Sony’s portable cassette player The Walkman changed the way people listen to music long before the iPod was on the scene
Tokyo 2020’s Olympic medals are custom designed and made from recycled electronics, a marked difference from the olive wreaths of just over a century ago
The first major design fair of 2016 hinted at an exuberant and decadent year of design ahead, says Marcia Adair
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
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
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
The British designer froze metal to –346 degrees while living in a Liverpool factory to produce a collection of tactile, weighty furniture, on display in an exhibition in New York. Caia Hagel went to the show’s opening
From “artisanal” and “timeless” to, erm, "iconic", these words are the most slippery and overused in the design industry. Of course, we haven’t used any of them in our latest issue ...
On the occasion of our 150th issue, we have totally rethought the content and design of the magazine. The new Icon is all about the objects and architecture of everyday life – whether innovative tech and fashion, or cities pushing up beautiful skylines. Take a look inside...
Fascinated by the historical resonance of objects, the Swedish designer has created her own mythical artefacts
Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?
For a recent installation at the V&A, design duo Martin Postler and Ian Ferguson used images and objects from their own archives to create a modern-day cabinet of curiosities.
Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – better known as Industrial Facility – have been collecting curious examples of inexpensive industrial design for years.