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Meet the makers behind your favorite designs.

The Woman Behind the Brand: Florence Knoll

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Knoll is Modern Always® because modern always works.  An accurate statement, especially when discussing the enduring success of...
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Fritz Hansen: Celebrating 150 Years of Rational, Emotional Design 

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For 150 years, functionality, rationality and the courage to be emotional about design has led the …
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Ib Kofod-Larsen: The Poetics of Balanced Design

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Amongst the great creators of the Golden Age of Danish design lived Ib Kofod-Larsen, a man dedicate…
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A Retrofuturespective: 20 Years of Tom Dixon Studio

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From a funk band’s bass-playing backbone to designer extraordinaire, Tom Dixon has always been a bi…
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Mischa Couvrette of hollis+morris

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Mischa Couvrette who founded Toronto-based design studio hollis+morris just a handful of years ago …
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A Conversation with Jason Miller, Founder of Roll & Hill

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Jason Miller, the founder of lighting company Roll & Hill, available exclusively at Lumens, ha…
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The Bright Angle

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Founded by Nick Moen as a pottery studio in Asheville, NC, The Bright Angle has launched a lighting…
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Bertjan Pot

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Bertjan Pot is a modern design luminary who likes to let his work speak for itself. Luckily we were…
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Petite Friture Goes Big: A Conversation with Founder Amelie du Passage  

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Parisian brand Petite Friture was founded in 2009 by Amelie du Passage with the intent to “make goo…
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Maximalism to the Max: Kelly Wearstler

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Inspired by the fashions and gold-plated architecture of eras past, Kelly Wearstler juxtaposes mate…
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Queen of the Curve: An Interview with Zaha Hadid

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An architect and designer with a foundational background in mathematics, Zaha Hadid’s designs range…
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A Q+A with Scott Richler of Gabriel Scott

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We caught up with Scott Richler, co-founder of Gabriel Scott, to talk design process, cuboctahedron…
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Lighting the Way: Q+A with Robert Sonneman

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For more than four decades, New York City-based lighting designer Robert Sonneman has been at the f…
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American Glamour: Q+A with Jonathan Adler

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Jonathan Adler’s designs blend a highbrow sense of humor and irony with colorful, contemporary styl…
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A Glimpse Inside the Enchanting World of Marcel Wanders

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With a portfolio that spans everything from provocative lighting and bold furniture designs to surr…
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Nina Maso of Santa & Cole

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Santa & Cole co-founder Nina Maso describes the Barcelona-based operation as “a small independ…
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Ramón Esteve + Harmonious Design

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Ramón Esteve finds the design process to be just as important as the end result—without the experie…
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From Tam Tam to Discoco: How Marset Designs Come to Life

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What began as a foundry in 1942 transformed into Marset Illuminación in 1965, and for the last half…
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Full of elegance and panache, Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Hollywood-esque style doesn’t come as a su…
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George Nelson: The Father of Mid-Century Modern Design

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The father of mid-century modern design, George Nelson created the iconic Bubble Lamp amongst many …
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