“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

Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global...
My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
Melissa Young, founder of interior design firm, My Studio ID, invites us inside her luxe desert getaway—complete with teepee,...
Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.
The Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti
Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive...
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
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: 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: 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: Simon Johns
Furniture designer Simon Johns channels the spirit of his wild surroundings in rural Quebec into pieces with raw characteristics...
Designer to Know: Manjiro Design
Led by Adam Manjiro Lesser, this small shop in Brooklyn is handcrafting fine furniture with repurposed materials and sleek...
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: J McDonald
J McDonald’s otherworldly furniture and sculptures are inspired by the tensions, contrasts, dissonances, and harmonies between...
Designer to Know: Nottene
Textile designer Kim Hall and printmaker Justin Hardison create whimsical wallpapers and other prints inspired by their childhood...
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A nod to the past, the contemporary country escape by Mapa Architects is surprisingly close to São Paulo’s hustle and bustle.
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.
A Designer’s $210K Prefab ADU Captures the Allure of California Living
Oni Lazarus of AO Studio commissions Cover to add a svelte prefab rental unit to the backyard of her Los Angeles home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British Artist Alex Chinneck Unzips a Building in Milan
Hailed as a master of architectural illusion, British artist Alex Chinneck unzips a building for Milan Design Week 2019.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance
An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots...
Designer to Know: Ridgely Studio Works
Lighting designer Zac Ridgely creates sculptural fixtures out of unexpected materials—from crushed glass and spun steel to golden...
Emerging Pathways for Up-and-Coming Designers
Discover fairs, programs, and fellowships geared for young designers to gain visibility and experience.
IDEO Founder David Kelley Asks $13.5M for His Ettore Sottsass-Designed Masterpiece
Nestled in Silicon Valley, the Kelley Residence is an eclectic assemblage of pavilions—and a monument to the Milan-based...
A Historic Melbourne Home Is Respectfully Modernized For a Young Family
Still adhering to its local neighborhood vernacular, this delightful dwelling in the suburb of Princess Hill gets a contemporary...
A Designer Couple Restore a British Modern Masterpiece
Christian Harvey and Victoria Davies take on the restoration of a landmark home.
A California Designer Creates a Home That Will Last a Lifetime
For her cheerful, butterfly-roofed house, designer Susie St. John thinks ahead with an entry ramp and wheelchair-accessible halls...
The Dwell 24: These Are the Designers You Need to Know in 2021
Every year, we present the most exciting designers making furniture, lighting, and other objects for your home.
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.

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