This year’s event in Cape Town again successfully melded together design superstars with emerging practitioners, but its growing global reputation holds risks as well as opportunities, says John Jervis

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The co-founder of the global holiday rental service on the future of design and his new philanthropic project

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 17:20

Airbnb’s Yoshino Cedar House

Airbnb has designed its first hotel: a minimal cedar-clad building in rural Japan. But is it part of a quirky new model for tourism, or a bid for world domination?

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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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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 01:00

Housewarming by Fabrica

Airbnb has asked designers from the Italian collective to present their interpretations of welcome rituals at Milan's Palazzo Crespi during Salone del Mobile

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:58

Airbnb at home

Last month, Airbnb commissioned four design practices to create installations in Trafalgar Square. Earlier this year, we visited the tech company's offices in Silicon Valley

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Friday, 19 September 2014 10:12

A Place Called Home

Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw Edges and Ilse Crawford have designed outsized Monopoly houses for Trafalgar Square

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