Monocle on Design

St Catherine’s College, Grevi hats, Genesis

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23 August 2022

Episode 567

30 minutes


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We learn about Arne Jacobsen’s designs for an Oxford college and pay a visit to a Florentine milliner. Plus: looking to the future with electric car brand Genesis.

23 August 2022

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Chapter 1

11 minutes


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Chapter 1

Arne Jacobsen and St Catherine’s College

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Arne Jacobsen, the architect behind Oxford university’s St Catherine’s College paired tradition with a modern sensibility. We discuss the project with architect Peter Denny, who worked on the designs for the college in the early 1960s, and Stephen Hodder whose practice, Hodder and Partners, extended the college in the early 2000s.

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Chapter 2

5 minutes


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Chapter 2

Grevi

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The heritage Italian hat-maker has been keeping the well-dressed looking sharp for nearly 150 years. Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho visits their workshop in Tuscany.

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Grevi

Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Summer series: Smart white trousers

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Monocle’s Jack Simpson reflects on the lasting appeal of white trousers.

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Summer series: Smart white trousers

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Genesis

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Initially founded as a division within the Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s Genesis was established as an independent automotive brand in 2015. We meet the brand’s chief creative officer, Luc Donckerwolke.

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