If you can design one thing, you can design everything, wrote Massimo Vignelli. Venice-based duo Zaven are out to prove it. From product design to graphics to installations, they’re causing ripples far beyond the Grand Canal

Published in Features
Monday, 27 February 2017 14:50

Design Shanghai returns

The leading Asian design event takes place again in March with top names and global brands, as well as a new two-week festival

Published in News

The ‘Kagan look’ took mid-century modern design and added organic forms, a sense of joy – and even comfort. No wonder he is so often overlooked, says John Jervis

Published in Icon of the Month
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:34

Highlights: Maison & Objet

January’s edition of the Parisian exhibition showed French designers in fine form, says Peter Smisek

Published in News
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Sabine Marcelis

The designer's experiments in transparency embrace tables, lights and even backpacks, Peter Smisek reports

Published in Features
Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

5 x 5 designers to redo your home

From interiors and lighting to architecture and landscaping, here’s Icon’s fantasy list for home renovation

Published in Comment
Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Young South African designers

A new generation of designers is bringing a sense of community spirit to inner city Johannesburg, writes Cathy O’Clery

Published in Features
Saturday, 20 February 2016 00:00

Overgaard & Dyrman

The Danish duo’s Wire furniture collection skilfully harnesses metalwork to saddlery, writes Allan Torp

Published in News
Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

Highlights: Stockholm Furniture Fair

Emerging talent, in the Form Us With Love-designed “Greenhouse” space, and tableware made of sulfur were among the most intriguing displays at the Swedish capital’s annual exhibition

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Rethink: IKEA logo

The furniture giant’s products are usually clever and design-focused, so why is its name still trapped in an outdated yellow lozenge? It’s time to take a modular approach, says Daniel Freytag

Published in Rethink
Thursday, 04 February 2016 00:00

Tea Trolley 901 by Hella Jongerius

Blurring the boundaries between lounge furniture and kitchen accessory, Alvar Aalto’s mobile icon receives a tonal update. Laura Snoad reports

Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00

IMM Cologne: Trends and highlights

The first major design fair of 2016 hinted at an exuberant and decadent year of design ahead, says Marcia Adair

Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

De Padova

Reinvigorated by its alliance with Boffi, the venerable Milanese brand is venturing outside the Italian market

Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 00:00

Sfera

The Japanese brand unites traditional craft and contemporary design in a range of homeware and furniture that is elegant yet playful

Published in News
Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Dieter Rams' disciples

Vitsœ’s relationship with Dieter Rams has lasted for more than half a century and the firm remains completely faithful to his vision. The principles of adaptability and durability infuse not only the furniture, but everything from its packaging to the design of its new factory. Nowadays, we call it sustainability

Published in Features
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

This ambitious exhibition at the Barbican in London reminds us that the celebrated American designers were making films to shed light on their thinking process long before it was commonplace – with greater depth and insight than many doing the same today, says Peter Maxwell

Published in Review

The British designer froze metal to –346 degrees while living in a Liverpool factory to produce a collection of tactile, weighty furniture, on display in an exhibition in New York. Caia Hagel went to the show’s opening

Published in Review
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

The miniature chair

The modernist dream has gone badly awry when the only way to make good design “affordable” is to render it entirely pointless

Published in Crimes Against Design
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Peter Griffith

The Microsoft designer started out creating furniture, and is drawn to the space where making overlaps with technology

Published in Five Most Wanted
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:17

EOOS at the MAK Design Lab

A playful exhibition of work by the Viennese design firm echoes the ethos of the museum's permanent display – that design comes alive through its relationship with its users, says Caia Hagel

Published in Review
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