Piero Lissoni and Cecilie Manz are among the top designers offering their takes on hackable kitchens and other new trends 

Published in Features
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Creative juicers

By no means a new fad, juice has played a significant role in 20th-century design. Laura Snoad traces its cultural history, from infomercials to the iPad

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Tea Trolley 901 by Hella Jongerius

Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports

Published in News
Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

The Moka Express

Alfonso Bialetti’s espresso machine was originally a symbol of modernism and empire during Mussolini’s heyday. But its engagingly simple operation and distinctive design have become the epitome of Italian style

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 13 July 2015 00:00

Chmara.Rosinke: Nomads in residence

Polish duo Maciej Chmara and Ania Rosinke moved to Austria as students, stayed “by coincidence” and have made their home in Vienna. But their work, with its sense of community and DIY aesthetic, explores the restlessness, impermanence and inhospitability of life in modern cities

Published in Features
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, 07 May 2015 01:00

Miliband, Cameron and kitchen politics

The lead up to today's British general election has revealed that no other room expresses more fully a family's taste and values – which is why politicians want to be seen mug in hand and why commentators search for meaning in Ed Miliband's lino, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:39

Kitchen politics

Last week's fuss over Ed Miliband's home made clear that the kitchen is now the principal representational space of the house – a room that expresses the taste, aspirations and status of a family, but is actually less used for cooking and eating than ever before, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Open Source Kitchen

Following the trend of product hacking, Italian brand Valcucine invited eleven designers to rethink the way that we use the kitchen and culinary technology

Published in News
Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00

Poliform

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

Published in Features

The prolific designer transforms the banality of everyday objects into something joyous – nowhere more so than in his new kitchen collection for Gorenje.

Published in News

The Milan Furniture Fair presented a series of rooms inspired by the cult sci-fi film Tron – only without the movie’s convoluted lines.

Published in News
Friday, 10 December 2010 12:49

Counter Space

MoMA’s overview of modern kitchen design presents artwork, cooking utensils and a full-scale prefabricated kitchen from the 1920s. But has it put the right ingredients into the mix?

Published in Review