If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to graphics to installations, they’re causing ripples far beyond the Grand Canal

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An installation by Jorge Otero-Pailos is Westminster’s catharsis amid Britain’s current political uncertainty, says Vishanka Gandhi

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

King's Cross swimming pond

Amid the noise and rubble of London’s biggest development site, Ooze Architects and artist Marjetica Potrc have created a place where city dwellers can shake off the dust and swim with nature. Welcome to King’s Cross Pond Club

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Friday, 22 May 2015 01:00

Raw Edges

The design duo's installation of pixellated parquet in the Sculpture Gallery at Chatsworth House turns the whole interior into a piece of furniture

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Thursday, 21 May 2015 02:00

The Invisible Store of Happiness

A woven mass of cherry and maple, this CDW Presents installation combines the different approaches of designer-maker Sebastian Cox and artist Laura Ellen Bacon

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Hassell and Draisci Studio have designed cocoon-like sleeping pods as part of their Clerkenwell Design Week collaboration with Sto Werkstatt, in a comment about the hectic nature of an increasingly connected world

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Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:00

Vita Contemplativa

Gruppe's series of modular structures created as part of CDW Presents have been inspired by ancient architectural forms, marking the district's edges and offering spaces for its inhabitants to relax

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Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:00

Everybody’s Free by Hood

Inspired by the domestic interior, Hood's installation at Strata Tiles' showroom aims to provide CDW visitors with a more immersive experience than the average design show

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Thursday, 14 May 2015 01:00

Glaze by Cousins & Cousins

Part of CDW Presents, the architect's Murano glass-inspired installation on St John's Square plays with the texture, colour and opacity of Gx Glass's materials

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:00

CDW 2015: Top events

Clerkenwell Design Week kicks off next week with a programme of talks, exhibitions, installations, workshops and parties. Here are some of Icon's favourites

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 01:00

Movements by Philippe Malouin

The Canadian designer will use Caesarstone's surface materials to build a giant swing set at Milan Furniture Fair this month

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 01:00

A Moment in Time by OeO Studio

An installation for Japan Handmade at Milan Furniture Fair will present a modern take on traditional spaces for reading, drinking tea and meditating

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Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club

A German-Dutch team of designers is temporarily transforming part of a vast building site in central London with an intervention that is both a public pool and an art installation

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Monday, 23 February 2015 12:10

Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
28 April – 1 November 2015

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:01

Bocci x Mallett at Ely House

Glass orbs and nuggets by Vancouver-based maker Bocci played among the artefacts at the 18th-century home of antique dealer Mallett

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Friday, 22 August 2014 12:10

Dwelling (Margate/Folkestone)

Artist Krijn de Koning's two colourful installations for the Folkestone Triennial and Turner Contemporary highlight the differences between their contrasting locations

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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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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:33

Desert Utopia: Donald Judd's Marfa

In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:28

Maarten Baas for Swarovski and Laikingland

An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.

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Monday, 08 October 2012 10:02

Troika: experimenting with light

Troika's experiments with light offer intriguing narratives on everything from truth in digital photography to the British weather. This month, the London-based trio will design a project room for Biennale Interieur (20-28 October) that imagines the future of living spaces.

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