Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

De Padova

Reinvigorated by its alliance with Boffi, the venerable Milanese brand is venturing outside the Italian market

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00


The Japanese brand unites traditional craft and contemporary design in a range of homeware and furniture that is elegant yet playful

Published in News
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Dieter Rams' disciples

Vitsœ’s relationship with Dieter Rams has lasted for more than half a century and the firm remains completely faithful to his vision. The principles of adaptability and durability infuse not only the furniture, but everything from its packaging to the design of its new factory. Nowadays, we call it sustainability

Published in Features
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

This ambitious exhibition at the Barbican in London reminds us that the celebrated American designers were making films to shed light on their thinking process long before it was commonplace – with greater depth and insight than many doing the same today, says Peter Maxwell

Published in Review

The British designer froze metal to –346 degrees while living in a Liverpool factory to produce a collection of tactile, weighty furniture, on display in an exhibition in New York. Caia Hagel went to the show’s opening

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

The miniature chair

The modernist dream has gone badly awry when the only way to make good design “affordable” is to render it entirely pointless

Published in Crimes Against Design
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Peter Griffith

The Microsoft designer started out creating furniture, and is drawn to the space where making overlaps with technology

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:17

EOOS at the MAK Design Lab

A playful exhibition of work by the Viennese design firm echoes the ethos of the museum's permanent display – that design comes alive through its relationship with its users, says Caia Hagel

Published in Review
Thursday, 23 April 2015 10:25

David Adjaye and Moroso

Just weeks before David Adjaye's Double Zero chair was unveiled at Milan Furniture Fair, Icon joined the architect at Moroso's factory in Udine as he and creative director Patrizia Moroso inspected the final prototype – and made some vital last-minute adjustments

Published in Features
Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

Milan 2015: Top furniture

Several big-name designers launched furniture that this year's Salone del Mobile. Here are some of Icon's favourites

Published in News
Friday, 10 April 2015 01:00

David Adjaye and Moroso

In Milan next week, the architect is launching Double Zero, a luxurious dining chair that will be the forerunner to a whole series. For our current issue, we travelled to the Italian brand's factory in Udine to watch him put final touches to his design

Published in News
Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:00

David Chipperfield for E15

The British architect is launching a range of solid wood furniture in Milan next week

Published in News
Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:00

Barber Osgerby for Knoll

The design duo's Pilot chair, launching at Milan Furniture Fair this month, comprises just four main components, making it quick and easy to assemble

Published in News
Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Maria Jeglinska

Often inspired by line drawings, the French-born designer's works have established her as a leading light of Warsaw's emerging design scene

Published in Features

An elegant, contemporary response to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's recently renovated New Bodleian Library – which opens tomorrow (21 March) – Barber Osgerby's bent-oak and leather chair is designed to be comfortable for up to 12 hours of uninterrupted study

Published in Features
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:57

Highlights of Design Shanghai

The second edition of the Chinese design fair takes place in the city's Exhibition Centre at the end of the month. Here are some exhibitors worth seeking out at this year's event

Published in News
Friday, 20 February 2015 12:02

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

There's something nasty in the flatpack furniture store ... Will Wiles enjoys a ghost story with a truly sinister setting

Published in Review
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Bernhardt chairs

To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the North Carolinian furniture maker commissioned three contemporary spins on design classics

Published in News
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 11:22

Kaari by the Bouroullecs

A steel triangle is the common element in the designers' set of furniture for Finnish brand Artek, launched this week in Stockholm. Read about the collection and watch our video interview with the French brothers

Published in News
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 15:49

Jean Louis Iratzoki’s bioplastic chair

We spoke to the designer of a biodegradable chair for Basque brand Alki, which has a seat made of a sugarcane, maize or beet polymer

Published in News
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