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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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Design Doha, The Eames Archives, the Ralph Saltzman Prize:

We meet Glenn Adamson, artistic director of Design Doha, and visit The Eames Archives in California. Plus: a reflection on this year’s Ralph Saltzman Prize.

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64627 Feb 2024
29 min

Design Doha, The Eames Archives, the Ralph Saltzman Prize 

We meet Glenn Adamson, artistic director of Design Doha, and visit The Eames Archives in California. Plus: a reflection on this year’s Ralph Saltzman Prize.

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22 Feb 2024
9 min

‘Changing our Footprint’ 

This exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen explores alternatives to building with concrete. Monocle’s Michael Booth meets with Eva Ravnborg, a partner at Henning Larsen, to hear more about how straw and other bio materials can become large-scale building resources of the future.

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64520 Feb 2024
30 min

London Fashion Week 2024 

As the citywide event celebrates its 40th anniversary, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush reflects on its growth and importance. Then: designer Emilia Wickstead talks us through her work, which is inspired by the street photography of mid-century New York, and plans to design uniforms for Air New Zealand. Plus: we share some of our highlights from the runways this week. 

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15 Feb 2024
7 min

The University of Iowa campus 

The institution’s buildings have been built by some of the world’s best-known architects. Monocle’s Tomos Lewis tours the site with university architect Rod Lenhertz.

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14 Feb 2024
31 min

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair – from Monocle’s pop-up studio 

In the final instalment of Monocle on Design’s partnership with Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), we broadcast from the heart of its 62nd edition in our pop-up studio. To assess the growing strength of Copenhagen as a fashion capital, we wrap our series with CIFF with a packed line-up, including Bruce Pask, senior editorial director at Neiman Marcus Group; Celine Aagaard, founder, CEO and creative director of Envelope1976; and Rebekka Bay, creative director at Marimekko.

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64413 Feb 2024
30 min

Bethan Laura Wood, Pat Hanson, Mario Cucinella 

Multidisciplinary designer Bethan Laura Wood shares her contribution to the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial. Plus: we visit a net-zero fire station in Canada and meet architect Mario Cucinella. 

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8 Feb 2024
5 min

Anodising with Snow Peak 

The Japanese camping brand showcases the electrochemical process of anodising at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair. 

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6436 Feb 2024
30 min

CIFF: Soulland, Wessel & Vett Prize Fashion Prize, By Malene Birger 

We report from Copenhagen International Fashion Fair and meet brands such as Soulland and By Malene Birger.

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1 Feb 2024
5 min

Yaw Tony 

We meet the founder of Canadian scarf brand Life Liveth in Me at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.

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64230 Jan 2024
29 min

Project 213A, David Mellor Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Ligne Roset 

We meet the co-founders of European design house Project 213A, and visit the headquarters and factory of cutlery manufacturer David Mellor Design. Plus, Olivier Roset, co-CEO of French modern furniture maker Ligne Roset, joins design duo Yabu Pushelberg in our studio to discuss their latest collaboration.

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25 Jan 2024
9 min

DesignTO 

We head to Toronto to meet the team behind Canada’s largest annual festival of design.

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24 Jan 2024
25 min

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair: Destination for buyers 

In the latest instalment of Monocle on Design’s partnership with Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), we explore why the largest and longest-running fashion fair in northern Europe remains a vital destination for buyers and global brands. Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, is joined by CIFF director Anna Sofie Dolva, J.Lindeberg head of design Neil Lewty and Browns senior menswear buyer Chris Fisher, to discuss how the biannual event consistently raises the bar. 

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64123 Jan 2024
29 min

Menswear round-up, Maison & Objet 

Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, shares highlights from recent fashion weeks, including Pitti Uomo in Florence, and showcases in Milan and Paris. Plus, we meet the team behind furniture brand Lemon at the Parisian trade fair, Maison & Objet. 

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18 Jan 2024
6 min

Hugo Chodí Bos 

We visit a shop in Prague whose team revives traditional Czech toys and produces contemporary designs for children with local manufacturers.

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17 Jan 2024
26 min

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair: Revolutionising the trade show 

To mark Monocle on Design’s partnership with the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, we’re taking a look at how one of Europe’s most inspirational trade platforms supports the growth of best-in-class brands from Scandinavia and beyond. Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, is joined by Sofie Dolva, director of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Andreas von der Heide, co-founder of menswear brand Les Deux and Andreas Palm, founder and CEO of the Swedish men’s and women’s luxury essentials brand CDLP.

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