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Branch network

It makes elegant, versatile and sustainable buildings but there’s now a global shortage of timber – and the issue is splintering global relations.

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Great shape

Good design brings joy at a time when home comforts have never been more important – and Fiskars has been leading the way in innovation and functionality for centuries.

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Outside the box

It may now be standard to refuse a plastic bag at the supermarket, but with e-commerce on the rise, that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the problems caused by the disposable packaging industry. We meet the…

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Not changing tack

Modern technology has little place at Rivierre, France’s last working nail factory. Workers here have faith in traditional ways – and their century-old machines.



Monocle x A. Lange & Söhne

20 April 2017

Monocle Films has partnered with A. Lange & Söhne to uncover the mystery of how to create a sublime timepiece that will last for generations. We delve into the world of horology to see exactly how the masters do it.

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Sleep with me

Mattress-in-a-box companies seem to have sprung up out of nowhere. But as the sleep industry wakes from its slumber, there is a simple question: are any of these new arrivals really delivering a dream product?

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Craft: Make it big

Becoming an entrepreneur is often about finding a niche in the market or just doing things a little bit differently. These three makers demonstrate how having a vision, the confidence to follow it through and the ability…

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Making a stand

Milan is synonymous with high fashion and luxury brands. But away from the limelight it is also home to artisanal clothing and accessory firms that underpin the city’s standing as a global capital of style. Monocle meets…

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Made in Australia: Jardan

As far as the firms over the next four pages are concerned, if you want a job done properly you do it yourself. Be they making bikes, furniture, microphones, ferries or guitars, these are companies that all revel in the…



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