Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

10 design manifestos for 2016

From Ilse Crawford to Isay Weinfeld, ten leading industry figures tell us their most important creative principles – how design and architecture should feel, what it should do, and for whom and when

Published in Comment
Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:56

Riva Boats: Showboating

The sleek mahogany yachts made by Italian boatyard Riva in its 1950s and 60s heyday are a high watermark in the relationship between art and luxury. But the world of ostentatious status symbols continues to court that of high culture – and vice versa. Charles Holland made a visit to Riva's base for Icon's August issue.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:19

Aric Chen

My selections are a bit arbitrary in the sense that there’s no common thread – other than the many ways that design, in all its diversity, inspires me.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 04 August 2011 15:56

Marc Newson's Speedboat

Marc Newson's first stab at maritime design is a reinterpretation of the classic Italian Riva speedboat.

Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2009 13:50

Zaha Hadid's Maxxi

Is speed an essential quality of the 21st-century museum? If the architect’s job is to oil the wheels of the culture industry, then perhaps it is. With Tate Modern getting 4 million visitors a year, you need to drive the culture-hungry through the pens quickly. But the museum is not traditionally a place of swift passage, it’s one of thoughtful wandering and edifying pauses

Published in Features
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 14:31

Profile: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The brothers on freedom, foxes and Dostoevsky.

Published in Features
Monday, 02 March 2009 15:59

Q&A with Marc Newson

Qantas recently launched its Marc Newson-designed A380 service in London. We spoke to the designer about shaping the next phase of commercial flying.
Published in NEWS
Monday, 22 September 2008 09:50

Galerie Kreo opens its new premises

Last weekend Galerie Kreo opened in a bigger gallery space just off St Germain de Pres on Paris’ south bank. To celebrate, 16 new pieces joined the Parisian gallery’s collection.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 14:41

Mark Newson: Urban Spaceman

They’ll have to wipe Alan Yentob’s drool off the Lockheed Lounge, but at least design’s on the telly.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 07:37

Marc Newson | icon 045 | March 2007

Marc Newson is suspicious of the design world’s current love affair with the art market. "It really bugs me that there are people cashing in on this," he says, referring to the lucrative wave of limited edition and one-off works selling through auction houses and galleries.

Published in ICON 045 | March 2007