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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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Extra: Ljubljana Biennial :

Our Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, visits the Slovenian capital for the world’s longest-running design biennial.

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30 Jun 2022
7 min

Extra: Ljubljana Biennial : 

Our Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, visits the Slovenian capital for the world’s longest-running design biennial.

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55928 Jun 2022
30 min

Fashion round-up: 

We tour Europe for a men’s fashion round-up, taking in Florence, Milan and Paris. Plus: we discuss a new book showcasing the craft cultures that have shaped fashion in Africa for centuries.

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23 Jun 2022
7 min

Extra: Danish Embassy in London: 

Marie-Louise Høstbo, creative director of Fritz Hansen, reflects on the Danish Embassy in London, and the design pieces featured there.

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55821 Jun 2022
30 min

Festival special: 

Highlights from the design calendar, with reports from Tallinn, Basel and Copenhagen.

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16 Jun 2022
6 min

Extra: ‘Studies of a Table’ at 3 Days of Design: 

We head to an exhibition that focuses on the table, looking at what this utilitarian item can and should be.

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55714 Jun 2022
30 min

Salone del Mobile 2022, part 2: 

From design dynasties to immersive experiences and street-side showrooms, we explore some of the best of Salone del Mobile 2022.

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9 Jun 2022
6 min

Extra: Salone del Mobile: Yves Béhar: 

We check in with Swiss-born, US-based industrial designer Yves Béhar of Fuseprojects to learn about his plans at Salone del Mobile and find out about designing on the cutting edge of technology.

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5567 Jun 2022
30 min

Salone del Mobile 2022: 

The design world’s biggest event, Salone del Mobile, is here. We kick off our coverage with a roundtable in Milan on the importance of the event. Plus: we visit an exhibition by Swiss foundation Pro Helvetia and learn about Ikea’s plans for the week – and future too.

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2 Jun 2022
9 min

Extra: Radical rooms – power of the plan: 

We explore Riba’s exhibition on the power relations embedded within the layout of our domestic spaces, meeting collaborators of the project architect Charles Holland and visual artist Di Mainstone.

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55531 May 2022
30 min

Hotels, restaurants and dining halls: 

We get hospitable with British interior designer Tara Bernerd and drop into the office of multidisciplinary designer Tom Dixon. Plus: we pay a visit to a new dining hall at the University of Cambridge by architects Feilden Fowles.

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26 May 2022
9 min

Extra: Fiskars Village Art and Design Biennale: 

An historic village in southern Finland plays host to one of the country’s most anticipated design events this summer

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55424 May 2022
30 min

Ukraine's design scene: 

We look at how the design scene in Ukraine has responded to Russia’s invasion. We find out how the Architecture Council of Europe is supporting the nation’s designers and meet an architectural institution that’s opted to stay in the country despite offers to move abroad. Plus we meet a brand championing Ukrainian heritage and craft, and the Kyiv-based architect, Slava Balbek. 

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19 May 2022
9 min

Extra: NYC x Design: 

Mary Holland takes us on a tour of exhibitors at the 10th edition of New York City’s flagship annual design festival.

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55317 May 2022
30 min

Going underground: 

We take a trip underground to explore the design of London’s new Elizabeth Line and celebrate 120 years of Berlin’s U-Bahn. Plus: how to design the perfect underground transport map.

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12 May 2022
7 min

Extra: Stone carving with Zoë Wilson: 

We meet award-winning British stone carver Zoë Wilson to discuss pattern, material and her rather unique craft.

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