“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Designer's Block
While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply...
Designers in Dialogue
Derek Chen likens his job as founder of Council Design to that of a matchmaker.
Preview: The Designer Is In
You know you've got one, tucked deep within your house. Maybe you keep it locked up tight so you don't have to see it. But...
Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
Photo of the Week: A Designer’s Dream Eichler Project
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
An Interior Designer's Streamlined Kitchen
Interior designer Caitlin Wilson is an entrepreneur and a mother of three, so when it came to the kitchen, she not only...
This Designer Is Building Electronics with Paper
Coralie Gourguechon's paper objects will make you see technology in a whole new way.
Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song
From a 200-square-foot garage-turned-workshop, Silvia Song skillfully sculpts wooden wares.
Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan
We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and...
Designer Focus: Brad Ascalon
As commissions for new furniture and lighting roll in, third-generation designer Brad Ascalon carries on the family tradition.
Industrial Designer Ditte Hammerstrøm
Ditte Hammerstrøm is an industrial designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark who has worked with Skitsch, Erik Jorgensen, and limited...
Designer of the Week: Marc Krusin
Marc Krusin is a veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded along with five other designers in 1998.
Designer Spotlight: Sebastian Herkner
German designer Sebastian Herkner has collaborated with many of the top international furniture brands including Moroso,...
Designers and Book Fair 2012
The first-ever Designers and Book Fair was held last weekend at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead
Minnesota-based designer Matthew Plumstead has had quite the year.
Emerging Designers at City Modern
Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's...
Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Perriand
While working on the July/August issue (hitting newsstands July 3rd), which highlights women in design, I kept coming back to...
Designer Douglas Loft For Sale
An historic loft in the middle of the city of the angels.
Q&A with Designer Martí Guixé
Designer Martí Guixé is well known for his conceptual food design and ex-designer approach as well as commercial projects like...
A Chat with Designer Liora Manné
Liora Manné is a textile designer who created the patented Lamontage process.

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