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British designer Faye Toogood on creating contemporary classics

London-based designer Faye Toogood, known for her minimal pieces, celebrates 15 years of covetable craft and creative evolution

Design
17.08.23
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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
14.08.23

US-based surface innovator Kaijie Chen talks tech and visual artistry

The American artist uses techniques from engineering technology and material science to inform her cross-disciplinary designs

Design
09.08.23

Danish label &Tradition celebrates Verner Panton’s legacy with the Flowerpot lamp

Bold colours and effortless elegance: &Tradition teams up with the Panton family to welcome five scintillating colours and a 1970s black and white wave pattern to its Flowerpot range this spring

Design
07.08.23

Design Destination: A guide to Los Angeles

From vintage showrooms to the latest new restaurants, experience the best of design in the city of LA with travel expert Amira Hashish

Design
31.07.23

Our new sustainable design columnist Roddy Clarke is hopeful about the future

A positive outlook is imperative to change, and it is encouraging to see many brands and designers still actively working towards a circular future

Design
26.07.23

From the Archive: A short history of the Bauhaus

Bauhaus, founded in the city of Weimar by architect Walter Gropius, originated as a German school of the arts in the early 20th century 

Design
25.07.23

How Finland’s great chair designer Yrjö Kukkapuro modelled his designs on casts of his own body

It's sometimes said that we solved the problem of sitting down long ago – but Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has spent close to seven decades refining the ways in which we sit in comfort

Design
10.07.23

From the Archive: A short history of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair

First a student then a teacher at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer designed many innovative pieces. His Wassily chair is the most iconic

Design
04.07.23

Yinka Ilori brings the feel-good factor back to London

Working in rainbow-bright colours and bold patterns, Yinka Ilori puts a welcome face on public spaces, giving the city back its sense of fun

Design
30.06.23

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
29.06.23

The Triennale Milano celebrates 100 years with three exhibitions and a newly accessible archive

For its 2023 centenary, Triennale Milano has scheduled three core exhibitions followed by the unveiling of a new open archive space – the grand finale of an event which will not only look at the past 100 years but set the tone for its next 100

Design
26.06.23

Made Thought explores how visionary design can save the world with new journal

The London-based creative studio has published To Think Tomorrow, a compendium of 12 revealing interviews with some of the world’s pre-eminent futurists

Design
23.06.23

Rimowa’s Seit 1898 exhibition reflects on 125 years and the evolution of travel

The 3-stop touring exhibition guides visitors through the rapid evolution of travel that’s defined the times since the maison’s founding in Cologne

Design
21.06.23

Jolie Ngo tells ICON about her cyborgian work 3D printing ceramic objects

The Philadelphia-based designer talks to Vasia Rigou about her process and inspiration, the cyborgian nature of her work and cutting-edge technologies turning into tradition. Did we mention the future generation of robot potters?

Design
20.06.23

Editor’s Picks: 15 highlights from 3 Days of Design

Earlier this month, the design crowd arrived in Copenhagen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the city's iconic 3 Days of Design. ICON shares the latest news and inspiration from the Danish capital

Design
19.06.23

Domus teams up with Yinka Ilori to unveil a vibrant new tile collection

Domus has joined forces with London-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori to create his debut tile collection Yinka Ilori x Domus

Design
16.06.23

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
13.06.23

London’s former Museum of Childhood is reborn as a creative powerhouse

This summer the former Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is to reopen as the Young V&A, with a creative focus and a design that children played a part in refining

Design
06.06.23

An interview with Mimi Shodeinde on creating sculptural furniture and lighting for Miminat Designs

British Nigerian artist and designer Mimi Shodeinde is the founder of the London studio Miminat Designs. Her sculptural pieces for furniture, lighting and interior objects embody both the material and the poetic

Design
01.06.23

Arts Council Malta to present Urban Fabric by Open Square Collective at the London Design Biennale 2023

Urban Fabric, a large-scale installation that's informed by a deep-rooted appreciation of the need for sustainable design, will take over the central courtyard at Somerset House for its first presentation at the London Design Biennale 2023 

Design
31.05.23

Editor's choice

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

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

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

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

Discover A@W London’s high-calibre talks programme

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

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

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

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




Architects

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

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

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

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

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

Architecture Icon: Alvar and Aino Aalto’s house in Helsinki bears all the hallmarks of their approach to design

A new exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center celebrates Albert Frey

Hérault Arnod Architectures teams up with Dutch artist Krijn de Koning to design mobile museum for MUMO and Centre Pompidou


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

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

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

Editor’s picks: We meet the creatives shaking up Stockholm Design Week 2024

Five emerging design highlights from Stockholm Furniture Fair

Miminat Designs’ new furniture collection celebrates the aesthetic beauty of brutalism

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

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


Videos

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

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

Camira unveils Blazer, a high performance upholstery fabric available in 77 shades

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

Discover A@W London’s high-calibre talks programme

Two Australian brothers handcraft their own aluminium furniture style

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

Design Icon: Alessi’s experimental 1983 Tea and Coffee Piazza

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