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To celebrate the launch of A. Lange & Söhne's limited-edition timepiece Datograph Up/Down Lumen, we speak to architect Joe Morris and photographer Polly Tootal about their creative processes – and how light informs their practice.
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Funkhaus: on the same wavelength
We tour the stunning studios and recording halls of Funkhaus, east Berlin’s former communist broadcasting house.
Parc de Belloch: the home of Catalonian design
Show-stopping design firm Santa & Cole takes inspiration from the Catalonian countryside and being just far away enough from bustling Barcelona.
From traditional calligraphy to rare gold-leaf techniques, hand-worked lettering is back in demand. Monocle Films meets three sign painters whose eye-catching signs lend character to cities – and help businesses stand out.
Made in Vienna
Craftsmanship has been at the beating heart of Vienna for hundreds of years; Monocle Films visits three family-run companies that have made tradition relevant.
Masters of glass
The small Venetian island of Murano has a grand glass-blowing reputation. In the glow of the furnaces, Monocle Films witnesses a new generation of designers at work.
Salone del Mobile: Best in show
Salone del Mobile, the furniture world’s premier event, saw record attendance for its 2016 edition in Milan. Monocle Films visited the fair and showrooms throughout the city to discover the highlights.
MonocleWien Products: Austrian artistry
Dazzling silver flatware, a clear leader in the glassware game and sturdy alpine-inspired furniture: we survey Vienna’s best inner-city makers.
Housewarming: Fabrica and Airbnb
Monocle films explores the art of a warm welcome with Fabrica’s design team on the eve of a special collaboration with Airbnb at the Palazzo Crespi in Milan at Salone del Mobile.
Making a point
In a competitive world driven by technological advances, some artisan producers are staying resilient and challenging the mass-produced industry. Monocle films visits entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Cape Town and Mallorca who champion the art of craft.
Made in London
Globes, spoons and weaving: Monocle films drops in on three makers helping to reinvigorate the British capital’s artisanal heartbeat.
Istanbul Design Biennial
The second edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial distilled the city’s disparate cultural influences into a single powerful event. Monocle films visited to discover the region's desire to rewrite its contemporary design manifesto.
Biennale Interieur 2014
Biennale Interieur is a furniture fair with a difference. Every other year the Flemish city Kortrijk plays host to a design extravaganza that is as cultural as it is commercial. A provocative guest curator, diverse discourse and imaginative uses of space make this trade fair anything but run of the mill.