It's been a hectic year for the Italian designer. A solo show in Glasgow, new pieces for major brands and curatorial endeavours in London and Milan have revealed him to be not just one of the design world's most prolific operators, but also one of its most original thinkers
Jay Osgerby, Martino Gamper and Study O Portable were among the designers who attended the awards ceremony on 4 December. Here is a selection of photos from the night
This year's awards ceremony took place last night in London. You can read the full list of winners here
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The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December
A takeover at London's Ace Hotel shuns showing design on a pedestal and makes it part of the furniture instead
The London-based Italian designer curated an exhibition featuring the people and processes that step in when design goes wrong
“Sometimes I wish we could just exhibit this, with the amount of time it takes us,” says Yael Mer, one half of the London-based design studio.
In Basel for the annual Design Miami collectors’ fair in June, veteran designer Alessandro Mendini got more than he bargained for when he opened the Sensory Deprivation Skull, the foam and polyester sofa by Atelier van Lieshout.
Seventy-five chairs into his grand project to design 100 in 100 days, Gamper talked to icon about the constraints of his creative process and the idea of the post-industrial chair.