Josh Bitelli has spent days alongside road painters, roofers and industrial bakers, even getting up at 3am to join the production line. His furniture and objects are inspired by the oddities and artisanship still to be found in these mechanised processes
The London-based product-design studio, Industrial Facility, who make prototypes of their minimalist designs out of paper, has also set up an online store to sell their creations that is intended as a "research tool"
Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows
After years of staying out of its clients’ spotlight, PearsonLloyd’s recent exhibition at Great Western Studios gave its founders a chance to reflect on their body of work.
As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics.
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
The Spanish architect and designer thinks that it's never been a more interesting time to be a furniture designer.
Matali Crasset's furniture, made from a new super-light type of concrete, aims to make us rethink the role of the material in the home.
In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.
Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?
Bulo has reissued coveted items from the mid-century Belgian designer’s furniture collection after a revival of interest in his work.
In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a hard offer to turn down.
Inverigo in northern Italy is in many ways a traditional factory town, where most people work for a single employer. The difference here is that the employer is Milanese company Poliform – and the local industry is designer furniture
Everyone knows what an Ikea store is like, but how is the flatpack furniture that fills our homes in ever growing numbers actually designed and made? We visited Ikea's birthplace in southern Sweden, and a factory that makes a famous bookcase, to find out
For David Gill's gallery in west London, Zaha Hadid has created an ice-like table that appears to be melting into its own legs.
Artist Mary Ellen Carroll worked with British studio Simon Dance Design and a mathematician to create a set of furniture that lets you manipulate conversation.
The designer’s new range for De La Espada blends industry and craft to create eye-catching furniture that wants you to notice how it’s made.