Giulio Iacchetti’s fountain of blue sanitaryware mixes humour and politics – Marcel Duchamp eat your heart out.

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The prolific designer transforms the banality of everyday objects into something joyous – nowhere more so than in his new kitchen collection for Gorenje.

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The Milan Furniture Fair presented a series of rooms inspired by the cult sci-fi film Tron – only without the movie’s convoluted lines.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:59

Dubai High

Michael Schindhelm’s year in charge of the Gulf city’s cultural life inspires a harrowing tale.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:48

Wim Wenders

The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:42

20/20 Clip Stamp Fold

What kind of architecture magazines do we need in the age of the internet.

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Dror Benshetrit’s latest project – a geometrical truss system that can be used as table legs or to buttress a building or a bridge – is rebranding the one-time product designer as a serious player in the field of architecture and engineering.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:54

The legacy of megastructures

Today, the space frame lurks quietly behind the skins of buildings by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, as well as regional shopping centres, but in the 1960s it was central to architects’ visions of utopian megastructures and a future of unlimited expansion.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:34

Interview: Stephen Holl

Stephen Holl’s recent projects range from vast “cities within cities” in Shenzen and Chengdu to smaller works in natural settings – a surf centre on Biarritz’s Atlantic coast and an art museum in Nanjing. Here he talks about the challenges of operating at both ends of the scale.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:23

Franco Albini's Veliero

Cassina has recreated a 1940s bookcase by the celebrated neo-rationalist designer, solving the structural problems of 
an influential but precarious prototype.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:18

Konstantin Grcic

The Munich-based designer had both new and old pieces on display this year. He talks about how he’s enjoying making furniture again.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:05

Designjunction

The inaugural grouping of exclusive British design brands (sponsored by Icon), including Modus, Benchmark, 
Wedgwood and Anglepoise, was one of the highlights of the Zona Tortona district.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:54

Milan: Lighting

Philippe Starck’s Mary Poppins-inspired chandelier and Nathalie Dewez’s counterbalanced desk lamp both shone brightly this year.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:43

Twirl by Zaha Hadid

A sculptural installation of porcelain tiles and fluorescent lights transformed an 18th-century courtyard at the University  of Milan during the furniture fair.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:49

Milan: Seven Chairs

A selection of the best chairs from the Salone del Mobile, including one made from hemp, a ghostly outline of a classic, an architect’s angular creation and another designed as a tax dodge.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:34

Limited-edition Patricia Urquiola

Not content with presenting 12 projects during the furniture fair, the Spanish designer also staged her first exhibition of limited-edition pieces on the theme of wastefulness.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:25

Rainbow Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux

The facade of Emmanuelle Moureaux’s design for a Tokyo bank layers planes of colour to draw the eye up from a nondescript suburban street.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:20

Concrete House II by A-cero

A house near Madrid presents the softer side of concrete by merging it with the landscape and playing with light and shadow.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:03

Jeongok Museum by X-TU

Paris architect X-TU has completed a reptile-like natural history museum which slinks across a prehistoric site in South Korea.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:51

UN Studio office in Groningen

A Dutch government building might look like a throwback to the age of showing off, but has a prudent internal economy.

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