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Monocle 24: Monocle on Design

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.

Peter Saville

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We speak to Peter Saville, the graphic designer behind iconic album covers for Joy Division and New Order, before taking an advance look at Monocle’s November issue. Plus: German bathroom manufacturer Hansgrohe shares some Water Tunes.

Oct 19 2021

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Extra: Omer Arbel

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The co-founder of Vancouver and Berlin-based brand Bocci shares his approach that encourages surprise and continuous material experimentation in the design and manufacturing process.

Oct 14 2021

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Iwan Baan, Niwaki, Bruce Kuwabara

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Iwan Baan discusses his project documenting light and architecture in Burkina Faso and we explore a new shop in London devoted to Japanese gardening equipment. Plus: Bruce Kuwabara reflects on Canada’s design industry.

Oct 12 2021

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Extra: Kasama Potters

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We hear about the project bringing handmade Kasama pottery from Japan to the UK.

Oct 07 2021

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The varied world of architecture models

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We explore the weird and wonderful world of architectural models at a new exhibition in London and learn a few tips to transform our wardrobe. Plus: why a city-based architect is focusing on improving rural life.

Oct 05 2021

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Extra: Bally London

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We meet Seen Displays, the design studio behind the new Bally flagship in London, to find out how the shop personifies the brand.

Sep 30 2021

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Rebuilding Beirut

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We reflect on the rebuilding of Beirut following the blast last year at the city’s port; visit a new showcase on biophilic design; and discover why the Royal College of Art’s new campus is growing to include facilities for robotics, science and technology.

Sep 28 2021

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Extra: Tactile Baltics

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Kätlin Lõbu, co-curator of Tactile Baltics, shares what’s in store at the exhibition that champions contemporary makers from the region. Eighteen designers from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have produced tableware, textiles, lighting and furniture, which will all be on display at the London Design Festival this year.

Sep 23 2021

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3 Days of Design and London Design Festival

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We venture to 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen. Plus: US-based artist Willie Cole shares his approach to using recycled materials and, at the London Design Festival, we browse a collection from British manufacturers SCP.

Sep 21 2021

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Extra: Marimekko 70th anniversary auction

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We hear about Finnish fashion house Marimekko’s 70th-anniversary auction of rare vintage items at Bukowskis, titled ‘The Artists Who Shaped Us’.

Sep 16 2021

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Milan Design Week, part two

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We explore the strength of the Milanese design industry and catch up with Stephen Burks and Malika Leiper to discuss their hybrid studio and gallery in New York

Sep 14 2021

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Extra: Glass to glass

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Extra: We visit an exhibition at the Fondazione Berengo Art Space to find out how a collaboration between Berengo Studio and London-based design brand Wonderglass is pushing the boundaries of Murano’s glass-blowing tradition.

Sep 09 2021

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Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile

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The design world’s biggest event is here – we cover Milan Design Week from our base in the Lombard capital, checking in with emerging designers from Stockholm art and design collective Swedish Girls, visiting Molteni’s space at Supersalone and talking with the co-founder of Danish design studio Karakter.

Sep 07 2021

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Extra: UAE pavilion, Venice Biennale

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We catch up with Wael Al Awar of Dubai-based design studio Waiwai following its recent Golden Lion award for the best national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Sep 02 2021

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Leica, Nike and Zanat

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We speak to world-renowned German camera brand Leica about its move into the mobile phone market. Plus: we hear about Nike’s sports uniform design process and get to know a Bosnian furniture brand recognised by Unesco.

Aug 31 2021

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Extra: Humanrace

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We speak to the team behind the design of Pharrell Williams’ Humanrace skincare brand.

Aug 26 2021

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Paul Smith, Alvar Aalto Week, Ishkar

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British designer Paul Smith shares his design for a new Mini vehicle and we visit Alvar Aalto Week in the Finnish town of Kouvola. Plus: we meet Ishkar, a company helping to preserve traditional craftsmanship in conflict-affected countries.

Aug 24 2021

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Extra: The Gonçalo chair

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Ivan Carvalho takes us through the curvilinear craftsmanship found in the classic chair produced by Arcalo.

Aug 19 2021

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Biennales, fairs and expos

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We explore some of Europe’s best design events, from Design Biennale Zürich to Copenhagen Fashion Week. Plus, we speak to Nina Marenzi, the founder of Future Fabrics Expo, which focuses on sustainable materials.

Aug 17 2021

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Extra: Unesco additions

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Unesco has announced additions to its World Heritage List, including sites in South America and examples of modern architecture. Lucinda Elliott discusses the places newly recognised for their cultural significance.

Aug 12 2021

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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