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Marsèll and Carsten Nicolai invite viewers to explore the unknown with new installation Transmitter / Receiver

Originally produced for the Haus der Kunst gallery in Munich, the site-specific installation will return during Milan Art Week next month

Design
16.03.23

The sixth edition of COLLECTIBLE brings together the best in contemporary design

The international fair for collectible design returns from 9-12 March in a new landmark venue, the Sheds of Tour & Taxis in Brussels

Design
08.03.23

Aalto University graduate Irene Purasachit creates practical new products from discarded flower waste

Former Helsinki local Irene Purasachit explores the potential of turning unwanted flowers into environmentally responsible materials

Design
02.03.23

Sabine Marcelis on materials, colour and her major collaboration with IKEA

With a new lighting collection for IKEA, the Rotterdam-based designer’s distinctive approach to material and colour is very much of the moment

Design
27.02.23

Editor’s picks: 10 highlights from Stockholm Design Week 2023

Last week saw the design world take over the city of Stockholm to celebrate the return of the much-loved Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture Fair. ICON shares the latest news and inspiration

Design
17.02.23

Natural Connections is a playful exploration of materiality and our relation to nature

Now on display at Matadero Madrid, as part of Madrid Design Festival 2023, the exhibition focuses on three sustainable American hardwoods

Design
14.02.23

The essential steps to designing with empathy

The continued success of Finnish design and architecture is empathy, says Hanna Laikola

Design
06.02.23

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

The furniture company creates beautifully simple designs using Finnish pine and works with local craftspeople and factories in Finland

Design
03.02.23

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

From Vaspaar, their Milan digital gallery, Andrea Grecucci and Kaisha Davierwalla sell classics of midcentury design to a growing band of discerning collectors

Design
01.02.23

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

Benjamin Hubert’s design journey has been captured between the covers of a tactile hardback that gives readers an inside view of this complex industry

Design
31.01.23

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

Clerkenwell Design Week, the UK’s leading design festival, returns to London between 23 – 25 May 2023 with a stronger-than-ever programme including the exciting addition of Design London

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27.01.23

A short history of the Bubble Chair

Eero Aarnio’s iconic Bubble Chair, first designed in 1963, is a clear, ball-shaped seat that hangs from the ceiling

Design
19.01.23

Power Station of Art and CHANEL Culture Fund highlight the art of craft in China

The first season of the Next Cultural Producer programme, and a series of exhibitions, is on view until 5 February 2023

Design
09.01.23

Carl Hansen & Søn launches apprenticeship programme to train future makers

The apprenticeship workshop, entitled The LAB, aims to preserve the quality and craftsmanship of Denmark

Design
04.01.23

Iittala celebrates Alvar Aalto and Oiva Toikka with new collections launching in 2023

To mark Alvar Aalto’s 125th birthday in 2023, Finnish design brand Iittala will be launching a series of new items from the Alvar Aalto Collection alongside its delicate Tundra glassware line by Oiva Toikka

Design
03.01.23

Year in Review: ICON’s top 5 design stories of 2022

Explore ICON's most-read design stories of 2022, including the top graphic designers from around the world to follow and the furniture pieces made from food waste, plus so much more

Design
30.12.22

Self-care brand Reia collaborates with illustrator Charlotte Trounce on limited edition gift set

As the year draws to a close, the collaborative gift set, which is available now, focuses on the theme of reflection and intention

Design
23.12.22

Hong Kong’s M+ retrospective celebrates Yayoi Kusama’s 70-year creative outpouring

A new exhibition at M+, Hong Kong's global museum of visual culture, peels back Kusama's complex life of art, thematically and chronologically

Design
19.12.22

Canadian art studio Daily tous les jours reveals sculptural series Daydreamer

The contemporary benches combine music, light and design for a collective experience in public spaces

Design
15.12.22

From the Archive: A short history of the Anglepoise lamp

The recognisable Anglepoise lamp quickly became popular because of its mobility and simplicity

Design
14.12.22

Espoo Museum of Modern Art unveils its Kakkonen Collection of the finest Finnish glass and ceramics

Espoo’s EMMA art museum showcases a unique collection of exquisite Finnish glass and ceramics

Design
12.12.22

Editor's choice

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

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

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

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

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




Architects

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

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


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

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

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

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


Videos

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

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

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

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

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