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Monocle 24: Monocle on Design

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Rank #78 in Design category

Arts
Design
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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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44 Ratings
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Perfect

By bxittan - Feb 12 2017
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A professional, no nonsense, and complete look at the design world. Informational and well done. I listen to this podcast every week. Love it.

Fascinating

By Andaccord - May 25 2016
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Love the interesting range of design subjects they cover. Thought provoking and inspiring

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
9
2
3
1

Perfect

By bxittan - Feb 12 2017
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A professional, no nonsense, and complete look at the design world. Informational and well done. I listen to this podcast every week. Love it.

Fascinating

By Andaccord - May 25 2016
Read more
Love the interesting range of design subjects they cover. Thought provoking and inspiring

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Monocle 24: Monocle on Design

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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

Extra: Meeting Sir David Chipperfield

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We hear from British architect Sir David Chipperfield in conversation with Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé. They spoke at our 2019 Quality of Life Conference in Madrid.

Jul 04 2019

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Redesigning the hotel

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Can technology lead to more humane hospitality? We visit Toronto’s The Annex Hotel to find out why they think it can. Plus: The Woolmark Company’s latest collaboration with Prada, and designer Philippe Malouin on the future of office furniture.

Jun 25 2019

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Will design books survive?

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Has the world of digital turned the page on design book publishing? We ask Phaidon’s new editor at large, Spencer Bailey. Plus: we shed some light on Stockholm’s design week.

Feb 12 2019

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London with Simon Jenkins

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Author and historian Simon Jenkins talks to Josh Fehnert about how London came to look the way it does. Plus: Architectural historian Elain Harwood on the UK’s overlooked art deco buildings.

Nov 12 2019

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Restoring Cuba

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Havana celebrates its 500th birthday this year and some of its buildings are beginning to show their age. Restoration and reuse are proving challenging – but also rewarding, as Lucinda Elliott reports. Plus a word with the CEO of Rapt Studio and a Victorian renovation project in London.

Jun 04 2019

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Why craft matters

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The intersection of craft and utility at the inaugural Harewood House biennial and the opening of retailer Galeries Lafayette’s latest space in Paris.

Apr 02 2019

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Logo design

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Can a simple logo convey a sophisticated message? We speak to Helsinki-based creative agency Kokoro & Moi and ask why fashion-brand logos are starting to look samey. Plus: we pay tribute to Chicago’s iconic skyline.

Jan 01 2019

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Keeping it natural

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We meet celebrated architect Tom Kundig, co-owner and design principal of Seattle-based partnership Olson Kundig, to discuss how his enthusiasm for natural materials flows into his work. Plus: Maria Cheung of London-based architects and designers Squire and Partners joins us to discuss how to design workspaces that are creative, productive and fun.

Nov 05 2019

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Meeting Irma Boom 

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We sit down with Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom to ask why she considers book design to be a feat of architecture, the future of inkless printing and why we should judge books by their cover. Plus: Josh Fehnert runs through the design headlines with the V&A’s Rory Hyde.

Feb 26 2019

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Looking tasty: food-packaging special

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What makes food and drink packaging stand out? To answer the question we speak to London-based Here Design, who share their thoughts on pattern, typography and why we need to stop saying the word “artisan”. Plus: Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum on life in Dhaka.

Apr 30 2019

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Extra: In with the old

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From the redevelopment of King’s Cross to breathing new life into old industrial buildings in Hackney Wick, London is a city that’s hitting its stride when it comes to reviving its old buildings. Here’s what Monocle’s Design editor Nolan Giles had to say about the matter.

Jun 06 2019

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Making a mark in Hong Kong: Henry Steiner

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We talk graphic design with the Viennese émigré behind some of Hong Kong’s best-known corporate logos. Plus: we’re up early to explore London’s best furniture market.

May 07 2019

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Bold futures

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We head to Eindhoven to check out the best of Dutch Design Week. Plus: how the Cold War shaped Vienna’s architecture and Rob Dickins introduces The Architects Underground at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Oct 29 2019

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Meeting Stefan Sagmeister

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We visit New York-based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister to talk about growing up in Austria, his big break in album art and why taking sabbaticals is so important. Plus: how design impacts our quality of life.

Jul 30 2019

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Drawing conclusions

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We look at the unusual history of architectural drawings and debate the advantages of putting pencil to paper with architect Sam Jacob. Plus: architect Piero Lissoni on his new showroom for De Padova and a postcard from Toronto.

May 14 2019

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The robots are coming

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Why an architecture team is turning to a robotic arm for a helping hand. Plus: we ask a UCL professor for help understanding the ramifications of robots in design and ‘Disegno’ editor in chief Oli Stratford joins Josh Fehnert for a flick through his magazine picks for the month.

Feb 05 2019

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Fashion, Monocle style

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We speak to our Fashion editor Jamie Waters about the summer looks selected for the latest issue of the magazine. We also listen back to one of our favourite conversations from the podcast archives: an in-depth interview with Pritzker prize-winning architect BV Doshi.

Aug 06 2019

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Toronto: a design city in the making?

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Is Toronto a design city in the making? Monocle’s Toronto team host a special edition of the programme to assess the state of the city’s design sectors – and their burgeoning influence on design markets elsewhere.

Jan 29 2019

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Extra: Designs on summer

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From Monocle’s ‘Summer Weekly’ newspaper, we learn the design story of Strandkörbe, the seasonal beachside seating put to good use every summer in Germany.

Aug 15 2019

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Extra: What should a hospital sound like?

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When Helsinki’s new children’s hospital was designed, its sound and acoustics were a major consideration. We hear how good sound design can make a huge difference for patients and staff in a stressful environment.

Dec 05 2019

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Los Angeles special

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This special edition of the programme is hosted by Monocle’s Carlota Rebelo in Los Angeles. She reports on what defines the Southern California aesthetic, a new streetlight competition and textiles from BlockShop.

Dec 03 2019

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Extra: Perth Stadium

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From Rotterdam to Milan, new stadiums are nearing completion. But can a stadium structure reflect its location? We look to western Australia to find out how Perth Stadium’s new parkland embraces its city.

Nov 28 2019

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Toronto special

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This special edition of the programme is hosted by our team in Toronto, unpicking Canada’s design credentials, from graphic design and architecture to the country’s fine roster of design festivals.

Nov 26 2019

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Extra: In praise of shade

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The planet is getting warmer and city residents are starting to feel the heat in buildings designed for cooler climes. Air conditioning is one – somewhat wasteful – solution but should architects and designers consider throwing some shade instead? Roll up, roll up, for our report on the merits of awnings.

Nov 21 2019

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Greek revival

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The Greek economy is improving despite a ruinous financial crisis, and today more Athenians are heading home and looking to help shape the city for the better. Our Athens-themed dispatch delves into three industries (from urban planning to fashion and hospitality) to see how design is offering new solutions in this ancient city.

Nov 19 2019

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Extra: City security: Oslo’s new neighbourhood

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Oslo is currently redesigning its government quarter. The administrative buildings here were damaged by a terror attack in 2011 and are set to be demolished to make way for shiny new replacements and large public parks to boot. We meet the architects behind the overhaul.

Nov 14 2019

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London with Simon Jenkins

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Author and historian Simon Jenkins talks to Josh Fehnert about how London came to look the way it does. Plus: Architectural historian Elain Harwood on the UK’s overlooked art deco buildings.

Nov 12 2019

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Extra: Show stoppers

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How do you redesign the familiar and the everyday? We visit London’s Ace Hotel, which recently invited Diego Faivre, Boaz Cohen and Shay Alkalay to refresh objects such as doorstops and rugs as part of the ‘Custom Exercise’ design project.

Nov 07 2019

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Keeping it natural

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We meet celebrated architect Tom Kundig, co-owner and design principal of Seattle-based partnership Olson Kundig, to discuss how his enthusiasm for natural materials flows into his work. Plus: Maria Cheung of London-based architects and designers Squire and Partners joins us to discuss how to design workspaces that are creative, productive and fun.

Nov 05 2019

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Extra: Game changers

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Mattel have released a new braille edition of classic card game Uno. Games expert Dr Michael James Heron explains design choices encouraging wider accessibility for the visually impaired in board games and card games.

Oct 31 2019

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Bold futures

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We head to Eindhoven to check out the best of Dutch Design Week. Plus: how the Cold War shaped Vienna’s architecture and Rob Dickins introduces The Architects Underground at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Oct 29 2019

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Extra: Seeing double

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We visit Baltimore’s Post Typography to learn how founders Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen grew a successful design and branding agency from their beginnings as collaborators in the city’s music scene.

Oct 24 2019

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The politics of pattern

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We discuss the politics of pattern design with writer and curator Priya Khanchandani and architect Sam Jacob, whose exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale challenges established norms. Plus: staying in Portugal, we head to Modtissimo, the trade fair in Porto that shows off the nation’s best textiles.

Oct 22 2019

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Extra: Best seats in the house

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We speak to Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon of London’s Pinch Design about how to create furniture that’s elegant yet homely.

Oct 17 2019

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Stanley Donwood

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We speak to the artist, illustrator and designer about his new book, ‘There will be no Quiet’, collecting his designs for Radiohead album covers over the past three decades. Plus: production designer Anna Rhodes on making music videos for artists including Kanye West, Rufus Wainwright and Laura Marling.

Oct 15 2019

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Extra: ‘Sound in Mind’ with Yuri Suzuki

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We speak to the sound designer and audio-branding specialist about his new showcase, currently at London’s Design Museum.

Oct 10 2019

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Heart of glass

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A visit to Venice Glass Week to speak with makers and experts such as Rosa Barovier and Simone Cenedese, who discuss their delicate and highly skilled work. Plus: Czech sculptor, glass and product designer Rony Plesl.

Oct 08 2019

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Extra: The Antwerp Six

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In the late 1980s a group of fashion graduates piled into a van with their collections, drove to London and took the British Designer Show by storm, forging the futures of the so-called Antwerp Six.

Oct 03 2019

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Form, function and the future

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We visit the Mingeikan – the Japan Folk Crafts Museum – to speak to its director-designer Naoto Fukasawa, who has used Japan’s Mingei crafts movement to inform his globally renowned products. Plus: we look at design’s future and the role of artificial intelligence with Daisuke Ishii, Sony’s chief art director, discussing the brand’s ‘Affinity in Autonomy’ installation.

Oct 01 2019

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