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

Published in Review

The Maison & Objet 2018 Paris show signalled a return to traditional techniques, but with a contemporary feel

Published in News
Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:00

Preview: Design Indaba

As the Cape Town festival dedicated to alternative approaches nears, we pick out the speakers not to miss

Published in News
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 09:36

Tom Dixon's Materiality

The designer's latest lighting collections – on show at Clerkenwell Design Week – find him in expansive mood, embracing new techniques and collaborators

Published in News
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:30

Mondrian London

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

Published in News

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.

Published in News
Friday, 13 April 2012 16:23

Milan 2012 Preview

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.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:52

Folding Boat

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.

Published in News

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.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:37

Milan Furniture Fair 2011

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.

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Five Chairs

E15, Offect, Källemo, Branca and Magis - the five chairs.

Published in News
Thursday, 08 July 2010 06:17

The Milan Furniture Fair Part 2

The Milan Furniture Fair promises to be as vibrant as ever, although the recession is still likely to loom large.

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 19:10

Conversation: Dixon, Adjaye & Smith

Conversation between designer Tom Dixon, architect David Adjaye and fashion designer Paul Smith.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 11:30

The London Design Festival

The London Design festival was back on top form in 2009.

Published in News
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 11:33

Simon Hasan

“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.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:56

Metropolitan Works

"There might be nowhere more important tonight than this building," said Deyan Sudjic at the opening of Metropolitan Works' new site.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009 13:39

Design Miami

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.

Monday, 22 June 2009 17:54

I'm a bit bored of polystyrene

"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.

Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:40

The Artists’ Playground

The Artists’ Playground is an exhibition of new work by 15 artists, designers and architects in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, themed around leisure and recreation.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
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