Section D

New frontiers of design

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20 June 2017

Episode 297

30 minutes


Photo: Johannes Marburg

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.

20 June 2017

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Chapter 1

9 minutes


Photo: Edmund Sumner

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Chapter 1

RIBA North

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The Royal Institute of British Architects has long had its headquarters in London. Now, the organisation is spreading its wings to open a second spot in the north of England. Monocle’s Holly Fisher went along to find out why the RIBA decided to head north and why Liverpool is the perfect place for it.

9 minutes

Chapter 2

6 minutes


Photo: Tommaso Sartori

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Chapter 2

Piero Gandini

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Piero Gandini has been at the helm of Italian lighting firm Flos since 1999 and last week he participated in a talk as part of the London Festival of Architecture. We sat down with him for an insight into how the lighting industry is moving beyond its usually indoor remit.

6 minutes

Chapter 3

6 minutes


Photo: Getty Images

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Chapter 3

Pitti Uomo

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Monocle’s Chiara Rimella brings us her report from the 92nd edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence. We hear from the menswear buyers stocking up their shops and setting their sights on Spring/Summer 2018.

6 minutes

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