Monocle on Design

Ikea art, Sunspel and Rudolph de Harak

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30 March 2021

Episode 494

30 minutes


Photo: Courtesy of Ikea

We explore how Ikea is bringing products created by renowned artists and designers to the masses, and take a trip to the Sunspel clothing factory. Plus: modernist graphic design and the latest design news from the southern states of the USA.

30 March 2021

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Chapter 1

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Photo: Courtesy of Ikea

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Chapter 1

Ikea art

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Since 2015, Ikea has been collaborating with contemporary artists to create Ikea Art Event collections, bringing artist-led products into people’s homes. We speak to Henrik Most, Ikea’s creative leader and Sabine Marcelis, a Rotterdam-based designer who created a lamp for the new range.

8 minutes

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Chapter 2

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Photo: Courtesy of Sunspel

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Sunspel

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English clothing manufacturer and retailer Sunspel is renowned for its continued production of high-quality garments. Monocle’s Nic Monisse visits its factory in the UK.

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Design news dispatch: the southern US

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Monocle’s southern-states correspondent Sarah Rowland discusses the biggest design stories in the region.

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Chapter 4

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Photo: Courtesy of Volume

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‘Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak’

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Richard Poulin worked alongside legendary mid-century modernist graphic designer Rudolph de Harak. We sat down with Poulin to discuss his retrospective book on the self-taught designer.

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