It may not be an infectious disease, but loneliness is an epidemic that has significant consequences for health and disproportionately affects older people. Eugene Marchese, founder and CEO of Guild Living, believes that residential designs appropriate for later life could be the remedy. 

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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. 

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To mark World Bee Day 2020, IKEA's research lab has launched a democratic design platform for users to create design-oriented bee habitats. 

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Friday, 17 April 2020 09:30

Patricia Urquiola: Formal and fun

For the last two decades Patricia Urquiola has been designing interiors, objects and buildings with her unique blend of formality and vibrancy.

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By making us believe that everything is always available, supermarkets provoke the worst in times of shortage.

Published in Crimes Against Design
Friday, 27 March 2020 16:30

Industry news and events - 27 March 2020

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 14:23

Architects declared, when will designers?

As architects and designers grapple with the climate emergency, the latter are being too individualistic in their approach. It’s time for collective action, argues Peter Smisek.
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Tokyo 2020’s Olympic medals are custom designed and made from recycled electronics, a marked difference from the olive wreaths of just over a century ago

Published in Features

Too often regarded as the boring, bureaucratic capital of the European Union, Brussels is now also a destination for arts and cutting-edge collectable design.

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A retrospective covering the life of Irish designer, architect and artist Eileen Gray is set to open in New York. Icon spoke to the exhibition's curator, Cloé Pitiot, to find out more

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Philippe Starck based the designed for the translucent Ghost chair on a simple upholstered chair made popular in the eighteenth century by French King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette

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At the Paris design fair, several emerging design brands are pushing their focus towards a form of sustainable creation, whether through upcycling, recycling or encouraging repair

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Published in News

Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s round-up.

Published in News
Thursday, 09 January 2020 12:22

The enduring appeal of Lucienne Day's designs

The enduring appeal of Lucienne Day's post-war textiles owes as much to her organic, abstract graphics, as to her belief in affordable design for all.

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Friday, 06 December 2019 12:22

Industry news and events – 6 December 2019

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As the festive season gets into full swing, we pick out a selection of the best design-led installations around the capital

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A new book explores how protest movements increasingly turn to branding techniques to get their message out – and, more importantly – get people to take to the streets

Published in Review
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