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Posts tagged 'Icon 112'

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Japanese studio Nendo has been selected as the Maison et Objet 2015 designer of the year. Watch the man behind the practice discuss his work

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A New Kind of Bleak

Sukhdev Sandhu finds that Owen Hatherley’s Angry Young Man approach to the banality of modern Britain is as bracing as ever Owen Hatherley’s Stakhanovite output,

Review

Scholten & Baijings: masters of colour

Last year, after just over ten years of ownership by BMW, the two-millionth Mini was driven off of its Oxfordshire plant by prime minister David

Features

Oki Sato

The designer behind Japanese studio Nendo, picks five understated things that enhance daily life – “making our days interesting and rich.” Moments that make our

Five Most Wanted

Skyspaces by James Turrell

Is the sky blue? Not really. We perceive it as blue because of the way light is scattered, but it actually encompasses a rainbow of

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Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

If the semiotic scattercast of Danny Boyle’s 2012 Olympics opening ceremony proved anything, it’s this: James Bond remains central to Britain’s national imagination. Peter Pan

Review

Jaime Hayón for Baccarat

The setting, three hours east of Paris, is idyllic. A handsome chateau stands at one end of a large green. Through an avenue of chestnut

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The Tanks at Tate Modern

It’s hard to overestimate how successful the Tate Modern has been. Since opening in the shell of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s Bankside Power Station in

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Ministry of Defence

Manchester studio MayNinth decided to test its mettle by declaring war on the image of one of its least favourite institutions The opportunity to redesign

Rethink

Light Jars by Kristine Five Melvær

I was thinking about how you catch fireflies in jars,” Kristine Five Melvær says of her Light Jars, a series of small lamps in which

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Editor's choice

Off-grid studio space built on Irish island of Inis Oírr

The design industry too often leaves people behind

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

A tribute to ordinary London, the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opens

Expanded Geffrye Museum in east London reopens as Museum of the Home

Mecanoo designs NYC library topped by ‘wizard hat’

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection


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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Off-grid studio space built on Irish island of Inis Oírr

The design industry too often leaves people behind

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

A tribute to ordinary London, the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opens

Expanded Geffrye Museum in east London reopens as Museum of the Home

Mecanoo designs NYC library topped by ‘wizard hat’

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection


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ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: 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