From interviews with current innovators to profiles of the biggest names in history, Dwell is your guide to who's who in design.

Meet the Women Who Reimagined a Hudson Valley Farmhouse as a BIPOC Residency
Meet the Women Who Reimagined a Hudson Valley Farmhouse as a BIPOC Residency
The trio behind the thoughtfully updated colonial-style Mae House in Athens, New York, discuss transforming the 173-year-old property into a part-time rental designed with people...
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Found Pottery Pieces Inspire a Washington Designer to Consider the Shelf Life of Our Existence
Chelsea Minola, founder of design studio Grain, keeps the remnants as a reminder of time spent with her family and the future she and her husband can help create for them.
Meet the People Who Decide What Design Trends Will Dominate Each Year
Highly anticipated annual forecasts like Pantone’s Color of the Year and Pinterest Predicts write the blueprint for which styles will take over.
Artist Gab Bois Isn’t Afraid to Play With Food—or Turn It Into Furniture
Artist Gab Bois Isn’t Afraid to Play With Food—or Turn It Into Furniture
Her recent series includes a brioche sectional and strawberry shortcake sofa that brings new meaning to the phrase “sweet...
For One Designer and Innovator, Human Connection Begins With a Simple Tool
David Kelley, founder of Ideo and the at Stanford University, uses a rudimentary measuring device to empower his students—and make friends.
This Eco-Friendly Lawn in Arizona Mimics a Natural Stream Overflow
Landscape designers and eco-hydrology specialists at EcoSense utilized a passive rainwater harvesting design and underground clay vessels to allow water to percolate slowly.
This Floridian Designer Overcame Neighborhood Restrictions for a “Lawn-like” Look
Master gardener Steve Turnipseed turned to untraditional ground coverings while incorporating over 100 native Floridian plant species into his design.
This Closed-Loop Design on Long Island Provides a Formula for an Eco-Friendly Lawn
The surrounding wetlands inspired a low-maintenance yard complemented by native plants and a surprising lawn.
Check Out This Re-Wilded Suburban Home in Lincoln, Nebraska
Homeowner and landscape designer Benjamin Vogt is slowly helping to re-prairie suburbia through his activism and horticulture business.
This Sensational Los Angeles Garden Was Built for the Pollinators
Hear expert advice for seeking out a variety of drought-tolerant plants that can thrive while welcoming butterflies and hummingbirds into your garden.
Ditch the “Grow-Mow-Blow” Mentality of Lawn Care With These Expert Tips
Ditch the “Grow-Mow-Blow” Mentality of Lawn Care With These Expert Tips
A Bay Area landscape designer brings this philosophy to life in the hills of drought- and fire-plagued California.
How Two Helsinki Architects Transformed a Parking Lot Into a Paradise for Pollinators
The Alusta Pavilion gives birds, bees, and plants a lush habitat—and human visitors a renewed outlook on the natural world.
Meet the Young Firm Shaking Up the Design Scene in Mexico
Chuch Estudio plays with color and form to create furnishings and spaces that are seriously fun.
A Chicago Designer Finds Lessons in the Toy-Making Traditions of His Japanese Heritage
After discovering the sustainable art of kokeshi, Kazuki Guzmán worked it into his own design practice—and began sharing it with others.
The Dwell 24: These Are the Best New Designers Out There
Dwell’s 2022 list of emerging talent features meeting-the-moment furniture, lighting, and more objects for your home.
The Dwell 24: Sara Simoska
During the pandemic, Sara Simoska realized that what she loves more than anything are books—so she created Movable Furniture, a collection of oblique wooden shelving units that...
The Dwell 24: Noka Design
Noémie Vanoli and Karima Weber's shared Italian roots inspired their first collection of sculptural, earthy candles.
The Dwell 24: Loose Parts
Based in Hudson, New York, Jennifer June, the designer behind Loose Parts, is committed to reducing waste by sustainably sourcing and fabricating adaptable furniture that people...
The Dwell 24: Chuch Estudio
Architect Aranza García and her friends Lorena Madahuar and Natalia Ramirez launched Chuch, a design studio with a playful vibe that honors Mexican culture and everyday life.
The Dwell 24: Ovuud
Former patent lawyer Benjamin Gillespie channels his youthful enthusiasm for deconstructing yard-sale lamps into creating sophisticated LED-based fixtures for his studio, Ovuud.
The Dwell 24: Ries
Argentinian architects and designers Marcos Altgelt and Tasio Picollo aim for their work to not only support local manufacturers at risk of dying out in the face of globalization...
The Dwell 24: Mona Matsui
Made with polyester or traditional Japanese materials like washi, silk, and cotton and ranging from pale and semitransparent to color-saturated, Mona Matsui’s ethereal, light...
The Dwell 24: Mlondolozi Hempe
Cape Town designer Mlondolozi Hempe interweaves the folklore of his native South Africa for his furniture brand, Umongo.
The Dwell 24: Studio Kae
For Zhekai Zhang and Keren Wang, the pair behind Studio Kae, imperfection is often the desired outcome.
The Dwell 24: Jared Tso
Coming from a long line of Diné potters, Jared Tso crafts his vessels primarily by hand but resists conceptions of “authenticity as relying on some re-creation of the...
The Dwell 24: Irene Purasachit
Irene Purasachit uses flowers and other biodegradable materials and strives for her designs to contribute positively to the environment.
The Dwell 24: Borgi Bastormagi
Whether designers Nada Borgi and Etienne Bastormagi are working on public projects or producing furniture on a smaller scale, the urban condition of Beirut is at the heart of...
The Dwell 24: Mohaded Studio
With studios in Buenos Aires and Milan, artist and industrial designer Cristián Mohaded works closely with artisans across Argentina to produce a diverse output, ranging from...
The Dwell 24: Bellafonté Studio
Tiarra Bell of Bellafonté Studio uses her craft to “translate biblical stories, words, and ideologies into something...
The Dwell 24: Dana Arbib
With her organic glass vessels tinged with Mediterranean motifs, Arbib is sharing a story that spans generations, with the hope that these works will become part of others’...