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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.

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M+ museum, Maripedia and Lilli Hollein:

We head to M+, Hong Kong’s impressive new visual-culture museum. Plus: we learn about Finnish fashion brand Marimekko’s pattern database and Alexei Korolyov meets Lilli Hollein, director of Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts.

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3 Dec 2021
6 min

The Anglepoise story: 

Why is the Anglepoise 1227 desk lamp such an iconic piece of design? Architecture critic and author Jonathan Glancy tells its story in his new book ‘Spring Light: The Anglepoise Story’.

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52930 Nov 2021
30 min

M+ museum, Maripedia and Lilli Hollein: 

We head to M+, Hong Kong’s impressive new visual-culture museum. Plus: we learn about Finnish fashion brand Marimekko’s pattern database and Alexei Korolyov meets Lilli Hollein, director of Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts.

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25 Nov 2021
6 min

A Portuguese House: 

Monocle’s Lisbon correspondent Gaia Lutz meets the architect Paz Braga at a new retail space that’s kitted out with local brands.

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52823 Nov 2021
30 min

Scotland’s capital of cashmere: 

We visit Hawick, Scotland’s capital of cashmere, and discuss BMW’s new concept car, which is made almost entirely from recyclable materials. Plus: a new exhibition celebrating Danish architecture firm Tegnestuen Vandkunsten.

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18 Nov 2021
7 min

Extra: Phillips Auction House: 

David Plaisant visits Phillips auction house in London's Mayfair to find out more about its recent design and The Art of Fire auctions.

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52716 Nov 2021
30 min

Cop26: Design and the environment: 

We hear about what Cop26 means for the built environment and look at Audi’s transition to a green future. Plus: should the fashion industry’s environmental targets be more ambitious?

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11 Nov 2021
6 min

Extra: ‘Dig it! Building Bound to the Ground’: 

Dutch architect Bjarne Mastenbroek discusses his new book that rethinks ideas about the relationship between a building and the ground on which it stands.

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5269 Nov 2021
30 min

Rouleur Live and Marvel: 

We head to Rouleur Live to meet some of the brands and designers making an impact in the cycling industry, and explore a book charting the visual language of Marvel. Plus: a new film sheds light on the importance of architects. 

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4 Nov 2021
6 min

Extra: 80 years of Eames Office: 

We preview a new Tokyo exhibition, ‘80 Years of Design’, which celebrates a landmark year for Eames Office.

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5252 Nov 2021
30 min

Edit Napoli, A/part and ‘Dense’ magazine: 

We head to Naples for the city’s flourishing Edit Napoli design fair and meet a curator who is pairing fashion designers and artists for a new collection. Plus: why a new design publication centres on the past and future of New Jersey.

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28 Oct 2021
5 min

Extra: An optimistic time for design: 

Nolan Giles tells us why there is cause for optimism as the design industry emerges from the pandemic.

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52426 Oct 2021
30 min

Design Week Lagos: 

We meet the founder of Design Week Lagos and hear about a collaboration between celebrated lamp-maker Anglepoise and the UK’s National Trust. Plus: some words of wisdom on retail design from Joana Astolfi.

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21 Oct 2021
7 min

Extra: Verner Panton – Colouring a New World: 

We step into the vibrant environments of the Danish furniture and interior designer at the Trapholt Museum of Modern Art and Design.

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52319 Oct 2021
30 min

Peter Saville: 

We speak to Peter Saville, the graphic designer behind iconic album covers for Joy Division and New Order, before taking an advance look at Monocle’s November issue. Plus: German bathroom manufacturer Hansgrohe shares some Water Tunes.

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14 Oct 2021
6 min

Extra: Omer Arbel: 

The co-founder of Vancouver and Berlin-based brand Bocci shares his approach that encourages surprise and continuous material experimentation in the design and manufacturing process.

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