Arper has delved into the archives to create a limited­­-edition of Lina Bo Bardi’s unrealised 1951 bowl chair.

Patrik Schumacher tells Icon what he covets: from the Barcelona Pavilion to a model by Frei Otto …

Summerhouse on Lagnö 12 February 2014

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter’s summerhouse in the Swedish archipelago reinterprets the region’s traditional styles.

Edwin Heathcote on how the talks series aimed at “spreading ideas” kills complexity wherever it goes.

A collection of Patrick Keiller’s essays confirms the filmmaker as one of Britain’s most important geographers, says Sukhdev Sandhu.

February 2014 diary 11 February 2014

February’s highlights include Design Shanghai, Italian Futurism in New York, the sights of downtown Los Angeles, Gabriel Orozco in Stockholm, Richard Hamilton at the Tate, and Design Indaba.

The Volkswagen Beetle crawled out from its dark origins in the Nazi era to travel the world, go bananas on the big screen, and truly live up to its name.

Industrial Facility still make prototypes of their minimalist designs, but has also set up an online store which doubles as “a research tool”.

Icon 129: Airports 04 February 2014

This month’s issue is devoted to ‘Airports’, from Studio Fuksas’s vast terminal in Shenzhen, to Pereira & Luckman, inventors of jet-age modernism and designers of LAX. We also look at how Hella Jongerius and FutureBrand, among others, have created national identities at 30,000ft up in the air. Plus the latest products and furniture from Scandinavia in this month's design report.

De Rotterdam 30 January 2014

OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.

Review: Where You Are 29 January 2014

Visual Editions' collection of fictional and essayistic musings on maps excels when it moves to the margins, says Hannah Gregory.

Mathias Hahn 29 January 2014

The product designer seamlessly combines the German and British, industrial and craft, elements of his training to create innovative new forms for everyday objects.

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