Festive design: from Leaf Skis to ideal presents
00:00 / 00:00
25 December 2012
For our festive special we head to Lake Como to hear how Leaf Skis are made, we speak to the people behind Makers & Brothers, plus design companies Mungo and Maud and Lagom Design tell us their ideal Christmas presents.
25 December 2012
Want more radio episodes like these in your inbox?
Sign up to Monocle's email newsletters to stay on top of news and opinion, plus the latest from the magazine, radio, film and shop.
Thank you, you are now signed up.
Section D - latest episodes
We carefully unwrap a few treats from the world of packaging design.
On today’s show we book in some time with the writers, commissioners, printers and editors behind the design world’s budding publishing scene.
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…
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…
From architecture to fashion and engineering, we turn our attention to the influence that nature and naturally inspired design is having on the industry.
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…
We examine the ways that design can reflect and influence national identity.
We decamp to Veneto in northern Italy for a report on the best from the 15th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Chilean curator (and recent Pritzker Prize-winner) Alejandro Aravena has invited the designers of 61…
Today we mull over the benchmarks of branding and the benefits of a likeable logo. We talk nation branding and Canada’s visual identity with Toronto correspondent Chris Frey and chart the rise and fall of logos in fashion…
We head to Beirut to take the temperature of the nation’s design scene and pop into a pottery studio in Copenhagen for a masterclass in the ceramic arts. We also talk to a type foundry finding inspiration in its archives…
We get comfortable with a mainstay in the world of industrial design and chart the history, meaning and importance of the humble chair.
This week we unearth a few treasures in an industry not so synonymous with design – that of money. We ask the team at Snøhetta how they revamped the Norwegian bank note, consider how the Balkans’ turbulent past is reflected…
On today’s show we shine a light on the most fundamental of visual delights: colour. We chart the tale of three intriguing hues with journalist Kassia St Clair, consider the importance of colour in defining certain cities…
Today we turn our editorial gaze back onto our own turf and consider how to cover a subject as diverse and delightful as design in print and online. Are magazines as influential as they used to be and do clicks and online…
On today’s show we report from the vanguard of good design Salone del Mobile, Milan’s messy behemoth of a party for the design industry that overtook Lombardy’s capital last week.