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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.

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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London, United Kingdom

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Monocle

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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.

Language:

English

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Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG, UK +44 20 7725 4388


Episodes

Extra: The UK’s post-war prefabs

9/20/2018
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In post-war Britain, prefabricated houses were a temporary solution to a sudden housing problem; but 70 years on, some homes are still standing.

Duration:00:05:46

Meeting Renzo Piano

9/18/2018
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A London exhibition sheds new light on maestro Renzo Piano’s life work; we sit down with the man himself. Plus: we head Las Vegas to discover how graphic design has shaped Sin City.

Duration:00:28:54

Extra: Middle Eastern masonry

9/13/2018
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Architects, stonemasons and engineers in the Middle East have used ablaq for hundreds of years. Examples are found across Spain, the Middle East and North Africa, showing how architectural techniques pre-date the borders of modern states. Our correspondent in Beirut, Lizzie Porter, visits a restoration project in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Duration:00:08:30

Meeting Manuel Aires Mateus

9/12/2018
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We meet Portuguese architect Manuel Aires Mateus at his new headquarters to talk new projects, the value of teaching and why he’d never open a studio anywhere but Lisbon. Plus: Maison & Objet’s designer of the year, Ramy Fischler, and our picks from the London Design Biennale.

Duration:00:27:32

Extra: RM Schindler’s Walker House

9/6/2018
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When writer Andrew Romano first stepped into a California house designed by the late, great Vienna-born architect RM Schindler, he was mesmerised. It took several long years, plenty of persistence and a dash of serendipity before he could call the place home; here’s how he got his foot in the door.

Duration:00:12:00

São Paulo’s modernist furniture

9/4/2018
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A modernist furniture trove in São Paulo and a special report from Xiamen, the city that’s changing perceptions of brand “made in China” and becoming an unlikely hub for homegrown fashion designers. Plus: what you shouldn’t miss at this year’s London Design Biennale.

Duration:00:30:21

Extra: Designing an heirloom

8/30/2018
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Some products are mass-produced, ephemeral and single-use while others acquire meaning and prove themselves over time, such as a passed-down watch or piece of jewellery. Christy Evans scoured the attics of our Monocle colleagues to investigate what gives a product longevity.

Duration:00:07:24

Closed architecture

8/28/2018
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From space capsules to submarines and housing estates, we take a closer look at “closed” architecture. Plus: Josh Fehnert meets sir John Sorrell to talk creative education and his role in London’s forthcoming design festival and biennale.

Duration:00:28:15

Extra: Harbour intent

8/23/2018
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Thirty years ago Copenhagen turned around its decline after investing in infrastructure, including its then-redundant harbour. We explain the opportunities of water-side revival and why other cities should take note.

Duration:00:06:37

Women in design

8/21/2018
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We take a closer look at some of the 20th century’s female design pioneers. Plus: Josh Fehnert asks how infographics and illustration can unpack complex issues with ‘Weapons of Reason’ magazine’s Paul Willoughby.

Duration:00:28:24

Extra: Temperate House

8/16/2018
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Man-made structures are more often than not products to be enjoyed by, well, man. But humans aren’t the only species that benefit from considered architecture. We visit Temperate House in London’s Kew to find out how best to design a space that plants and people can enjoy harmoniously.

Duration:00:06:02

Meeting Yinka Ilori

8/14/2018
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We grab a seat with London-based furniture designer Yinka Ilori, plus consider the costs of keeping age-old buildings in good nick. Josh Fehnert also counts down the design headlines with writer Christopher Beanland.

Duration:00:28:24

Extra: Burberry’s brand boost

8/9/2018
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The unveiling of Burberry’s new logo recently turned a few heads. The revamp suggests a label taking a subtle new direction. But what does it tell us about the brand’s new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci? And will the revamp achieve the desired result?

Duration:00:06:48

Do we need CBDs?

8/7/2018
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We talk to the architect behind a from-scratch city centre being built in China and to Monocle’s editor about how working patterns have changed the city. Plus: Josh Fehnert talks design headlines with the editor in chief of ‘Disegno’ magazine.

Duration:00:27:53

Extra: The Balkans’ solid effort

8/2/2018
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*Towards a Concrete Utopia* is the Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective on architecture and urban design in the Tito era. Could it revise negative perceptions of the postwar tower blocks in cities such as Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje? Monocle’s Guy De Launey reports from Ljubljana.

Duration:00:06:55

Library design: turning the page

7/31/2018
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The internet has forced libraries to adapt: what was once a space that merely lent out books has had to become a bona fide meeting place. We learn a few lessons in library design from bookish Finland and find out how Brazil is boosting literacy.

Duration:00:27:33

Extra: Funkhaus

7/26/2018
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Sitting on the banks of the river Spree, the Funkhaus was built in 1951 as a radio broadcast centre for the German Democratic Republic before being abandoned after the fall of the Berlin wall. Fast forward nearly 30 years and the building has been taken over by new owners who are determined to turn it back into a cultural hotspot.

Duration:00:07:46

Greek revival

7/24/2018
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We head to the Greek capital for a peek inside the studios of the best and brightest in design and architecture. Plus: we delve into the history of mosque design in Britain.

Duration:00:28:20

Extra: Who is Gustav Peichl?

7/19/2018
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Vienna’s architectural legacy is well known but you may not have heard of Gustav Peichl. The Austrian architect’s 70 buildings straddle the mid to late 20th century and are the subject of an intriguing new exhibition. Alexei Korolyov reports.

Duration:00:06:38

Reimagining architecture

7/17/2018
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We explore the work of Bodys Isek Kingelez, a late Congolese artist who reimagined his home city, and offer our take on a new architecture award keen to vaunt the work of lesser-known practices from emerging nations. Plus: Josh Fehnert talks through the design headlines with architecture critic Oliver Wainwright.

Duration:00:29:13