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29 December 2015

Episode 220

30 minutes

On today’s show we focus on designers finding a way to balance heritage with the demands of the present and the future. We talk textiles with Polly Leonard, editor of ‘Selvedge’ magazine, and explore how the Australian Christmas is coming of age through design. Plus: a conversation with Guido Biondi, creative director of Italian jeans company Roy Rogers, and an inflatable refugee centre in Berlin.

29 December 2015

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Polly Leonard

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The heritage of textiles is not only fundamental to design but to the modern world itself – and the use of these materials is constantly evolving. No one understands this better than Polly Leonard, founder of ‘Selvedge’, a handsome magazine dedicated to textiles themselves.

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Designing an Australian Christmas

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Sometimes classic themes need updating to stay relevant in new contexts. In Australia, designers are adapting traditional Christmas decorations and trimmings to better suit 40C temperatures. Monocle contributor Annie Hastwell brings us this report from southern Australia.

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Guido Biondi

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Roy Rogers was the first brand to produce jeans in Italy, beginning in 1952, and since then its rugged utilitarian design has become iconic both within Italy and beyond. I caught up with creative director Guido Biondi to discuss how he balances the brand’s heritage with the need for development.

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Berlin inflatable refugee centre

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In Berlin a design innovation is improving the lives of some of Europe’s most vulnerable residents. Monocle contributor Haley Joelle Ott reports.

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