“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Elaine de Kooning (center) and students Ray Johnson (right foreground) and Albert Lanier (far right foregound) work on Buckminster Fuller's Supine Dome, as Fuller (background, in glasses) looks on.
Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House, 1945–1946.
"The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done."
VividWorks debuted the U.S. version of their virtual design tool at Dwell on Design.
“The rules for the good house as an ideal do not change in principle and have only to be looked at afresh. How does one enter a garden? How does the seating area relate to the door and the window? There are many questions like this which need to be answered, and the house consists of these elements. This is modern architecture.” 

Excerpted from The House as Path and Place, 1931, by Josef Frank
We caught up with Graves at his home in Princeton, New Jersey to shoot this video Design Icon: Michael Graves.
A signature element of the Villa Beer is this circular window.
The Villa Beer in Vienna, one of Frank’s most important commissions.
Designed by Oiva Toikka for Iittala, the Kastehelmi series is now an iconic product line within the brand. Finnish for “dewdrop,” the Kastehelmi evolved from a technical challenge—Toikka used the glass droplets to cover joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces. Although the technique originally began with functional intentions, the distinctive look made the Kastehelmi series a popular range of glassware.  The Kastehelmi Cake Stand features the iconic dewdrop design, and can either be used for presenting cakes and desserts or as an unexpected display for candles, flowers, and other accents.
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The ends of the longhouse structures feature large glass windows and the very top one opens onto a balcony that overlooks the Vitra campus. The white dome was designed by Buckminster Fuller and built in Detroit, Michigan, in 1978 before going up for sale in 2000, at which time Vitra purchased it and shipped it to Weil-am-Rhein. Frank Gehry designed the factory in the background as well as entrance gate and building that houses the Vitra Design Museum.
The world of smart home technology is rapidly changing. We'll call upon the greatest minds in the industry—and draw on what we learned at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show—to sort out what will become integral to the 21st-century home. 

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Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller: Discourse by Joachim Krausse and Claude Lichtenstein (Lars Müller Publishers, 1999).

Take a close look at one of the greatest visionaries of the 20th century.
I love the nearly baroque details of this poster depicting Buckminster Fuller's Epcot's Spaceship Earch in Orlando, Florida.
Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai designed the interior of Bungalow 8.
Teheran, a textile still available from Svenskt Tenn, created between 1943 and 1945 but not printed until 1991.
Penguin Donkey 2 book caddy by Ernest Race (1963) for Isokon (£570 at Skandium)
The Artichoke Pendant Light was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where it still hangs. Considered an iconic design of modern lighting, the Artichoke pendant is a sculptural fixture that features 72 precisely positioned leaves in 12 rows.
The Wishbone Chair (1949), also known as the Y Chair, marries a hand-woven seat and steam-bent frame. The chair, an undisputed modern icon, has been in continuous production since its introduction in 1950. Inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Ming chairs, this was the culmination of a series of chairs created in the ‘40s. Photo courtesy Carl Hansen & Son.