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Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

What if fashion could capture carbon instead of being a major contributor to the world’s emissions? Post Carbon Lab designer DJ Lin explains the studio’s research into algae-based textiles

Design
23.11.22

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

The new exhibition explores the art of master woodworking from Japan’s well-known region, highlighting both traditional and contemporary practices

Design
15.11.22

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

Long before the iPod was on the scene, Sony’s portable cassette player The Walkman changed the way people listen to music

Design
15.11.22

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

Benjamin Hubert’s design journey has been captured between the covers of a tactile hardback that gives readers an inside view of this complex industry

Design
11.11.22

What if brand experiences were designed to trigger emotions?

Thinking beyond the instagrammable, what if spaces were designed to trigger specific emotions, such as hope? Or a sense of calm, intrigue, surprise? Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares his thoughts

Design
10.11.22
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The designers using food waste to create furniture pieces

From oyster shells to orange peel, food waste could be the design material of the future

Design
07.11.22

Lab La Bla takes a new look at Yngve Ekström’s Lamino chair

Yngve Ekström’s 1956 Lamino chair is a well-loved classic of Swedish design. Now it has been given a new lease of life by emerging design studio Lab La Bla

Design
02.11.22

JOY launches exclusive chair for multi-brand retailer Très Bien in London

Swedish design brand JOY Objects joined forces with Très Bien in Soho to launch Snow & Chartreuse, a new colourway of CHAIR ONE, exclusively for Très Bien

Design
28.10.22
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Design Icon: The Fiat Nuova Cinquecento brought driving to the Italian masses

It was the car that drove Italy’s economic miracle, swerving past the Vespa to become Italians’ favourite ride – but it never escaped the sense that its designers were having a bit of a laugh, says Brendan Cormier

Design
27.10.22

Greek artist Andreas Angelidakis transforms the historic Espace Niemeyer in first solo exhibition

Commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, Center for the Critical Appreciation of Antiquity is the artist's largest and most ambitious artwork to date

Design
25.10.22

10 graphic designers around the world you should follow

We hand-picked 10 emerging graphic designers – from Beijing to Beirut – that are creating the most exciting work right now

Design
20.10.22

PROWL Studio is searching for ways to create a more positive future

Baillie Mishler and Lauryn Menard of Oakland-based PROWL Studio set out a manifesto for future-facing design

Design
18.10.22

Tschabalala Self unveils large bronze seated sculpture with Avant Arte in London’s Coal Drops Yard

The American artist revealed her first public artwork with digital platform Avant Arte, which will explore ideas around taking up space in the public realm

Design
14.10.22

Design Museum to bring the story of Surrealism in design for first time in a major new exhibition

Opening on 14th October, Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today will survey the ground-breaking Surrealism movement and how it not only revolutionised art, but also design

Design
11.10.22

Illuminating the workspace with ERCO

How can you correctly illuminate your workspace?

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11.10.22

Red Dot Award-Winning Monitor Arms from Fellowes

Fellowes believe that the personal pursuit of meaningful work requires a workspace that balances engineering excellence, responsive design, and engaging aesthetics.

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10.10.22

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Goldsmiths CCA will present the first ever survey exhibition of Ruggeri’s work who was a unique figure of Italian postmodernism

Design
07.10.22

A la Francaise: All the highlights from Maison&Objet 2022

As Maison&Objet returned from 7-11 September, ICON shares some of the best highlights of this year's edition, the rising stars of design to watch and much more

Design
28.09.22

adidas reveals latest Made To Be Remade collection at Design London

During this year's London Design Festival, adidas showcased how the brand is driving its sustainability journey forward

Design
27.09.22

mini-VRV – climate control that’s never seen nor heard

When it comes to climate control systems, ‘mini-VRV’ systems can provide the answer to many design challenges, explains Matteo Dall’Ombra VRV Specialist at Daikin.

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26.09.22

Patricia Urquiola reveals her early inspirations, latest work with Flos and what excites her about a new project

The prolific designer, who just spoke at this year's edition of Design London, sat down with ICON to give us a glimpse into her world 

Design
26.09.22

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed


Architects

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe unveiled in Paris

Sir David Adjaye wins Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

Gómez Platero designs world’s first large-scale memorial to victims of the pandemic

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Turning a Roman ruin into an underground art museum

MoDusArchitects creates sculptural portal on Italian ring road

NEON’s Shiver House re-imagined in wood for 5th anniversary

Network Rail launches design competition to re-imagine local train stations

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

Alvaro Barrington basketball court in Bethnal Green initiated by the London Lions

Margent Farm partners with eco-conscious social enterprise to build affordable tiny house

FRAMA creates minimalist interior for a retail space in Williamsburg

The iconic Buchli house at USM’s Münsingen campus in Switzerland is back in use

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed


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