Monocle on Design

São Paulo’s modernist furniture

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4 September 2018

Episode 360

30 minutes


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A modernist furniture trove in São Paulo and a special report from Xiamen, the city that’s changing perceptions of brand “made in China” and becoming an unlikely hub for homegrown fashion designers. Plus: what you shouldn’t miss at this year’s London Design Biennale.

4 September 2018

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Chapter 1

Made in Xiamen

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How fashion designers in the city of Xiamen are changing perceptions of brand “made in China”.

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Designed in the USSR

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Moscow Design Museum director Alexandra Sankova on forgotten Soviet-designed items from fashion and posters to space-race ephemera.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Apartamento 61

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Inside the São Paulo furniture shop with an enviable collection of modernist Brazilian must-haves.

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