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In our latest issue, we preview April’s Milan Furniture Fair and examine Japan's forgotten postmodernist era

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:17

Salone del Mobile

Fiera Milano, Rho, Milan
4 — 9 April 2017

Published in Diary
Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

Milan: Kitchens and bathrooms

We scoured Milan for highlights, which included two very different shows by Cotto, an entertaining mobile kitchen by Konstantin Grcic and a bathroom with a stern modernist aesthetic by Norm Architects

Published in News
Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:25

David Adjaye and Moroso

Just weeks before David Adjaye's Double Zero chair was unveiled at Milan Furniture Fair, Icon joined the architect at Moroso's factory in Udine as he and creative director Patrizia Moroso inspected the final prototype – and made some vital last-minute adjustments

Published in Features
Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:00

David Chipperfield for E15

The British architect is launching a range of solid wood furniture in Milan next week

Published in News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 01:00

Movements by Philippe Malouin

The Canadian designer will use Caesarstone's surface materials to build a giant swing set at Milan Furniture Fair this month

Published in News
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 01:00

Housewarming by Fabrica

Airbnb has asked designers from the Italian collective to present their interpretations of welcome rituals at Milan's Palazzo Crespi during Salone del Mobile

Published in News
Monday, 28 July 2014 01:00

Martino Gamper: In a State of Repair

The London-based Italian designer curated an exhibition featuring the people and processes that step in when design goes wrong

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:05

Milan Furniture Fair: Bright Sparks

A round-up of some of the star turns to be shown at this year's Salone, including Fritz Hansen's relaunch of an Arne Jacobsen classic and Karimoku's fusion of food and furniture

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The British designer's furniture series for Dzek showcases his own engineered stone – a nougat-like composition of four types of Italian marble

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With the world's largest furniture design show returning on 8 April, Icon picks out some of its highlights, including Max Lamb's manmade stone and a minimalist ping pong table

Published in News
Monday, 07 April 2014 11:46

Milan Furniture Fair 2014

Icon picks out the main attractions from across the city, including EDIT at the Palazzo Morando, Toyo Ito’s showroom for Kvadrat, and the Bouroullecs at Fiera Rho.

Published in Features
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
Monday, 31 March 2014 10:38

Milan 2014: Made in Ratio Design Talks

On 11 April, Icon will join Made in Ratio for one of the design brand’s daily talks at Spazio Verger, Milan.

Published in News
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:24

Encoded Textiles by Raw Color

A Dutch design duo has created a machine that gives our ephemeral text message communication physical form – using bleach and lengths of coloured cotton.

Published in News
Monday, 05 November 2012 10:26

Scholten & Baijings: masters of colour

Dutch duo Scholten and Baijings have made a name for themselves as masters of colour, but are using a series of high-profile collaborations to prove they have more to offer – even to brands traditionally resistant to radical change.

Published in Features
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. 

Published in News
Friday, 13 April 2012 16:23

Milan 2012 Preview

Here is Icon’s preview to the biggest design event of the year, Milan Design Week 2012. We take a look at Tom Dixon's ambitious venue MOST, the launch of a new brand by Renato Preti, and the rest of the city’s must-see events.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:05

BarberOsgerby: Design Olympians

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, are the UK’s best-known design duo. The self-described “masochists” explain how they design simple things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to make.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:35

Studio FormaFantasma

The Italian design duo’s Botanica range of vases reinvents plastic as a craft material by using long-forgotten plant and animal polymers.

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