Braun

Braun

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.

Extra: Vienna’s sound identity
8min 32sec
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.
Extra: No Isolation
7min 43sec
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 ...
Living with nature
31min 45sec
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 ...
Extra: Galerie Philia at Walker Tower
8min 26sec
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 ...
Design to last – part 2
31min 35sec
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 ...
Extra: A History of Arab Graphic Design
10min 5sec
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 ...
Designed to last – part 1
31min 29sec
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 ...
Extra: ‘Boudoir Babylon’
6min 13sec
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 ...
What can we learn from unbuilt architecture?
28min 58sec
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 ...
Extra: ‘Design in an Age of Crisis’
8min 47sec
Victoria Broackes, director of the London Design Biennale, explains what the new exhibition ‘Design in an age of Crisis’ has in store.
Design adventures
30min 47sec
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.
Extra: The Memphis Group
9min 20sec
On Design Extra: We visit MK Gallery’s exhibition 'Memphis: Plastic Field,' on the irreverent and subversive design collective.
Rebrand and reboot
29min 36sec
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 ...
Extra: Respectful design
7min 54sec
Dori Tunstall, dean of design at OCAD University, shares her inclusive approach to design education.
Living a creative life
26min 41sec
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 ...
Best of 2020
28min 49sec
The On Design team reflect on the year and revisit some of the programme’s highlights from 2020.
Festive design
27min 49sec
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 ...
Extra: Meanwhile spaces
10min 16sec
From temporary gardens and studios to market stalls and pop-up housing, we look at the use of “meanwhile spaces”.
The year in design and architecture
29min 26sec
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 ...
Extra: A new thread
8min 11sec
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 ...
Designing Outside In
30min 22sec
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 ...
Extra: Pedal to the metal
10min 23sec
Klaus Busse, Europe’s head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, discusses his work at Maserati and the MC20 supercar.
Rethinking fashion
31min 35sec
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.
Extra: Australia’s home-building pioneers
7min 44sec
Pettit+Sevitt pioneered architect-designed project homes in 1960s Australia. We talk about the firm’s legacy and revival.
Better development
31min 2sec
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 ...
Extra: International Woolmark Prize
7min 10sec
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 ...
Designing a better nation
30min 17sec
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.
Extra: The spoke chair
9min 12sec
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’.
Designing for sleep
28min 28sec
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 ...
Extra: Architectural renders
7min 34sec
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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