The Next Big Thing: Emerging Designers and New Ideas

The Next Big Thing: Emerging Designers and New Ideas
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The Dwell 24: Rising Talent in Furniture, Lighting, and More
Into the Woods: A California Couple DIY Their Dreams

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The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider Its Use
The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider Its Use
A Quebec couple sought a backyard guesthouse for their adult children—and they loved the result so much that they moved in.
By Tim McKeough - 4 months ago
A Conversation With Berlin Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré
The visionary architect talks about his home village in Burkina Faso and his lodgepole pine-log pavilion at Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.
How Human-Centric Lighting Is Changing the Way We Illuminate Our Homes
Read what experts and designers say about our body’s response to light as an aesthetic experience.
A Monolithic, Concrete Home Commands the Landscape Outside Mexico City
Architects Javier Sánchez and Carlos Mar created a home with three volumes in Valle de Bravo using board-formed concrete walls accented with charred wood.
This DIY Couple Craft a Tiny Cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains for Less Than $35K
In search of a Bay Area retreat, Jeff Waldman and Molly Fiffer purchased a piece of land on which to experiment and gain new skills, one task at a time.
A 1901 Craftsman in Seattle Gets a Svelte Cantilevered Addition
Blending old with new, a major remodel of this early 20th-century home includes a new rear designed by Best Practice Architecture.
A Random Detour Leads an Expat Couple to Discover Their Future Home in Costa Rica
Architect and homeowner Richard Hammond, along with his wife Daniela, transform two half-built structures that he discovered while running through the foothills of San José.
A 1970s Bungalow Is Transformed Into a Breezy Beach House in California
Architect David Montalba creates an oceanfront hangout where an extended family can enjoy the sand as their living room.
A Divine Intervention Is Staged for a 16th-Century Spanish Church
Two friends breathe new life into a crumbling church in northern Basque country.
This Australian Home Frames Theatrical Moments With Rough and Shimmering Surfaces
Splinter Society Architecture designs a versatile home that is full of high drama—from a sweeping roofline to light-reflecting stone and aluminum.
This Wisconsin Lake House Is Sheathed in Tiles Made of Post-Industrial Waste
Architect Stephen Bruns uses a synthetic roofing product to clad the Woven House—named for a vestibule that connects two massive forms.
A Corrugated, Plastic Bifold Door Opens Up an Artist’s Tiny L.A. Studio
Simple materials transform a rundown wood balcony into a new roof deck and versatile creative space.
Lighting Designer Lindsey Adelman Explains How a Trip to Japan Taught Her Humility
The fabricator of luminaires, tiles, and wallpapers is inspired by humble mementos from the journey: scrap pieces of silk.
Dwell 24: The Best Emerging Designers of 2019
Welcome to our annual presentation of the 24 designers who need to be on your radar now.
The Design Life: What Inspires This Year’s Dwell 24?
Learn how our favorite emerging talents live, work, and dream design in 2019.
10 Famous Designers Give Their Advice to Industry Up-and-Comers
We asked Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, and other heavyweights in the industry to share their wisdom for young designers.