“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

Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
Designer Rebecca Atwood Wants You to Master the Art of Using Color
Designer and best-selling author Rebecca Atwood talks with Dwell about the importance of infusing color into a home—and how it's...
Color Unites With Texture to Make This Brazilian Abode Appear Much Larger and Brighter
When constricted by a lack of square footage, a team of São Paulo–based architects cleverly use light, color, and texture to...
Dutch Master Karel Martens
Limitations—even in choice of wardrobe—fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens.
Watch: Inside the Studio of Designer and Materials Master Fernando Mastrangelo
Designer Fernando Mastrangelo is a master at pushing the limits of media, both material and social.
A Dutch Designer’s Tessellating Coat Rack
Woodworker Rene Siebum’s stylish work is a study in playful geometry.
Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the...
Q&A: How British-Nigerian Designer Yinka Ilori Uses Color to Celebrate His Heritage
Yinka Ilori tells us about his passion for color, how public spaces can bring communities together, and why his parents are his...
16 Groundbreaking Dutch Designers to Know Now
An exhibition heralds a new wave of Dutch designers plying technology and craft.
Q&A With Master Architect and Designer Piero Lissoni
Milan-based architect and designer Piero Lissoni is a modern design visionary with a vast portfolio that spans to everything from...
Color Unleashed
After attending a few international furniture fairs, Dwell editors spot a hunger for optimism in design.
Master Stroke
In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the...
Designer to Know: James Dieter
Lighting designer James Dieter’s work is bred from a desire for material and technical exploration—with inspiration sourced from...
Designer to Know: Simon Johns
Furniture designer Simon Johns channels the spirit of his wild surroundings in rural Quebec into pieces with raw characteristics...
Designer to Know: Kino Guérin
Québec-based furniture designer Kino Guérin uses a pressure vacuum to create curvaceous collections of bentwood furniture.
Designer to Know: Nottene
Textile designer Kim Hall and printmaker Justin Hardison create whimsical wallpapers and other prints inspired by their childhood...
Designer to Know: Ian Love
With his Brooklyn studio, Ian Love produces collections of furniture, lighting, and other objects—all made from logs salvaged by...
Designer to Know: Saturday Green
Inspired by their favorite day of the week, Saturday Green is a female-led collective of textile designers who recently launched...
Designer to Know: J McDonald
J McDonald’s otherworldly furniture and sculptures are inspired by the tensions, contrasts, dissonances, and harmonies between...
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.