Profiles

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

Furniture Design: Misewell
Furniture Design: Misewell
Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, Vincent and Paul Georgeson used to hang out in their father’s basement woodshop, fascinated by the process of building things.
- 10 years ago
Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm,...
Interior Design: Nicole Hollis
To call interior designer Nicole Hollis’s portfolio “eclectic” is an understatement.
Graphic Design: Project Projects
Graphic Design: Project Projects
Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off.
- 10 years ago
Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the world for four years with indie-rock musician Benjy...
Social Networking: Architizer
“The kernel of our idea was that there had to be a better way to speak to clients, to critics, and to the world at large.
Climate-Conscious Design: 8 Visionaries and the Best Products for a Lighter Footprint
Our annual overview features the top companies and pioneering designers who are pushing the limits.
This Duo Are on a Mission to Create Neighborhoods to Support Nature
Walter Meyer and Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape and Urban Design focus on projects that “build cities in participation with...
Tala Lighting Puts High Design Into High-Efficiency LED Bulbs
When Joshua Ward, Maxwell Wood, and William Symington launched their first LED collection, they were looking to address a trio of challenges: longevity, carbon emissions, and,...
The Researcher Behind HouseZero Brings Us Closer to AI-Powered, Self-Regulating Homes
Ali Malkawi leads us into a future where software helps a house adapt to changing conditions.
The Inventor of Granito Explains Why We Should Recycle Old Buildings—Right Where They Stand
The Inventor of Granito Explains Why We Should Recycle Old Buildings—Right Where They Stand
When Paris-based designer Anna Saint Pierre saw the massive granite slabs that were slated to be replaced in the conversion of an old building, she started asking herself: Could...
- 7 months ago
Gaze Upon the Psychedelic, Trashy Beauty of Bethan Laura Wood’s Favorite Vase
Designer Bethan Laura Wood, known for her colorful work—and her equally vibrant personal style—shops the world for all things woven.
Li Edelkoort Thinks Coronavirus Will Change Consumer Behavior Forever
At this year’s Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, the famed trend forecaster spoke about coronavirus, consumption, and her vision of what will happen next.
11 Women-Owned Companies Creating Real Change With Good Design
Devoted to creating a more sustainable, ethical, beautiful world, these entrepreneurial women are the names to know.
We May Already Have the Technology to Survive a Climate Crisis—We’ve Just Been Ignoring It
In her book “Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism,” designer and activist Julia Watson urges us to use millennia-old knowledge to build a world in symbiosis with nature.
For the First Time, Architecture’s Most Coveted Award Goes to Two Women
Since 1979, the Pritzker Prize has gone to architects—mostly men—in recognition of years of unfailing contributions.
Twenty Minutes With: Tom Dixon
On the heels of two flagship store openings in New York and Culver City this summer, we met with the British design entrepreneur at his new Howard Street space in Manhattan to...
Eye on Design: Charlotte Perriand
A limited-edition chaise longue and a photography exhibit signal a renewed interest in the French designer and Le Corbusier collaborator.
Sandy Chilewich
In our July/August 2012 issue, we profiled a cross-section of women working in the design field from architects to curatorial theorists and a handful of professions between.
This Stunning Studio in Rhode Island Is a Creative’s Dream
After living on the road for numerous years, a young artist uncovers an inspiring studio in Rhode Island.
8 Postmodern Buildings That Proclaim “Less Is a Bore”
From a cat-shaped kindergarten to a robot-like skyscraper, these postmodern buildings have a hearty sense of humor.
In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable
We were very saddened to learn that the great architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable passed away Monday, January 7th, 2012. She was 91 years old.
Q&A: Studio Drift Founder Lonneke Gordijn on Nature, Art, and the Limits of Technology
Why do some of Studio Drift’s projects take more than a decade to complete? Because the technology to create them doesn’t exist yet.
Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit, minimalist buildings that meld the ideals of classic...
10 Things You Need to Know About Isamu Noguchi
On his birthday, we remember Japanese-American artist, designer, and activist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for a legacy of profoundly imaginative, engaging work.
Kevin Roche on How He Got His Start—Nodding Off in an Interview With Eero Saarinen
The Pritzker Prize–winning architect reflects on his achievements and his mentor.
How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
Meet the George Nelson Associate Who Designed the Dunkin’ Donuts Logo
The industrial designer and Pratt Institute graduate teaches at her alma mater, instilling midcentury rigor in the creators of tomorrow.
Why Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi Is “Among the Most Important Architects of the 20th Century”
The author of “Lina Bo Bardi” peels back the layers of the influential architect’s work.
Sustainable Living: Chicago’s First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago’s first passive house, built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley.