Nendo's founder is extraordinarily prolific and versatile, creating clean-lined work subverted by witty, playful touches. We met him before the opening of his latest show
Highlights of Euroluce, during Unesco's International Year of Light, included launches by Luca Nichetto, Michael Anastassiades and an experimental range by students from ECAL
Works by established and emerging stars were on display around the Italian city last week. These are some of the exhibitions that Icon enjoyed the most
Japanese studio Nendo has been selected as the Maison et Objet 2015 designer of the year. Watch the man behind the practice discuss his work and read his pick of five favourite designs
For Design Museum Holon, Dutch trend-forecaster Edelkoort has curated an exhibition of work by Japanese designer Miyake and 70 others that celebrates the role of craft in contemporary design
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
Nendo’s response to a recent exhibition about sex and design is a series of delicate bowls, which are meant to be touched.
In this issue Icon talks to Adrian Smith, chief architect of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Smith has been designing skyscrapers for 44 years and is working on an even taller tower in Saudi Arabia. Winy Maas of MVRDV tells us about his pixel towers project, and we take in the view from Renzo Piano’s Shard in London. Plus: the latest Scandinavian designs in this month’s design report.
The designer behind Japanese studio Nendo, picks five understated things that enhance daily life – “making our days interesting and rich.”
Japanese design group Nendo’s acrylic shelving unit will tidy your stuff while shattering it into pieces – using an intriguing optical illusion
Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.
Blowing was the process Japanese design studio Nendo used to make its series of mushroom-like polyester lamps.
Tokyo’s design week felt at times like a pseudo Bavarian Christmas market this year. Geared towards shopping, it has grown in size and sprawl, but for those with a flair for navigation there was some engaging work to be found.