Friday, 30 September 2016 12:24

BD Barcelona: 'So crazy, so young'

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

Published in Features

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

Published in Review
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

The Italian Avant-Garde

This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review
Monday, 14 December 2009 11:00

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti deserves to be remembered for many reasons but above all as a peculiarly Italian phenomenon.

Published in Icon of the Month

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.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009 14:19

Milan: 10 Anni Con Ettore

In Palazzo Crivelli, just off via Pontaccio, we found this gem of an exhibition: 10 Anni Con Ettore, exhibiting limited-edition works that Ettore Sottsass made the last ten years of his life for Galleria Clio Calvi Rudi Volpi.
Published in NEWS
Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:17

Ettore Sottsass's last design

The last design by Ettore Sottsass will be put into production in July by Italian manufacturer Serralunga. Faituttotu, a collaboration with his partner, British designer Chris Redfern, is a collection of home accessories made of rotation-moulded plastic.
Published in ICON 060 | June 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008 08:39

Ettore Sottsass's last design

The last design by Ettore Sottsass will be put into production in July by Italian manufacturer Serralunga. Faituttotu, a collaboration with his partner, British designer Chris Redfern, is a collection of home accessories made of rotation-moulded plastic.
Published in NEWS
Saturday, 12 January 2008 02:51

Ettore Sottsass dies

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.

Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 08:14

Ettore Sottsass | icon 046 | April 2007

"Every night they would come with some tea and say, 'Tomorrow we will kill you.'" Things weren't looking good for Ettore Sottsass in the autumn of 1943.

Published in ICON 046 | April 2007