Monocle on Design

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29 September 2015

Episode 207

29 minutes

A colourful selection from the London Design Festival. We take in Ercol’s Flow chair designed by Tomoko Azumi, the showroom of iconic French interior designer Christian Liaigre and an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British road sign.

29 September 2015

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Flow Chair by Tomoko Azumi

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Monocle’s design correspondent David Plaisant takes a seat with Tomoko and admires her ingeniously curved creation.

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British road sign turns 50

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Both the iconic rounded hooks and fat finials of the font and the unmistakable clarity of the signage have changed little over the past 50 years. Britain’s road signs are currently being celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Design Museum.

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Greek brands on show

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London-based agency Sinister Sisters worked exclusively with Greek designers and brands and showcased five in a showroom in Soho as part of London Design Week.

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Christian Liaigre

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Gaia Lutz heads to the new London shop of iconic French interiors and furnishings brand Christian Liaigre to speak to CEO Christophe Caillaud.

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