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.

Published in News
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 14:50

The icon pub quiz – results

Designer Ross Lovegrove was the quiz master at the second icon and Iittala pub quiz at the Book Club in London.

Published in News
Monday, 14 December 2009 11:00

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti deserves to be remembered for many reasons but above all as a peculiarly Italian phenomenon.

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:11


In Basel for the annual Design Miami collectors’ fair in June, veteran designer Alessandro Mendini got more than he bargained for when he opened the Sensory Deprivation Skull, the foam and polyester sofa by Atelier van Lieshout.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 27 September 2007 13:23

Alessandro Mendini | icon 037 | July 2006

The Proust armchair now stands as a totem of the kind of ironic design that has been so prevalent since the Dutch school of the 1990s.

Published in ICON 037 | July 2006