Monocle on Design

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24 May 2016

Episode 241

30 minutes

We head to Beirut to take the temperature of the nation’s design scene and pop into a pottery studio in Copenhagen for a masterclass in the ceramic arts. We also talk to a type foundry finding inspiration in its archives and get a few summertime sartorial tips from Monocle’s Jamie Waters.

24 May 2016

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Beirut Design Week

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This May sees the fifth edition of Beirut Design Week. Its mission is to showcase the best of Lebanese and international design to strengthen creative economies and foster entrepreneurship. Monocle contributor Edward Woodhouse reports.

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Tortus Copenhagen

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Denmark has been a ceramics hub for generations and its heritage is being kept alive by companies such as Copenhagen-based Tortus. Monocle’s Tom Morris heads to the company’s HQ for a throwing lesson with master potter Eric Landon.

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Monotype Classic Grotesque

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Last week the 129-year-old foundry Monotype launched its latest typeface family Classic Grotesque. Rod McDonald, the typographer who designed the font, speaks to Chris Frey about the challenges of type creation and what today’s designers can learn from old archives.

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Fashion: Summer selection

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Monocle’s Jamie Waters guides us through some of the best of the season’s swimwear, shades and seaside ephemera.

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