Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:37

Profile: Josh Bitelli

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

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:50

Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurđarson

Brynjar Sigurđarson’s furniture pieces for Galerie Kreo are inspired by Icelandic fishing nets.

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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 17:10

Profile: Industrial Facility

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"

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Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:45

PearsonLloyd: Reflective design

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.

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:16

Designers of the future

As part of its annual award for emerging practices, W Hotels sent three designers abroad to learn from and create alternative aesthetics. 

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Studio Drift

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

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Friday, 12 July 2013 12:28

Patricia Urquiola: Chairs for Moroso

The Spanish architect and designer thinks that it's never been a more interesting time to be a furniture designer.

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Friday, 21 June 2013 17:49

Concrete by Matali Crasset

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.

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Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:33

Desert Utopia: Donald Judd's Marfa

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.

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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?

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:14

Jules Wabbes: Belgian Furniture Designer

Bulo has reissued coveted items from the mid-century Belgian designer’s furniture collection after a revival of interest in his work.

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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.

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Friday, 30 November 2012 13:44

Molenti&C Remake Gio Ponti

Reissues of seven elegant pieces by the Italian maestro are going on a whirlwind tour of Europe.

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Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00


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

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Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00

Ikea: How it all began

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

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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:30

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid

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.

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Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:53

Open Outcry: Simon Dance Design Furniture

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.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:35

LDF: Benjamin Hubert

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.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 14:37

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

Japanese design group Nendo’s acrylic shelving unit will tidy your stuff while shattering it into pieces – using an intriguing optical illusion

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