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A short history of the Bubble Chair

Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair, first designed in 1963, is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from the ceiling

Design
19.01.23

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Working in rainbow-bright colours and bold patterns, Yinka Ilori puts a welcome face on public spaces, giving the city back its sense of fun

Design
16.01.23

From the Archive: A short history of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair

First a student then a teacher at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer designed many innovative pieces. His Wassily chair is the most iconic

Design
13.01.23

From the Archive: A short history of the Bauhaus

Bauhaus, founded in the city of Weimar by architect Walter Gropius, originated as a German school of the arts in the early 20th century 

Design
11.01.23

Power Station of Art and CHANEL Culture Fund highlight the art of craft in China

The first season of the Next Cultural Producer programme, and a series of exhibitions, is on view until 5 February 2023

Design
09.01.23

Carl Hansen & Søn launches apprenticeship programme to train future makers

The apprenticeship workshop, entitled The LAB, aims to preserve the quality and craftsmanship of Denmark

Design
04.01.23

Iittala celebrates Alvar Aalto and Oiva Toikka with new collections launching in 2023

To mark Alvar Aalto’s 125th birthday in 2023, Finnish design brand Iittala will be launching a series of new items from the Alvar Aalto Collection alongside its delicate Tundra glassware line by Oiva Toikka

Design
03.01.23

Year in Review: ICON’s top 5 design stories of 2022

Explore ICON's most-read design stories of 2022, including the top graphic designers from around the world to follow and the furniture pieces made from food waste, plus so much more

Design
30.12.22

The essential steps to designing with empathy

The continued success of Finnish design and architecture is empathy, says Hanna Laikola

Design
27.12.22

Self-care brand Reia collaborates with illustrator Charlotte Trounce on limited edition gift set

As the year draws to a close, the collaborative gift set, which is available now, focuses on the theme of reflection and intention

Design
23.12.22

Hong Kong’s M+ retrospective celebrates Yayoi Kusama’s 70-year creative outpouring

A new exhibition at M+, Hong Kong's global museum of visual culture, peels back Kusama's complex life of art, thematically and chronologically

Design
19.12.22

Canadian art studio Daily tous les jours reveals sculptural series Daydreamer

The contemporary benches combine music, light and design for a collective experience in public spaces

Design
15.12.22

From the Archive: A short history of the Anglepoise lamp

The recognisable Anglepoise lamp quickly became popular because of its mobility and simplicity

Design
14.12.22

Espoo Museum of Modern Art unveils its Kakkonen Collection of the finest Finnish glass and ceramics

Espoo’s EMMA art museum showcases a unique collection of exquisite Finnish glass and ceramics

Design
12.12.22

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
09.12.22

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become one of the most recognisable and copied chairs of all time

Design
07.12.22

Nick Cave and Knoll Textiles collaborate to unveil a vibrant collection of upholstery, wallcovering and drapery

Taking inspiration from specific sculptures and installations, the groundbreaking artist layers pattern and multiple craft techniques to create a unique collection for Knoll Textiles

Design
01.12.22

A duo of new exhibitions at MoMu unpack the role of twentieth century fashion

Entitled Exploding Fashion: from 2D to 3D animation and Mirror Mirror - Fashion & The Psych, the exhibitions explore the mystique of the fashion design process and how clothing shapes identity

Design
29.11.22

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
25.11.22

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
24.11.22

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

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

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