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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
Canada, First Nation art, architecture, Caroline Monnet, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
Simon Skinner, Swedish design, Scandinavian design, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
Flétta, design, Iceland, sustainable design, upcycling, trophy, icelandic design, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
design, valencia, world capital of design, inclusive design, Trampolín, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
Vitra, plastic, design, exhibition, Bakelite Collection, Plastic: Remaking Our World, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
Jane Atfield, Emma Scully Gallery,recycled plastics, upcycled design, design, New York, upcycled chair, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
poltrona frau, felipe pantone, art, design, furniture design, italian design, digital design, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
California, Design, Eames, Ray and Charles Eames,  Eames Institute of Infinite Curiosity, iconeye, ICON magazine

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
Desert X AlUla, art, exhibition, art installation, design, saudi, iconeye, ICON magazine

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

Design Icon: Bruno Munari

Bruno Munari's dizzyingly versatile body of work has always been hard to categorise. But he had the rare ability to alchemise the ordinary into something luminous, writes Rick Poynor

Design
22.03.22
Monotype Studio, 2022 Type Trends report, type, typography, branding, graphic design, iconeye, ICON magazine

Monotype Studio releases 2022 Type Trends report

The report uncovers how design reflects society, key trends in typography and branding, and how the creative world is adopting technology 

Design
17.03.22

Curatorial team unveiled for British Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale

The British Council has announced the curatorial team that will represent Great Britain at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Design
14.03.22

Have A Butchers and Hempstead May & May Print launch charity sale to raise funds for Ukraine

Set up by two East London studios and featuring 55 photographic prints, proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross, Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Design
09.03.22
australia, australian design, design, emerging designer, melbourne design week, ICON magazine

NGV and Melbourne Art Foundation announce the launch of Melbourne Design Fair

March sees the inauguration of Melbourne’s collectible design fair, the first of its kind in Australia

Design
08.03.22
naj austin, somewhere good, design, social media, icon magazine

Somewhere Good creates more nurturing digital spaces

How can we rethink digital spaces – and design a better kind of social media? Somewhere Good, a new initiative from entrepreneur Naj Austin, attempts to do just that

Design
07.03.22

Patricia Urquiola designs Haworth Hotel in Michigan

The Milan-based architect and designer has applied her love of colour and comfort to the project in the US city of Holland

Design
02.03.22

Inside Outside retrospective opens at MAXXI with giant curtain installation

70 of the landscape design practice's projects are presented in a striking outdoor installation in Rome

Design
28.02.22

Editor's choice

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

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




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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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

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

USM and Symbol Audio unveil new capsule collection of audio and record storage pieces

Shalini Misra’s new rug collection references the architectural beauty of India’s ancient stepwells


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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

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