There were many new faces at this year’s Orgatec in Köln. Artek, Piure and Normann Copenhagen celebrated their debut at the biennial office-furniture fair, while long-time leader Vitra took over an entire hall for the first time and transformed the space into a holistic new fair concept. Here are the designs that caught our eye across Koelnmesse’s seven halls.
The Monocle travel guides give you our take on the cities we love. From Singapore's culture to Rio de Janeiro’s architecture and design, the diverse districts of Vienna to the sandy beaches of Honolulu, these 148-page books uncover the lesser known gems in local retail, fun cafés, good runs and neighbourhood walks. Quirky, opinionated and revealing, they are the guide books you need to pack. Available now at The Monocle Shop.
Canada, eh? In our latest issue we examine what it means to be from this fine country and why it’s a nation to watch, from aviation to branding (with a bit of ice hockey thrown in for good measure). You can also enjoy part two of our Design Directory; buy your copy today from The Monocle Shop.
The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining is for anybody who enjoys food but can do without the foam, fuss and trickery it’s often served with. Monocle Films gives you a taste of the 340-page guide, which covers everything from where to drink and dine around the world to how to whip up the perfect roast chicken. Available now in The Monocle Shop.