During London Design Festival, 100% design welcomed more than 27,000 visitors over four days at Earls Court in London, and this year expanded into both exhibition halls. Here are three of Icon’s highlights from the show.
Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.
After years of staying out of its clients’ spotlight, PearsonLloyd’s recent exhibition at Great Western Studios gave its founders a chance to reflect on their body of work.
September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF.
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The architect’s esoteric collection of objects plays past against present, with ancient Greek pots alongside Sex Pistols magazines. It is a theme she explores in many of her buildings, from Selfridges Birmingham (Icon’s first cover) to the new V&A courtyard
Whether he's collecting rolls of tape from around the world or reinterpreting classic chairs, the London designer prefers to explore the diversity in the everyday to creating "showy" objects.
The designer has produced an eclectic range of objects and installations over the past 30 years, united as a body of work by their “Germanness”.
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100% Design will be hosting a lively seminar programme, which will feature international designers and industry leaders including Yvés Behar, Stephen Haggerty (of Hunt Haggarty), Vicky Richardson (British Council), Michael Young, Mat Hunter (Design Council), Chris Sanderson (LS: Global), Dan Hopwood (BIID), Christine Murray (Architects Journal), Simon Woodroffe (Yo! Home), Marcus Fairs (Dezeen) and many more.
Two design graduates are challenging the status of the rubber dingy with a boat that can be built in two minutes from a single sheet of plastic.
The designer’s new range for De La Espada blends industry and craft to create eye-catching furniture that wants you to notice how it’s made.
Architect Mariana Pestana organised a forum for designers to sell their creations at this year’s festival. The catch? Money was not allowed.
From the polished showrooms of Bloomsbury and Brompton to the edgier venues in the east, this year’s London Design Festival was brimming with new talent and exciting product launches. Here’s our pick of the best.
Icon celebrated its 100th issue during this year’s London Design Festival, with a party and by showing off the Lego skills of leading architects.
The eighth London Design Festival coincided with Icon’s 100th issue, giving us plenty of reason to celebrate at the old Shoreditch tube station. Elsewhere, the capital was alive with creative shows, product launches and original installations – here’s our round up.
Icon was particularly noticeable at this year’s London Design Festival which coincided with the publication of our 100th issue. To celebrate our centenary we held a party during this major event in the design calendar
Magazine stylist-turned-designer Faye Toogood has furnished galleries with corn, made chairs out of milking stools and has just released her third collection of pieces inspired by rural England.
To celebrate our 100th issue, Icon will present an exhibition during the London Design Festival showing remakes of Lego's Architectural Classics series by some of the most exciting architects in London. In the accompanying café, visitors will have the opportunity to create their own Lego models which will be displayed alongside those by Foster, Adjaye, Make, FAT and others.
The seventh London Design Festival kicked off with a rather lacklustre installation of Audi robots in Trafalgar Square by German-Swedish duo Kram/Weisshaar. But the mood picked up as the week went on and we found ourselves, as usual, drawn to the smaller, more independent events, showing off what London is best at: new talent.