Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:40

Jaime Hayon

The Spanish designer will be speaking at Design Shanghai on Saturday. He told Icon about the thinking behind some of his work

Published in News
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:37

Apple's Jonathan Ive on …

In the final talk in the Design Museum and Icon's DM25 series, Apple's head of design discussed design education, carelessness and the Apple Watch

Published in News
Friday, 31 October 2014 12:05

Jaime Hayon: Inspiration

Last month Icon editor Christopher Turner interviewed Jaime Hayon at 100% Design. Here, the Spanish designer talks us through the inspiration behind some of his projects

Published in News
Friday, 12 September 2014 01:00

The Wish List

For this year's LDF, Terence Conran plays fairy godmother to some of the industry’s biggest names, inviting young designers to bring their fantasy objects to life. The results are on display at the V&A this week

Published in News
Friday, 22 August 2014 12:31

Kenneth Grange

Icon talks to the design legend about comfort, longevity and his approach to design

Published in Video

Fashion designer Paul Smith talks about his favourite item from the Design Museum collection

Published in Video
Monday, 02 December 2013 16:57

6a: Architect detectives

Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives

Published in Features
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:00

Collectors: Paul Smith

Since the launch of his first store in 1970, Paul Smith has mixed his fashion designs with the collection of curiosities that inspire them. He refers to this ever expanding hoard, which overflows his disorderly office and fills storage facilities, as The Department of Silly.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 13:03

Icon 120: 10th Anniversary

Icon is ten years old this month! For this special “collectors” issue, we asked Paul Smith, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, Sebastian Bergne, Madelon Vriesendorp, Peter Marigold and David Rockwell to show us their private collections of objects that influence their work. And we also invited all our past cover stars, from Maarten Baas to Daniel Libeskind, to complete the Icon psychological test.

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:05

BarberOsgerby: Design Olympians

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, are the UK’s best-known design duo. The self-described “masochists” explain how they design simple things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to make.

Published in Features
Monday, 29 March 2010 09:00

Luxury

Photographer Martin Parr turns his deadpan lens on the super-rich and their playgrounds.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 19:10

Conversation: Dixon, Adjaye & Smith

Conversation between designer Tom Dixon, architect David Adjaye and fashion designer Paul Smith.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:21

The Flatpack Ply Stool

The flatpack Ply stool is a collaboration between furniture designer Michael Marriot and fashion brand Paul Smith for the London Design Festival in September.

I walk a lot, and I’m always noticing random things. London’s a wonderful place for that. This photo essay follows a route I picked. It’s not exactly a secret London, just one I like to keep noticing.