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London Design Festival: The highlights:

Britain may have opted to leave Europe this summer but there’s a global feel to the London Design Festival. We drop into a few choice exhibitions from the 400 or so events that unfolded here last week, speak to designer Marcel Wanders and find out why architect Asif Khan and gardener John Tebbs are going green.

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29 Sep 2016
00:05:56

On Design 10: What did the German architect say to the Turkish one? : 

This week our Istanbul bureau chief delves into the long-standing (if at times strained) relationship between Germany and Turkey. We see how some Turkish homes still bear the mark of visiting German guest workers and learn what this says about the two countries today.

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25927 Sep 2016
00:30:00

London Design Festival: The highlights: 

Britain may have opted to leave Europe this summer but there’s a global feel to the London Design Festival. We drop into a few choice exhibitions from the 400 or so events that unfolded here last week, speak to designer Marcel Wanders and find out why architect Asif Khan and gardener John Tebbs are going green.

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22 Sep 2016
00:05:17

On Design 9: How do you run a heritage brand?: 

This week Monocle’s Jamie Waters explains how Australian bootmaker RM Williams has evolved from its humble beginnings to influence the world of high fashion while keeping its feet firmly on the ground.

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25820 Sep 2016
00:27:20

Oslo, Design City: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: 

As one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, Oslo is uniquely suited to hosting one of this year’s biggest architecture events. We speak to the curators and director behind Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and get analysis from journalist James Taylor-Foster. Plus, a hospitality design report from Singapore.

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15 Sep 2016
00:07:06

On Design 8: Who is Kengo Kuma?: 

This week Monocle’s Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson takes us through the life and work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who through his buildings and writings has reinterpreted traditional Japanese architecture for the 21st century. We explore the career of the man charged with the construction of the hotly contested Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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25713 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Oslo, Design City: Part 1: 

Today we bring you the first instalment in a two-part series on Oslo. Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan talks to some of the city’s brightest design minds to learn more about where it’s come from and where it’s heading.

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8 Sep 2016
00:05:05

On Design 7: What happened to Buffalo, New York?: 

In today’s episode we turn our attention to the city of Buffalo, New York. Once a powerhouse of trade and commerce, Buffalo’s architectural importance well outweighs its renown. Monocle’s Josh Fehnert takes us on a tour of the rust-belt city that’s finally regaining its shine.

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2566 Sep 2016
00:30:00

Subject: Objet: 

On today’s show we talk to some of the most exciting designers at interior-design trade fair Maison & Objet, which ran from 2 to 6 September in Paris.

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1 Sep 2016
00:05:34

On Design 6: Understanding Rio’s designer roadsides: 

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. This year’s Rio Olympic Games brought rightful attention to the inimitable charms of Carioca culture but looking down at the city’s pavements also provides insight into the success of this modernist metropolis. Writer David Michon explains more.

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25530 Aug 2016
00:30:00

Style council: 

On today’s show we bring you some sartorial delights as we look ahead to the October fashion special of Monocle magazine.

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25 Aug 2016
00:04:51

On Design 5: What is Jengki design?: 

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. 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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