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A brief history of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair

First a student then a teacher at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer designed many innovative pieces. His Wassily chair is the most iconic. Hungarian-American architect Marcel

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More than 60 years on the Eames Chair is still a classic

More than 60 years on the Eames Chair is still a classic

A modern take on the nineteenth-century club chair, the Eames Lounge Chair has become a classic. The Eames lounge chair and its matching ottoman were

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Philippe Starck’s Ghost Chair: A modern classic based on a French monarch’s seat

 The Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Image courtesy of Kartell. Philippe Starck based the design for the translucent Ghost chair on a

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A short history of the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen. Image courtesy of Fritz Hansen Designed in the fifties, the Egg Chair is a design classic that has become

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The only chair design that changed the world

  It’s the only chair that can truly claim to have changed the world. Elizabeth Guffey asks why it’s rarely included in the design canon From modern

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Little Petra: Danish Modernism precursor brought back to life

Architect Viggo Boesen is not widely known outside of his native Denmark, but his Little Petra chair is a clear precursor to the Danish Modernism

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Oki Sato’s N01 chair for Fritz Hansen: ‘It is not designed for the sake of design’

The N01 chair is the result of Japanese and Danish design coming together in a Nendo and Republic of Fritz Hansen partnership, launched in Milan,

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Foster + Partners launches new Cove lounge chair at Passenger Terminal Expo 2018

The new Cove lounge chair, by Foster + Partners, is designed for public areas and features integrating USB charging points Foster + Partners have debuted

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Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD

Mark Lee has been appointed chair of Harvard GSD Harvard alumnus Mark Lee will be the new Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard

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Peter Opsvik: ‘My theory about sitting is simple: if we are allowed to move, we move’

Over the past 50 years, the Norwegian designer has liberated the human body from the tyranny of ‘correct posture’ and introduced the concept of dynamic

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality