Monocle on Design

Meet your makers

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2 June 2020

Episode 451

30 minutes


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Monocle’s Josh Fehnert talks to our Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, about how traditional crafts can help us to rethink manufacturing moving forwards. Plus: we hear from the visionaries behind furniture brands Another Country and Living Edge, from London and Australia respectively.

2 June 2020

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Chapter 1

10 minutes


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Chapter 1

Japanese craft

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Our Tokyo bureau chief, Fiona Wilson, on the companies she profiled for the ‘Monocle Book of Japan’, recently published by Thames & Hudson.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

Living Edge

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The folk behind the Aussie furniture brand on the importance of provenance.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Another Country

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Founder and managing director of the UK’s Another Country, Paul de Zwart, on keeping quality high and manufacturing close to home.

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