For Matali Crasset, all design is social. Running through her work – from furniture to hotels to a beach library near Marseille – is a determination to introduce people to new things and to transform their experience of the everyday. 

Published in Features
Friday, 04 October 2013 10:00

Icon 125: Libraries

In this issue, we celebrate the library and the ways in which it has been rethought in the digital age. We visit Birmingham's new “super library” by Mecanoo and Snøhetta’s Hunt library in North Carolina. We look at the competition to design a new chair for the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and our cover star is Matali Crasset, who brought books to the beach near Marseille this summer.

Published in NEWS
Friday, 21 June 2013 17:49

Concrete by Matali Crasset

Matali Crasset's furniture, made from a new super-light type of concrete, aims to make us rethink the role of the material in the home.

Published in News
Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:31

Icon 118: 3D Printing

Affordable 3D printers are bringing fantasies of home production closer to fulfilment, but the objects produced on them so far have been of relatively poor quality. In this issue, however, we look into the future at the possibilities rapid prototyping might offer – from cities that replicate themselves, to the “biologically inspired” designs our cover star Neri Oxman is creating at MIT.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 14:47

Milan: Moustache’s new collection

Moustache presented a collection of charming new products, but in the wrong place.

Published in News
Thursday, 09 July 2009 14:38

A Light Powered By The Moon

A light powered by the moon and a chandelier that reads the colour of your food are among French designer Matali Crasset's latest research projects, on show at her exhibition, Another Logic Of.

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 07:05

Milan: Moustache, a new French brand

Despite the economic climate there were a few new start-ups showing in Milan this year. Moustache was one of them - a new French home furnishings brand that manufacture products by Big-Game, Matali Crasset and Inga Sempé.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:05

Manifesto #23 Matali Crasset | Designer

Manifesto #23 with designer Matali Crasset in Paris.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Monday, 26 March 2007 11:01

Matali Crasset | icon 040 | October 2006

The singular haircut of Matali Crasset has been freshly clipped in our honour. "I just did it this morning," she admits, brushing at the telltale shavings still adhering to her face and neck. "I go to a Chinese place nearby."