Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:13

Peter Zumthor's Vardø Memorial

In Vardø, an island at the most northeasterly point of Norway, Pritzker prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor and artist Louise Bourgeois collaborated on a monument to 91 witches burned at the stake in the 17th century

Published in Features
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:53

LDF: John Pawson

The eighth London Design Festival coincided with Icon’s 100th issue, giving us plenty of reason to celebrate at the old Shoreditch tube station. Elsewhere, the capital was alive with creative shows, product launches and original installations – here’s our round up.

Published in News
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:21

Fresh Kills Landfill becomes New York Park

I’m standing on 150 million tonnes of rubbish. Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York City, fills 2,200 acres and, for many years, was the largest tip in the world.

Published in Features
Monday, 20 February 2012 15:52

Zaha Hadid in Marseille

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a sinuous, fluid office building in the south of France which attempts to alter our expectations of towers.

Published in News
Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:00

Profile: Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:10

SPACE design Copenhagen restaurants

The design duo’s restaurant interiors have to meet the exacting standards of some of the world’s most celebrated, and demanding, chefs.

Published in News
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:34

High Line, Section 2

The ten-block extension to James Corner’s New York rooftop garden takes in breathtaking views and an ever-changing variety of tropical greenery.

Published in News
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:51

Icon Magazine

“Icon” is not a word to be used lightly on these pages but, on the occasion of our hundredth issue, somehow it seemed appropriate

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:14

Charlotte Perriand

Photographs of found objects were the stimulus for many of the furniture designer’s classic works.

Published in Review
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:34

Jean Prouvré

The work of the great French modernist was everywhere at Design Miami/Basel, while G-Star Raw and Vitra have reissued 17 classic pieces.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:07

Playboy Club

Jestico and Whiles’ design for the Mayfair club flirts with 1960s nostalgia to reinterpret Hugh Hefner’s vision of a louche bachelor heaven.

Published in News
Friday, 19 August 2011 12:19

Toys of the Avant-Garde

It is no coincidence that Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller were all taught in kindergartens, the school system that introduced building blocks into educational play.

Published in Features
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.

Published in News
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.

Published in News
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.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:44

RATP Building by Stéphane Maupin

Paris architect Stéphane Maupin’s “workers’ palace” for the city’s transport maintenance teams is part helicopter, part submarine.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:31


In the 1940s, Christian J Lambertsen and Jacques-Yves Cousteau invented the revolutionary equipment that opened up the deep sea to underwater exploration.

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:15

Glass masters at Berengo Studio

Artists, architects and designers – among them Zaha Hadid and Kiki & Joost – come to the Berengo Studio in the Venetian Lagoon to work with its glass masters, part of a project to restore art to the craft.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:41

Soumaya Museum by Fernando Romero

The world’s richest man employed his son-in-law to design a “gift to Mexico” – a shining gallery housing Rodins, old masters and national art.

Published in News
Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:17

Profile: Serie Architects

As award-winning young designers, Christopher Lee and Kapil Gupta of Serie Architects are unlikely reactionaries against the spirit of the age. But their “deep structural” approach rejects digital-led design for a return to first principles – a stance that has won them commissions in India, China, the USA and eastern Europe.

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