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1 December 2020

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.

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24 November 2020

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 and sustainable.

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Monocle on Design, Extra: International Woolmark Prize

19 November 2020

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 allows young fashion…

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The home of the Finnish art scene

18 November 2020

We tour the breathtaking studios of artists’ residence Lallukka in Helsinki, which hasn’t changed its purpose since it was completed in 1933. The landmark functionalist building offers spaces at low rents so that its ten…

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Monocle on Design, 475

17 November 2020

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.

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Monocle on Design, Extra: The spoke chair

12 November 2020

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’.

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Monocle on Design, 474

10 November 2020

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-manufacturer Hästens and…

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Monocle on Design, Extra: Architectural renders

5 November 2020

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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Work in progress

Fifty years ago architects started to reimagine the office, wondering how it could become a more inspiring, democratic environment. Half a century later, as we prepare for another shake-up of the workplace, we look at the…

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