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

The winners of the 2011 Swiss Design Prize were shown in the U.S. for the first time at Dwell on Design. A pair of knitted vessels by Senior Design Factory caught the eye of these passersby.
Senior Editor Kelsey Keith.
Andreas Engesvik will exhibit his furniture designs as part of The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway exhibition.
Best retail concept: AETHER Apparel. Trick out a classic Airstream, stuff it full of clothing and gear for the adventuresome design lover, and take it on the road.
Modern spaces make up Bishop’s board.
Central to the kaleidoscope is a 3-D element made of raised triangles.
A mixture of natural and man-made elements makes up Allied ASID designer Jessica Wojtowicz’s board.
Among Peterson’s inspirations was sky-high orange suede heels.
For her board, Allied ASID designer Ellen Farber of Narberth, PA, created what she calls a “kaleidoscope of colors.”
Los Angeles Allied ASID designer Darra Bishop displayed clippings of her favorite pins.
Brooklyn-based Ji-Ming Lin, who downloaded the Pinterest app and created her board with her smart phone in one hand and her new baby in the other, repeated the images from her pinboard.
Our Kitchen and Bath award went to relative newcomer Franz Viegener for its innovative designs. Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
Nourishmat by Earth Starter allows city dwellers to grow their own food in small spaces, and for that it snagged our Design Materials award. Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
The Modern Lifestyle award winner was Miele, which this year encompassed an overall lifestyle vision at the show. Photo by Alejandro Chavetta.
Shades of Green Landscape Architecture designed this striking walkway using climbing vines and metal arches by Terra Trellis.
The roving robot from Whiteyboard, a maker of paint you can draw on with whiteboard pens—a less dusty option to chalkboard-paint walls.
Universal Design was a central theme to Sabrsula’s board.
From Lin’s pinboard, an image she says represents “a dream state.”
At the Dwell Materials Lab, show goers had the opportunity to touch, feel, and learn about common—and not so common—construction materials.
After transforming Dwell Outdoor into a verdant paradise, landscape architecture firm Shades of Green was awarded for Outdoor this year. Photo by Alejandro Chavetta.