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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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A global whip-round of this week’s design stories. Tom Morris goes to Baselworld watch fair and we meet the new president of Finnish design house Marimekko. Plus we go to Rio see the bikinis of Lenny Niemeyer and to Frankfurt for the ISH bathroom design fair.

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180 24 Mar 2015
00:30:00

From bikinis to bathrooms: 

A global whip-round of this week’s design stories. Tom Morris goes to Baselworld watch fair and we meet the new president of Finnish design house Marimekko. Plus we go to Rio see the bikinis of Lenny Niemeyer and to Frankfurt for the ISH bathroom design fair.

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179 17 Mar 2015
00:28:36

McQueen: the man and the masterpieces: 

Section D takes a special look at the incredible creations of the most important fashion designer of his time: Alexander McQueen. We take a tour of the V&A Museum’s vast retrospective and discuss McQueen’s legacy with The Gentlewoman deputy editor Caroline Roux and the Financial Times’ men’s fashion critic Charlie Porter.

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178 10 Mar 2015
00:28:36

African design: 

A focus on African design: Tom Morris sits down with French art director Pierre-Christophe Gam and architect and furniture designer Ifeanyi Oganwu. Plus we hear from the Vitra Design Museum where contemporary African design and post-colonial modernist architecture are put on show

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177 3 Mar 2015
00:30:00

Björk in print : 

The story behind 'Björk: Archives', the new print volume accompanying the Icelandic superstar’s retrospective at MoMa. Plus, adaptive architecture with Bjarke Ingels, the opening of Barcelona’s Museu del Disseny and we take a closer look at Rio’s Zerezes sunglasses.

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176 24 Feb 2015
00:51:48

Design legacy: 

A conversation with high-minded Italian architect Renzo Piano about his aim of thinking big for his home nation’s suburbs and we look to the Netherlands where fans are celebrating the creator of Miffy the rabbit – master graphic-designer Dick Bruna.

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175 17 Feb 2015
00:53:00

Design in Japan: 

A look at the new Japan-themed Issue 81 of Monocle with the magazine’s photo-director Poppy Shibamoto. Plus, a look back at the career of industrial-designer Kenji Ekuan, we savour the scent of Parisian perfumers Ex Nihilo, visit London’s Soane Museum and discuss craftsmanship in Italian design.

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174 10 Feb 2015
00:52:11

From South Korea to King's Cross: 

Introducing a showcase of the best young South Korean architects. Plus artist Anne Howeson’s drawings of London's King's Cross, FilmDoo’s film-poster competition and architectural cut-outs from Poland.

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173 3 Feb 2015
00:52:49

Design at work: 

A look at business-minded design, with Paola Navone at Ercol and Alexander Girard at Vitra, we take a tour of Manhattan’s new One Madison building and reappraise some magnificent UK office blocks just awarded official protection.

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172 27 Jan 2015
00:52:20

IMM Köln furniture fair : 

With the international design fairs now in full swing we continue our tour as Tom Morris visits the Köln furniture fair. We also call in at Berlin fashion week and preview Design Shanghai, coming up later this year.

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171 20 Jan 2015
01:00:00

The Palazzo peacocks: 

From the Pitti Uomo menswear fair in Florence, Tom Morris talks to some of the most sartorially sensitive signori at the prestigious fashion event.

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170 13 Jan 2015
00:53:07

As the autumn/winter season hots up in the world of fashion, we meet some of the designers at the London Collections: Men event. Plus, we stay sharp for good design with a visit to the annual Helsinki Knife Show.

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169 6 Jan 2015
00:52:35

We meet one of Portugal’s most sought after interior designers Nini Andrade Silva on her home island of Madeira, hear from Portland Oregon where a postmodernist monument has just been spared the wrecking ball, and head to Switzerland to meet architect Pascal Flammer: designer of a new style of alpine farmhouse.

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