The London-based designer has built a reputation on designing interior spaces that prioritise comfort over ostentation. We met her as she prepared to expand her practice into product and furniture design

Published in Features
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

5 x 5 designers to redo your home

From interiors and lighting to architecture and landscaping, here’s Icon’s fantasy list for home renovation

Published in Comment
Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00

Damoon

A new collection of tableware by Seoul-based designer Chaehoon Moon combines two great Korean traditions to keep food warm and fresh

Published in News
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
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
Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

Praça Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro

As next year’s Olympics sends Rio into a frenzy of regeneration and rocketing rents, a small district in the east of the city is emerging as a haven for young designers. Saul Taylor visited the neighbourhood for our latest issue. Here are André Vieira's photographs that accompany the article

Published in News
Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00

Bestor’s Blackbirds, Los Angeles

In LA’s Echo Park, architect Barbara Bestor has created a micro neighbourhood of 18 compact family homes clustered around a communal space, which could provide a new model for living in the increasingly congested West Coast city. But is suburban America ready to share? 

Published in News
Friday, 09 October 2015 01:00

The lasting appeal of modernist Essex

In our latest issue, Home, Charles Holland took a trip down memory lane to rediscover a series of modernist gems in villages around Essex. We asked Catherine Hyland to take some photographs to accompany the article – see them here and follow @iconeye on Instagram for more

Published in News
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

Villa Além, Portugal, by Valerio Olgiati

A 50m-long courtyard surrounded by monolithic concrete walls creates an air of mystery around Valerio Olgiati’s retreat in rural Portugal

Published in News
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Sanderson House

In a London conservation area, David Kohn has managed to sneak a wily back-garden extension past planning officers in the form of a fox

Published in News
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:39

Kitchen politics

Last week's fuss over Ed Miliband's home made clear that the kitchen is now the principal representational space of the house – a room that expresses the taste, aspirations and status of a family, but is actually less used for cooking and eating than ever before, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in Comment
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:54

Neri&Hu's Das Haus

At IMM Cologne, the Chinese duo created a series of rooms piled high with furniture to explore the tensions between rapid urban growth and the "blind" consumption of design

Published in News
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Covert House

Two partners at London practice DSDHA have built themselves a concrete family home, sunk into a garden in Clapham

Published in News
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:46

24th International Biennale Interieur 2014

Kortrijk, Belgium
17-26 October 2014

Published in Diary