The blue flag with yellow stars is globally recognisable – but not without controversy

Published in Icon of the Month
Thursday, 02 February 2017 00:26

Rethinking Brexit

The UK’s journey into the unknown needs a more upbeat identity. And almost certainly some warm socks. Hamburg-based studio Karl Anders helps out its estranged neighbours

Published in Rethink

For decades, the built landscape of Britain has been shaped by European funding. So how will future historians view the ruins of the EU era, asks Tim Abrahams?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:36

In praise of forgery

Furniture brands are getting tough on copyright, and UK law has been tightened to protect designers’ work after their death. But could this crackdown actually stifle creativity?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:48

Icon 162: Electric dreams – out now

In our latest issue, we meet the designers rethinking the aesthetics of technology and assess the architectural legacy of the European Union in Britain

Published in Comment
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:47

Exclusive: OMA on the European Union

The Dutch architecture practice is designing a Brexit installation for the opening of London’s Design Museum. Partner-in-charge Reinier de Graaf reflects on how the practice’s engagement and views have evolved since its first EU barcode flag in 2001

Published in Rethink