Friday, 23 January 2015 12:53

Nendo's Oki Sato

Japanese studio Nendo has been selected as the Maison et Objet 2015 designer of the year. Watch the man behind the practice discuss his work and read his pick of five favourite designs 

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:38

Adrien Rovero

I decided to choose five objects that are always close at hand and that I regularly pick up and use in the studio. From everyday tools and utensils to a good cup of coffee, they all inspire me.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:10

Video + Random International

For Icon’s Weather issue, Random International – designers of the extraordinary Rain Room installation at the Barbican’s Curve ­– chose five things that echo their minimalist ethos. Here are their picks, plus a short film on the project by Gramafilm.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:28

Oki Sato

The designer behind Japanese studio Nendo, picks five understated things that enhance daily life – “making our days interesting and rich.”

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Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:45

Odile Decq

All of my choices are about going beyond something – in search of creativity and in search of something you didn’t even know existed. You could say that they’re all about energy, they’re all inspiring.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:32

Jonathan Levien

Our selection of objects presents the coming together of fashion and utility, craftsmanship and industrial production.

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Monday, 27 February 2012 10:24

Arik Levy

Nature and science are integral to my design process, and these are some of the things that inspire, stimulate and uplift me. I appreciate the technical detail of design and find pleasure in making sense of how things work

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 29 September 2011 12:15

Amanda Levete

Levete describes her choices as “Something old, something gold, a piece of nature, something by me, and a potato peeler.”

Published in Five Most Wanted
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:47

Lee Broom

While not all of the items on this list feature for purely aesthetic reasons, these are the things I encounter every day and simply can’t do without.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:13

Kenneth Grange

I’m lucky enough not to want anything else seriously. A complete makeover would be desired but tricky. Last year I got a couple of new titanium knees but the rest is a biggish job.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 14:16

Peter Marigold

As someone who has fixated on objects my whole life, I found it very difficult to choose just five out of the sea of things surrounding me. I guess I should have chosen a famous chair or something…

Published in Five Most Wanted
Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:45

David Kohn

I am drawn to objects that feel like they could accompany you on a journey.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 11:05

Five Most Wanted: Tom Emerson

I am very interested in the process and evolution of design, although there are very few actual products I really desire. We just have too many things.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:59

Karim Rashid

I have chosen my five objects of desire based on things that I feel make life less stressful, more sensual and more engaging, while injecting some sort of human spirit into the everyday.

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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.

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Monday, 08 August 2011 10:49

Paola Antonelli

My selection is from Talk to Me, an exhibition I’m curating at the Museum of Modern Art. It’s about the communication between people and objects, and features recent work by designers, students and scientists. The exhibition opens in July 2011.

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