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Monocle 24: Section D

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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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Episodes

On Design 71: Caracas’s vertical slum

12/14/2017
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The Centro Financiero Confinanzas high rise in Caracas – popularly known as the Tower of David – has become a monument to Venezuela’s political and economic crisis.

Duration: 00:05:51


Meeting Ole Scheeren

12/12/2017
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German architect Ole Scheeren talks greenery, density and building business in Southeast Asia. We get Jamie Fobert’s tips for running a successful studio and flick through a design-focused travel guide.

Duration: 00:29:02


On Design 70: Vans: the chequered history of a footwear giant

12/7/2017
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We take a closer look at how Vans rose from California’s 1960s skate scene to become one of the world’s most recognised sportswear brands.

Duration: 00:05:19


V&A’s new Chinese outpost

12/5/2017
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We mull over the results of the V&A’s new Chinese outpost in Shenzhen’s Design Society, step out with US boot-maker Red Wing and proffer a list of wardrobe essentials for the winter.

Duration: 00:29:06


On Design 69: Camouflage – design hiding in plain sight

11/30/2017
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In any given combat scenario the soldiers, vehicles and weapons are likely to be almost totally covered in camouflage. It’s an essential component of modern warfare. But as a design innovation, it’s younger than you might think.

Duration: 00:05:28


Design at the dining table

11/28/2017
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Maximilian Riedel, the 11th generation president and CEO of the eponymous glassware firm, spills the secrets of successful drinking and dining. Plus: David Mellor Design’s Corin Mellor, choosing chairs with the Design Museum of Denmark and Carl Hansen & Son, and we set the table with Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé.

Duration: 00:28:26


On Design 68: Spirited design – why the martini glass matters

11/23/2017
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Whether its contents are shaken or stirred, the silhouette of the angular martini glass stems from its prohibition heyday and charts the history of how we drink.

Duration: 00:06:50


John Pawson

11/21/2017
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We sit down with master of minimalism John Pawson as he reveals his love of colour in a new photography book, ‘Spectrum’.

Duration: 00:29:25


On Design 67: Michael Bierut: 'Fear of Color'

11/16/2017
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This week graphic designer Michael Bierut gives us a sneak peek of an essay from his new book: 'Now You See It and Other Essays on Design'.

Duration: 00:06:34


Self-built homes

11/14/2017
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We visit two unlikely lanes in South London to mull over the legacy (and lessons) of self-built architecture in a city struggling to build enough new homes. Plus, a word with Dennis Tay, the Singaporean success story behind the design-minded retailer Naiise.

Duration: 00:28:02


On Design 66: The enduring influence of the Bauhaus

11/9/2017
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The Bauhaus was only in operation for 14 years but its work and ideals have continued to influence designers to this day. We take a closer look at the institution’s living legacy.

Duration: 00:04:17


Can supersonic flight land a new lease of life?

11/7/2017
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This week we round up of some of the most exciting design developments in travel – in the air and on the ground.

Duration: 00:28:27


On Design 65: Milan’s tall storeys

11/2/2017
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Recent years have seen Milan’s urban development embrace the skyscraper. But is it genuine modernisation or simply pandering to big-name architects?

Duration: 00:06:12


Questioning modern architecture

10/31/2017
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What most books label the 'history of architecture' is often a celebration of a narrow and subjective canon of works. But should we think differently about how we designate the desirable from the architecturally anonymous? Plus: reports on the winners of the Africa Architecture awards and Ralph Erskine award.

Duration: 00:28:34


On Design 64: Montevideo's Palacio Salvo: a towering presence

10/26/2017
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With its whirling beehive-style top overlooking Montevideo’s skyline, the Palacio Salvo was the tallest building in Latin America for decades. It also happens to have played an outsized role in the life of the Uruguayan capital.

Duration: 00:05:33


Made in North Korea

10/24/2017
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We examine how product and package design evolves free from exposure to the outside world with Nicholas Bonner’s new book, ‘Made in North Korea’. Plus: ditching the digital with Polaroid’s new instant camera and how Kohler’s flush new idea is helping people build better bathrooms.

Duration: 00:28:12


On Design 63: The throwaway brilliance of Bic

10/19/2017
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How a French company specialising in stationery, lighters and razors became one of the most commercially successful design brands in the world.

Duration: 00:06:27


Edition 314

10/17/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:27:58


On Design 62: Munich’s Olympic legacy

10/12/2017
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This week Monocle's Mikaela Aitken tells us about the cocooned arenas and tasteful typography of Munich’s Olympiapark.

Duration: 00:06:01


Past, present and Neutra

10/10/2017
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Architect Tim Campbell reveals what his restoration of Richard Neutra’s Singleton House can teach us about designs – and when renovation means leaving well alone. Plus we’re in Ljubljana to hear from the Future Architecture Festival and how the city’s Design Biennial is rethinking troubled Tito-era architecture.

Duration: 00:28:50

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