Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:05

Milan Furniture Fair: Bright Sparks

A round-up of some of the star turns to be shown at this year's Salone, including Fritz Hansen's relaunch of an Arne Jacobsen classic and Karimoku's fusion of food and furniture

Published in News
Friday, 29 June 2012 14:37

Milan Furniture Fair: Front

The Swedish trio's playful blown-bubble LED shade will explode and reform millions of times over the bulb's life.

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Hallingdal 65

The iconic Danish wool-and-viscose fabric was stuffed, boiled, hardened, but above all celebrated by a series of international designers for an eclectic exhibition by producer Kvadrat at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. 

Published in News
Thursday, 22 April 2010 11:31

Milan: Estd by Established & Sons

The British furniture brand that made its name by working with some very big-name designers launched a collection of anonymous products at the Milan furniture fair.

Published in News
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 06:38

Crimes Against Design: The Riverfront

Now that London's National Film Theatre has become "BFI Southbank", what used to be the NFT bar under Waterloo Bridge has become "The Riverfront", run by catering chain Benugo.

Published in ICON 074 | August 2009
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 13:25


This sofa is an illusion. It looks like a pile of cushions.

Published in ICON 072 | June 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 15:11


Ikea has invited Swedish quartet Front to design pieces for its new PS collection, finally allowing fans of the designers to own a piece of the studio's furniture at an affordable price.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009 14:23

Review: London Yields

The Building Centre tackles urban farming, the hot architectural topic of the moment - a possible way for cities to save themselves and the world.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 01 May 2009 01:00

The Icon 20/20 Designers: Front

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

Published in Features
Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:13

Milan: Front’s Cushion Sofa for Moroso

Swedish design collective Front’s illusory sofa for Moroso is among the products being launched at the Milan Furniture Fair this week.
Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 09:38

Ikea’s new PS Collection

Ikea has invited Swedish quartet Front and Dutch design star Hella Jongerius to design pieces for its new PS collection, finally allowing fans of the designers to own a piece of their furniture at an affordable price.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 15:19

White House Redux

Barack Obama might not like it if you moved the Oval Office deep underground, but that is one proposal in a competition to redesign the White House held by New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture. Watch a video of the winning entry, entitled Revenge of the Lawn.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:53

The rendered image

The rendered image has seduced photography. There was a time when the computer-generated image wanted to be like a photo. Now, it’s the other way round.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:51

Design Indaba | icon 047 | May 2007

Never a dull moment in Cape Town. It's a sun-splashed jamboree of some of the world's most impressive design talent, and the kind

Published in ICON 047 | May 2007
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 08:06

Taxinge Piazza | icon 042 | December 2006

Taxinge Piazza, in Tensta, a northern suburb of Stockholm, is a new kind of public square.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 06:47

Boston's ICA | icon 044 | February 2007

This signature waterfront building is Boston’s first new museum in a century.

Saturday, 24 March 2007 08:23

Food Design | icon 031 | January 2006

There was a time BC (before Conran) when chefs and designers moved in separate spheres. But, in recent times, the boundaries between food and design have begun to dissolve.

Saturday, 24 March 2007 04:38

Front | icon 027 | September 2005

The four women who make up Front work in an old bus garage in the south of Stockholm. The building is soon to be demolished, so there is an eerie vacancy to the place, and a sense of imminent change.

Rising Swedish design outfit Front has completed its first interior, for an art gallery in Stockholm.

Published in ICON 022 | April 2005

In September, icon published a letter from a Swedish professor saying the country’s design scene had fallen flat. Not true, says Lesley Jackson, a writer and curator who visited Stockholm last year to gather material for an exhibition on Swedish design – it’s as dynamic as it ever was. Here she picks half a dozen young practitioners that represent the new spirit in the country.