Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Rethink: IKEA logo

The furniture giant’s products are usually clever and design-focused, so why is its name still trapped in an outdated yellow lozenge? It’s time to take a modular approach, says Daniel Freytag

Published in Rethink
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Dalt wire storage

Jordi Iranzo offers a neat and stylish space-saving solution in cramped urban flats by moving storage units from the walls to the ceiling

Published in News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Tea Trolley 901 by Hella Jongerius

Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports

Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00

IMM Cologne: Trends and highlights

The first major design fair of 2016 hinted at an exuberant and decadent year of design ahead, says Marcia Adair

Published in News

In the lead-up to Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, we indulge in all things Scandi in our latest issue – examining everything from the enduring appeal of the region's furniture to the developers flying the flag for good design

Published in Comment
Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

The British plug

It may not match today’s svelte digital parts, but our sensible approach to wiring is something to be proud of, says John Jervis

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

De Padova

Reinvigorated by its alliance with Boffi, the venerable Milanese brand is venturing outside the Italian market

Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

Hawaiian Airlines

Seattle-based designer Paul Wylde talks about the importance of branding and its close ties with cabin design

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00

Sfera

The Japanese brand unites traditional craft and contemporary design in a range of homeware and furniture that is elegant yet playful

Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

Hravo: Getting back in the game

The Slovakian brand is reviving the country’s long history of toy-making and bringing the joys of hand-crafted games to a new generation. But will 21st-century children embrace analogue play?

Published in Features
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Dieter Rams' disciples

Vitsœ’s relationship with Dieter Rams has lasted for more than half a century and the firm remains completely faithful to his vision. The principles of adaptability and durability infuse not only the furniture, but everything from its packaging to the design of its new factory. Nowadays, we call it sustainability

Published in Features
Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

5 Chilean designers you should know

Radical architect Alejandro Aravena of the Santiago-based practice Elemental this week scooped the prestigious Pritzker Prize. Here are a few of the other studios that make up the country’s thriving design scene

Published in Comment
Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

Comfort Zones

An unconventional procurement and curatorial process by France's centre for contemporary art has resulted in an exhibition that critiques material culture by juxtaposing related objects, says Peter Maxwell

Published in Review
Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

New issue – Icon 152: Ones to watch

Fresh from ringing in the new year, we’re looking ahead to what lies in store for 2016, presenting fresh faces making a mark on design and architecture, as well as established names who seem to be hitting new highs

Published in Comment
Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Cars and our urban future

A two-day conference in Rotterdam featuring Rem Koolhaas revealed the European car industry to be confident in its future, but cautious about veering too far outside its comfort zone, says Peter Smisek

Published in Comment
Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

Lyon: Everything is illuminated

Few cities take public lighting as seriously as Lyon. For France’s second city, it is not just a matter of safety, or even aesthetics. It plays a fundamental role in citizens’ quality of life. Michel Djaoui photographed the city at night for our latest issue

Published in News
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 00:00

Bikini Berlin

At this time of hyper-commercialism, the German mall is bucking the trend with a Christmas market that focuses on independent design brands and a changing roster of small-scale local makers, says Giovanna Dunmall

Published in Comment
Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

New issue: Icon 151

From Lyon's experiment in public lighting, to Ireland's efforts to establish its international design reputation, our latest issue looks at the design that has a tangible impact on people's lives and moods

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

This ambitious exhibition at the Barbican in London reminds us that the celebrated American designers were making films to shed light on their thinking process long before it was commonplace – with greater depth and insight than many doing the same today, says Peter Maxwell

Published in Review
Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

The German car industry

Germany once ruled the auto industry, but all that’s left today are nods to history, macho fascias, broad haunches, sagging sides – and cheating on emissions tests, says John Jervis

Published in Crimes Against Design
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