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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Dunne & Raby envisages four futures for the United Kingdom, each displaying a different attitude to technology. Will Wiles considers the options.
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
Alice Rawsthorn’s survey of design provides a general audience with a much-needed guide to a sprawling discipline, says Aileen Kwun.
An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.
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.
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.
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?