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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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Israeli design special:

At only 69 years old, Israel is a young country with countless identities. But what does this mean for the nation’s contemporary designers, artists and makers? We take a design-minded tour of the country to find out.

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29827 Jun 2017
30 min

Israeli design special: 

At only 69 years old, Israel is a young country with countless identities. But what does this mean for the nation’s contemporary designers, artists and makers? We take a design-minded tour of the country to find out.

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22 Jun 2017
4 min

On Design 46: What can Düsseldorf teach us about urban planning?: 

In transitioning from a city designed for cars to a city designed for people, Düsseldorf proves that even sacred cows – in this case the city’s beloved ‘Tausendfüssler’ overpass – can sometimes be sacrificed for the greater good.

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29720 Jun 2017
30 min

New frontiers of design: 

We take a look at how the design industry is exploring new frontiers: the RIBA’s new venue in Liverpool, the advent of outdoor lighting with the chief executive of Flos and what to watch out for in the menswear industry.

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15 Jun 2017
5 min

On Design 45: Did Norman Foster invent the modern office in Ipswich?: 

The Willis Corron building in Ipswich launched Norman Foster’s career and set the standard for modern offices in the unlikeliest of settings.

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29613 Jun 2017
30 min

California: designing freedom: 

London’s Design Museum looks at the Golden State’s influence, we speak to the co-chief executive of one of the biggest architecture and design firms in the US and we meet one of the people responsible for some of the most recognisable rock art of all time.

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8 Jun 2017
4 min

On Design 44: Vertical gardens: a breath of fresh air for overcrowded cities?: 

As a city grows, the need for greenery becomes ever more acute while the space available for it becomes ever scarcer. How to solve this paradox? One solution is to grow upwards.

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2956 Jun 2017
30 min

Illustration: the state of the art: 

We talk to two leading illustrators about the past, present and future of the art form. Plus, eyewear innovation in Vienna and modern office furniture from Another Country.

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1 Jun 2017
4 min

On Design 43: What works about the workers’ jacket?: 

The utilitarian and ubiquitous blue-hued French worker’s jacket – or ‘bleu de travail’ – is enjoying a sustained revival after years of obscurity. But will its popularity continue after the world has reached peak workwear?

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29430 May 2017
30 min

Beirut Design Week 2017: 

Now in its sixth year, the Lebanese fair was called ‘Is design a need?’ Far from flogging furniture, the event sought to stimulate wider social, political, environmental and technological discussions around design.

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25 May 2017
5 min

On Design 42: How did the Fender Telecaster hit all the right notes?: 

Six decades after its debut, Fender’s Telecaster model remains one of the most iconic and enduring electric guitar designs. What’s more, it was the first commercially successful one. The reason? Sound design, of course.

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29323 May 2017
30 min

Material world: 

We speak to three young designers innovating with new materials at Interzum furniture production fair in Köln. We also ask if renovation and demolition have betrayed the values of Britain’s post-war architecture, and do a stocktake of the new shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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18 May 2017
5 min

On Design 41: How ‘Jantelagen’ shaped Stockholm’s fashion: 

‘Jantelagen’ – the ‘law of Jante’ – describes the Nordic mentality that celebrates the collective and not standing out from the crowd. Paradoxically, its application in fashion has helped designers from Stockholm distinguish themselves on the world stage.

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29216 May 2017
30 min

Eco chamber: Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017: 

We bring you interviews and analysis from the world’s premier forum on sustainability in fashion.

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11 May 2017
5 min

On Design 40: Why can’t jet design keep moving?: 

The commercial air-travel industry is moving fast but passenger jets have looked much the same for decades. Tristan McAllister asks why Boeing’s iconic 737 and 747 are hard to beat.

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2919 May 2017
30 min

Making it in the city: 

Voices from London Craft Week including its founder and chairman Guy Salter, British designer Jonathan Anderson and Barbara Geary Truan, secretary general of The Michelangelo Foundation. Plus, a report from Singapore’s Art Book Fair.

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