From Ilse Crawford to Isay Weinfeld, ten leading industry figures tell us their most important creative principles – how design and architecture should feel, what it should do, and for whom and when
The sleek mahogany yachts made by Italian boatyard Riva in its 1950s and 60s heyday are a high watermark in the relationship between art and luxury. But the world of ostentatious status symbols continues to court that of high culture – and vice versa. Charles Holland made a visit to Riva's base for Icon's August issue.
My selections are a bit arbitrary in the sense that there’s no common thread – other than the many ways that design, in all its diversity, inspires me.
Marc Newson's first stab at maritime design is a reinterpretation of the classic Italian Riva speedboat.
Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses
Last weekend Galerie Kreo opened in a bigger gallery space just off St Germain de Pres on Paris’ south bank. To celebrate, 16 new pieces joined the Parisian gallery’s collection.
Marc Newson is suspicious of the design world’s current love affair with the art market. "It really bugs me that there are people cashing in on this," he says, referring to the lucrative wave of limited edition and one-off works selling through auction houses and galleries.