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Draga & Aurel’s new FLARE collection explores the power of refraction

In a new capsule collection titled ‘FLARE’, design studio Draga & Aurel playfully explores refraction through the application of Lucite.

Design
02.02.24

Design Icon: Alvar Aalto’s Armchair 400

The Tank, as it was nicknamed, made its debut in 1936, bringing its Finnish designer a new international acclaim

Design
01.02.24

Maison&Objet spotlights emerging talent in its 2024 edition

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Maison&Objet brought a wealth of emerging talent to the forefront of this year’s exhibition. Here are our five top picks.

Design
31.01.24

How architect Anne-Sophie Rosseel came to design a collection of modern furniture for children

When she couldn’t find modern, well-designed children’s furniture for her son, architect Anne-Sophie Rosseel built her own, which led to the founding of design studio House of RoRo

Design
26.01.24

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in Oslo

From waterside buildings by star names to lesser-known modernist and art nouveau masterpieces, make the most of Norway’s capital with our insights from local design insiders

Design
24.01.24

Serhii Makhno’s ceramics are made against a backdrop of war

The sculptural power of the Ukrainian designer’s organic ceramics is reaching new audiences through an exhibition at Les Ateliers Courbet in New York

Design
19.01.24

Danish design label &Tradition unveils Quarter Past Noon recipe books

Designed by New York City-based Savvy Studio and printed at Narayana Press in Denmark, the three titles – Quarter Past Noon, Table Cloth and Lille Petra – celebrate food and community

Design
17.01.24

How Minus Furniture is exploring a net zero business model

Can furniture really be carbon negative? Minus Furniture is a research-driven design studio seeking to explore the reality of a net zero and below zero business model. Roddy Clarke investigates

Design
16.01.24

Newly launched design label DEKA shows off its British craftsmanship

Design brand DEKA brings an individual vision and a thoughtful approach to sustainability to its new collection

Design
11.01.24

Milo Mcloughlin-Greening of Batch.Works on how we must change patterns of manufacturing

To truly bring about change we must foster entirely new ideas about how products are manufactured and consumed, writes Milo Mcloughlin-Greening of Batch.Works

Design
09.01.24

Philippe Malouin’s Bilboquet lamp is his first collaboration with the Italian brand

Philippe Malouin’s first collaboration with Italian brand Flos – for the creation of the Bilboquet table lamp – sparked a sequence of ‘idea tennis’ resulting in a lighting design that proves both playful and practical

Design
05.01.24

Falling for Beauty explores the career of the pioneer of the Wiener Werkstätte Josef Hoffmann

A new book and exhibition at the Art & History Museum in Brussels tells the story of the multi-faceted career of the pioneer of the Wiener Werkstätte, who designed everything from silver teapots to marble-clad mansions

Design
21.12.23

Furniture brand Meritalia presents new launch Shadow by Gaetano Pesce

Shadow, designed by Italian architect and design pioneer Gaetano Pesce for Meritalia, is an armchair that adapts to the body that sits on it

Design
12.12.23

Philippe Starck tells us about his couture furniture collection realised with Dior

When two of France’s greatest design names come together to create a furniture collection, how could it not live up to Philippe Starck’s desire to combine the best of the past and the best of the future?

Design
08.12.23

The dawn of the digital age has impacted on the ways colour is developed, applied and perceived

Futuristic online aesthetics are shifting our perceptions of the way we use colour in art and our everyday lives, writes colour trend forecaster Jane Boddy

Design
07.12.23

Constantin Prozorov brings his collage art to a collaboration with MINI

Collage artist Constantin Prozorov has joined forces with the design team at MINI in a collaboration that seeks to create a new digital-based visual language inspired by fashion and art for the automotive brand

Design
16.11.23

Hauser & Wirth’s new art exhibition in rural Somerset celebrates the gallery’s Swiss heritage

The hills of Somerset are alive for the rest of this year with the sights and sounds of Hauser & Wirth’s latest exhibition – an expansive and playful celebration of the gallery’s Swiss heritage. But its subversive approach to design and presentation is an attraction in itself

Design
06.11.23

Design Icon: &Tradition has released the Jørn Utzon’s classic 1947 lamp in a deep blue

Designed in 1947, the Danish architect's JU1 pendant lamp is part of a wider body of nature-influenced design work that deserves greater recognition

Design
02.11.23

Andreas Murkudis and Muller Van Severen unveil colourful collaboration at Store 77

Launching in Berlin next month, the exhibition aims to showcase the Belgian duo's work and celebrate their colourful worlds at the Berlin concept store

Design
30.10.23

Liaigre invites Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create site-specific intervention at converted Paris mansion

For Nest in Liaigre, Tadashi Kawamata creates a large nest by weaving wooden planks made from reclaimed furniture, further cementing Liaigre’s unique relationship with art, interiors and architecture

Design
23.10.23

Alessi teams up with Philippe Starck on the launch of its Poêle Collection

Following its debut at Salone del Mobile earlier this year, the duo now celebrate the official launch of its Poêle Collection in Paris

Design
20.10.23

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ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

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

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

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

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

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields




Architects

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians

Photographer Ruben Hughes shares how he captures the streets of New York and Copenhagen

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

House Dokka combines simple geometry and natural materials to create a home that resembles a floating treehouse

Makhno Studio’s Gnizdo houses seamlessly blend tradition and futurism

This new eco-conscious hotel concept in the Trosa archipelago draws a discerning crowd

Clément Cividino’s restoration of a 1960s fibreglass pod by Nikolaos Xasteros lands in the Spanish countryside

Architecture Icon: How the Noguchi Musuem advances the appreciation of its founder’s art and legacy


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

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

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields

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The second edition Hospitality Innovation Summit Saudi Arabia & UAE by GBB Venture marks a new measure of excellence

ICON launches its inaugural digital Milan Design Week 2024 Guide

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

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

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

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

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

Christofle partners with Roland Garros in an exclusive collaboration

Design Destination: ICON’s tips for where to go and what to see in London Fields