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2 March 2021

It’s back to school for a look at some of the most innovative design-education projects around the globe. We hear about a collaboration between Birkenstock and Central Saint Martins in London; The School of Architecture in…

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Vienna’s sound identity

25 February 2021

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.

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Feel the breeze

There are more ways to keep cool than cranking up the air conditioning, as architects in more temperate climes have been discovering for years. From naturally cool materials to clever ways to harness wind and shade, here…

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In Portugal’s Alentejo region, designer and entrepreneur Francesco Ippolito has built a modernist off-grid sanctuary that paves the way for his plans to create a high-end, design-focused retreat.

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Monocle on Design, 489

23 February 2021

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.

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Monocle on Design, Extra: No Isolation

18 February 2021

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 to the classroom.

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Monocle on Design, 488

16 February 2021

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 industry news.

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Galerie Philia at Walker Tower

11 February 2021

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 Pietro Franceschini, gives…

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Monocle on Design, 487

9 February 2021

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 footwear brand Salomon comb…

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Monocle on Design, 486

2 February 2021

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 obsolescence in technology…

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