Icon's new regular roundup of news and tips for your week ahead

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December's issue explores craft in the modern world, from the extravagant creations at Burning Man to the glassblowing stars of a surprise Netflix hit

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A new exhibition at the Building Centre showcases a surprisingly rich resurgence of ceramics in architecture

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The annual design event combines the cultural awareness of an art biennale with the exuberance of a festival

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The lines between fine art, applied art and craft disappear, while Forensic Architecture asks some surprisingly difficult questions of the museum itself

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London Craft Week is back to share the work of makers from across the spectrum of craft and creativity

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Treviso-based Guglielmo Brambilla's work fuses poetic narratives and a love for the unexpected in materials and processes. It makes for objects that are both endearing and beautiful.

2Caps vases, which are designed to reduce waste from the glassblowing process. Photos: Guglielmo Brambilla / Matteo Bellomo / Zeyu Rong

Published in Features
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:38

Jerwood Makers Open

Jerwood Space, London
28 June — 27 August 2017

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:48

Icon 162: Electric dreams – out now

In our latest issue, we meet the designers rethinking the aesthetics of technology and assess the architectural legacy of the European Union in Britain

Published in Comment
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Hravo: Getting back in the game

The Slovakian brand is reviving the country’s long history of toy-making and bringing the joys of hand-crafted games to a new generation. But will 21st-century children embrace analogue play?

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Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Alien She

Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland
3 September 2015 – 9 January 2016

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A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity

Published in Review
Monday, 03 November 2014 06:00

Hravo toys: Getting back in the game

The Slovakian brand Hravo is reviving the country’s long history of toy-making and bringing the joys of hand-crafted games to a new generation. But will 21st-century children embrace analogue play, asks Debika Ray?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:13

Mischer Traxler

A rug that tells you how long it took to make and an electroplated chess set inspired by dusty archives are among the Viennese duo's most recent experiments

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For the Jerwood Makers Open, the London-based studio has created a tower that uses themes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to explore the dangers of the digital age

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Monday, 14 July 2014 12:49

Jerwood Makers Open

Jerwood Space, London
11 July – 31 August 2014

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For Design Museum Holon, Dutch trend-forecaster Edelkoort has curated an exhibition of work by Japanese designer Miyake and 70 others that celebrates the role of craft in contemporary design

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:33

NYC Makers: the MAD Biennial

The Museum of Arts and Design
1 July – 12 October 2014

Published in Diary
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:56

Bespoke printing by GF Smith

Watch paper specialist GF Smith put together a handmade book

Published in Video
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:14

Interview: Mathias Hahn

The product designer seamlessly combines the German and British, industrial and craft, elements of his training to create innovative new forms for everyday objects.

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