Design Indaba 2018 once again lured a roster of international designers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists to Cape Town. And its spirit of optimism in the face of political and ecological turmoil proved infectious
The Maison & Objet 2018 Paris show signalled a return to traditional techniques, but with a contemporary feel
As the Cape Town festival dedicated to alternative approaches nears, we pick out the speakers not to miss
The designer's latest lighting collections – on show at Clerkenwell Design Week – find him in expansive mood, embracing new techniques and collaborators
Tom Dixon's nautical-themed conversion of Sea Containers House on the South Bank restores the building to its original intended use as a hotel
Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.
Here is Icon’s preview to the biggest design event of the year, Milan Design Week 2012. We take a look at Tom Dixon's ambitious venue MOST, the launch of a new brand by Renato Preti, and the rest of the city’s must-see events.
Two design graduates are challenging the status of the rubber dingy with a boat that can be built in two minutes from a single sheet of plastic.
Magazine stylist-turned-designer Faye Toogood has furnished galleries with corn, made chairs out of milking stools and has just released her third collection of pieces inspired by rural England.
In the lead-up to the year’s biggest furniture fair, we preview products from British designers Barber Osgerby and Benjamin Hubert, shine a light on Greta Grossman’s reissued 1940s lamps, and ask Tom Dixon why he’s leaving the exhibition halls to break new ground.
The Milan Furniture Fair promises to be as vibrant as ever, although the recession is still likely to loom large.
“I was in Stoke-on-Trent as Wedgwood went into administration, watching people buy cheap imports,” says Simon Hasan.
Tom Dixon’s new venture The Dock opens in west London today. Described as “an emporium of creative talent” it will be a key hub during the London Design Festival. Simon Hasan is one of many designers exhibiting here this week, here we take a look at his project Craft Work.
"There might be nowhere more important tonight than this building," said Deyan Sudjic at the opening of Metropolitan Works' new site.
Among the palm fronds and lush green moss of Design Miami's Beyond Organic exhibition, world-renowned designers discussed how pregnancy, depression, and even motorcycle accidents affected their work.
"I wish I hadn't said yes to all of this," he adds, sounding annoyed. We've just stepped into his studio, and he's gazing at a tower of giant polystyrene cubes.