In our latest issue, we take an exclusive look at Ma Yansong’s Huangshan Mountain Village, interview SANAA's Ryue Nishizawa, consider the future of human labour and meet the Italian designers reviving traditional craft

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We spoke to Kingston University's new head of product and furniture design Sebastian Bergne last year as he celebrated 25 years of his practice

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Monday, 27 February 2017 15:12

Is China finally ditching the mega mall?

Xintiandi, home to a two-week design festival at this year’s Design Shanghai, laid the ground for a new wave of developments that mix retail, cafes and public space

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The ‘Kagan look’ took mid-century modern design and added organic forms, a sense of joy – and even comfort. No wonder he is so often overlooked, says John Jervis

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Edwin Heathcote, Oliver Wainwright, Catherine Slessor and David Lane will be among those speaking at a series of events in February and March

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Annica and Marie Eklund, the flooring company’s directors spoke to us as they launched three new collections in Stockholm

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The world of electronics is shaped by mass manufacture. But now an elite band of ‘electro craftsmen’ are exploring how design can bring out the human side of high-tech

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The co-founder of the global holiday rental service on the future of design and his new philanthropic project

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Monday, 09 January 2017 15:35

Icon 164: Studio Swine

In our latest issue, we profile London-based duo Studio Swine, design explorers who discover beauty in ocean plastic, human hair and a lost Amazonian city ...

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Monday, 05 December 2016 00:40

Icon 163: Downward curve

In our latest issue, we visit AL_A's beguiling Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, and consider whether the era of gratuitous shapemaking architecture is finally over

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Monday, 21 November 2016 13:34

Waldorf Project: Chapter Three

Peter Smisek enjoyed relinquishing control during an artistic dining experience. But is there anything that architects and designers can learn from this?

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The London-based designer has built a reputation on designing interior spaces that prioritise comfort over ostentation. We met her as she prepared to expand her practice into product and furniture design

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 07:00

The Jacuzzi

Death, war, family feuds – the story behind the infamous, enticing hot tub has it all, says John Jervis

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:44

Davide Groppi

The lighting designer’s restaurants – one of which was today named as the world's best – are about darkness as much as illumination

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Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:11

New issue – Icon 156: Pomophobia

In our latest issue – out now – John Jervis argues that postmodernism has left London with a pretty turgid legacy, while Hugh Pearman looks back at the greatest hits (and misses) of the inimitable Zaha Hadid

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Sabine Marcelis

The designer's experiments in transparency embrace tables, lights and even backpacks, Peter Smisek reports

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

5 x 5 designers to redo your home

From interiors and lighting to architecture and landscaping, here’s Icon’s fantasy list for home renovation

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Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Creative juicers

By no means a new fad, juice has played a significant role in 20th-century design. Laura Snoad traces its cultural history, from infomercials to the iPad

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

The Gulf: Five designers to know

As Design Days takes place this week in Dubai, we bring you five individuals and practices carving out a niche in the Gulf's emerging design scene

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

A year of Irish design

Irish Design 2015 was set up to promote the country’s craft and design, creating jobs and demand for exports – but its lasting legacy might mean much more for the country than economics

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