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Industry news and events - 20 March 2020

Get a bitesize overview of the week’s headlines and events with Icon’s weekly round-up

Published in News

Icon editor Priya Khanchandani speaks to the exhibition’s curator and dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hashim Sarkis.

Published in News
Friday, 14 February 2020 12:28

Konstantin Grcic: L'Immaginazione al Potere!

Grcic’s deep dive into MAXXI’s archive uncovers ‘fantastical architecture’, but fails to make an imaginative offering of its own.

Published in Review

Designed just after World War II, in a bombed out aeroplane factory in Italy, the Vespa has been a classic since the day it launched

Published in Icon of the Month

Our selection of the best products from this year’s Salone del Mobile has a dual focus on sustainability and colour

Published in News

It was the car that drove Italy’s economic miracle – but it never escaped the sense that its designers were having a bit of a laugh

Published in Icon of the Month
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:37

Icon 191: Materials, Nature and Design

In this month's issue we find out about exciting new bio materials, buildings that breathe and the artist giving light a physical form

Published in Comment

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

Published in Features

If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to graphics to installations, they’re causing ripples far beyond the Grand Canal

Published in Features
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

Studio Temp rebrands the Italian regions

An independent streak runs through Italy’s 20 regions, reflected in their mish-mash of local flags. Lombardy’s Studio Temp calls for a little visual unity

Published in Rethink

In the lead-up to Salone del Mobile in Milan, we take a peek at some of the city's sumptuous and often hidden away modernist entrance halls

Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:17

Salone del Mobile

Fiera Milano, Rho, Milan
4 — 9 April 2017

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:46

The lost futurist: Francisco Salamone

Over five frenetic years in the 1930s, Francisco Salamone cut a swath across Argentina’s rural east, bringing his own distinctive brand of futurist art deco to all manner of public buildings. While Salamone has been all but forgotten, his extraordinary legacy remains

Published in Features
Monday, 25 July 2016 11:47

Rome: The Museum of Ahhh!

The eternal city is resting on its laurels, writes Vilnius-based studio New! It’s time to give it a little more direction

Published in Rethink
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:32

Zaha Hadid’s Maritime Station, Salerno

The first Zaha Hadid project to be completed since her death is, like much of her best work, both alien and part of the landscape, write Stefano Boeri and Mario Coppola

Published in News
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

Published in Icon of the Month
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

Published in News
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:00

Rossella Bisazza

The head of the eponymous mosaic brand explains how it has brought the ancient art into the digital age – with a little help from some star designers

Published in News
Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:00

New issue – Icon 155: Milan

In our latest issue, we look at Milan's Salone del Mobile, and ask whether the city's design industry is trying to reclaim its radical past

Published in Comment
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
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