A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years

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Magnus Wästberg, the man behind the eponymous brand, believes that lamps must respond to our primeval instincts

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Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:00

Inga Sempé: No art, no stories

Inga Sempé is not an artist. She does not want her works to be preserved in a museum, and dislikes the idea of a design with a narrative. She is interested only in creating products that people will use – objects of everyday luxury, says Crystal Bennes

Published in Features
Monday, 19 May 2014 12:34

Source Material in Milan

An exhibition of the objects that get famous designers’ creative juices flowing featured everything from ear muffs to pencil sharpeners

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 04 October 2013 10:00

Icon 125: Libraries

In this issue, we celebrate the library and the ways in which it has been rethought in the digital age. We visit Birmingham's new “super library” by Mecanoo and Snøhetta’s Hunt library in North Carolina. We look at the competition to design a new chair for the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and our cover star is Matali Crasset, who brought books to the beach near Marseille this summer.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:23

Stockholm Furniture Fair

The design show celebrated its 60th birthday over five days in February, in the company of 40,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors from 27 countries.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:32

Beautiful rejects

“There’s a saying in our trade: the better the idea, the more unlikely it will see the light of day,” says Sam Hecht, partner of design studio Industrial Facility.

Published in Features
Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:35

Profile: Inga Sempé

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. The incessant ticking of the wall clock fills the Paris apartment every time the conversation goes quiet, as if it’s reminding Inga Sempé that time is running out.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:13

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Reports from the Stockholm furniture fair.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:57

Paris Maison & Objet

Reports from Maison & Objet in Paris.

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