Monocle on Design

The Carpenters’ Line, In Plain Sight, Orgatec

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25 October 2022

Episode 576

30 minutes


Photo: Jérémie Souteyrat

We visit an exhibition celebrating Japanese woodworking and an archive that explores our relationship to eyewear. We also check out Kvadrat’s newest release at the world’s biggest office furniture fair, Orgatec.

25 October 2022

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Photo: Jérémie Souteyrat

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Chapter 1

The Carpenters’ Line: Woodworking Heritage in Hida Takayama

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Monocle’s Tamsin Howard visits the exhibition at Japan House London, which is   showcasing more than 1,000 years of woodworking mastery and explores the craft, culture and techniques found in the Gifu Prefecture. 

10 minutes

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Kerem Ariş 

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The Istanbul-based designer and founder of Turkish brand Uniqka tells us why he loves Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona chair. 

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8 minutes


Photo: Steven Pocock

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‘In Plain Sight’: Nina Manandhar 

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A new exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection delves into the different ways that we see and are seen. ‘In Plain Sight’ explores the role that eyewear can play. Photographer Nina Manandhar discusses her new commission that documents people’s lives through glasses. 

8 minutes

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Chapter 4

7 minutes


Photo: Casper Sejersen

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Orgatec

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The world’s biggest trade fair devoted to office furniture kicks off today in Köln. We speak to Giulio Ridolfo, an Italian colour advisor who has worked with Danish firm Kvadrat on two new textiles, which will be launched at Orgatec.

7 minutes

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