Design Museum, London
Until 25 August 2014

Published in Diary

As part of the Design Museum’s anniversary series, in association with Icon, the Italian designer and managing director of the Alessi kitchenware brand talks to Fatema Ahmed about working with the world’s leading designers and architects

Published in Features

Designer Sean Perkins talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video
Monday, 19 May 2014 11:35

What’s next for Morag Myerscough?

In the first of a series of talks hosted by the Design Museum, in association with Icon, the London-based designer discusses her approach to “playful placemaking” with Owen Pritchard

Published in Features

For their  exhibition at the Design Museum, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby capture a series of objects during the process of manufacture. The show explores the duo's concerns that society is losing touch with the act of making, as well as the cryptic beauty of half-formed products, says Will Wiles

Published in Features
Friday, 16 May 2014 11:48

DM25: Javier Mariscal on the Vespa

Designer Javier Mariscal talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video

Fashion designer Paul Smith talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video

Artist and designer Morag Myerscough discusses her favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video
Friday, 04 April 2014 11:32

Icon 131: Factories

This month our cover stars Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby talk to Icon about In the Making, the exhibition at the Design Museum in which they interrupt the production process to show us everyday objects in their unfinished state. We also look ahead to Milan Furniture and Clerkenwell Design Week, and bring you the latest Italian products in this month’s design report.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:08

5 Most Wanted: Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades' String Lights for Flos are on show at the Design Museum's newly-opened Designs of the Year show. We asked the London-based lighting designer for five things that inspire him, from the glow of the moon, to the Memphis lamp that never fails to make him smile.

Published in News

A professor of atomic physics, a team of scientists and two industrial designers have come up with a pair of glasses so simple to use that you can adjust the prescription yourself

Published in Features
Friday, 09 August 2013 14:44

United Micro Kingdoms

Dunne & Raby envisages four futures for the United Kingdom, each displaying a different attitude to technology. Will Wiles considers the options.

Published in Review
Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Visual Editions

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

Published in Features
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:03

Hello World

Alice Rawsthorn’s survey of design provides a general audience with a much-needed guide to a sprawling discipline, says Aileen Kwun.

Published in Review
Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:28

Maarten Baas for Swarovski and Laikingland

An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.

Published in News
Monday, 08 October 2012 10:02

Troika: experimenting with light

Troika's experiments with light offer intriguing narratives on everything from truth in digital photography to the British weather. This month, the London-based trio will design a project room for Biennale Interieur (20-28 October) that imagines the future of living spaces.

Published in News
Monday, 11 June 2012 14:42

Ab Rogers

Ab Rogers, new Head of Interior Design at the RCA, has pioneered a new two-year MA course that will encourage graduates to extend their thinking on "altering architecture" and take a multi-disciplinary approach to purpose-filled interiors (the deadline for applications is September). Rogers shared 5 of his favourite things with Icon in our June issue.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:46


A chaotic displays help Rem Koolhaas avoid sentimental retrospection, says Edwin Heathcote.

Published in Review
Friday, 27 January 2012 14:13

Adjaye Africa Architecture

David Adjaye’s seven-volume taxonomy of African cities covers settlements in forests, mountains, grasslands and deserts. But is this huge collection of the architect’s photographs guilty of overlooking the problems of mass urbanisation on this understudied continent?

Published in Review
Friday, 14 October 2011 11:58

Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern

The Design Museum's show devoted to Kenneth Grange says as much about postwar Britain as it does about the legendary designer

Published in Review
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