Monocle on Design

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6 February 2018

Episode 330

30 minutes


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Can Japanese retailer Muji’s first hotel set a new standard for minimally designed stop-overs? We check in with Satoru Matsuzaki, president of Ryohin Keikaku, which owns the Muji. Plus: a tour of Danish firm Carl Hansen & Søn’s new Stockholm flagship and the New York exhibition dedicated to architect-designed furniture.

6 February 2018

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Muji Hotel

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Muji’s president, Satoru Matsuzaki, takes us inside the brand’s first hotel in Shenzhen.

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Chapter 2

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Carl Hansen & Søn

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Monocle’s Stockholm correspondent explores the new flagship shop with CEO Knud Hansen.

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Chapter 3

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Architectural furniture

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Charles McFarlane meets Mark McDonald, curator of ‘Inside the Walls: Architects Design’, an exhibition in New York dedicated to furniture designed by architects.

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