Monday, 22 June 2009 17:54

I'm a bit bored of polystyrene

"I wish I hadn't said yes to all of this," he adds, sounding annoyed. We've just stepped into his studio, and he's gazing at a tower of giant polystyrene cubes.

Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:40

The Artists’ Playground

The Artists’ Playground is an exhibition of new work by 15 artists, designers and architects in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, themed around leisure and recreation.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:11


In Basel for the annual Design Miami collectors’ fair in June, veteran designer Alessandro Mendini got more than he bargained for when he opened the Sensory Deprivation Skull, the foam and polyester sofa by Atelier van Lieshout.

Published in ICON 062 | August 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 00:52

Artists’ Playground

Carsten Holler, Ai Weiwei, Michael Craig-Martin, Tom Dixon and Zaha Hadid are among the artists and designers who have created works for Artists’ Playground, an exhibition in the grounds of Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 11:06

Tom Dixon | icon 028 | October 2005

Tom Dixon: We’ve just moved the studio here from Notting Hill. It was just too small, and it was three times more expensive than the equivalent floorspace here. We were looking at Brick Lane, but because it’s become fashionable it’s almost more expensive further east now.

Tokyo's design week is hugely popular with the European design community. But why? Few designers launch products here - they do that in Milan or Cologne - and the jetlag is crippling.

Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:18

Inn The Park | icon 013 | June 2004

The first visitors to Inn the Park, the new restaurant in St James’s Park, were spectators for the London Marathon – and it hadn’t even opened yet.

Published in ICON 013 | June 2004
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 12:38

Trendspotters | icon 005 | September 2003

We've seen the future and it's full of trendspotters. They're out on the streets, in bars and supermarkets, surfing the net, observing what people are saying, doing, eating, wearing and buying. They're then reporting their findings back to their clients: retailers, manufacturers and - increasingly - architects and designers.

Page 2 of 2