The young Finnish designer’s curiosity about materials, and confidence in using them, has already resulted in a diverse portfolio of work.

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:00

Highlights from 100% Design

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.

Published in News
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:49

Welcome to ZHA World

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.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:45

PearsonLloyd: Reflective design

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.

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Friday, 06 September 2013 15:36

Icon 124: Shopping

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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Friday, 19 July 2013 17:25

Icon Design Trail

There’s one week left – you have until Friday 26 July – to register your London Design Festival event to be included in the Icon Design Trail.

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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

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 10:01

Interview: Jasper Morrison

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. 

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Monday, 12 November 2012 15:30

Rolf Sachs

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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Friday, 14 September 2012 11:57

Icon’s “little yellow book” is back

The Icon Design Trail is a highly influential guide to the best events and shows during the London Design Festival, (LDF). This leading independent guide is the essential accessory for all discerning festival visitors. Pick up your copy at the festival or download the free App now.

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Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:22

100% Design seminars

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. 

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:52

Folding Boat

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.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:35

LDF: Benjamin Hubert

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.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:15

LDF: The Auction Room

Architect Mariana Pestana organised a forum for designers to sell their creations at this year’s festival. The catch? Money was not allowed.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:38

LDF Highlights

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.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:03

LDF: Icon Events

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.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:53

LDF: John Pawson

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.

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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

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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.

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Friday, 26 August 2011 11:28

The Icon Build Off

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.

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