Ivy Ross is in charge of Google's hardware design, and as such it's probably just a matter of time before you own one of her soft, discreet creations. Just don't think about the data harvesting...

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The takeover was swift and efficient; today it's the fashion houses pushing the envelope during Milan Design Week.

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The N01 chair is the result of Japanese and Danish design coming together in a Nendo and Republic of Fritz Hansen partnership, launched in Milan.

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Milan’s Salone Satellite exhibits 650 emerging and young designers under 35 - as the 21st edition wraps up its final moments, we look back at some of our favourite products from this year’s show.

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Bright blue skies and geometric fragments portray a different side of glamurous Milan

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The MINI Living and Studiomama Milan installation ‘Built by All’, introduced a new living concept designed to address individuals’ needs and foster creative communities.

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Milan had to wait a long time for its own contemporary art museum, but OMA’s Prada Foundation – now complete with the addition of a sculptural white-concrete tower – has quickly become a gallery of international significance

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With Salone del Mobile 2018 just around the corner, ICON picks out some of the top-trends Fiera-goers can expect to encounter at the design capital

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Twenty-five years ago, a group of young, unknown Dutch designers took Milan by storm with a stance that was ‘anti-luxury, anti-formal and anti-product’. Their influence is still shaping European design practice two decades later

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In this issue: Milan and the Man – How the Expo persuaded the design capital do sell out. Plus: 25 years of Droog, Claudio Luti, Forensic Architecture and more

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The scond edition of Ventura Centrale will be bigger and more challenging than the first, says founder Margriet Vollenberg

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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

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In our latest issue, we preview April’s Milan Furniture Fair and examine Japan's forgotten postmodernist era

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:17

Salone del Mobile

Fiera Milano, Rho, Milan
4 — 9 April 2017

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The cover stars of Icon’s last issue will build a multi-sensory artwork in a cinema during Salone del Mobile

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Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:10

Aesop, Milan

Dimorestudio’s store for the skincare brand is an idiosyncratic concoction, influenced by pop art, local bottegas and grand Milanese villas

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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

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

Fondazione Prada by OMA

Despite its gold cladding, the Rem Koolhaas's latest building in Milan is no temple of ostentatious wealth, says Andrew Ayers. With its galleries housed around a converted distillery, it marks a deliberate shift for OMA away from huge statement buildings towards the preservation of existing spaces and “collisions” between old and new

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

The supermarket of tomorrow

Carlo Ratti Associati’s latest project is the “Future Food District” – a 7,000sq m experimental, working supermarket situated in the heart of Milan’s Expo grounds. David Michon spoke to the designer about how he thinks data and information can enrich the shopping experience

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 00:00

Milan: What's it all for?

Most nations ignored the organisers’ brief for Milan Expo. But then, the vision of a “global botanical garden”, all under one roof, ignored the competitive spirit that has underpinned Expos for the past 160 years. It is time, at the very least, for a fundamental rethink, argues Tim Abrahams

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