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Biennale De Renava opens its first edition in Bonifacio

The biennale presents the works of internationally renowned artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Anish Kapoor and Kara Walker and proposes alternative visions of the Mediterranean

Design
04.08.22

André Fu announces three site specific commissions for Hong Kong Palace Museum

Architect and designer André Fu was tasked with creating three site specific commissions including a major installation of modular seating

Design
25.07.22

Memphis Milano opens the doors of the new Memphis Milano Galleria

Set in the heart of Brera, the gallery has now reopened with a new name and look that celebrates the wacky, colourful world of Memphis

Design
21.07.22

Korea’s newest wave of artists land in London

The Coronet Theatre will present Tiger is Coming, a month-long season featuring the best of Korea’s contemporary art scene 

Design
19.07.22

We meet the Nordic designers bucking the minimalist trend

The clean lines of mid-century modernism and its successors are what we have come to associate with Nordic design. But there is another, more colourful, story that is less often told

Design
18.07.22

DesignKind explores the relationship between racial and climate justice

Today, the British Council, Do the Green Thing and Pentagram launch DesignKind, a collaborative project that explores climate justice through a racial lens

Design
04.07.22

How fashion company Community Clothing is breathing new life into Britain’s manufacturing industry

When menswear designer Patrick Grant found his suppliers were going out of business, he took a radical decision. Now, Community Clothing is helping to put British manufacture back on the map

Design
29.06.22

Editor’s Picks: 11 highlights from Milan Design Week

Last week, Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile welcomed the design crowd back to Milan. ICON shares the latest news and inspiration from the world's biggest design fair

Design
15.06.22

The Swedish creatives at the forefront of sustainable thinking

A celebration of Nordic design, this year's Stockholm Creative Edition showcased the Swedish designers and brands working towards a better future

Design
09.06.22

Philippe Starck reinvents iconic Medallion chair for Milan Design Week

Dior Maison has invited Philippe Starck to reimagine a classic icon. The result, Miss Dior, is now on show at Palazzo Citterio for Milan Design Week

Design
08.06.22

Achromia by India Mahdavi is an exploration of form in the absence of colour

The new commission by Carwan Gallery is a reflection on the link between Mahdavi’s work and the erasure of colour from classical art and architecture

Design
06.06.22

Matter by Norwegian Presence to showcase emerging talent at Milan Design Week 2022

Inside Brera’s Galleria Milano, 10 leading design talents and projects will show their nature-inspired pieces that define Norwegian design today

Design
31.05.22

Public sculpture on display in Riga invites visitors to explore outdoor art

A Cloud of blue Mist, an eye-catching art installation, combines public art, play and placemaking on the southern outskirts of Riga

Design
30.05.22

Superflux uses myth-inspired installations to speculate on possible futures

The studio's exploration of myth and renewal offers us a new perspective on the climate crisis

Design
20.05.22

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
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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
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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

Editor's choice

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

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




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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GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

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


Videos

GUBI reimagines Mathieu Matégot’s Copacabana Chair for indoor and outdoor settings

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