Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:14

North Korea

Stockholm-based design agency Snask offers the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea a little help on the ‘democratic’ front

Published in Rethink
Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00


A new collection of tableware by Seoul-based designer Chaehoon Moon combines two great Korean traditions to keep food warm and fresh

Published in News
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 00:00

The roundabout revolutions

The history of these banal, utilitarian instruments of traffic management has become entangled with that of political uprising, Eyal Weizman argues in his latest book

Published in Comment

The Cass Bank Gallery, London
6-28 February 2015

Published in Diary
Thursday, 08 January 2015 00:00

Can we outsmart the smart city?

A new generation of cities are being wired up to control themselves by harnessing huge quantities of real-time data. But by turning a city onto autopilot, are we in danger of losing what makes it human?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:23

North Korea: Visions of Escape

Commissions for Utopia, an exploration of ideas for sustainable tourism in North Korea, was among the exhibits on display at the Golden Lion-winning South Korean pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 22 September 2014 13:40

Highlights: Maison et Objet

Icon noticed a focus on the handmade and the humorous at the interior design trade show in Paris earlier this month. Here are some products that stood out.

Published in News
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:35

Objects by Seung-Yong Song

This collection by a Korean designer challenges our restricted thinking about an everyday object – the chair – and gives it multiple uses.

Published in News
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 15:17

Boutique Monaco by Mass Studies

“High towers are like deserts for human interaction,” says Minsuk Cho of Korean architecture practice Mass Studies. With Boutique Monaco, he’s trying to combat this problem by injecting a more human quality into this high-rise in central Seoul.
Published in NEWS