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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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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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English

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


Episodes

Extra: Oficios Asociados

5/24/2018
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Argentinian studio Oficios Asociados was founded five years ago, with the notion of taking control over every aspect of the architectural process, from concept to construction. We visit Buenos Aires to find out more.

Duration:00:07:00

Why go to architecture school?

5/22/2018
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Does architectural education need an overhaul? We put the question to the heads of two leading architecture schools: London’s Architectural Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Plus: Riba’s play at creating an architecture workshop for children.

Duration:00:29:10

Extra: Sitting pretty

5/17/2018
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Thonet’s No 14 model chair is a ubiquitous but often overlooked success story of commercial furniture design. The Viennese café chair is still made using just six components, which are easily taken apart for to allow for a simple shipping that has seen the chair become a global icon.

Duration:00:06:49

Jim Olson: framing nature

5/15/2018
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We meet architect Jim Olson to ask how buildings can bring us closer to nature. Plus: we talk making it in the city at London Craft Week and proffer a little advice for younger designers looking to secure space on the exhibition circuit.

Duration:00:28:49

Extra: ‘Brasilia: Life After Design’

5/10/2018
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Building a city from scratch may seem like a dream commission but, as Oscar Niemeyer discovered with Brasilia, it isn’t always so simple. We ask documentary-maker Bart Simpson how much the city’s design has dictated the lives of its citizens.

Duration:00:06:19

Meeting Michael Anastassiades

5/8/2018
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We sit down with London-based designer Michael Anastassiades in Milan. Plus a word with a Saudi princess on the nation’s first fashion week and telling our Arsenale from our elbow ahead of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Andiamo.

Duration:00:27:56

Extra: Savile Row – a cut above the rest?

5/3/2018
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Clothing trends change faster than the seasons but the tailors of Savile Row have held onto the skills and traditions that have seen them through. But who are the designers shaping its future?

Duration:00:09:28

Made in Britain

5/1/2018
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This week we look at how the ‘made in Britain’ brand is fairing, sit down with UK chair-maker Goodfield and rifle through the textile prints at Liberty department store.

Duration:00:27:39

Extra: Beirut’s monuments: A city without memories

4/26/2018
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Beirut is a city still dealing with past conflict: the bombed-out buildings and abandoned houses speak of the wars that scarred the Lebanese capital in the 20th century. Although it’s a lively place to visit, the lack of physical monuments commemorating its difficulties suggests a city still dealing with a complex past. Nasri Atallah reports.

Duration:00:07:25

Extra: Designer discs

4/19/2018
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To celebrate Record Store Day, Monocle contributor Frederick Bernas visits Roebel in Germany where The Optimal Media plant has combined old and new technology to become a major player in vinyl production.

Duration:00:06:08

Design for the long haul

4/17/2018
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On the back of Qantas’s first non-stop Perth-to-London flight, we meet David Caon, the man charged with designing a comfortable long-haul experience. Plus: our first impressions from Milan Design Week 2018.

Duration:00:27:51

Extra: Sound design

4/12/2018
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Monocle’s Kenji Hall meets Thomas Fagernes, partner, director and senior architect at Snøhetta, to discuss the company’s new project in the South Korean city of Busan and how the design of such structures should echo their function.

Duration:00:06:12

Latin America’s future builders

4/10/2018
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We head to São Paulo, Mexico City and Santiago de Chile to find out which Latin American architects are making waves abroad. Plus: our Fashion editor on why LVMH is playing musical chairs with its designers.

Duration:00:29:38

Extra: Politics and graphic design

4/5/2018
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From posters to placards, to badges and even buses – graphic design is everywhere in our politics. Monocle’s George McDonagh visits London’s Design Museum for the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition, looking at the past decade of political graphic design.

Duration:00:06:14

Building on water

4/3/2018
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Architects have long used water to reflect or adorn their work. We meet the editor of a new title making waves in the world of residential architecture. Plus a word with landscape architect Kongjian Yu about solving China’s water crisis and a flick through the finest design magazines with journalist Katie Treggiden.

Duration:00:28:51

Extra: Canadian lighting

3/29/2018
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Monocle’s Toronto bureau chief Tomos Lewis find out why Canadian lighting designers are experiencing a bright spell at the moment.

Duration:00:05:28

What’s in an image?

3/27/2018
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We trace the origins of mid-century theatre posters in the UK, sit down with Greek film-poster designer Vasilis Marmatakis and head to Australia to speak to musician Mark Pritchard and visual artist Jonathan Zawada about their favourite cover art.

Duration:00:30:10

On Design 83: Social architecture

3/22/2018
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WTA Architecture and Design Studio in Manila has created The Book Stop, a project that reinvents the place and space that a library embodies to increase accessibility in fragmented urban environments. William Ti from the company spoke to Monocle’s James Chambers about how the design of a city affects the daily lives of its citizens.

Duration:00:05:25

On Design 83: Social architecture

3/22/2018
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WTA Architecture and Design Studio in Manila has created The Book Stop, a project that reinvents the place and space that a library embodies to increase accessibility in fragmented urban environments. William Ti from the company spoke to Monocle’s James Chambers about how the design of a city affects the daily lives of its citizens.

Social housing

3/20/2018
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As cities struggle to provide homes in the numbers and to the quality that many desire, we head to London’s Alexandra Road Estate and visit the work of the Amsterdam School for inspiration. Plus: Jo McCafferty from Levitt Bernstein gives us an architect’s view on social housing.

Duration:00:26:08

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