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Tuesday 2 February

On this week’s Section D we turn our attention to the notion of “the room” – how to decorate, design and construct it – with a trilogy of reports from France, the UK and Switzerland.

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Tuesday 26 January

We take stock of the designers, architects and fashion folk who are pioneering a fresh approach to their respective trades. At Milan Men’s Fashion Week Caruso, Trussardi and Rossignol all venture down different paths while…

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Tuesday 19 January

We bring you a special report from Pitti Uomo, Florence’s annual menswear extravaganza. Monocle’s Jamie Waters and Chiara Rimella bring you interviews with the makers, designers, thinkers and buyers at the most exciting…

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Design briefing

Furniture-makers, a type foundry and an events space to rent. Plus: our Design editor has some tips for the tradeshows.

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People's palace: Henselmann Tower

Karl-Marx-Allee was the most famous street in the GDR, lined with socialist-era ‘palaces of the workers’.These apartment blocks are now attracting a discerning crowd and fostering a creative community – and the Henselmann…

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Letters from home

We meet the makers and painters continuing the aesthetic legacy of their cities, creating and preserving signs with gold leaf, ochre-white paint and neon tubes.

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Tuesday 12 January

The great and the good of menswear flocked to the UK capital this week for London Collections Men. To mark the occasion, we bring you a special report from the show. We also look at what else is going on in the city and…

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Tuesday 5 January

We set you up for a brand new year of design, beginning with a chat between Josh Fehnert and Monocle’s design correspondent David Plaisant about what’s in store for 2016. We also head to Rio to check out the newly inaugu…

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Tuesday 29 December

On today’s show we focus on designers finding a way to balance heritage with the demands of the present and the future. We talk textiles with Polly Leonard, editor of ‘Selvedge’ magazine, and explore how the Australian…

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Tuesday 22 December

Josh Fehnert looks back over the design highlights of the past year. Featuring Renzo Piano, Michael Bierut and Isay Weinfeld, as well as reports from some of the best design shows of 2015.

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Tuesday 15 December

More reports from Miami including interviews with renowned urban theorist Richard Florida; Michael Boodro, editor in chief of ‘Elle Decor’; and Gaston Isoldi, the newly announced director of Maison & Objet Americas. Plus…

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Key to a happy home

There’s something wrong with the homes being erected around the globe: they are all about a chilly display of wealth, not creating a place that makes you feel safe. It’s time to campaign for a new healthy architecture.

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Tools gold

Big-box retail and out-of-town stores are struggling in the DIY sector. This is the chance for a revival of small inner-city hardware hubs where knowledge and service rule the day. In Italy they have a model to copy.

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