Jasper Morrison's cork stools are minimal, modern classics. His first exhibition in North America takes things further
Published in Features

Bathroom giants VitrA and designer Terri Pecora are on a mission to reinvent the bathroom as shared, sociable environments families enjoy spending time in 

Published in News
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:34

Highlights: Maison & Objet

January’s edition of the Parisian exhibition showed French designers in fine form, says Peter Smisek

Published in News
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:24

Dieter Rams: Modular World

Vitra Schaudepot, Weil am Rhein
18 November 2016 – 12 March 2017

Published in Diary
Monday, 18 May 2015 01:00

From the archives

A trend for archive pieces has emerged at Clerkenwell Design Week, as industry stalwarts such as Vitra, Cassina and SCP unearth and update former successes and passed-over prototypes

Published in News
Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:00

Icon’s House of Culture

Old Sessions House, our new venue at Clerkenwell Design Week, will feature displays by top brands, talks by leading designers and a cafe to rest your weary legs

Published in News

"There's just too much shit design," the self-proclaimed "design pastor" tells an audience at Design Indaba in Cape Town. Christopher Turner was there

Published in News
Monday, 02 February 2015 12:12

Wellcome Collection reading room

Opening on 5 February, the London institution's wondrous new library by architecture and design practice AOC combines the spirit of open access with the aesthetic of open-heart surgery

Published in News
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:56

Alfredo Häberli

The designer on his Kvadrat knit collection, a Vitra chair and a 60s watch

Published in Five Most Wanted

To celebrate 15 years of Ron Arad's Tom Vac chair, Vitra and Icon are giving one away – signed by the designer himself

Published in News
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:00

Highlights from 100% Design

During London Design Festival, 100% design welcomed more than 27,000 visitors over four days at Earls Court in London, and this year expanded into both exhibition halls. Here are three of Icon’s highlights from the show.

Published in News
Monday, 29 July 2013 15:58

Icon competition: the winners

To celebrate ten years of Icon in print, we gave away six collectable chairs during Clerkenwell Design Week. We asked you to doodle around a silhouette of one of the classic chairs, putting it into the context of your choice. Here are the winners …

Published in Design
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:53

Icon Competition

To celebrate our first decade in print, we're offering you the chance to win one of six classic chairs during Clerkenwell Design Week. All you have to do is doodle around a silhouette of the chair you want, putting it into an imaginary context, and drop it into one of the special Icon boxes at CDW. To find out more:

Published in Design

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma specialise in challenging conventional ways of thinking about traditional materials such as leather and charcoal – and despite their collaborations with big-name manufacturers, they show no sign of losing their edge.

Published in Features

Few designers get to watch their work being ceremonially paraded up and down the country, but that’s how Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby spent the summer of 2012. The question is, after the “whirlwind” of the Olympic torch, what will they do next?

Published in Features
Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:28

Milan Furniture Fair: The Bouroullecs

This year in Milan we caught up with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. As the brothers reflect on 15 years of working together, Erwan explains why age and success haven’t made them complacent. 

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 16:22

Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week is now a firm fixture in London’s design calendar and the third instalment of the festival is the biggest yet. Here is our preview.

Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:32

Jonathan Levien

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

Published in Five Most Wanted
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 11:34

Jean Prouvré

The work of the great French modernist was everywhere at Design Miami/Basel, while G-Star Raw and Vitra have reissued 17 classic pieces.

Published in News
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:18

Konstantin Grcic

The Munich-based designer had both new and old pieces on display this year. He talks about how he’s enjoying making furniture again.

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