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First Hyperloop passenger ride takes place on BIG-designed Pegasus pod

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Kilo Design for Virgin Hyperloop, the pod hosted the world-first passenger ride on the innovative transport mode

News
11.11.20

Duffy London designs solar-powered bamboo water taxi

Developed for an Indonesian context, the Hari Pontoon could be used for more sustainable water-based public transport elsewhere

Design
06.11.20

‘Take us into account when designing public space’: young Londoners launch new campaign

In Brent, London's Borough of Culture 2020, young people kick off a campaign calling for more inclusive public spaces

News
06.11.20

Unique service tackling homelessness launched in Lewisham

Social enterprise ProxyAddress, created by architect Chris Hildrey, has launched a pilot in the south London borough

News
23.10.20

RNIB’s Design for Everyone campaign unveils first pregnancy test for those with sight loss

A new tactile device is part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People's campaign to promote accessible design

Design
22.10.20

New version of Barber and Osgerby’s Tip Ton chair made from upcycled household waste

The Tip Ton RE has been developed by Vitra using recycled plastic material 

Design
15.10.20

Japanese and Nordic design hub Pantechnicon opens in London

A historic building in Belgravia has been transformed by Farrells to host a new design, food and retail destination celebrating Japanese and Nordic cultures

Design
30.09.20

Layer’s Sequel Seat is designed for cinema-going in a post-Covid world

The premium cinema seat features antibacterial fabric and built-in UV lights

Design
29.09.20

Modern ikebana: showcasing a new wave of floral designers

A new book from Victoria Gaiger and Tom Loxley explores the design evolution of Japanese flower arranging

Design
24.09.20

Yair Neuman and Cubitts launch range of lights created from waste eyeglass lenses

The designer and eyewear brand unveiled the Lens Light collection during this year’s London Design Festival

Design
22.09.20

‘Staircase of Dreams’ unveiled in east London by The Fandangoe Kid and local students

Located on the steps of Waltham Forest College, the colourful intervention is part of the new local William Morris Design Line

Design
15.09.20

Lee Broom launches music-inspired ‘Maestro’ chair

Debuted with a special film as part of London Design Festival, Broom's new chair is influenced by classical music and mid-century design

Design
14.09.20
variety of streetlight designs for los angeles by project room

Project Room designs new streetlight for Los Angeles

The design studio’s 'bouquet' concept offers variety and flexibility to street lighting in the city

Design
11.09.20

Virgil Abloh unveils artwork in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz

The fashion designer has redesigned the classic G-Class SUV with Mercedes-Benz chief design officer Gorden Wagener

Design
09.09.20
portrait of kg nilson

Artist KG Nilson creates home and fashion capsule for ARKET

The retailer’s collaboration with the Swedish visual artist marks the first in a series of collections produced with Nordic-region creators

News
12.08.20
Design for Pure Skies Zones

With Pure Skies, PriestmanGoode designs the future of hygienic air travel

A new concept from the international design company facilitates touch-free plane journeys post-Covid

Design
05.08.20
Alexagate jamming device on top of an echo dot

The Alexagate aims to stop Amazon’s background listening

This newly developed add-on accessory uses ultrasonic technology to jam the tech giant from recording conversations.

News
28.07.20
Curtain III by Bigtime Studio

Exploring eclecticism in the French design scene

A new collection of innovative products demonstrates that French design isn’t only concerned with heritage and classicism.

News
24.07.20

19 Chairs project calls on designers to reimagine seating for older people

Designer brothers Tom and Will Butterfield turned wasted hours during lockdown into a design project, enlisting industry greats to reinvent seating for older people.

News
29.06.20

How an underwater museum is using design to platform reef conversation

ICON speaks to British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, who has sunk a 165 tonne greenhouse in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to offer experiential learning about reef restoration.

News
11.06.20

New Designers goes digital for Class of 2020

News
10.06.20

Editor's choice

ICON 202: Winter 2020

Moxon Architects completes new studio nestled in the Scottish Highlands

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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ICON 202: Winter 2020

Moxon Architects completes new studio nestled in the Scottish Highlands

Coffey Architects completes silver office building in King’s Cross

Oslo, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Budapest commit to clean construction

JKMM redesigns 1980s Finnish library as new community centre

Camille Walala reimagines London’s Oxford Street

Carlo Ratti designs the world’s first compostable marker

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Brighton gets new linear park from Untitled Practice


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality