Profiles

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

Sandy Chilewich
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.
- 9 years ago
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
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.
- 8 years ago
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”
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.
- 5 years ago
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.
An Architect Lost His Sight and Kept Working Thanks to Breakthrough Technologies for the Blind
As one of the few blind practicing architects in the world, Chris Downey occupies a unique place in design.
8 Black Designers Challenging the Status Quo With Socially Impactful Work
Wielding design as a tool for empowering underserved communities, these visionary Black architects and designers are paving the way for a more ethical future.
Goop’s Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June on Making Your Bathroom a Wellness Refuge
We sat down with Godfrey-June to get the full scoop on how to make the bathroom your go-to place for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Master Mixologist Mr. Lyan’s Rules for Raising the Bar at Your Next Cocktail Party
We spoke with internationally renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana about crafting the right cocktail for any occasion, necessary tools for an at-home bar, and his debut U.S....
Michelin-Starred Chef Dominique Crenn Shares the Secrets of Effortless Hosting
From her home just outside San Francisco, chef Dominique Crenn gives us the scoop on how to transform a simple meal for friends and family into an inimitable, welcoming experience.
Architect Peter Gluck’s Ode to the Venetian Oarlock
He believes there’s beauty and a lesson for today in a centuries-old craft.
Q&A: Architect Rem Koolhaas Turns Our Attention to the Countryside
The famed advocate of urban living embraces country life with a new exhibition.
Ahead of Its Class
“How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks.
Watch: Inside Sticotti’s Radiant Buenos Aires Studio
Architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti invites us inside his Palermo showroom and studio.
A Bay Area Chef Builds a Midcentury Ski Cabin Out of Gingerbread
San Francisco–based chef Anthony Strong offers workshops on building a picturesque Tahoe lodge out of candy and gingerbread.
Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
An Architect’s Remembrance of the Great Ray Kappe
Architect William Hogan recounts the stroke of luck that introduced him to Ray Kappe, and the profound influence Kappe would have on his life.
Made In: The Northeast
Check out the best products crafted in the Northeast, part of our 2019 Made in America series.
Made In: The South
Check out the best products crafted in the South, part of our 2019 Made in America series.
Made In: The Southwest
Check out the best products crafted in the Southwest, part of our 2019 Made in America series.
Made In: The Midwest
Check out the best products crafted in the Midwest, part of our 2019 Made in America series.
Made In: The West
Check out the best products crafted in the West in this installment of our 2019 Made in America series.
Made in America 2019: The Makers to Know in Every Region
Take a coast-to-coast tour of objects for your home, and meet some of the people who make them.