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10 graphic designers around the world you should follow

We hand-picked 10 emerging graphic designers – from Beijing to Beirut – that are creating the most exciting work right now

Design
25.11.22

Lab La Bla takes a new look at Yngve Ekström’s Lamino chair

Yngve Ekström’s 1956 Lamino chair is a well-loved classic of Swedish design. Now it has been given a new lease of life by emerging design studio Lab La Bla

Design
24.11.22

Meet the practice developing photosynthetic textiles

What if fashion could capture carbon instead of being a major contributor to the world’s emissions? Post Carbon Lab designer DJ Lin explains the studio’s research into algae-based textiles

Design
23.11.22

The Carpenters’ Line at Japan House London showcases 1300 years of woodworking mastery from Hida

The new exhibition explores the art of master woodworking from Japan’s well-known region, highlighting both traditional and contemporary practices

Design
15.11.22

From the Archive: A short history of the Sony Walkman

Long before the iPod was on the scene, Sony’s portable cassette player The Walkman changed the way people listen to music

Design
15.11.22

What if brand experiences were designed to trigger emotions?

Thinking beyond the instagrammable, what if spaces were designed to trigger specific emotions, such as hope? Or a sense of calm, intrigue, surprise? Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares his thoughts

Design
10.11.22
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The designers using food waste to create furniture pieces

From oyster shells to orange peel, food waste could be the design material of the future

Design
07.11.22

JOY launches exclusive chair for multi-brand retailer Très Bien in London

Swedish design brand JOY Objects joined forces with Très Bien in Soho to launch Snow & Chartreuse, a new colourway of CHAIR ONE, exclusively for Très Bien

Design
28.10.22
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Design Icon: The Fiat Nuova Cinquecento brought driving to the Italian masses

It was the car that drove Italy’s economic miracle, swerving past the Vespa to become Italians’ favourite ride – but it never escaped the sense that its designers were having a bit of a laugh, says Brendan Cormier

Design
27.10.22

Greek artist Andreas Angelidakis transforms the historic Espace Niemeyer in first solo exhibition

Commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, Center for the Critical Appreciation of Antiquity is the artist's largest and most ambitious artwork to date

Design
25.10.22

PROWL Studio is searching for ways to create a more positive future

Baillie Mishler and Lauryn Menard of Oakland-based PROWL Studio set out a manifesto for future-facing design

Design
18.10.22

Tschabalala Self unveils large bronze seated sculpture with Avant Arte in London’s Coal Drops Yard

The American artist revealed her first public artwork with digital platform Avant Arte, which will explore ideas around taking up space in the public realm

Design
14.10.22

Design Museum to bring the story of Surrealism in design for first time in a major new exhibition

Opening on 14th October, Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today will survey the ground-breaking Surrealism movement and how it not only revolutionised art, but also design

Design
11.10.22

Cinzia says… is the first major retrospective of Italian artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri

Goldsmiths CCA will present the first ever survey exhibition of Ruggeri’s work who was a unique figure of Italian postmodernism

Design
07.10.22

A la Francaise: All the highlights from Maison&Objet 2022

As Maison&Objet returned from 7-11 September, ICON shares some of the best highlights of this year's edition, the rising stars of design to watch and much more

Design
28.09.22

adidas reveals latest Made To Be Remade collection at Design London

During this year's London Design Festival, adidas showcased how the brand is driving its sustainability journey forward

Design
27.09.22

Patricia Urquiola reveals her early inspirations, latest work with Flos and what excites her about a new project

The prolific designer, who just spoke at this year's edition of Design London, sat down with ICON to give us a glimpse into her world 

Design
26.09.22

Marco Oggian’s bold aesthetic graces the cover of ICON’s autumn issue

Imaginary buildings and structures are on the cover of ICON’s autumn issue. We caught up with multidisciplinary artist Marco Oggian ahead of Design London, for a glimpse into his imagination

Design
22.09.22

Evelina Kroon draws on retro graphic patterns from the 60s for her latest work with Aritco

Swedish lift company Aritco has teamed up with artist and cross-disciplinary creative Evelina Kroon who is an up-and-comer we’re watching closely

Design
17.09.22

Sabine Marcelis, Lee Broom and more join Discussions at Design London

Curated by Katie Richardson, Discussions at Design London features four days of compelling headline talks, trend forecasts and panel discussions with both leading designers and rising stars of the design world

Design
16.09.22

Finland welcomes new design festival to Helsinki

This August sees the inaugural edition of a brand-new design festival, set to become an annual fixture on the international design calendar

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10.08.22

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

Clerkenwell Design Week announces new partnership for scaled up return to EC1

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023


Architects

Remote architecture in the Nordic wilderness

On Helsinki’s archipelago Pekka Littow’s Majamaja eco cabins are inspired by the local architecture

In Memoriam: Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927- 2023)

Anglo-Dutch architecture firm Studio Woodroffe Papa completes mixed-use housing scheme in London

Architecture Icon: The Paimio Sanatorium and its humanistic approach to modernism

AD Architecture reimagines an art and exhibition venue in Shiyihe

Mobile Architectural Office unveils low-carbon building in Paris

Architecture firm Atelier L’Abri designs all-white house in Québec

Top 5 architectural hideaways from around the world


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How young studio Vaarnii is making the most of Finland’s timber resources

The founders of Milan digital gallery Vaspaar share how they bring the art of collecting to life

The story of Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER is told in a new monograph

Clerkenwell Design Week announces new partnership for scaled up return to EC1

What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023

A short history of the Bubble Chair

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