Bucks Contemporary had another good year at New Designers – its furniture design graduates scooped up a couple of awards between them.
During the London Festival of Architecture, Donna Wilson held a monster making workshop as part of Grimshaw’s Embodied Energy exhibition. Download our pdf guide to make your own handcrafted toy.
We teamed up with designer Sebastian Bergne to test out Ponoko, an online manufacturing site that gives users the ability to make their own products. After all, if a professional can't take advantage of home manufacturing, who can?
“We’ve got lots of beans... purple beans, green beans. All sorts of beans,” says Dan Wood, proudly listing the virulent produce of Work AC’s Urban Farm installation for New York arts venue PS1.
Sanford Kwinter’s meaty tome on modernity and technology leaves Daniel Miller ready for a good fight.
We’re presenting the best work from London’s graduate shows in the new issue of icon (063) – but over the next few days we’ll also post work from the best-performing colleges online.
A luminous white light is glowing from the roof of a 19th-century bandstand standing in the centre of a small pond in Vondel Park, central Amsterdam. Because of the sheer intensity of the colour, the details of the pavilion are rendered invisible and it is difficult to see any evidence of the light’s source.
An exposé of industrialised food puts Edwin Heathcote right off his twizzlers.
“Part performance space, part village hall, part speakers’ corner,” says Geoff Shearcroft of AOC of architects about the Lift pavilion. Now you can watch the video of its assembly for the London Festival of Architecture on iconeye.
Of all the events and exhibitions being held in Turin to mark its status as this year’s world design capital, the most interesting to date is Flexibility, a series of installations by the likes of Bertjan Pot, Patricia Urquiola and icon’s cover star this month, Fernando Brizio.