The Italian design duo’s Botanica range of vases reinvents plastic as a craft material by using long-forgotten plant and animal polymers.
With only a week left to see The Vorticists at Tate Britain, we bring you Owen Hatherley’s review of this exhibition celebrating the “insurgent avant-garde” art movement that flourished in London before and during World War One.
To celebrate our 100th issue, Icon will present an exhibition during the London Design Festival showing remakes of Lego's Architectural Classics series by some of the most exciting architects in London. In the accompanying café, visitors will have the opportunity to create their own Lego models which will be displayed alongside those by Foster, Adjaye, Make, FAT and others.
Agata Pyzik enjoys a deft novel that is part parody of, part paean to the world of starchitects.
Data clouds are transforming our spatial and social relationships within the city.
Photographs of found objects were the stimulus for many of the furniture designer’s classic works.
Owen Hatherley revels in the pomp, but misses the politics, of a very English movement.
In his computer-controlled kinetic sculptures, Dutch artist Christiaan Zwanikken – the subject of a new film by Jarred Alterman – uses salvaged electronic parts to bring animal skeletons back to life.
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