Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:57

Italian Design Report: Luca Nichetto

The Venetian designer has recently opened a second studio in Stockholm and is letting his new, bicultural existence influence his work.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:44

Italian Design Report: Bridge of Peace

With several new buildings in Tbilisi, Michele De Lucchi is bringing Italian design to the historic heart of Georgia’s capital. But is his latest work a powerful statement or a bridge too far?

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:35

Civil Unrest

William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:26

Estates & Our Kids Are Going to Hell

Owen Hatherley enjoys two different photographic takes on London council estate interiors: one melancholic, the other urgent and polemical.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:19

London Fashion Week

As the internet allows the general public a front-row view of catwalk shows, labels are seeking ever more exclusive venues.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:10

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Was the demolition of a St Louis housing project in 1972 the death of modernism? This heartfelt documentary won’t be drawn.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:42

New York skyscraper by Gehry

Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere, is being marketed as “New York by Gehry” and rubs shoulders with City Hall and the Woolworth Building. But how much does it connect with the city around it?

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:30

Todd McLellan: Exploded View

In his Disassembly series, Canadian photographer Todd McLellan dissects discarded machines, laying out their parts with forensic precision.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:15

Glass masters at Berengo Studio

Artists, architects and designers – among them Zaha Hadid and Kiki & Joost – come to the Berengo Studio in the Venetian Lagoon to work with its glass masters, part of a project to restore art to the craft.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:50

The Joy of Stuff Part 2

Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – better known as Industrial Facility – have been collecting curious examples of inexpensive industrial design for years.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:32

The Joy of Stuff Part 1

Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – better known as Industrial Facility – have been collecting curious examples of inexpensive industrial design for years.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:15

Profile: Philippe Malouin

The simplicity of Philippe Malouin’s work is misleading. What really excites the London-based furniture designer is a tricky brief and the experimentation that eventually reveals a new way of doing things.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:58

Design Indaba

Since it started in 1995, the Cape Town design conference has grown to attract some of the sharpest minds and most original talents from the worlds of architecture, design and graphics. Here Icon talks to three of this year’s participants.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:37

Milan Furniture Fair 2011

In the lead-up to the year’s biggest furniture fair, we preview products from British designers Barber Osgerby and Benjamin Hubert, shine a light on Greta Grossman’s reissued 1940s lamps, and ask Tom Dixon why he’s leaving the exhibition halls to break new ground.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:10

Playa Vista Central Park by Michael Maltzan

Michael Maltzan and James Burnett have created a “campus” of gardens, play areas and built elements across nine acres of West Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:01

Medical Institute by Rafael Viñoly

The architect’s stem cell research laboratory in San Francisco provides communal spaces for creative thinking, as well as dramatic views.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:48

Hotel España by Factoria Uda

Barcelona’s neglected masterpiece of Catalan art nouveau has been restored by Factoria Uda and upgraded to a four-star hotel.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:41

Soumaya Museum by Fernando Romero

The world’s richest man employed his son-in-law to design a “gift to Mexico” – a shining gallery housing Rodins, old masters and national art.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:32

Natura by Sebastian Bergne

Sebastian Bergne’s range of cookware for Tefal might look like cast iron, but it’s lightweight aluminium – and it’s meant to help its user lose weight too.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:24

Podčetrtek Sports Hall by Enota

Ljubljana-based architect Enota brings an air of festivity to a tiny rural community on the Croatian border.

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