Monday, 21 August 2017 06:00

Photo competition: Elements of design

Icon teams up with 100% Design and Picfair to find the next top architecture and design photographer

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:00

Highlights: 100% Design

The UK’s largest design show returns for its 11th edition with over 260 exhibitors, as well as installations, talks and events exploring the theme of Experience

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:19

LDF: Installations at the V&A

Mathieu Lehanneur and Glithero fill two contrasting spaces to mesmerising effect

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Monday, 19 September 2016 08:01

Highlights: London Design Festival

Birthday celebrations for B&B Italia and Brompton Design District, new showrooms for Fontana Arte, Salvatori and Sé, and Below Stairs intrigue in Sir John Soane’s kitchen – all at LDF this week

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Monday, 05 September 2016 17:05

Design from Chile conference

A conference this week at the London Design Biennale will explore the ideas behind Cybersyn, the cyber management system devised in Chile during the Salvador Allende government

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In the lead-up to the event’s opening on 6 September, its director and former Icon editor Christopher Turner spoke to us about diplomacy, Brexit and salsa dancing

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Monday, 16 May 2016 12:53

Apply now: Icon Design Trail 2016

Our annual guide to London Design Festival is now seeking entries – and has a brand new website

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Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

Review: London Design Festival

The Icon team was out and about at our home town’s biggest design event last week. Here is some of our coverage of the event

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The fourth day of LDF brought some much-anticipated buzz from old favourites, but a brand-new design district – the first south of the Thames – is holding its own

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Punkt.’s MP10: tech tamed

We were excited to see the launch yesterday of our latest obsession: the Jasper Morrison-designed pared-down MP01 phone

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Tabanlioglu Architects

An installation at Somerset House by Arik Levy and Tabanlioglu Architects is on display at Somerset House

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Our Bond With Brands

The Design Museum’s exhibition Like Me: Our Bond With Brands is running for the duration of LDF. Simon Glynn of branding agency Lippincott, which curated the show, features in our current issue

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

Vitsoe: Listening Room

This week, the producer of Dieter Rams furniture is focused on music that fi ts around furniture. In our current issue, we learned how it has built a business around selling less

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00

London Design Festival, day 3: Couch surfing

On our third day at LDF, we considered the indispensability of sofas, the prospects of Brazilian mid-century design and a very exclusive bucket

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At LDF today, we’ve been on the look-out for design with a clear purpose, as well as pondering the literary choices of some of our favourite creatives

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Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Preview: London Design Festival

A new venue, a new district and a host of established and emerging designers are part of this year’s line-up

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Icon kicked off LDF by scoping out the festival’s main venues, as well as a few smaller shows we had our eye on. We also checked out the work of our next cover star...

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Friday, 29 May 2015 01:00

Frida Escobedo at the V&A

Inspired by an Aztec city on a lake, the Mexican architect’s installation references the many layers of architecture that have been left in Mexico by successive civilisations and cultures

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Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Study O Portable

Bernadette Deddens and Tetsuo Mukai have been compared to poets in their desire to explore esoteric and elliptical themes. Their often witty, surreal approach has attracted some illustrious collaborators and makes them a truly distinctive voice in the world of design, says Vicky Richardson

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