The world of electronics is shaped by mass manufacture. But now an elite band of ‘electro craftsmen’ are exploring how design can bring out the human side of high-tech

Published in Features
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:25

Habitat Design Reunion

A series of installations at the Platform gallery reveal the inspirations behind designs by Simon Pengelly, Tord Boontje, Claire Norcross and others

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Hallingdal 65

The iconic Danish wool-and-viscose fabric was stuffed, boiled, hardened, but above all celebrated by a series of international designers for an eclectic exhibition by producer Kvadrat at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. 

Published in News
Monday, 08 August 2011 13:02

London Design Festival 2010 Part 2

The seventh London Design Festival kicked off with a rather lacklustre installation of Audi robots in Trafalgar Square by German-Swedish duo Kram/Weisshaar. But the mood picked 
up as the week went on and we found ourselves, as usual, drawn to the smaller, more independent events, showing off what London is best at: new talent.

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:51

Milan Furniture Fair: Ventura Lambrate

Lambrate – a former industrial district on the outskirts of town – scooped-up the design scene’s young talent this year.

Published in News
Friday, 09 July 2010 08:00

M'Afrique by Patricia Urquiola

M’Afrique is a furniture collection for the Italian brand Moroso, produced with the help of traditional craftsmen in Senegal.

Published in News
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:56

Metropolitan Works

"There might be nowhere more important tonight than this building," said Deyan Sudjic at the opening of Metropolitan Works' new site.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Friday, 06 February 2009 12:53

Metropolitan Works

"There might be nowhere more important tonight than this building," said Deyan Sudjic at Metropolitan Works' opening party for its new £4.5 million site. High praise indeed - so what exactly is so important about the creative centre's new facility?
Published in NEWS
Monday, 26 March 2007 04:24

Patrizia Moroso | icon 036 | June 2006

One adjective is rarely enough for Patrizia Moroso.

Published in ICON 036 | June 2006
Contemporary furniture is migrating out of the showroom and into the gallery and auction house as collectors snap up the work of leading figures such as Ron Arad and Zaha Hadid. And a new hybrid category known as "design art" has emerged to describe limited edition, contemporary collectible pieces that sit midway between the humble world of furniture and the rarified world of art.
Published in ICON 033 | March 2006

Who are the people who are changing the contemporary design landscape? What are the products, organisations and ideas that everyone will be copying in the immediate future?

Published in ICON 021 | March 2005
Thursday, 22 March 2007 13:03

Craft Wars | icon 016 | October 2004

Depending on who you ask, craft either occupies a netherworld somewhere below art and design, or is an evil blight on society that ought to be stamped out entirely. But not only are such prejudices based on meaningless distinctions, some of the most successful young designers happen to be craftsmen.

Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:46

Tord Boontje | icon 014 | July/August 2004

Tord Boontje talks in the most quiet and earnest of tones, but he’s clearly delighted at the success of his Happy Ever After installation at Milan this year.