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Design icon: Finland’s most famous flower is celebrating its 60th birthday this year

This year sees the 60th birthday of Marimekko’s most famous image – the oversized floral print Unikko, designed by Maija Isola. And in this year’s spring/ summer collection, the Finnish textile pioneer pays tribute to its 1960s roots

Design
29.05.24
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How Jean Jullien is bringing smiles to audiences around the world with his Paper People

There’s no secret to happiness, but unexpectedly encountering a giant Jean Jullien sculpture or installation comes pretty close. The French graphic artist tells ICON he will continue to explore his work in new dimensions combining volume, scale and his signature use of line and colour, which stir a spectrum of emotions in audiences all over the world

Design
24.05.24

Sabine Marcelis adds a colourful touch to the VitraHaus Loft

This summer, Sabine Marcelis is bringing a fresh perspective to residential interiors through a bold transformation of the VitraHaus Loft. Focusing on colour, Vitra will also launch a limited-edition collection to coincide with the collaboration

Design
16.05.24

RAD DESIGN 2024: Romania’s new collectible design fair opens its doors this month

In its inaugural edition, RAD DESIGN marks a significant moment this month being the first contemporary collectible design fair to open in Eastern Europe.

Design
08.05.24

Caon Design Office partners with Woolmark to unveil a circular aircraft seating concept

In a future-focused research project, Caon Design Office and Woolmark have unveiled Modulo – an innovative seating concept centred around circularity.

Design
04.05.24

Five Highlights from Milan Design Week 2024

The annual design event returned to Milan earlier this month. Here are Roddy Clarke’s top picks of the week.

Design
30.04.24

James Bantone teams up with UGG at this year’s Milan Design Week

The multidisciplinary artist's work delves into an ongoing exploration and critical examination of identity through a blend of different mediums

Design
22.04.24
ICON x Milan Design Week 2024

ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

Dedicated to Milan, the mecca for Italian culture, art and design, the guide uncovers the very best of what the city has to offer during Milan Design Week

Design
15.04.24

Meet interior designer Matt McKay as he discusses the inspiration behind the launch of his new furniture collection

Seamlessly blending form and function, Matt McKay’s new furniture collection embodies his interior design sensibilities and unconventional approach.

Design
08.04.24

TAKT is rethinking the way we design, build and sell furniture with its simple self-assembly furniture

With clean, simple, self-assembly designs by notable designers, and a focus on transparency, sustainability and ethical values, Copenhagen-based TAKT is remaking the way we buy furniture

Design
08.04.24

From the Archive: A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become one of the most recognisable and copied chairs of all time

Design
29.03.24

Henry Holland Studio’s Big Brekkie collection brings a playful touch to morning mealtimes

Launched this week, Henry Holland Studio’s latest capsule collection merges the designer’s signature aesthetic with a serving of humour to bring joy to morning routines

Design
28.03.24

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

In an all-French collaboration, renowned luxury design house Christofle has partnered with Roland Garros ahead of the upcoming annual tournament taking place in May

Design
25.03.24

USM and Symbol Audio unveil new capsule collection of audio and record storage pieces

Legendary Swiss furniture brand, USM, and Symbol, the premiere audio furniture and lifestyle brand, partner to create a collaborative capsule of products

Design
13.03.24

Shalini Misra’s new rug collection references the architectural beauty of India’s ancient stepwells

In a new collaboration with cc-tapis, interior designer and architect Shalini Misra has designed a series of rugs based on the ancient stepwells of India.

Design
05.03.24

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

The iconic Copacabana Chair, designed by Mathieu Matégot in 1955, has been reimagined by Danish design house GUBI making it applicable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Design
02.03.24

Gallery FUMI celebrates first major show in the US to coincide with Frieze Los Angeles 2024

This major showcase introduces ground-breaking new works by FUMI’s celebrated roster of artists and designers

Design
01.03.24

Cape Town Furniture Week showcases the breadth of South African design in its second edition

Taking place over four days, Cape Town Furniture Week returned for its second year exhibiting an exciting array of local design talent.

Design
29.02.24

MATTER and SHAPE: The Paris-based design exhibition bringing together multiple creative sectors in a new, immersive format

Taking place at the beginning of March for its inaugural showcase, MATTER and SHAPE is a new exhibition bringing together the worlds of design, fashion, and artisanal craft in Paris.

Design
24.02.24

The National Portrait Gallery reveals major exhibition celebrating the black figure with never-before-seen paintings

Curated by Ekow Eshun, the exhibition features 55 contemporary works of sculpture, painting and drawing by 22 African diasporic artists working in the UK and America 

Design
22.02.24

Meet the Finnish fashion label giving unprocessed wool new life through upcycling

Design studio By Hinders, founded by Jonathan Ingberg, celebrates upcycling and elevated simplicity at its 100-hectare 19th-century farm in south Finland’s Inkoo Archipelago

Design
20.02.24

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Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

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Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness

Jamie xx and Tekla celebrate the artist’s new album In Wave with striking capsule collection

Earl of East’s new Café collection playfully embraces circularity

Ukrainian creative studio Gushka creates woollen items that bring a new life to ancestral crafts




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How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Architecture icon: Mies van der Rohe’s domestic masterpiece in Brno has survived everything the 20th century could throw at it

LA practice Kadre Architects is using design as a street-level tool for social change

Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

A new book by Stefano Casciani offers an insight into Piero Lissoni’s work

Snøhetta designs minimalist interior for French skincare label Typology in Paris

Brick from a Stone launches at Clerkenwell Design Week 2024


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Earl of East’s new Café collection playfully embraces circularity

Ukrainian creative studio Gushka creates woollen items that bring a new life to ancestral crafts

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How Paris is taking a new approach to its architectural legacy at the Olympic Games

Editor’s Picks: The best new season design and lifestyle launches

Rio Kobayashi tells ICON how his Japanese and Austrian-Italian heritage influences his work

Triennale Milano’s 24th International Exhibition will explore the theme of inequalities

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

Daylesford Organic launches its largest capsule homewares collection in partnership with Hugo Guinness

Jamie xx and Tekla celebrate the artist’s new album In Wave with striking capsule collection

Earl of East’s new Café collection playfully embraces circularity

Ukrainian creative studio Gushka creates woollen items that bring a new life to ancestral crafts