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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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Design for the long haul:

On the back of Qantas’s first non-stop Perth-to-London flight, we meet David Caon, the man charged with designing a comfortable long-haul experience. Plus: our first impressions from Milan Design Week 2018. 

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19 Apr 2018
6 min

Extra: Designer discs : 

To celebrate Record Store Day, Monocle contributor Frederick Bernas visits Roebel in Germany where The Optimal Media plant has combined old and new technology to become a major player in vinyl production.

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34017 Apr 2018
27 min

Design for the long haul: 

On the back of Qantas’s first non-stop Perth-to-London flight, we meet David Caon, the man charged with designing a comfortable long-haul experience. Plus: our first impressions from Milan Design Week 2018. 

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12 Apr 2018
6 min

Extra: Sound design: 

Monocle’s Kenji Hall meets Thomas Fagernes, partner, director and senior architect at Snøhetta, to discuss the company’s new project in the South Korean city of Busan and how the design of such structures should echo their function.

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33910 Apr 2018
30 min

Latin America’s future builders : 

We head to São Paulo, Mexico City and Santiago de Chile to find out which Latin American architects are making waves abroad. Plus: our Fashion editor on why LVMH is playing musical chairs with its designers.

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5 Apr 2018
6 min

Extra: Politics and graphic design: 

From posters to placards, to badges and even buses – graphic design is everywhere in our politics. Monocle’s George McDonagh visits London’s Design Museum for the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition, looking at the past decade of political graphic design.

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3383 Apr 2018
30 min

Building on water: 

Architects have long used water to reflect or adorn their work. We meet the editor of a new title making waves in the world of residential architecture. Plus a word with landscape architect Kongjian Yu about solving China’s water crisis and a flick through the finest design magazines with journalist Katie Treggiden.

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29 Mar 2018
5 min

Extra: Canadian lighting: 

Monocle’s Toronto bureau chief Tomos Lewis find out why Canadian lighting designers are experiencing a bright spell at the moment.

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33727 Mar 2018
30 min

What’s in an image?: 

We trace the origins of mid-century theatre posters in the UK, sit down with Greek film-poster designer Vasilis Marmatakis and head to Australia to speak to musician Mark Pritchard and visual artist Jonathan Zawada about their favourite cover art.

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22 Mar 2018
5 min

On Design 83: Social architecture: 

WTA Architecture and Design Studio in Manila has created The Book Stop, a project that reinvents the place and space that a library embodies to increase accessibility in fragmented urban environments. William Ti from the company spoke to Monocle’s James Chambers about how the design of a city affects the daily lives of its citizens.

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33620 Mar 2018
30 min

House Rules: 

As cities struggle to provide homes in the numbers and to the quality that many desire, we head to London’s Alexandra Road Estate and visit the work of the Amsterdam School for inspiration. Plus: Jo McCafferty from Levitt Bernstein gives us an architect’s view on social housing.

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15 Mar 2018
6 min

On Design 82: Hubert de Givenchy: 

With a career spanning 65 years, Givenchy became one of the last true icons of classical couture. Fashion journalist and author Dana Thomas explains how he changed the silhouette of women’s wardrobes forever and how his legacy continues to live on.

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33513 Mar 2018
30 min

Perfecting pavilions : 

We put up a case for pavilions, those temporary structures that leave lasting impressions, enliven social spaces and make visitors think, and sit down with the folk designing them, from Snarkitecture in New York to Asif Khan’s creation for the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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8 Mar 2018
5 min

On Design 81: Designing the news: 

Infographics are becoming an increasingly important component of news coverage across print and digital formats. But what exactly do they add to our understanding of current affairs?

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3346 Mar 2018
30 min

Saturday night’s alright: bar design: 

How do you design a venue to last? We head backstage at London mainstay Ronnie Scott’s. Plus: a hospitality consultant giving restaurants and bars their hum from Copacabana to the Black Forest and the week’s design headlines.

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1 Mar 2018
3 min

On Design 80: Merging markets: 

In an industry where heritage matters, what happens when a much-loved brand is bought by another company with its own history? Monocle’s design editor Nolan Giles reflects on the occasion of US furniture giant Knoll’s purchase of Danish brand Muuto.

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