The most influential ideas in design are those that shaped material culture. In this extract from 100 Ideas That Changed Design, find out about the principle that links Swiss railway clocks and Ikea mugs
Nestled in the lush greenery of the Swiss countryside, Sky-Frame produces some of the most ambitions sliding glass doors and windows in the world
Swiss design has long been overshadowed by the country’s engineering prowess. Can a national drive to bring the two cultures together spawn a new era of innovation?
Can we finally say goodbye? What is it that makes some typefaces so successful in the Darwinian struggle of constantly proliferating fonts? Let's take Helvetica, a typeface currently celebrating its 50th birthday.