Issue 095 is out now
Icon 095 is out now! The theme of the May issue is “found objects”, and we look at designers turning everyday items into new products, breathing new life into lost craft and collecting the best of the world’s cheap things. There are also exploding typewriters.
In features, we interview Philippe Malouin, the young London designer whose simple, minimal products conceal a practice based on experimentation, trial and error and a quest for new ways of doing things. We also take a look at a very old way of doing things with the glassblowers of the Venetian island of Murano, who have invited designers including Ted Noten, Zaha Hadid and Kiki van Eijk to revitalise their declining craft. And designers Industrial Facility give us a sneak preview of their new book documenting their strangely fascinating collection of inexpensive objects from around the world.
But that’s not all. We also feature some of artist Todd McLellan’s Disassembly series of mechanical objects that have been dismantled, photographed, thrown into the air and photographed again. And we got to New York to explore 8 Spruce Street, Frank Gehry’s new downtown residential skyscraper, a swirling stainless-steel spike.
Up front, we’ve got the legendary Cedric Price as our Icon of the Month, new work by Peter Eisenman and Shigeru Ban, a striking sports hall in Slovenia and a house made of monumental concrete beams. We also preview Milan Furniture Fair and Clerkenwell Design Week and report from Cape Town’s Design Indaba.
In review, we dissect Barbra Streisand’s Passion for Design, examine the architecture of London Fashion Week and revisit Pruitt-Igoe. And there’s the second in our new series of national Design Reports, 36 pages of the best design from Italy. That’s all in Icon 095, on sale now.