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Over the next few days, at a fair in Basel, Switzerland, some of the world's greatest design dealers will be showing off some of the 20th century's most beautiful objects. A few dealers will be presenting some of the smartest ones, too, from the 21st. Today's younger, more daring designers are leaving behind the old-fashioned futurism of Marcel Breuer and the Eameses, in favor of objects that speak of the world we're in now. On The Daily Beast and in the latest issue of Newsweek, I've profiled several designers who make objects whose brains are meant to match their good looks.

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Blake Gopnik

Blake Gopnik writes about art and design for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He previously spent a decade as chief art critic of The Washington Post. He has a doctorate in art history from Oxford University.

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