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Sweden’s design future:

We meet some of the brightest up-and-coming designers at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Plus: a discussion with Sweden’s first national architect, Helena Bjarnegård, and we talk to Luca Nichetto and Robert Acouri, two of the minds behind new Paris-based brand and boutique La Manufacture.

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13 Feb 2020
7 min

Extra: Who was Corita Kent?: 

Director of Los Angeles’s Corita Art Center, Nellie Scott, tells us more about the ethos of artist, educator and designer Corita Kent, who worked in LA and Boston and was an influential figure in the pop art movement.

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43511 Feb 2020
30 min

Sweden’s design future: 

We meet some of the brightest up-and-coming designers at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Plus: a discussion with Sweden’s first national architect, Helena Bjarnegård, and we talk to Luca Nichetto and Robert Acouri, two of the minds behind new Paris-based brand and boutique La Manufacture.

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6 Feb 2020
6 min

Extra: Does architecture always have to be a building?: 

In the 1960s and 1970s, groups of emerging designers across the globe began experimenting with architectural forms. Matthew Butcher and Luke Pearson tell us more about some of the playful projects by the avant-garde practitioners of the time.

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4344 Feb 2020
30 min

Drawing inspiration: 

We speak to Foster + Partners’ art director Narinder Sagoo about the process of sketching new buildings. Plus: we visit the Danish Architecture Centre, and meet two friends channelling nostalgia into the design of Brooklyn’s Turk’s Inn restaurant.

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30 Jan 2020
4 min

Extra: Rules and risk : 

Marjorie Allen was a postwar pioneer of the Adventure Playground movement in the UK. Her story features in “Play Well”, an exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection. We meet the exhibition’s curator, Shamita Sharmacharja, to learn more.

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43328 Jan 2020
30 min

Meeting Francis Kéré : 

An in-depth discussion with Berlin-based, Burkina Faso-born architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, reflecting on how his practise Kéré Architecture creates buildings with both a sense of place and purpose. Plus, we meet design fair Maison et Objet’s designer of the year – lighting and interiors specialist Michael Anastassiades.

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23 Jan 2020
5 min

Extra: Bright ideas : 

Designer Barbara Palatin Doyle shares her inspiration behind her lamp Charta Alba, and shines a light on a new collection of table lamps from Studio Palatin.

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43221 Jan 2020
30 min

Class acts : 

We meet the minds behind two new spaces designed to inspire creativity. Dutch architect Ellen van Loon discusses her design made with architectural firm Oma for Brighton College in the UK. And we also talk music-studio design with musician and producer Dave Okumu and architect Julius Taminiau.

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16 Jan 2020
7 min

Extra: Cuba’s golden age of graphic design: 

Posters have always sought to persuade and this week we review the work of the Organisation of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America which is the subject of a bold exhibition at London’s House of Illustration.

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43114 Jan 2020
30 min

Cover stars: 

Monocle’s creative director Richard Spencer-Powell and culture editor Chiara Rimella join Josh Fehnert for a review of the best-designed magazines on the newsstand. Plus: Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine, on the Florentine trade show’s place on the global fashion calendar.

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9 Jan 2020
5 min

Extra: Divine architecture: Our Lady of the Cadore: 

Amid the natural beauty of the Dolomites sits a remarkable work of human endeavour: the Church of Our Lady of the Cadore. Ivan Carvalho pays tribute and asks an architectural historian about this amazing structure.

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4307 Jan 2020
30 min

2020 vision: 

We look ahead to the standout design trends for the year ahead with architect Sir Peter Cook and design and craft writer Katie Treggiden.

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42931 Dec 2019
29 min

The best of 2019: 

A look back at the year in design, including discussions with architect Elizabeth Diller, the books of Irma Boom and how design can help tackle homelessness.

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42824 Dec 2019
30 min

Fashion 2020: 

Monocle's fashion editor Jamie Waters welcomes designer Paula Gerbase, buyer Dean Cook and fashion PR Adam Shapiro for an in-depth discussion on the future of the clothing industry.

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19 Dec 2019
7 min

Extra: Mapping mid-century modern: 

We meet writer and author Dominic Bradbury to discuss his recently published architecture book, ‘Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses’.

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