tech" buildings, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano's designs showcase...
Modern Lofts We'd Love to Call Home
While loft living might not be for everyone, others find it dream-worthy.
Products We Love: Modern by Dwell Magazine Barware
Welcome to our latest installment of Products We Love, where we test-drive beloved design items and document the process in our...
8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...