Profiles

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

Hood Century Founder Jerald Cooper Is Harnessing Instagram Clout for a New Preservation Movement
Hood Century Founder Jerald Cooper Is Harnessing Instagram Clout for a New Preservation Movement
Leveraging hip-hop and hype culture, the talent booker–turned–preservationist angles to get more Black people engaged with, and influencing, design.
Designer to Know: Simon Johns
Furniture designer Simon Johns channels the spirit of his wild surroundings in rural Quebec into pieces with raw characteristics and material mixes.
Designer to Know: Saturday Green
Inspired by their favorite day of the week, Saturday Green is a female-led collective of textile designers who recently launched a new collection of throws.
Designer to Know: Ridgely Studio Works
Designer to Know: Ridgely Studio Works
Lighting designer Zac Ridgely creates sculptural fixtures out of unexpected materials—from crushed glass and spun steel to golden aluminum.
Designer to Know: O/D\O Lab
Architect Paul Lee and furniture maker Anthony Abbate celebrate the inherent beauty of wood with a humble and timeless collection of furnishings.
Designer to Know: Nottene
Textile designer Kim Hall and printmaker Justin Hardison create whimsical wallpapers and other prints inspired by their childhood memories.
Designer to Know: Kino Guérin
Québec-based furniture designer Kino Guérin uses a pressure vacuum to create curvaceous collections of bentwood furniture.
Designer to Know: James Dieter
Lighting designer James Dieter’s work is bred from a desire for material and technical exploration—with inspiration sourced from fine art, fashion, toys, mechanics, and quotidian...
Designer to Know: J McDonald
J McDonald’s otherworldly furniture and sculptures are inspired by the tensions, contrasts, dissonances, and harmonies between humans and nature.
Designer to Know: Ian Love
With his Brooklyn studio, Ian Love produces collections of furniture, lighting, and other objects—all made from logs salvaged by arborists on Long Island.
Designer to Know: Manjiro Design
Designer to Know: Manjiro Design
Led by Adam Manjiro Lesser, this small shop in Brooklyn is handcrafting fine furniture with repurposed materials and sleek details.
Modern Istanbul Design: Autoban
Istanbul modern? In a word, it’s Autoban. With their east-meets-west twist on mid-century classics, this young duo has jump-started their hometown’s design scene.
Q&A: Meet the Designer Determined to Preserve the Traditional Craft of Shoemaking
Angela Scott’s heirloom-worthy designs—offering burnished leathers and hand-painted stripes—build on the legacy of handcrafted shoes in Portugal.
The Dwell 24: Crosland + Emmons
Atlanta-based designers Dana Castle and Michele DeHaven design sculptural porcelain light fixtures and earthenware.
The Dwell 24: Amalia Attias
The Rhode Island designer creates experimental pieces and reconfigurable furniture.
The Dwell 24: Harold
A table by Brooklyn-based designers Reed Hansuld and Joel Seigle is a finalist for this year’s NYCxDesign Best in Show award.
The Dwell 24: Lolly Lolly
Columbus-based designer Lalese Stamps has taken social media by storm with her wildly shaped mugs.
The Dwell 24: Rosie Li
The Brooklyn lighting designer’s experimental style ranges from delicate palm frond–inspired sconces to chandeliers that resemble molecules.
The Dwell 24: Lios Design
These Cambridge-based lighting designers created the world’s first molten-glass 3D printer.
The Dwell 24: Not Work Related
Chicago native Sarah Hussaini is gaining a following for her geometric and colorful household ceramics.
The Dwell 24: Kazuki Guzmán
The Chicago-based designer is using his Japanese heritage to reimagine hammers and mallets.
The Dwell 24: Cody Campanie
This third-generation woodworker is challenging the normative conceptual and physical practices of furniture design from his Portland studio.
The Dwell 24: Laura T. Jaramillo
The L.A. designer uses her multicultural background to design everyday objects and tools that speak to the human experience.
The Dwell 24: Oil / Lumber
From his studio in Nashville, Ethan Summers mixes local materials with sustainable designs to educate buyers on the origin and craftsmanship of pieces.
The Dwell 24: Ko Júbilo
The Vancouver-based designer is gaining attention with his folded aluminum light fixtures.
The Dwell 24: Zihe Gong
The recently graduated designer is making strides with her funky designs—including a coat rack and chairs that evoke the shape of pig intestines.
The Dwell 24: Casey Lurie
Once a designer-in-residence for Japanese furniture manufacturer Idée, the Chicago-based designer now uses craft and industrial techniques to produce thoughtfully proportioned...
The Dwell 24: Artish
The Raleigh, North Carolina–based studio serves up a modular collection of magnetic wall art kits, steel side tables, lighting selections, and more.
The Dwell 24: Grain
Designer-couple James and Chelsea Minola match age-old furniture techniques with modern design ambitions and eco-friendly materials.
The Dwell 24: Sunshine Thacker
The San Antonio, Texas-based ceramicist explores her love of clay in a new collection of planters, lamps, and other furniture.
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