BD Barcelona burst out of Franco’s Spain with an exuberance matched by their avant-garde designs. Forty years on, they’re still drawn to the bold and experimental
A show at New York's Museum of Arts and Design reveals more about the diversity of contemporary Latin American design than its geographic specificity
This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.
Gio Ponti deserves to be remembered for many reasons but above all as a peculiarly Italian phenomenon.
In 1970 Richard Burton was snapped arriving at Heathrow airport with a customised Valentine portable typewriter, designed by Adriano Olivetti, on one arm and his wife Elizabeth Taylor on the other.
Ettore Sottsass, one of the most influential designers of the second half of the 20th century, died on the last day of 2007, aged 90. Icon published the last in-depth interview with him.