Thursday, 08 October 2015 00:00

Mirrors: Surface tension

A mirror’s function has always been to provide an accurate likeness. So why are recent designs more interested in playing with the viewer’s sense of identity?

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

New order: Pattern in Poland

A new generation of Polish designers is rejecting the cool minimalism that characterised the post-1989 years and showing a renewed interest in vernacular and traditional crafts. Their textiles and ceramics are defined by colour, decoration and an ability to “think through patterns”

Published in Features
Monday, 09 December 2013 15:31

Icon 127: The Icon Awards 2013

This month we’re celebrating the second Icon Awards, our prize for the best international architecture, design, technology and culture of the past year. In this special issue we present interviews with each of the winners, and with Margaret Calvert, our Icon of the Year. 

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:55

Oskar Zieta's Sheet Steel

The Polish designer who pushes sheet steel to its limits wants to be recognised for his hard work and not just for its spectacular results.

Published in News