Product designer Helene Steiner makes biocomputers, which could soon be producing living materials, products and medicines
Published in Features

From the clean lines of court markings on terracotta clay, to the cut of a tennis dress’ pleat, tennis is a sport defined by refined design

Published in Features

The pair collaborated with Swarovski to create a striking new display for the Champs-Elysées

Published in News

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

Published in Icon of the Month

The third edition of the London design event will be on the theme of resonance

Published in News

Phineas Harper of the Architecture Foundation recounts how he discovered the joys of wearing a skirt

Published in Comment
Thursday, 21 February 2019 15:50

What is the Independent Group?

The Independent Group was an influential interdisciplinary movement in UK art and culture that established British pop art, and the is inspiration behind a new exhibition

Published in News

The Greenhouse is Stockholm's laboratory for rising talent. At Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019, Icon selects the best new work

Published in Features
Monday, 21 January 2019 10:47

Five big ideas that changed design

Design movements have their core principles and significant levels of influence, but there are ideas in the history of design that have crossed over and changed the way we think about objects. Here we pick five that made an impact

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The most influential ideas in design are those that shaped material culture. In this extract from 100 Ideas That Changed Design, find out about the principle that links Swiss railway clocks and Ikea mugs

Published in Design
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:38

Reinventing the chair: Martino Gamper interview

Furniture designer Martino Gamper talks to design critic Alice Rawsthorn about his creative practice across exhibition design, interiors and designing mass-produced products for major furniture brands.

Published in Features
Monday, 14 January 2019 15:11

Icon Minds podcast: The Future of the City

Icon editor Priya Khanchandani sits down with architect Jamie Fobert, writer Paul Dobraszczyk, and designer Mariana Pestana
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Royal College of Art-trained designer-slash-artist Yasmeen Sabri has been creating a ‘f*** you to the white cube’
Published in Features
Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:36

Final call for Ventura Future 2019

There are two weeks left to enter Ventura Future 2019, the design competition for 'revolutionary, innovative, ground-breaking' work
Published in Advertisement Feature

Major designers and wealthy backers are envisioning techno-futurist visions for how humans will survive climate change. But architects working at the extremes say there’s a smarter way

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Brazil's Aleph Zero broke onto the international scene by winning the RIBA International Prize in November
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Pioneering fashion designer Hussein Chalayan sits down with Icon to discuss bodies, cultural influences and what can fashion learn from design

Published in Features
London's Design Museum has chosen four innovative designers for the 2018 installment of its 'Designers in Residence' programme
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Designed by Portuguese Pritzker-winner Álvaro Siza to house a collection of Bauhaus and 20th-century artefacts. How is this helping to revive China’s contemporary design scene?
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Detroit, 10 years on. The crash left Motor City bankrupt. Now a Unesco City of Design, can local creatives drive its rebirth? 
Published in Features
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