written by:
June 25, 2013
Highlights from the products, furniture, and lighting at Dwell on Design 2013, handpicked by Dwell editors.
Koncept task lighting at Dwell on Design
Best task lighting: Koncept
1 / 17
Tournesol Siteworks design for public space including water fountain for people and dogs, at Dwell on Design
Best design for public space: A combo human/canine water fountain by Tournesol Siteworks, the Southern California distributor for Brisbane design collective Quench Design.
2 / 17
Corocito cerrado chair from Fabrica at Dwell on Design 2013
Best modern vernacular furniture: Fábrica, out of Guatemala City, translates handcraft and Guatemalan craft traditions into its range of furniture, like the fold-up chair shown here.
3 / 17
Minimalist cash carrier wallet by Capsule Wallets at Dwell on Design
Best mini-modern design: Capsule Wallets' new Minimalist cash carrier, which was funded on Kickstarter and made its retail debut at Dwell on Design.
4 / 17
Lacava bathroom furniture and fixtures from Chicago, at Dwell on Design
Best bathroom furniture: Lacava, whose casegoods are made in Chicago.
5 / 17
Playforms Framehouse by North Forty Design is good for kids, at Dwell on Design
Best design for kids: Playforms by North Forty Design. We love the lightweight Framehouse for its simple shape that encourages curiosity and imaginative play.
6 / 17
Monocle wall light, Gala chandelier, and Radient wall sconce by Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW) at Dwell on Design
Best lighting: Rich Brilliant Willing. The New York trio made its first appearance at Dwell on Design this year with new pieces including Radient Wall Sconce, Gala chandelier, and Monocle wall light.
7 / 17
Okum Made wooden desk accessories at Dwell on Design 2013
Best desktop accessories: Turned wood bowls and cork clocks with a wabi-sabi feel by Okum Made, a new venture from designer David Okum.
8 / 17
Altamira outdoor chair by Markamoderna at Dwell on Design
Best outdoor furniture: Markamoderna, particularly the Altamira chair. The El Salvador-based brand made its US debut this year at ICFF and with Carrot Concept at Wanted Design.
9 / 17
Haand ceramics from North Carolina at Dwell on Design
Best new ceramics: Haand, based in North Carolina, brought a great range of ceramics to Dwell on Design from everyday cups and plates to vases to architectural wall implements.
10 / 17
Airstream LandYacht RV and Caliber stainless steel charcoal grill at Dwell on Design Outdoor
Best grilling environment: Caliber ThermaShell Pro Stainless Steel charcoal grill in front of Airstream's new LandYacht.
11 / 17
WFOUR customizable Mix and Match dresser at Dwell on Design
Best customizable design: WFOUR Design, for its new Mix-and-Match dresser with four colors and one cherry stain finish option for drawers.
12 / 17
AETHER Apparel at Dwell on Design
Best retail concept: AETHER Apparel. Trick out a classic Airstream, stuff it full of clothing and gear for the adventuresome design lover, and take it on the road.
13 / 17
Dazzle porcelain collection by Lladró at Dwell on Design
Best dazzle: Lladró's new black-and-white collection is based on "razzle dazzle" camouflage motifs used by ships in the British Admiralty and U.S. Navy in World War I.
14 / 17
Insidenorway booth with design prototypes from Norwegian Young Guns, baby goods from Stokke, and blankets from Mandal Veveri and Røros Tweed at Dwell on Design 2013.
Best Scandinavian exhibitor: Insidenorway, which brought prototypes from 21 young Norwegian designers along with blankets from Mandal Veveri and Røros Tweed, baby goods from Stokke, and chairs from Varier.
15 / 17
A+R store at Dwell on Design specializes in Scandinavian design
Best Scandinavian retail representation: Los Angeles-based A+R does a brisk business as one of America's leading online retailers for Scandinavian design (Muuto, Normann Copenhagen). They're also a mainstay at Dwell on Design (for good reason!).
16 / 17
Air purifiers by Rabbit Air and Blueair at Dwell on Design 2013
Kindest and gentlest: This year's Dwell on Design show floor saw not one but two air purifiers that excel in both form and function. Above, the Swedish company BlueAir; below, California's own Rabbit Air.
17 / 17
Koncept task lighting at Dwell on Design
Best task lighting: Koncept

2013 was a bang-up year for Dwell on Design. The LA Convention Center was packed with content, speakers, advice, furniture, lighting, materials, kitchens, prefab, CEUs, experts, and ideas—a 360 degree design experience for attendees local and far-flung. Between moderating three days' worth of panels and demonstrations, Dwell's editors combed the show floor for the best and brightest products, from task lighting to outdoor furniture to streamlined wallets. Take a look at our picks in the following slideshow, and for more Dwell on Design action, check out our live-from-the-show-floor reports:

Outdoor 

Kitchen and Bath

Design and Materials

Furniture and Accessories

Shop the Show Floor

Join the Discussion

Loading comments...

Latest Articles

45 dva 2270 persp1 cmyk 0
The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the chance to recalibrate and re-prioritize in life.
July 25, 2016
18
You don’t have to choose between sustainable energy and curb appeal.
July 19, 2016
jakemagnus queensland 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
July 06, 2016
content delzresidence 013 1
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 29, 2016
abc malacari marwick stair 01 0
A simple set of stairs is a remodel’s backbone.
June 28, 2016
Design Award of Excellence winner Mellon Square.
Docomomo US announces the winners of this year's Modernism in America Awards. Each project showcases exemplary modern restoration techniques, practices, and ideas.
June 27, 2016
monogram dwell sf 039 1
After last year’s collaboration, we were excited to team up with Monogram again for the 2016 Monogram Modern Home Tour.
June 27, 2016
switch over chicago smart renovation penthouse deck smar green ball lamps quinze milan lounge furniture garapa hardwood
A strategic rewire enhances a spec house’s gut renovation.
June 26, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent coralie gourguechon treviso italy cphotos by coralie gourguechon co produced by isdat planche anatomique de haut parleur1
Coralie Gourguechon's paper objects will make you see technology in a whole new way.
June 26, 2016
green machine smart home aspen colorado facade yard bocci deck patio savant
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
June 25, 2016
Compact Aglol 11 television plastic brionvega.
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest. A new industrial design book celebrates devices that broke the mold.
June 25, 2016
modern backyard deck ipe wood
An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
dscf5485 1
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.
June 24, 2016
under the radar renovation napa
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
June 24, 2016
Exterior of Huneeus/Sugar Bowl Home.
San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.
June 24, 2016
light and shadow bathroom walnut storage units corian counter vola faucet
A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.
June 24, 2016
Affordable home in Kansas City living room
In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.
June 23, 2016
modern lycabettus penthouse apartment oak vertical slats office
By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
June 23, 2016
kitchen confidential tiles custom cabinetry oak veneer timber house
A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.
June 23, 2016
feldman architecture 0
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
June 22, 2016
Blackened timber Dutch home
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
June 22, 2016
hillcrest house interior kitchen 3
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
June 22, 2016
angular
Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.
June 21, 2016
San Francisco floating home exterior
Anchored in a small San Francisco canal, this floating home takes its cues from a classic city habitat.
June 21, 2016
modern renovation addition solar powered scotland facade steel balcony
From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
June 21, 2016
up in the air small space new zealand facade corrugated metal cladding
An architect with a taste for unconventional living spaces creates a small house at lofty heights with a starring view.
June 21, 2016
young guns 2016 emerging talent marjan van aubel london cwai ming ng current window
Marjan Van Aubel makes technology a little more natural.
June 21, 2016
urban pastoral brooklyn family home facade steel cypress double
Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving neighborhood of Brooklyn.
June 20, 2016
Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding facade
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
the outer limits paris prefab home living area vertigo lamp constance guisset gijs bakker strip tablemetal panels
In the suburbs of Paris, an architect with an eco-friendly practice doesn’t let tradition stand in the way of innovation.
June 20, 2016