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Monocle on Design

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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Extra: Helsinki Design Week:

Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, gives a roundup of this year’s edition.

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21 Sep 2023
8 min

Extra: Helsinki Design Week: 

Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, gives a roundup of this year’s edition.

62319 Sep 2023
30 min

London Fashion Week: 

We recap the recent event with Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, and visit an exhibition supporting and celebrating design rebels. Plus: the platform ushering in a more diverse group of fashion-industry professionals.

14 Sep 2023
9 min

Extra: Aviaaja Ezekiassen: 

We meet the multidisciplinary designer who fuses both Greenlandic and Danish influences in her work. 

62212 Sep 2023
29 min

Paris Design Week 2023: 

We reflect on the opening days of Paris Design Week, where we drop into a showcase at Studio KO, speak to design collective Meet Met Met and talk to designer Pierre Marie. 

7 Sep 2023
4 min

Extra: Bavarian manufacturing: 

Monocle’s Nic Monisse reflects on the strength of craft and production in southeast Germany with Faber-Castell, Gmund Paper and handmade glassware brand Theresienthal.

6215 Sep 2023
34 min

Quality of Life with Manuel Cervantes, Aurelia Rauch, Merlin Ouboter: 

We look back at The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2023. We hear from award-winning Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes, talk branding, typography and graphic design with Bergos bank’s Aurelia Rauch and enjoy a spin in Microlino’s compact new car with Merlin Ouboter.

31 Aug 2023
3 min

Extra: Back to life: 

Monocle’s Jack Simpson reflects on the joy found in reviving a well-worn Cesca chair. 

62029 Aug 2023
29 min

‘Beyond Granite’, Bandaloop, At Kollektive: 

We head to Washington to visit a series of new monuments and memorials, and scale St Paul’s Cathedral in London to learn about the link between choreography and the built environment. Plus, we join a well-heeled collective with footwear brand, Ecco. 

25 Aug 2023
21 min

Special edition: Creative Denmark: 

To mark Monocle on Design’s partnership with Creative Denmark, we look at how the organisation supports the country’s rich design heritage and commitment to sustainability.

24 Aug 2023
10 min

Extra: ‘The Golden Fibre’: 

Montreal-based artist, curator and writer, Swapnaa Tamhane, explores the colonial history of jute in her installation, ‘The Golden Fibre’, at the V&A Dundee. 

61922 Aug 2023
30 min

Tosin Oshinowo, PET lamp, Asim Waqif: 

Tosin Oshinowo shares how she scaled her architectural firm and product designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón celebrates 10 years of the PET lamp. Plus, artist Asim Waqif discusses his ongoing collaborative approach to working with fabricators. 

17 Aug 2023
4 min

Extra: Occhio: 

We meet Axel Meise, founder and chief designer at the German lighting-design brand, at its latest flagship showroom in London. 

61815 Aug 2023
30 min

Aberto, Please Wait to Be Seated, Sondek LP12-50: 

We discuss an art exhibition taking place in São Paulo and pull up a chair with Danish furniture brand, Please Wait to Be Seated, whose latest perch is made from flax. Plus: a collaboration from turntable titans, Linn, and product designer Jony Ive.

10 Aug 2023
6 min

Extra: Rahul Mehrotra: 

The urbanist and founder of RMA Architects reflects on the importance of twinning practical work with academic research, as well as his continued participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale.

6178 Aug 2023
31 min

Moki Cherry, White Arkitekter: 

We enter the technicolour world of Swedish creative Moki Cherry and learn about the challenges of sustainable timber structures with White Arkitekter. We also discuss emerging design talent in Poland. 



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