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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: 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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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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55210 May 2022
30 min

The world of print: St Bride Foundation, Sharp Type and Errata: 

We explore a printing archive in London that dates back to the 19th century and visit an award-winning type foundry. Plus: a project showcasing Portugual's women graphic designers.

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5 May 2022
8 min

Extra: Ernest W Baker: 

We head to the Porto atelier of contemporary menswear label Ernest W Baker to learn how it combines classic tailoring with modern influences.

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5513 May 2022
30 min

Open Architecture, ‘Alloys’ and Mexico’s biomaterials: 

We hear how Beijing-based practice Open is leading the way in terms of cultural architecture in China and reflect on fascinating collaborations between architects and sculptors in mid-20th-century America. Plus: a new project exploring Mexico’s plentiful biomaterials.

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28 Apr 2022
10 min

Extra: Hungarian weaving: 

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov reports from southeastern Hungary, where the traditional craft of weaving using cattail plants is making a comeback.

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55026 Apr 2022
30 min

Monocle Design Awards 2022: 

We reflect on the 2022 edition of the Monocle Design Awards and meet some of this year’s winners, including Snøhetta, Limbo Accra, Anna O’Gorman and Dorte Mandrup.

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21 Apr 2022
6 min

Extra: Qwstion and Mover: 

Extra: The minds behind Swiss brands Qwstion and Mover share how their latest product came to fruition.

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54919 Apr 2022
30 min

Experimental living: 

We look at the effect of living in spaces at the cutting edge of design, from a De Stijl gem in Utrecht to mid-century residences in Perth.

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14 Apr 2022
8 min

Extra: The Procuratie Vecchie building: 

We take a look at the 16th-century Procuratie Vecchie building in Venice’s St Mark’s Square, which recently opened to the public, following an extensive but sensitive restoration project by the studio of Sir David Chipperfield.

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54812 Apr 2022
30 min

‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’: 

We take a look at ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’, a new exhibition at London’s V&A Museum that examines menswear and the concept of masculinity through the ages.

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7 Apr 2022
7 min

Extra: Clifford’s Tower: 

We visit the reopened historical landmark in York to marvel at the radical transformation and speak to architect Hugh Broughton.

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