In our latest issue, we preview April’s Milan Furniture Fair and examine Japan's forgotten postmodernist era

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:17

Salone del Mobile

Fiera Milano, Rho, Milan
4 — 9 April 2017

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The cover stars of Icon’s last issue will build a multi-sensory artwork in a cinema during Salone del Mobile

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Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:10

Aesop, Milan

Dimorestudio’s store for the skincare brand is an idiosyncratic concoction, influenced by pop art, local bottegas and grand Milanese villas

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Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:00

New issue – Icon 155: Milan

In our latest issue, we look at Milan's Salone del Mobile, and ask whether the city's design industry is trying to reclaim its radical past

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

Fondazione Prada by OMA

Despite its gold cladding, the Rem Koolhaas's latest building in Milan is no temple of ostentatious wealth, says Andrew Ayers. With its galleries housed around a converted distillery, it marks a deliberate shift for OMA away from huge statement buildings towards the preservation of existing spaces and “collisions” between old and new

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

The supermarket of tomorrow

Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest project is the “Future Food District” – a 7,000sq m experimental, working supermarket situated in the heart of Milan’s Expo grounds. David Michon spoke to the designer about how he thinks data and information can enrich the shopping experience

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 00:00

Milan: What's it all for?

Most nations ignored the organisers’ brief for Milan Expo. But then, the vision of a “global botanical garden”, all under one roof, ignored the competitive spirit that has underpinned Expos for the past 160 years. It is time, at the very least, for a fundamental rethink, argues Tim Abrahams

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Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Icon 146: Expo

In our August issue, we consider what the world’s fairs represent – looking at this year’s Milan Expo, the 1958 Brussels Expo and a mini-history of fair mascots – as well as visiting OMA’s new Fondazione Prada

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Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

Milan: Kitchens and bathrooms

We scoured Milan for highlights, which included two very different shows by Cotto, an entertaining mobile kitchen by Konstantin Grcic and a bathroom with a stern modernist aesthetic by Norm Architects

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:00

Daniel Libeskind

As our current issue, Poland, went to press, we met the Polish-born architect in his Milan studio to ask him about the nation's design tradition and the thinking behind his work

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:25

David Adjaye and Moroso

Just weeks before David Adjaye's Double Zero chair was unveiled at Milan Furniture Fair, Icon joined the architect at Moroso's factory in Udine as he and creative director Patrizia Moroso inspected the final prototype – and made some vital last-minute adjustments

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 01:00

Milan 2015: Top installations

The installations this year ranged from playful to mysterious. These are the ones that captured our imaginations

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 13:12

Milan 2015: Top exhibitions

Works by established and emerging stars were on display around the Italian city last week. These are some of the exhibitions that Icon enjoyed the most

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:44

James Irvine

The British-born, Milan-based designer – who worked with Muji, Thonet, Arper, Magis and Olivetti – is the subject of a new monograph, published by Phaidon. The book is full of unpublished sketches, some of which are featured here

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:52

Milan Expo

Rho, Milan
1 May – 31 October 2015

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Monday, 23 February 2015 11:56

Arts and Foods

Triennale Design Museum, Milan
9 April – 1 November 2015

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Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

Martino Gamper

It's been a hectic year for the Italian designer. A solo show in Glasgow, new pieces for major brands and curatorial endeavours in London and Milan have revealed him to be not just one of the design world's most prolific operators, but also one of its most original thinkers

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Monday, 28 July 2014 01:00

Martino Gamper: In a State of Repair

The London-based Italian designer curated an exhibition featuring the people and processes that step in when design goes wrong

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Monday, 21 July 2014 12:26

Workwear: Uniforms of the future

Faye Toogood, Issey Miyake, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Coop Himmelb(l)au and Vivienne Westwood are among those who have designed outfits for an exhibition in Milan that speculates about the kind of jobs that we might eventually do

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