Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:44

Davide Groppi

The lighting designer’s restaurants – one of which was today named as the world's best – are about darkness as much as illumination

Published in News
Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:11

New issue – Icon 156: Pomophobia

In our latest issue – out now – John Jervis argues that postmodernism has left London with a pretty turgid legacy, while Hugh Pearman looks back at the greatest hits (and misses) of the inimitable Zaha Hadid

Published in Comment
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

5 x 5 designers to redo your home

From interiors and lighting to architecture and landscaping, here’s Icon’s fantasy list for home renovation

Published in Comment
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Creative juicers

By no means a new fad, juice has played a significant role in 20th-century design. Laura Snoad traces its cultural history, from infomercials to the iPad

Published in Features
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Sabine Marcelis

The designer's experiments in transparency embrace tables, lights and even backpacks, Peter Smisek reports

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

A year of Irish design

Irish Design 2015 was set up to promote the country’s craft and design, creating jobs and demand for exports – but its lasting legacy might mean much more for the country than economics

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

The Gulf: Five designers to know

As Design Days takes place this week in Dubai, we bring you five individuals and practices carving out a niche in the Gulf's emerging design scene

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

3D-printed cars

The ubiquitous technology is coming up fast in the industry’s rear-view mirror, with the first cars set to hit the market next year

Published in News
Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

Transported by Design

At a dinner last month, luminaries from the worlds of design, engineering and architecture explored how design can best contribute to London’s transport environment. John Jervis reports

Published in Comment
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery

Published in Features
Saturday, 20 February 2016 00:00

Overgaard & Dyrman

The Danish duo’s Wire furniture collection skilfully harnesses metalwork to saddlery, writes Allan Torp

Published in News
Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

SoFo, Stockholm

In the lead-up to Stockholm Furniture Fair this week, Jonna Dagliden Hunt visited an old working-class area on the city's Södermalm island, where artists and designers have transformed the industrial buildings into one of the world’s hippest hangouts. Her articles and these photos by Christopher Hunt appear in our latest issue

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Stockholm Furniture Fair

Emerging talent, in the Form Us With Love-designed “Greenhouse” space, and tableware made of sulfur were among the most intriguing displays at the Swedish capital’s annual exhibition

Published in News
Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

New Nordic design

At Maison&Objet in Paris last month, Icon caught up with six young Scandinavian designers to explore their practice, their similarities and differences and the future of design in the region

Published in Video
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Rethink: IKEA logo

The furniture giant’s products are usually clever and design-focused, so why is its name still trapped in an outdated yellow lozenge? It’s time to take a modular approach, says Daniel Freytag

Published in Rethink
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Dalt wire storage

Jordi Iranzo offers a neat and stylish space-saving solution in cramped urban flats by moving storage units from the walls to the ceiling

Published in News
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Tea Trolley 901 by Hella Jongerius

Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports

Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00

IMM Cologne: Trends and highlights

The first major design fair of 2016 hinted at an exuberant and decadent year of design ahead, says Marcia Adair

Published in News

In the lead-up to Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, we indulge in all things Scandi in our latest issue – examining everything from the enduring appeal of the region's furniture to the developers flying the flag for good design

Published in Comment
Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

The British plug

It may not match today’s svelte digital parts, but our sensible approach to wiring is something to be proud of, says John Jervis

Published in Icon of the Month
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