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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

Architecture in the Amazon

1/15/2019
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Can canny design save Brazil’s forests and the people who live in them? We speak to São Paulo practice Aleph Zero, which thinks so. Plus: the Copenhagen architect’s office opening up to the public and tech for the year ahead.

Duration:00:28:30

Extra: Nobel intentions

1/10/2019
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Controversy tainted last year's Nobel prize and a visual rebrand was needed. But how do you create a good impression where a bad one lingers?

Duration:00:05:44

Design: On the cards

1/8/2019
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Monocle’s creative director Richard Spencer Powell joins Josh Fehnert to discuss good, bold (and plain bad) business-card design. Plus, a peek into the studio of an Indonesian architecture practice that’s making waves.

Duration:00:28:58

Logo design

1/1/2019
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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.

Duration:00:30:00

2018 in review

12/25/2018
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As the year ends, we explore some of the highlights from 2018, including California’s mid-century modernism, meeting Mexican architect Frida Escobedo and exploring Alison and Peter Smithson’s renovated Smithson Plaza.

Duration:00:28:40

Extra: Yukiwa – Japan’s silver service

12/20/2018
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Yukiwa, a 106-year-old family-run business is known throughout Japan for manufacturing elegant items (from napkin rings to a European sherbert trolley) that offer both restaurants and homes pieces with extra panache.

Duration:00:06:07

The Internet of Things

12/18/2018
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We ask how technology and connectedness are changing product design and transforming everything from homes to our cities. Guests include Kohler’s Mark Bickerstaffe, Ron Bakker of PLP Architecture and Sean Affleck of Make Architects.

Duration:00:28:55

Extra: Absent architecture

12/13/2018
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While the architects at Foster + Partners await the green light for their Tulip proposal, we explore some of the buildings that could have been but never were.

Duration:00:06:06

Design Miami

12/11/2018
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This week we focus on the festivities at Design Miami, which wrapped last weekend, and visit the Long Island workshop of lighting firm Allied Maker. Plus: what will the military forces of the future be wearing?

Duration:00:28:23

Extra: Printworks

12/6/2018
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The cavernous halls of the Printworks, an old newspaper printing plant in London district Canada Water, have been turned into a major destination for lovers of electronic music. The team behind the project are keen to get the most out of their building, which also happens to be a historical landmark in its own right.

Duration:00:07:22

Remembering Jørn Utzon

12/4/2018
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On the centenary of celebrated (and controversial) Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s birth, we assess his best-known work: the Sydney Opera House. Plus: Pentagram’s latest partner Yuri Suzuki on sound and we find out how to design a fire.

Duration:00:28:52

Extra: Brains and Braun

11/29/2018
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London-based research project Das Programm focuses on the industrial-design legacy of Dieter Rams and Frankfurt-based firm Braun. Here Das Programm’s director Dr Peter Kapos talks about the enduring influence of both.

Duration:00:10:10

Home futures

11/27/2018
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How will fewer resources, a lack of space and new technologies impact the way we build our homes? We seek answers at a new exhibition and talk to a designer about creating tiny homes. Plus: quantifying the value of design.

Duration:00:28:50

Extra: Chip off the old block: Thomas Chippendale

11/22/2018
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The 18th century is known for the Enlightenment, a few bloody revolutions and the work of Britain’s most eminent and enduring cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale. His journey to prominence is being documented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition ‘Chippendale’s Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker’.

Duration:00:07:39

Hem line

11/20/2018
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A sit-down with Petrus Palmér, CEO and founder of Stockholm furniture firm Hem. Plus: we decamp to Dubai to see if the desert is fertile ground for a new crop of design thinkers and look at why Sweden says no to a new Apple store.

Duration:00:27:41

Extra: Stan Lee and comic-book art

11/15/2018
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Comic-book fans are mourning the passing of Stan Lee, who helped to make a niche industry popular and lucrative. We discuss the growing appreciation of graphics and ask whether comic-book illustrators are due more recognition.

Duration:00:08:27

Elemental: the work of Alejandro Aravena

11/13/2018
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We meet Pritzker prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena to talk politics, climate change and architecture’s role in turbulent times. Plus: what is director Wes Anderson up to in Vienna?

Duration:00:28:54

Extra: The big Apple

11/8/2018
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Steve Jobs once said ‘Design is how it works’ – and it was a mantra that became a cornerstone in the success of iPhone. This week, as Apple launches its new iPad Pro (the latest in a long line of recent releases), we look back at some of the design features that introduced touchscreens, among many other technological advancements.

Duration:00:06:44

Meeting Olafur Eliasson

11/6/2018
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What can designers learn from artists – and where does one discipline end and the other begin? We sit down with Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson to find out. Plus: London-based watchmaker Uniform Wares on keeping time with the industry and our Fashion editor’s chat with a brand worth knowing.

Duration:00:29:20

Extra: Strings attached: Gibson guitars

11/1/2018
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It’s been a turbulent few months for Nashville’s Gibson guitars, which has just announced former Levi’s president James Curleigh as its new CEO. That’s music to the ears of fans of the ailing brand, with a proposed revamp aimed at retuning the business. We look back at the designs that made Gibson a headliner in the first place.

Duration:00:05:35