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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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Carry on London:

This week we turn our attention to London. Storm clouds of uncertainty may be overhead in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave Europe but a few design-minded developments are showing the British capital in a sunnier light.

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25 Aug 2016
00:04:51

On Design 5: What is Jengki design?: 

This week our Singapore bureau chief Nolan Giles talks us through a charming, playful and uniquely Indonesian style of architecture and design from the 1950s. Jengki betrays the politics of its day but remains a popular reference point for Indonesian design.

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25423 Aug 2016
00:28:31

Carry on London: 

This week we turn our attention to London. Storm clouds of uncertainty may be overhead in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave Europe but a few design-minded developments are showing the British capital in a sunnier light.

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18 Aug 2016
00:05:01

On Design 4: Who is Josef Hoffman?: 

This week Alexei Korolyov explains the life, work and continuing relevance of Josef Hoffmann – a Czech-born designer and architect whose influence on Viennese design can still be felt today.

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25316 Aug 2016
00:29:00

Spanish design survey: 

In this special edition of the show we – like sun-hungry holiday-makers – head for Spain. Our Madrid correspondent takes stock of the design scene in Madrid, Barcelona and beyond.

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11 Aug 2016
00:04:39

On Design 3: Norway, the black sheep of the Scandi design boom?: 

Over a few minutes each week we profile a person, survey a place or unpick an idea that’s changing or shaping the design industry today. While Scandinavian design is more popular than ever, design writer Katie Treggiden mulls over the reasons for the rapid rediscovery of Norway’s mid-century masterpieces.

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2529 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Design by any means: 

We celebrate resourcefulness and turn our attention to people who are making the most of what they’ve got.

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4 Aug 2016
00:04:17

On Design 2: What is Googie architecture?: 

‘On Design’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘Section D’. Over a few minutes each week we profile a person, survey a place or unpick an idea that’s changing or shaping the design industry today. In this episode Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker takes us on a tour of Southern California to discover an intriguing offshoot of modernist architecture known as Googie.

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2512 Aug 2016
00:29:02

Why preserve a building?: 

Last month 17 of modernist architect Le Corbusier’s buildings were added to Unesco’s World Heritage List. We ask why architectural preservation is important and who decides what’s worth saving.

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28 Jul 2016
00:03:58

On Design 1: What is postmodern architecture?: 

‘On Design’ is a weekly feature brought to you by the team behind ‘Section D’. Over the course of a few minutes each week we profile a person, survey a place or unpack an idea that’s shaping the design industry. In this debut episode James Taylor-Foster guides us through the meaning and importance of postmodern architecture.

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25026 Jul 2016
00:29:27

Nice package: 

We carefully unwrap a few treats from the world of packaging design.

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24919 Jul 2016
00:30:00

By the book: 

On today’s show we book in some time with the writers, commissioners, printers and editors behind the design world’s budding publishing scene.

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24812 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Light relief: 

We turn the spotlight back on itself and take a look at the state of the lighting-design industry. We talk to the man behind lighting giant Flos, visit Vienna’s brightest new-builds and meet the Danish lighting designers making it in the city.

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2475 Jul 2016
00:30:00

Making room: 

This week we check out a design-minded solution to rising studio rents, take the temperature after the first month of the much-discussed Venice Architecture Biennale and bring you a few seasonal wardrobe fixes from three far-flung destinations. Plus: we alight in Japan to see a new generation of trains that are covering ground by slowing down.

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24628 Jun 2016
00:30:00

Course of nature: 

From architecture to fashion and engineering, we turn our attention to the influence that nature and naturally inspired design is having on the industry.

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24521 Jun 2016
00:30:00

Fashion forward – Pitti Immagine Uomo: 

Last week menswear trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo held its 90th edition in Florence. We bring you a report from the event, highlighting the burning issues and best exhibitors at one of the most prominent fixtures in the menswear calendar.

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