The young Finnish designer’s curiosity about materials, and confidence in using them, has already resulted in a diverse portfolio of work.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 16:45

PearsonLloyd: Reflective design

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.

Published in News
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:03

Pevsner guides

Maddison Graphic refurbishes a venerable institution with a typeface built from architectural elements.

Published in Rethink
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 15:33

Desert Utopia: Donald Judd's Marfa

In the mid 1970s, the artist Donald Judd moved from New York to Marfa and remodelled the remote Texas town according to his minimalist aesthetic. We visit the art oasis that has influenced and inspired a new generation of architects and designers.

Published in Features

Neri Oxman's experiments with 3D printing include furniture coverings that behave like skin, clothes that mimic a spider's thread and medical equipment modelled onw animal fur. Could such "biologically inspired" design hold the key to the technology's future?

Published in Features

In his new book, the R&B renaissance man invites us into his world – along with Zaha Hadid, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin. It’s a hard offer to turn down.

Published in Review
Thursday, 20 December 2012 12:37

The Icon Awards evening

On 6 December we launched the first ever Icon Awards at an Awards evening for all our nominees, where the winners were announced and presented with their trophies. It was a great evening and our guests enjoyed Ketel One cocktails, Asahi beer and canapés from Ginger Jar Food.

Published in News
Monday, 24 September 2012 11:24

Craftica by FormaFantasma

Formafantasma has collaborated with Fendi on a range of primitive-looking tools and furniture that seeks to explore the tactile qualities of leather

Published in News
Monday, 23 April 2012 14:51

Skycig

Equipped with nicotine cartridges in various flavours and a screw-in battery pack, Skycig smokeless cigarettes promise a “perfect alternative to traditional cigs”. But can an electronic stick really replace the rituals and sensations associated with smoking? Here’s our review.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:11

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

What did the design of the spacesuit have to do with 1970s urban planning?

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:06

Belgrade Design Week

William Wiles finds that Serbia’s creative industries give reason to be hopeful as tensions run high after the arrest of Ratko Mladic.

Published in Review
Friday, 19 August 2011 10:50

Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

The design festival made quite an impression (literally, in the case of Lulu Guinness’s Pin Art Machine) in this, its second year, with more than 150 events, an impressive array of exhibitors and a Victorian prison teeming with emerging designers.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:35

Civil Unrest

William Wiles finds a dinner-based exploration of protests and policing hard to swallow (unlike the dreamy dessert).

Published in Review
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:09

The Sunday Times

How long must the breakfast tables of the middle classes groan under this paper mountain of grainy paparazzi shots, illegible layouts and faux Victoriana, asks Charles Holland?

Published in Crimes Against Design
Friday, 05 August 2011 10:51

Profile: Issey Miyake

“I have never called myself a fashion designer,” says Issey Miyake. It sounds like a contradiction from someone who has been designing clothes for 40 years and who built Japan’s most famous fashion brand in the process. So what is he?

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 16:08

Icon Redesign Launch Party

In celebration of the redesign, Icon hosted a party at the Dray Walk gallery, the Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane. The night was a great success with special thanks to Asahi, Millers Gin and the tasty treats from Soffles.

Published in News

Boiled leather furnishings, a collapsible bicycle and a socket light scoop prizes at the annual showcase for graduate designers.

Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2009 17:48

Interview: Martin Margiela

Johanna Agerman meets fashion designer Martin Margiela

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

RCA student radically improves the UK plug

The show-stopper at this year’s Royal College of Art graduate show was a plug. About time someone tackled the UK’s clunky electrics.

Published in News

Giant, empty snow globes and a shelving system made from white shoe boxes were just a few of the products in Maison Martin Margiela's interior design debut in Milan, entitled Mat, Satiné, Brilliant.

Published in NEWS
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