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

A trio of resin skulls works as manly wall art above a burly end table from Urban Hardwoods and on a wall painted with ICI Paint’s Noble Grey.
Strong lines on the floor and the walls reinforce the notion of old and new.
“It was a major decision to put the kitchen in the center where everything would revolve around it,” says Lazor. “We did this simply by following what patterns we observed—it was just where people gravitated.” The bar stools are by Blu Dot, and the chairs by Charles and Ray Eames.
The Scandinavian pavilion will be decked out with furniture and accessories that embody Hygge—a Danish term implying warmth, coziness, and friendliness. This renovated loft in Copenhagen by Vipp Chief Designer online Morten Bo Jensen and his wife, Kristina May Olsen highlights that concept.

Photo by Anders Hviid.
The interior is a spatially open layout with a flexible DIY storage system that supports the ceiling.
Load-bearing elements are clustered together in the form of storage instead of a typical post-and-beam format.
House of Furniture’s exterior, designed by Ban in collaboration with Muji, looks more like a pavilion than a box.
Warm Front

Auckland’s climate is relatively mild, but Davor and Abbe decided not to scrimp on insulation, installing fiberglass batts with R-values above building code requirements in the ceiling and the walls. This, combined with the home’s concrete floor (with standard polystyrene insulation) that retains solar heat, means Davor and Abbe only use their New Zealand–made wood-burning Warmington Studio fireplace in the coldest months.


All of the Lights

Davor and Abbe created their striking living-room lights—colored cords 

with exposed bulbs—by calling on a number of different suppliers to put together a look that suits their home’s pared-down aesthetic. The cord for their electrical cables is from Frinab in Sweden, and they teamed the lights with stainless-steel switch plates 

by Forbes & Lomax sourced through Abbe’s site, Piper Traders. 



A simple color palette and Eames chairs greet visitors in the lobby. Photo by: Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography
Jongerius also touched upon the importance of a designer having an aesthetic signature. She used the dots that appear throughout her creations as an example. “It’s a magnificent moment to see an object have an independent life.” Here we see the massive Knots & Beads Curtain, created with hand-knotted yarn and 30,000 porcelain beds made from Dutch clay by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, that appears in the new interior for the United Nations North Delegates’ Lounge in New York, 2013. Jongerius worked alongside Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg on various aspects of the space.
The Designer Is In consultations offer professional advice from interior designers with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Photo by Mimi Teller Rosicky
Interiors of Schloss Harkotten, showcasing Sieger Design's furniture and tabletop pieces (right).
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the Portland-based studio whose work we profiled last week on Dwell.com, keeps track of ongoing design and remodeling projects via Instagram. Follow the studio in action at @jhinteriordesign.
Krisel designed the Ocotillo Lodge, a hotel that featured a number of his signature design moves: post-and-beam construction, walls of glass, and an indoor/outdoor element, among others. Pictured here is the interior of one of the hotel's bungalows.
The American Society of Interior Designers, in addition to offering expert consultations, will host many continuing education classes during Dwell on Design.
"Things and small details matter, of that I am convinced." Photo by: Petra Bindel
Many of the homes presented in the book attempt to preserve the character of the original design, while adapting it to modern needs. Philip Johnson's Wiley house juxtaposes transparent public spaces with enclosed intimate areas.
Pair's database includes over 400 3D models, each of which can be placed into your room within a half-inch of precision. You can insert multiple models and snap screenshots for future reference. The best part? The app is free for users; it's the manufacturers who pay to make their products available to you. 

And how does Pair recognize and remember your room's dimensions? Complex visual algorithms place points around the room and track their location, allowing the program to dynamically understand the space even as you move through it. (For the technologically inclined, it's called SLAM: simultaneous localization and mapping).
Chelsie Lee of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design was lead on a project outfitting a renovated brownstone in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.