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Section D, 241

24 May 2016

We head to Beirut to take the temperature of the nation’s design scene and pop into a pottery studio in Copenhagen for a masterclass in the ceramic arts. We also talk to a type foundry finding inspiration in its archives…

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Section D, 240

17 May 2016

We get comfortable with a mainstay in the world of industrial design and chart the history, meaning and importance of the humble chair.

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 6: Cavenagh Bridge

16 May 2016

This week we head to Singapore to take a tour of Cavenagh Bridge. This elegant suspension bridge showcased new civil-engineering techniques under British rule and has featured in many of Joseph Conrad’s novels. Our guide…

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London is home to the UN’s International Maritime Organization 1970s headquarters – and if you chug even further down the Thames you’ll find that a whole host of maritime architecture is revealed. Monocle explores the…

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Section D, 239

10 May 2016

This week we unearth a few treasures in an industry not so synonymous with design – that of money. We ask the team at Snøhetta how they revamped the Norwegian bank note, consider how the Balkans’ turbulent past is reflected…

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 5: Oslo Rådhus

9 May 2016

We head to one of Oslo’s most famous buildings: Rådhus, or city hall. Designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson, it is the proud venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and was named the city’s structure of the…

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Section D, 238

3 May 2016

On today’s show we shine a light on the most fundamental of visual delights: colour. We chart the tale of three intriguing hues with journalist Kassia St Clair, consider the importance of colour in defining certain cities…

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The Big Interview, 30

1 May 2016

The Big Interview is back with a brand new series for 2016. We kick off with a special interview recorded at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Monocle editor in chief Tyler Brûlé sits down with the doyen of design Rossana Orlandi…

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Section D, 237

26 April 2016

Today we turn our editorial gaze back onto our own turf and consider how to cover a subject as diverse and delightful as design in print and online. Are magazines as influential as they used to be and do clicks and online…

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The Urbanist, Tall Stories 3: Cooperative Building

26 April 2016

This week we head to what was once Belgrade’s grandest edifice: the Cooperative Building. Established as the HQ for a joint-stock company, it became the seat of several institutions over the years and today houses the…

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Section D, 236

19 April 2016

On today’s show we report from the vanguard of good design Salone del Mobile, Milan’s messy behemoth of a party for the design industry that overtook Lombardy’s capital last week.

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