Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Extra ordinary

The Aram Gallery, London
20 July – 22 August 2015

Published in Diary

With her fantastical wardrobe and exuberant patterns, the east London designer was always going to get noticed. But behind the giant fruits and rainbow eyeliner is a thoughtful artist well able to control the noise, says Riya Patel

Published in Features
Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:17

No Randomness

An exhibition at the St Etienne Biennale provided an insight into the hidden design within everyday objects and the implications of taking standardisation to the extreme

Published in News
Friday, 14 November 2014 16:17

Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum

Twenty-six women have contributed outfits to this Zaha Hadid-designed show about the empowering effects of fashion. But the clothes seem somewhat meaningless without their wearer or context, finds Riya Patel

Published in Review
Monday, 16 June 2014 16:46

Biennale Interieur 2014: Preview

Joseph Grima has curated a series of micro exhibitions contemplating domesticity in the digital age, continuing the Belgian design event’s shift in emphasis from commerce to culture

Published in News
Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:37

Profile: Josh Bitelli

Josh Bitelli has spent days alongside road painters, roofers and industrial bakers, even getting up at 3am to join the production line. His furniture and objects are inspired by the oddities and artisanship still to be found in these mechanised processes

Published in Features

The British designer's furniture series for Dzek showcases his own engineered stone – a nougat-like composition of four types of Italian marble

Published in News

With the world's largest furniture design show returning on 8 April, Icon picks out some of its highlights, including Max Lamb's manmade stone and a minimalist ping pong table

Published in News
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:50

Silent Village by Brynjar Sigurđarson

Brynjar Sigurđarson’s furniture pieces for Galerie Kreo are inspired by Icelandic fishing nets.

Published in News
Monday, 24 June 2013 18:14

Collectors: Peter Marigold

The London-based designer is fascinated by imperfections in everyday objects – the “runts of production”. It is only when things go wrong, he says, that we can appreciate how things are made.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:00

Profile: DUS Architects

Dutch practice DUS proposes an alternative architecture through social networks, temporary interventions and open sourcing. Now it is printing its first building, a canal house in Amsterdam, which it hopes will be replicated and reworked along the city's northern waterways

Published in Features
Monday, 25 March 2013 16:23

Daniel Rybakken Lighting

The Norwegian designer is the first non-Swede to have designed the bar at Stockholm Furniture Fair; it's the culmination of four years’ work to combine the abstract and concrete in lighting.

Published in News

Inspired by the mechanics of a guitar, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a minimalist curtain system they say a child could install.

Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:28

Maarten Baas for Swarovski and Laikingland

An elaborate sand-timer for Laikingland and an introspective model of a thinker for Swarovski, reflect the Dutch designer’s present state of mind.

Published in News
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. 

Published in News

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma specialise in challenging conventional ways of thinking about traditional materials such as leather and charcoal – and despite their collaborations with big-name manufacturers, they show no sign of losing their edge.

Published in Features
Monday, 19 November 2012 16:24

Encoded Textiles by Raw Color

A Dutch design duo has created a machine that gives our ephemeral text message communication physical form – using bleach and lengths of coloured cotton.

Published in News
Monday, 15 October 2012 11:02

Light Jars by Kristine Five Melvær

Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer has created a family of lighting pieces that tell a story with their shapes and materials.

Published in News
Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00


Inverigo in northern Italy is in many ways a traditional factory town, where most people work for a single employer. The difference here is that the employer is Milanese company Poliform – and the local industry is designer furniture

Published in Features
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:20

The garden shed

It has been a space for creativity and invention, a venue for secret war-time activities and a snub to the architectural establishment, but the enduring appeal of the shed lies in its simplicity.

Published in Icon of the Month
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