“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

Designers in Dialogue
Derek Chen likens his job as founder of Council Design to that of a matchmaker.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
An Interior Designer’s Picture-Perfect Brooklyn Apartment Lists for $2.5M
Every detail has been carefully considered in this three-bedroom home—and it comes complete with a bonus rooftop garden.
Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda
Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn,...
A Designer’s Catskills Home Wears a Shou Sugi Ban Skin
The light box also features well-placed windows that keep temperatures in check and views unobstructed.
An Interior Designer’s Utah Abode Blends Mountain Living With Scandinavian Style
Park City Design + Build creates an indoor/outdoor, energy-efficient home for a Danish interior designer and her family.
A Venice Penthouse Showcases Matchless Views and a Legendary Designer’s Evolution
Italian designer Aldo Cibic draws inspiration for a Venice apartment from the city’s history as a colorful east-west crossroads.
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A renovated, 19th-century apartment in Montmartre features a multifunctional partition, natural light, and a dose of color.
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
An Interior Designer’s House in Israel Sports a Playful, Perforated Facade
At Round Edge House in Ramat Hasharon, a drilled concrete wall creates a privacy screen—plus extra material used as pavers in the...
A New Finn Juhl Monograph Reveals The Danish Designer’s Rebellious Streak
The just-released monograph, “Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World,” is more than a coffee table book.
This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer’s House
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
Emerging Pathways for Up-and-Coming Designers
Discover fairs, programs, and fellowships geared for young designers to gain visibility and experience.
Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance
An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots...
Drop Your Bags in This Designer Desert Cabin for $299K
Turnkey ready, the revamped house near Joshua Tree comes with 2.5 acres of complete solitude.
Architects and Designers Weigh In on the Future of Work
Right now, the logistics of “going back to normal” are a mystery.
A Designer Completely Transforms a Little 1950s House With $125K
In her first solo project, a young designer remakes a raw 850-square-foot house in Culver City by herself and on a tight budget.
Two Designers Create a Small but Luxe Retreat in the Catskills
A jewel-like home rises on a six-acre site in rural New York.
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.