We celebrate the the centenary of the design school with a look at the lesser known impact it had globally, its influence in Israel and its surprising relationship with Expressionism. Plus: our reviews of the Shed and the Design Museum's Kubrick exhibition
It is the only chair that can truly claim to have changed the world. Elizabeth Guffey asks why it's rarely included in the design canon
Belgrade’s brutalist TV tower is a monument to progress that has outlived the nation, the technologies and the ideology it was built to celebrate
How did London’s taxis achieve universal recognition? By persistently refusing to look like anything else
It was designed to withstand German torpedos and has stood up to pretty much everything that’s been thrown at it since, from hamburgers to cheap imitations
Peter Womersley’s second commission for the celebrated textile designer is arguably his masterpiece – expressing the ruggedness of the Scottish Borders and subverting it at the same time
Conceived as a banner of defiance in an era of fear and hatred, Gilbert Baker’s design has reached middle-age respectability. Is it time to furl it up and find new ways of expressing identity?
A self-taught photographer, Paolo Monti became the great documenter of post-war Italy, from the elegiac decline of Venice to the abstract geometry of Milan
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
It may not have the sex appeal of its predecessors, but we should pause a while before the KX100 kiosk leaves our lives for good
It may not match today’s svelte digital parts, but our sensible approach to wiring is something to be proud of, says John Jervis
The VW has driven down some unlikely avenues of post-war history, serving both the German railways and the hippie movement before well-heeled surfers grabbed the wheel
In the decades since it was first released, Thomas Knoll's digital darkroom has become a brand, a verb and a defining symbol of our image-led culture, says Sam Jacob
It has long been a byword for a lavish welcome but from ancient Greece to modern Hollywood the red carpet has also had a habit of tripping up our heroes
A factory designed to produce vacuum cleaners challenged the nation's preconceptions about industrial architecture and, in 1980, was the inspiration behind an Elvis Costello song
Created 50 years ago at Stanford, this point-and-click device named after the common rodent was a visionary invention, developed long before the internet even existed
Since the modern brassière freed women and their internal organs from the tyranny of the corset, it has taken many shapes and forms and keeps evolving, but it has rarely been burnt.
Cinema has come a long way since an actor first sat in front of a coloured screen and pretended to fly a magic carpet. But today’s hyper-real digital worlds still start with a lurid green wall.