Monocle on Design

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9 August 2016

Episode 252

30 minutes

We celebrate resourcefulness and turn our attention to people who are making the most of what they’ve got.

9 August 2016

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Jessica Karle

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Jessica Karle is the co-author of the book ‘Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs’. She speaks to Henry Rees-Sheridan about that most resourceful of design professionals: the design entrepreneur.

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Pallet furniture in Bangkok

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At Bangkok’s Klong Toey Pallet Furniture Market craftsmen make furniture out of wooden pallets from shipping containers. Chatpong Chuenrudeemol of Chat Architects takes Monocle’s Singapore bureau chief Nolan Giles on a tour of the district and explains why the area’s furniture and shanty buildings comprise a unique, resourceful design vernacular.

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Demetrio Apolloni, president of Knoll Europe

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We head to central Italy to visit the factory of furniture giant Knoll and meet the firm’s European president Demetrio Apolloni. We hear why the brand is eschewing new releases to draw on its design heritage and venerate its back catalogue.

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Liam Aldous on Spanish design

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Ahead of next week’s Spain-themed edition of the ‘Section D’, Monocle’s Madrid correspondent Liam Aldous tells us why the country’s design delights aren’t just limited to Barcelona and Madrid.

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