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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Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:04

Zaha Hadid launches homeware collection

A £10k platter inspired by the London 2012 aquatics centre and a chess set that resembles a miniature cityscape are among the products that the architect released at Harrods last week

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 12:01

Bocci x Mallett at Ely House

Glass orbs and nuggets by Vancouver-based maker Bocci played among the artefacts at the 18th-century home of antique dealer Mallett

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:59

100% Design: Product highlights

Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival

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Friday, 19 September 2014 14:04

Designing Polska

An exhibition in east London shows off the best in contemporary Polish graphic design and illustration

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Friday, 19 September 2014 13:07

Crest by Zaha Hadid

Watch the Crest bridge being installed at the V&A

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:48

The Aram Gallery: Future Stars?

An exhibition of work by new designers aims to show that there's more to the field than mass manufacture

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:11

Oyuna: Soft Edge

A series of textile designs by Peter Marigold, Hunting and Narud and Study O Portable tell stories about the production process and origins of cashmere

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:25

Habitat Design Reunion

A series of installations at the Platform gallery reveal the inspirations behind designs by Simon Pengelly, Tord Boontje, Claire Norcross and others

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:46

Super Stimuli at Ace Hotel Shoreditch

A takeover at London's Ace Hotel shuns showing design on a pedestal and makes it part of the furniture instead

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Richard Rogers wins prize for lifetime achievement, London Design Festival director reveals at event at the Cheesegrater

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Monday, 15 September 2014 19:24

Ishinomaki Laboratory

A range of simple wooden furniture, designed to be built and used by survivors of the Japanese tsunami, is finding a wider commercial appeal

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Monday, 15 September 2014 15:54

Double Space: Barber Osgerby

The design duo has installed two moving mirrored panels in the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery at the V&A

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Friday, 12 September 2014 01:00

The Wish List

For this year's LDF, Terence Conran plays fairy godmother to some of the industry’s biggest names, inviting young designers to bring their fantasy objects to life. The results are on display at the V&A this week

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Friday, 12 September 2014 01:00

Human Nature by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert

The designer has placed a stack of handblown stained glass cylinders in the V&A's Medieval and Renaissance galleries

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:21

Icon 136: Museums

Our October issue, available from 5 September, looks at the V&A's mannequins, Tate Britain's robots, Rogers' British Museum extension and the politics of designing the 9/11 museum exhibits

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:43

19 Greek Street

A chandelier reminiscent of scientific equipment, ceramics that resemble iced biscuits and products made of discarded glass are among the items on display at the cafe and gallery

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Monday, 01 September 2014 01:00

Urban Plunge – wild swimming in the city

An exhibition at the Roca London Gallery showcases a series of architectural proposals to reclaim natural water sources in London, New York and Copenhagen for recreational use. We spoke to curator Jane Withers about how we can better exploit our rivers and harbours

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