To celebrate Braun’s centenary, we reveal why the German company’s designs are so revered and why its future is looking just as bright. Plus: a new installation in Zürich.
Vienna might be famed for its classical music but the city has also won awards for the sound identity of its public transport. Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov meets the reassuring voice of Vienna.
No Isolation has developed communication tools to reduce involuntary loneliness and social isolation since 2015. We find out how their work helps young people with long-term illness to stay connected ...
We discuss how rewilding brings nature back into our urban environments and why the breeze-block should be Hawaii’s building material of choice. Plus: our Milan correspondent has the latest design ind ...
New York’s Galerie Philia presents more than 70 works by 40 designers in Walker Tower, an art deco masterpiece in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The exhibition’s co-curator, Italian architect Piet ...
We look to Nordic woodworker Nikari for its design philosophy, and speak to architect Hugh Broughton about the challenges of designing for extreme conditions. Also in the programme: how French footwea ...
Co-authors Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar share the archival and geopolitical challenges involved in creating this rich volume – and why designers of the diaspora community were integral to piecing th ...
In the first part of our ‘Designed to last’ special we take a look at the electronics, clothes and products that have been designed without longevity in mind, encompassing everything from planned obso ...
Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman and Timothy Moore, director of Sibling Architecture, discuss their installation that takes inspiration from the boudoir, the salon and the club world. The project is cur ...
We look at the winning design of the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work and author Christopher Beanland shares some unrealised visions for expressways. Plus: Sou Fujimoto explains how fragments of imagined ide ...
Victoria Broackes, director of the London Design Biennale, explains what the new exhibition ‘Design in an age of Crisis’ has in store.
We journey across the globe on some design-led escapes thanks to our guides Johanna Agerman Ross, Lasse Andersson and Alice Stori Liechtenstein. Plus: Daan Roosegaarde shares his latest project, Grow.
On Design Extra: We visit MK Gallery’s exhibition 'Memphis: Plastic Field,' on the irreverent and subversive design collective.
The duo behind WORKac shares how workspaces can foster creativity. Plus: Monocle’s creative director, Richard Spencer Powell, discusses the recent rebrand of the CIA and we find out why physical plann ...
Dori Tunstall, dean of design at OCAD University, shares her inclusive approach to design education.
We hear about a new title that offers fresh perspectives on living a creative life and find out how the Rhode Island School of Design has adapted in 2020. Plus: we discover how one Finnish ambassador ...
The On Design team reflect on the year and revisit some of the programme’s highlights from 2020.
From festive fibro beach shacks in Australia to seasonal shopfronts and a neon christmas tree in Hong Kong – we explore the intersection of the holiday season and design with reports from around the g ...
From temporary gardens and studios to market stalls and pop-up housing, we look at the use of “meanwhile spaces”.
A look back at the year that was in design and architecture, featuring conversations with creative director Ilse Crawford and designer and author Julia Watson. Plus: Venice Biennale 2020 curator Hashi ...
In the northern Italian town of Biella, home to textile mills long famous for their production of quality wool and other finely made fabrics, we meet Stefano Ughetti, the designer behind fashion label ...
We head to Zurich for a tour of ‘Outside In’, Enzo Enea’s groundbreaking new multipurpose approach to the showroom. Plus: we explore an exhibition celebrating the work of revered architect Arne Jacobs ...
Klaus Busse, Europe’s head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, discusses his work at Maserati and the MC20 supercar.
We visit Antwerp to meet a retailer championing the circular economy and speak to Dorothee Vogel about her new project, Salon Privé. Plus: how Swiss heritage brand Bally is pioneering sustainability.
Pettit+Sevitt pioneered architect-designed project homes in 1960s Australia. We talk about the firm’s legacy and revival.
How can we build better new developments? We check in with Australian architects, Dutch developers and Danish innovators who show that good design can make new homes and offices beautiful, functional ...
The finalists of this year’s prestigious International Woolmark Prize were announced this week. Sinéad Burke, a member of the judging panel and an accessibility advocate, discusses how the competition ...
We speak to Edi Rama, the Albanian prime minister behind the colourful façades of the capital, Tirana. Plus, a look at the posters plastered across the streets of Zürich.
Design writer and architect Naomi Pollock shares the story of the spoke chair. The piece features in Pollock’s new book, ‘Japanese Design Since 1945: A Complete Sourcebook’.
Don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, when it comes to sleep, quality is as important as quantity. For proof, we test out the humble futon, hear about the work of famed mattress-ma ...
On Design Extra: Meena Krenek, an interior-design director at the Los Angeles offices of Perkins&Will, reflects on the importance of including a diverse range of people in architectural design visuals ...
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