Amid the extravangance of Milan design week, these new products launched at the Salone del Mobile really made their mark.

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Fierce competition has made exhibition stand design is a vital part of making Milan design week a success. ICON picks out some of the most striking stands from Salone del Mobile 2018.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:44

James Irvine

The British-born, Milan-based designer – who worked with Muji, Thonet, Arper, Magis and Olivetti – is the subject of a new monograph, published by Phaidon. The book is full of unpublished sketches, some of which are featured here

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:15

Design Shanghai 2014

The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:49

Welcome to ZHA World

Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.

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Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma specialise in challenging conventional ways of thinking about traditional materials such as leather and charcoal – and despite their collaborations with big-name manufacturers, they show no sign of losing their edge.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:28

Milan Furniture Fair: The Bouroullecs

This year in Milan we caught up with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. As the brothers reflect on 15 years of working together, Erwan explains why age and success haven’t made them complacent. 

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Five Chairs

E15, Offect, Källemo, Branca and Magis - the five chairs.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 09:55

Milan Furniture Fair

A volcanic ash cloud stole the show in Milan. But then again it wasn’t difficult for a natural phenomenon to step into the limelight at the Milan furniture fair as it was a year dominated by safe launches. The daring and inventiveness we predicted that the recession would bring didn’t come to fruition this year either.

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Friday, 21 August 2009 08:29

360° chair

Konstantin Grcic’s radical take on the office chair shatters the ergonomists’ monopoly on workplace design and turns a bumrest into a tool.

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Friday, 01 May 2009 01:00

The Icon 20/20 Designers: Front

This is our list of the people in architecture and design who we feel are shaping the future

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