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Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

A thoughtful selection of the latest lifestyle and design news, plus the creatives who are championing boundary-breaking fashion

Design
18.07.24
Bleo installation

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

The Josef Albers Color Interactions Palette, created by Blēo and the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, and curated by Ambra Medda of AMO, is a visual exploration inspired by one of the most influential art-teachers of the 20th century

Design
17.07.24

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

One of India’s leading handmade rug manufacturers, Jaipur Rugs, has opened its first UK showroom located in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Design
15.07.24
Rio Kobayashi

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

‘If I lost my sense of curiosity, I don’t know what I’d do...’ The UK-based furniture designer and maker speaks to ICON about how his heritage stimulates his cultural curiosity and his playful, worldly design sensibility

Design
09.07.24

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness

In an exclusive collaboration with renowned artist Hugo Guinness, Daylesford Organic has launched its largest homewares collection to date.

Design
04.07.24
Tekla Jamie xx

Jamie xx and Tekla celebrate the artist’s new album In Wave with striking capsule collection

Launching today, the limited capsule collection, made in celebration of Jamie xx’s upcoming album In Waves, comprises hooded bathrobes and beach towels in a bold monochrome graphic colourway

Design
03.07.24

Earl of East’s new Café collection playfully embraces circularity

Staying true to the brand’s circular ethos, the new Café collection by Earl of East features candles served up in reusable diner mugs

Design
02.07.24
Gushka2

Ukrainian creative studio Gushka creates woollen items that bring a new life to ancestral crafts

The design brand has been celebrating the artistry of traditional woollen crafts for the last eight years, bringing a unique contemporary aesthetic to age-old techniques. Roddy Clarke meets the studio’s founders and explores the mindful and conscious creativity that sets the brand apart

Design
01.07.24

Meet Marina Cighir: The creative force behind Italian design studio Aina Kari

Producing decorative glassware and an exquisite range of home fragrance, Aina Kari is reigniting the beauty of Italian craft. We meet its founder Marina Cighir to discuss the creativity behind the brand and its connection to ancient Persian techniques.

Design
28.06.24

ASICS teams up with HAY for limited edition trainer collection

The collaboration reimagines one of the most iconic styles, the Skyhand OG by ASICS, which dates back to 1994, through the lens of HAY's eye for colour and design

Design
25.06.24
Bolon Atelier September 3 Days of Design

Editor’s Picks: 10 highlights from 3 Days of Design 2024

Copenhagen's popular design festival 3 Days of Design returned from 12-14 June. We round up the latest design news and inspiration from the Danish capital

Design
21.06.24
Mudam

ICON reviews A Model: An Exhibition in Three Parts: Prelude

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents A Model – an exhibition in three parts extending across 2024 – reflecting on the role of the museum today

Design
19.06.24
Man on white bench

Editor’s Picks: Studies of a Bench explores materiality and form during 3 Days of Design

&Tradition's hybrid art-design exhibition aims to highlight the Copenhagen-based brand's global perspective, inviting five designers and design studios from across the globe to explore the material and foundational possibilities of the common bench

Design
18.06.24
Edward John Milton Designer - PU - Still Life

EJM Studio reinterprets the traditional British church pew with new collection

Designer Edward John Milton discusses his upcoming Pew collection and his fascination with traditional typologies while reimagining them for a contemporary design audience

Design
17.06.24

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

As one of the most forward-thinking designers working in fashion today, Cecilie Bahnsen's romantic and ethereal fashion seamlessly blends couture elements and Scandinavian comfort. In our exclusive interview, she shares her remarkable journey 

Design
14.06.24
Dinesen John Pawson

Danish timber specialist Dinesen partners up with John Pawson for a new collection on show at 3 Days Of Design

John Pawson’s long-term collaboration with Danish timber flooring company Dinesen has resulted in a new furniture collection that reflects their shared aesthetic of clean lines and functionality

Design
13.06.24
Tom Wood

ICON profiles the female leaders revolutionising the Scandinavian fashion industry

We meet the female leaders shaking up the Scandinavian fashion industry and setting a new path for visual culture

Design
12.06.24

Artek and Tekla celebrate the legacy of Aino Aalto with new bedding collection

At this week’s 3daysofdesign festival in Copenhagen, Artek and Tekla are set to unveil a new limited-edition bedding collection commemorating the 130th birthday of Aino Aalto.

Design
11.06.24
Patrick McDowell by Lorenzo Berni

UK fashion designer Patrick McDowell talks of their life as a force for circularity in the industry

As a voice for sustainability, fashion designer Patrick McDowell has gone from strength to strength since their studio launch in 2018. From dressing stars for the red carpet to theatrical runway presentations, McDowell’s ability to create with both people and planet in mind sets them apart

Design
10.06.24

Design Icon: Alvar Aalto’s Armchair 400

The Tank, as it was nicknamed, made its debut in 1936, bringing its Finnish designer a new international acclaim

Design
06.06.24
Harriet Allure Ama candle white on red background

Harriet Allure uses scent to invoke a sense of nostalgia and connection to heritage

The Swedish designed candles were born of a shared journey between two friends, Freddy and Alex. Born and raised in Germany, with roots in Ghana, Harriet Allure's candles use scent to invoke a sense of nostalgia and connection to heritage

Design
05.06.24

Editor's choice

Masquespacio reimagines Miami Art Deco style in a futuristic Barcelona ice cream shop

Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue




Architects

Masquespacio reimagines Miami Art Deco style in a futuristic Barcelona ice cream shop

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Architecture icon: Mies van der Rohe’s domestic masterpiece in Brno has survived everything the 20th century could throw at it

LA practice Kadre Architects is using design as a street-level tool for social change

Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

A new book by Stefano Casciani offers an insight into Piero Lissoni’s work


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Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness

Jamie xx and Tekla celebrate the artist’s new album In Wave with striking capsule collection

Earl of East’s new Café collection playfully embraces circularity

Ukrainian creative studio Gushka creates woollen items that bring a new life to ancestral crafts

Meet Marina Cighir: The creative force behind Italian design studio Aina Kari


Videos

Masquespacio reimagines Miami Art Deco style in a futuristic Barcelona ice cream shop

Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Blēo launches vibrant new colour palette created in collaboration with the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy

Jaipur Rugs brings the magic of its home city to London with the opening of its first UK showroom

How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue