Monocle on Design

Architecture and the media, design in Asia and Josef Frank

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24 March 2020

Episode 441

29 minutes


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This week we offer some design-minded diversions from the heavy headlines. We talk design in Asia with Hong Kong-based editor Suzy Annetta and Josh Fehnert discusses how Austrian designer Josef Frank found favour in Sweden.

24 March 2020

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Chapter 1

‘Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media’

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Exhibitions may have closed over Covid 19-related concerns but we bring you an audio tour of what you would have seen at the Royal Institute of British Architects: ‘Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media’.

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‘Design in Asia: The New Wave’

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Suzy Annetta’s book ‘Design in Asia: The New Wave’ is published by Thames & Hudson in April. We talk about the opportunities for the region.

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Josef Frank

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Late Austrian designer Josef Frank’s colourful textiles, elaborate furniture and floral designs came to be emblematic of his adopted home in Sweden. We discuss his lively legacy.

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