Monday, 23 April 2012 14:51


Equipped with nicotine cartridges in various flavours and a screw-in battery pack, Skycig smokeless cigarettes promise a “perfect alternative to traditional cigs”. But can an electronic stick really replace the rituals and sensations associated with smoking? Here’s our review.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:11

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

What did the design of the spacesuit have to do with 1970s urban planning?

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:06

Belgrade Design Week

William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 10:50

Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:35

Civil Unrest

William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).

Published in Review
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:09

The Sunday Times

How long must the breakfast tables of the middle classes groan under this paper mountain of grainy paparazzi shots, illegible layouts and faux Victoriana, asks Charles Holland?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Friday, 05 August 2011 10:51

Profile: Issey Miyake

“I have never called myself a fashion designer,” says Issey Miyake. It sounds like a contradiction from someone who has been designing clothes for 40 years and who built Japan’s most famous fashion brand in the process. So what is he?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 16:08

Icon Redesign Launch Party

In celebration of the redesign, Icon hosted a party at the Dray Walk gallery, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane. The night was a great success with special thanks to Asahi, Millers Gin and the tasty treats from Soffles.

Published in News

Boiled leather furnishings, a collapsible bicycle and a socket light scoop prizes at the annual showcase for graduate designers.

Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2009 17:48

Interview: Martin Margiela

Johanna Agerman meets fashion designer Martin Margiela

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

RCA student radically improves the UK plug

The show-stopper at this year’s Royal College of Art graduate show was a plug. About time someone tackled the UK’s clunky electrics.

Published in News

Giant, empty snow globes and a shelving system made from white shoe boxes were just a few of the products in Maison Martin Margiela's interior design debut in Milan, entitled Mat, Satiné, Brilliant.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 12:44

Architectural and design manifestos

For our special 50th issue we asked 50 of the most influential architects, designers and thinkers to tell us what they believe in.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007
Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:42

Manifesto #02 Jasper Morrison | Designer

Manifesto #02 with designer Jasper Morrison in Paris & London.

Published in MANIFESTOS
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