A Munich exhibition charts the rise and evolution of the consumer paradise, and wonders whether it’s time to put up the ‘closed’ sign. By Crystal Bennes
An engaging retrospective at Helsinki’s Design Museum captures the humour and inventiveness of the designer who furnished the 1960s
In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday
The young Santiago-based studio has quickly gained an international reputation for its computer-free experiments in parametric design
3D printing meets medieval alchemy in this ceramic perfume-making system Belgian studio Unfold has made for a French perfume designer
Konstantin Grcic's range of industrial-styled, piston controlled furniture shows that glass designs don't have to be delicate
Days of thought may lie behind every word and image on construction hoardings, but this only serves to disguise the inaccessibility of so many of the buildings they are covering
The product designer seamlessly combines the German and British, industrial and craft, elements of his training to create innovative new forms for everyday objects.
Bench B is a modern twist on a classic archetype. Its designer, Konstantin Grcic, spoke to Icon about his inspiration and upcoming shows
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’s aluminium-clad store for 180km of state papers is inevitably imposing, but manages to retain a human scale.
Bercy Chen Studio has designed a home on a brownfield site in Texas that draws in Native American architecture and ecological concerns.
Konstantin Grcic has created a contemporary modular chair system that echoes wrought-iron Roman seating and Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair.
Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.
Dutch duo Scholten and Baijings have made a name for themselves as masters of colour, but are using a series of high-profile collaborations to prove they have more to offer – even to brands traditionally resistant to radical change.
Tom Loois’ navigational app doesn’t tell users which route to take, it tells them the routes they never take – inviting them to reacquaint themselves with the places where they live.
FAT has created a little drama at this television production centre in Cardiff with an ornate facade that echoes the fantastical worlds within.
Preston Scott Cohen’s elegant extension to the Israeli city’s museum of art has a modest facade that veils a complex and dramatic interior.
Heatherwick Studio has revived the spirit of this striking 1960s church in Kent with small but vital changes to its incomplete interior.
The lighter with a lifetime guarantee has lit billions of cigarettes and become deeply embedded in pop culture. The brand now has a plan to stay hot despite a decline in smoking.