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Ideal Standard introduces Linda-X designed by Palomba Serafini Associati

Ideal Standard’s Linda-X range celebrates the brand’s iconic design heritage, while also incorporating contemporary influences and technology

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12.05.22

Serena Confalonieri designs Venus lamp for Milanese lighting brand Servomuto

Crafted with sinuous curves, the new launch will be on show in Milan during Fuorisalone 2022, together with a site-specific installation at Alcova

Design
11.05.22

Design Icon: How the Zippo lighter became an American design icon

The trustworthy Zippo lighter is known for its classic design, fail-safe flame and for the way it symbolises American style, masculinity and rebelliousness

Design
10.05.22
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Artist Caroline Monnet highlights the urgent need to improve housing for Canada’s Indigenous population

First Nations people in Canada have long suffered from unacceptable housing conditions – and that needs to change, writes Caroline Monnet

Design
06.05.22

A new building for Axel Springer has been designed by OMA architects

When Axel Springer, the global media and technology company decided to move from print to digital media, its new building needed to act as a symbol and a tool of this transition.

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05.05.22
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ICON meets the industrial designer interrogating the notion of ‘Swedishness’

Stockholm’s rising designer, Simon Skinner, builds on his Afro-Caribbean heritage to tell a broader story of Swedishness

Design
05.05.22

Superflex’s co-designed play sculptures in Billund

Most public art is made by adults, without taking children’s perspectives into account. Play Contract turns this on its head and invites children to become a part of the design process

Design
03.05.22
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Design studio Flétta takes discarded materials and turns them into desirable new objects

A decision to explore local waste material streams led an Icelandic studio to some new design discoveries

Design
27.04.22

Norman Foster curates new automobile exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao

A new exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Motion: Autos, Art, Architecture, celebrates the artistic dimension of the automobile

Design
22.04.22
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New platform Trampolín launches to nurture aspiring creatives

Trampolín aims to democratise the creative industries by giving all people equal opportunity to realise their creative potential

Design
21.04.22
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Plastic: Remaking Our World examines the history and future of a controversial material

The exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum brings together objects of the pop era as well as contemporary designs and smart concepts for waste reduction 

Design
20.04.22

Linea Light Group illuminates Xinshougang Bridge

Leading company Linea Light Group uses light to create dramatic and striking effects across Beijing's Xinshougang Bridge

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19.04.22
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Emma Scully Gallery celebrates 30th Anniversary of Jane Atfield’s RCP2 Chair

The British designer's striking piece of furniture is made exclusively from consumer waste recycled plastics

Design
12.04.22

SBFI Group – Designing the future workspace

SBFI Group creates superior work environments by combining progressive design, quality, and environmental awareness in everything they do

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12.04.22
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Poltrona Frau celebrates 110th Anniversary with mark-making artist Felipe Pantone

Argentine-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has reinvented the brand’s iconic Archibald armchair in the style of boundary-pushing art

Design
08.04.22
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The Eames Institute brings Ray and Charles Eameses’ legacy of creative problem-solving to future generations

The formation of the Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity, a new nonprofit organisation, aims to bring the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames to those looking to solve today’s most challenging issues

Design
06.04.22
Adam Nathaniel Furman, BEIT Collective, Lebanon, design, glass blowing, Maison & Objet, iconeye, ICON magazine

Adam Nathaniel Furman designs hand-blown glass collection for BEIT Collective

The two new collections, Chess and Phoenician, are brought to life by skilled artisans, in homage to Lebanese traditions

Design
05.04.22

Digital gallery Adorno teams up with Southern Sweden Design Days to unveil new collection Proximity

Organised by Form/Design Center, Southern Sweden Design Days will showcase a selection of new work from ten designers and studios

Design
31.03.22
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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
29.03.22
sustainability, circular design, furniture design, scandinavian design, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
28.03.22
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Desert X AlUla places contemporary artworks amidst desert landscape

The second edition of the international art exhibition features 15 artists exploring ideas of mirage and oasis under the theme sarab

Design
24.03.22

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

Aritco hosts Third Age panel discussion at Design London

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

ICON 209 : Autumn 2022

5 unmissable exhibitions and installations at Design London 2022

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


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

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Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

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