Monday, 21 November 2016 00:18

World of Malls

A Munich exhibition charts the rise and evolution of the consumer paradise, and wonders whether it’s time to put up the ‘closed’ sign. By Crystal Bennes

Published in Review
Friday, 15 April 2016 14:59

Eero Aarnio: Balls, bubbles and beyond

An engaging retrospective at Helsinki’s Design Museum captures the humour and inventiveness of the designer who furnished the 1960s

Published in Review
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Postmodernism in Finland

In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday

Published in Review
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:26

Design Studio gt2P

The young Santiago-based studio has quickly gained an international reputation for its computer-free experiments in parametric design

Published in News

3D printing meets medieval alchemy in this ceramic perfume-making system Belgian studio Unfold has made for a French perfume designer

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:47

Man Machine by Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic's range of industrial-styled, piston controlled furniture shows that glass designs don't have to be delicate

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:00

The construction hoarding

Days of thought may lie behind every word and image on construction hoardings, but this only serves to disguise the inaccessibility of so many of the buildings they are covering

Published in Crimes Against Design
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.

Published in Features

Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows

Published in Features

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale.

Published in News
Monday, 13 May 2013 10:23

Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Bercy Chen Studio has designed a home on a brownfield site in Texas that draws in Native American architecture and ecological concerns.

Published in News
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:06

Bench B by Konstantin Grcic

Konstantin Grcic has created a contemporary modular chair system that echoes wrought-iron Roman seating and Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair.

Published in News
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:16

Tokyo garden house by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.

Published in News
Monday, 05 November 2012 10:26

Scholten & Baijings: masters of colour

Dutch duo Scholten and Baijings have made a name for themselves as masters of colour, but are using a series of high-profile collaborations to prove they have more to offer – even to brands traditionally resistant to radical change.

Published in Features
Friday, 20 July 2012 11:08

Blank Ways App by Tom Loois

Tom Loois’ navigational app doesn’t tell users which route to take, it tells them the routes they never take – inviting them to reacquaint themselves with the places where they live.

Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:59

BBC Centre by FAT

FAT has created a little drama at this television production centre in Cardiff with an ornate facade that echoes the fantastical worlds within.

Published in News
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:09

Tel Aviv Museum by Preston Scott Cohen

Preston Scott Cohen’s elegant extension to the Israeli city’s museum of art has a modest facade that veils a complex and dramatic interior.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 11:30

Worth Abbey Church by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio has revived the spirit of this striking 1960s church in Kent with small but vital changes to its incomplete interior.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:53

Zippo Lighter

The lighter with a lifetime guarantee has lit billions of cigarettes and become deeply embedded in pop culture. The brand now has a plan to stay hot despite a decline in smoking.

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 13 February 2012 11:15

Alesia Centre by Bernard Tschumi Architects

Bernard Tschumi’s interpretation centre in Burgundy on the site of a legendary Roman siege is invisible from the town above.

Published in News
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