“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

An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
Industrial Designer Ditte Hammerstrøm
Ditte Hammerstrøm is an industrial designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark who has worked with Skitsch, Erik Jorgensen, and limited...
Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven...
Escape to a Thai Beach House That Showcases the Work of Multiple Contemporary Designers
On Natai Beach in southern Thailand's Phang Nga, is a beach house that showcases interiors by some of the world's best...
Industrial Evolution
A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood.
An Interior Designer's Artful and Art-Filled NYC Town House
Interior designer Sandra Nunnerley brings together art and antiques to create harmony in her own apartment.
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...
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.
A Spanish Restaurant With an Industrial Infusion
Most restauranteurs rely on hospitality design firms to conceptualize and execute a new venture, but Barteca Restaurant Group is...
Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental
Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.
Unplug and Blend in at the Vivood Landscape Hotel
What’s probably the worst thing about traveling? In my opinion, it’s being on vacation without feeling like you’re on vacation.
Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the...
House of Tomorrow
In fits and bursts, the evolution of the smart home continues.
Working Your Way to a Blended Home
Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to work together to create a blended space that fits with both their...
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.
Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.
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...