Monocle on Design

Business of design

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8 September 2020

Episode 465

30 minutes


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Design is a serious business and so is the business of design. We visit the Copenhagen furniture firm with a completely flat-pack inventory and find out about the DNA of bootmaking with heritage brand John Lobb. Plus: the Montréal duo whose newest venture focuses on good design and the stories behind it.

8 September 2020

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John Lobb

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Heritage bootmaking brand John Lobb has tapped into a town’s rich cobbling history to re-release the William Double Buckle shoe. We speak to artistic director Paula Gerbase.

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The Copenhagen-based furniture company prides itself on the high levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail that’s typical of Scandinavian design – but its offering is entirely flat pack.

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Goodee

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Byron and Dexter Peart, the duo behind online shop Goodee, tell us how an appetite for sustainable design has grown in North America.

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