“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...
A Tiny Russian Apartment Packs a Punch With Pops of Color and Surprising Textural Finishes
Unnamed Studio revives a 495-square-foot apartment in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, with a frosted-glass “box” to distinguish the public...
These Beachy Digs in Melbourne Explore the Yin and Yang of Form, Texture, and Color
In a mashup of desert midcentury and industrial chic, Mim Design creates a perfectly balanced home for a design-savvy family.
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...
A Designer’s Midcentury Revival in San Diego Makes a Bold Statement With Color and Scale
Designer Julie Crosby and a team of collaborators transform a rundown property near Southern California’s coastline.
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...
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...
16 Groundbreaking Dutch Designers to Know Now
An exhibition heralds a new wave of Dutch designers plying technology and craft.
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...
A Variety of Finishes Add Textural Intrigue to This Renovated Russian Apartment
This Saint Petersburg apartment is an exquisite celebration of texture and color.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
9 Small Spaces With Color
From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...
Color 101: Hueless
Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors.
Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman
Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.