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Neue Nationalgalerie reopens after ‘surgical’ restoration by David Chipperfield

The iconic Berlin gallery designed by Mies van der Rohe underwent an extensive refurbishment which balanced conservation with future needs The Neue Nationalgalerie, the modernist

Architecture

Switzerland’s largest housing complex retrofitted

The listed modernist estate in Geneva underwent an 11-year ‘high-tech’ renovation that prioritises longevity and thermal performance Geneva-based Jaccaud Spicher Architectes Associés has completed the

Architecture

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

Three World Trade Center by Richard Rogers. Photo by JJBers Richard Rogers is one of the best known architects of the later 20th century, known

Architecture
Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Vyborg Library with furniture all designed by Alvar Aalto. Photo by Ninara via Flickr Finnish architect Alvar  Aalto was a well-known modernist whose style was

Architecture
Vorticism: A brief history of a brief movement

Vorticism: A brief history of a brief movement

  Vorticism was a short-lived radical art movement in Britain that celebrated urbanity and the age of the machine. Vorticism was a British avant-garde group

Design
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

Design
The Barcelona Chair: A modernist classic

The Barcelona Chair: A modernist classic

The Barcelona Chair is one of the most recognisable and iconic designs of the last century. Still frequently used in interiors, the chair epitomises elegance

Design

The Louvre and its great glass pyramid

  Once a royal residence, the Louvre Museum’s palatial courtyard now centres around a crystalline glass pyramid The Louvre sits on the right bank of

Architecture

Neue Nationalgalerie by Mies van der Rohe

Why Mies van der Rohe’s final building is perhaps his most iconic. By Beatrice Galilee It was in Berlin that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began

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New Eileen Gray retrospective to open in New York next week

 Eileen Gray’s design for Boudoir de Monte Carlo 1923. Courtesy of Archives Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, Paris Curator Cloé Pitiot speaks about the upcoming Eileen Gray

Design

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Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

ICON reviews A Model: An Exhibition in Three Parts: Prelude

Editor’s Picks: Studies of a Bench explores materiality and form during 3 Days of Design

EJM Studio reinterprets the traditional British church pew with new collection

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

Danish timber specialist Dinesen partners up with John Pawson for a new collection on show at 3 Days Of Design

ICON profiles the female leaders revolutionising the Scandinavian fashion industry

Artek and Tekla celebrate the legacy of Aino Aalto with new bedding collection

UK fashion designer Patrick McDowell talks of their life as a force for circularity in the industry




Architects

Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

A new book by Stefano Casciani offers an insight into Piero Lissoni’s work

Architecture icon: Mies van der Rohe’s domestic masterpiece in Brno has survived everything the 20th century could throw at it

Snøhetta designs minimalist interior for French skincare label Typology in Paris

Brick from a Stone launches at Clerkenwell Design Week 2024

Giles Tettey Nartey talks craft and ritual in ICON’s Spring/Summer 2024 issue

A look inside Familien Kvistad’s colour-filled family home in Oslo

Architecture Icon: The post-war designs of Yrjö and Irmeli Kukkapuro live on in their unique home studio

Atelier L’Abri completes silver-clad house in forested hills of Canadian Laurentians


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ICON reviews A Model: An Exhibition in Three Parts: Prelude

Editor’s Picks: Studies of a Bench explores materiality and form during 3 Days of Design

EJM Studio reinterprets the traditional British church pew with new collection

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

Danish timber specialist Dinesen partners up with John Pawson for a new collection on show at 3 Days Of Design

ICON profiles the female leaders revolutionising the Scandinavian fashion industry

Artek and Tekla celebrate the legacy of Aino Aalto with new bedding collection

UK fashion designer Patrick McDowell talks of their life as a force for circularity in the industry

Design Icon: Alvar Aalto’s Armchair 400


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Wildland creates design-driven stays and experiences worth travelling for

ICON reviews A Model: An Exhibition in Three Parts: Prelude

Editor’s Picks: Studies of a Bench explores materiality and form during 3 Days of Design

EJM Studio reinterprets the traditional British church pew with new collection

Modern Femininity: Cecilie Bahnsen on the joy of everyday dressing

Danish timber specialist Dinesen partners up with John Pawson for a new collection on show at 3 Days Of Design

ICON profiles the female leaders revolutionising the Scandinavian fashion industry

Artek and Tekla celebrate the legacy of Aino Aalto with new bedding collection

UK fashion designer Patrick McDowell talks of their life as a force for circularity in the industry