The London-based product-design studio, Industrial Facility, who make prototypes of their minimalist designs out of paper, has also set up an online store to sell their creations that is intended as a "research tool"
The young Finnish designer’s curiosity about materials, and confidence in using them, has already resulted in a diverse portfolio of work.
Whether they are fitting out a Savile Row shop or adapting a grade I-listed house, London duo 6a Architects take a radical approach to history and conservation, cherry-picking elements of the past to weave into new narratives
Mankind’s ingenious activity in Earth’s most extreme environment captures the spirit of the space race, says Douglas Murphy.
It's like a little family of buildings, and in a way we've added one more to thatStanton Williams marks Benjamin Britten’s centenary with a sensitive and stately addition to the composer’s Suffolk farmhouse.
Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.
Olafur Eliasson and landscape architect Günther Vogt have created an artwork at the headquarters of Kvadrat that recalls earlier times and a much colder climate.
After years of staying out of its clients’ spotlight, PearsonLloyd’s recent exhibition at Great Western Studios gave its founders a chance to reflect on their body of work.
The contradictions that run through the Royal Academy’s retrospective sum up the architect perfectly, says Charles Holland.
Studio Toogood’s raw-concrete fashion store creates a new look for shopping among the luxury malls of Dubai.
Australian beauty brand Aesop has built a London store interior from industrial plumbing parts, a ceiling in Adelaide from glass bottles and a kiosk in Grand Central station from copies of The New York Times. It will soon have over 100 stores worldwide, but the story behind them is always different
The traditional heart of British retail is dead. Rather than artificially resuscitating it with low taxes and cheap parking, we need to reinvent our town centres as more than places to buy stuff, says Sam Jacob
Graphic designers and artists illustrate a fictional text off the page and in the museum. Hannah Gregory wanders around the story
AWP's exhibition shows how the hours of darkness have become an urban space in their own right. Most illuminating, says Sam Jacob
The vast sheds of online retail are so complex that only robots can navigate them. But in this digitalised world, human workers too are increasingly being treated as machines, says James Bridle
The organisation's visual archive raises intriguing questions about the line between social study and snooping, says Isabel Stevens
September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF.