The Designer of the Year at Maison & Objet 2018, Cecilie Manz talks to Icon about the New Scandinavian movement 

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:28

Ou Ning: An Artist Profile

Ou Ning is more than an artist - he's a unique voice in modern China. He talks work, the rural reconstruction movement, and life in a megacity

Published in Architecture

Over the past 50 years, the Norwegian designer has liberated the human body from the tyranny of ‘correct posture’ and introduced the concept of dynamic sitting, writes Debika Ray

Published in Icon of the Month

The London-based designer combines a painstaking approach to new techniques with a delight in their surprising results

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We spoke to Kingston University's new head of product and furniture design Sebastian Bergne last year as he celebrated 25 years of his practice

Published in Features
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

Neri & Hu

The Shanghai-based duo reflect on why so many Chinese designers succumb to greed and explain why they’ve put the seven deadly sins in a Cabinet of Curiosities

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Thursday, 18 June 2015 00:00

Inga Sempé: No art, no stories

Inga Sempé is not an artist. She does not want her works to be preserved in a museum, and dislikes the idea of a design with a narrative. She is interested only in creating products that people will use – objects of everyday luxury, says Crystal Bennes

Published in Features
Monday, 11 May 2015 01:00

Icon Talks at CDW: Dominic Wilcox

The designer and former Icon contributor will be speaking at Icon's House of Culture during Clerkenwell Design Week – watch him at work in this video

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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

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Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?

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