Latest podcasts on Design

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1 Dec 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Rethinking fashion: 

We visit Antwerp to meet a retailer championing the circular economy and speak to Dorothee Vogel about her new project, Salon Privé. Plus: how Swiss heritage brand Bally is pioneering sustainability.

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24 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Better development: 

How can we build better new developments? We check in with Australian architects, Dutch developers and Danish innovators who show that good design can make new homes and offices beautiful, functional and sustainable.

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17 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Designing a better nation: 

We speak to Edi Rama, the Albanian prime minister behind the colourful façades of the capital, Tirana. Plus, a look at the posters plastered across the streets of Zürich.

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10 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Designing for sleep: 

Don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, when it comes to sleep, quality is as important as quantity. For proof, we test out the humble futon, hear about the work of famed mattress-manufacturer Hästens and take to the night skies with design studio Caon.

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3 Nov 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Product-design highlights: 

What do architects, outdoor enthusiasts and kitchenware specialists have in common? They all make for great product designers. For proof, we check out David Chipperfield’s new suitcase, Japanese brand Snow Peak’s tasteful tents and share some inspiration from Switzerland’s V-Zug.

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27 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Animal architecture: 

How do we design for our furry, scaled and feathered companions? We talk to architect Asif Khan about his work for man’s best friend, profile the designers who are making creature comforts a priority and unpack the best in product design for dogs.

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20 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Apple Watch: a contemporary design icon: 

We interview the executive behind the Apple Watch and drop into the south of France for a fashion festival. Plus: Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho heads to Porto Fashion Week, an event that spotlights the creative collaborations between designers and Portugal’s textile producers.

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13 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Design on film: 

Ever wondered where archive footage is collected for documentaries about designers? Or who designs film sets and props? Hear the answers as we explore the life of furniture-maker George Nakashima, visit backlots in Hungary and talk to graphic designer Annie Atkins.

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6 Oct 2020
30 min

Monocle on Design - Why does Milan have a new design week?: 

In lieu of Salone del Mobile this year, Milan has created a new event for designers seeking inspiration and industry insight: Design City Milano. We visit the showrooms, galleries, and workshops taking part.

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3 Dec 2020
9 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Pedal to the metal: 

Klaus Busse, Europe’s head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, discusses his work at Maserati and the MC20 supercar.

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26 Nov 2020
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Australia’s home-building pioneers: 

Pettit+Sevitt pioneered architect-designed project homes in 1960s Australia. We talk about the firm’s legacy and revival.

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19 Nov 2020
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: International Woolmark Prize: 

The finalists of this year’s prestigious International Woolmark Prize were announced this week. Sinéad Burke, a member of the judging panel and an accessibility advocate, discusses how the competition allows young fashion designers to become more inclusive.

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12 Nov 2020
8 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: The spoke chair: 

Design writer and architect Naomi Pollock shares the story of the spoke chair. The piece features in Pollock’s new book, ‘Japanese Design Since 1945: A Complete Sourcebook’.

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5 Nov 2020
6 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Architectural renders: 

On Design Extra: Meena Krenek, an interior-design director at the Los Angeles offices of Perkins&Will, reflects on the importance of including a diverse range of people in architectural design visuals.

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29 Oct 2020
8 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: ‘Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure’: 

Craft and design journalist Katie Treggiden discusses the designers, makers and manufacturers using waste as their primary resource and delves in to her new book, ‘Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure’.

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22 Oct 2020
8 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: International Library for Fashion Research : 

Elise By Olsen, founder of the International Library for Fashion Research, explains how the new globally accessible archive will help to decentralise the field.

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15 Oct 2020
9 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: Copenhagen’s Palads Teatret: 

What happens when a popular heritage building is set for demolition? We visit Copenhagen’s Palads Teatret, a train station turned cinema, to learn the fate of its pastel-coloured façade.

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8 Oct 2020
5 min

Monocle on Design - Extra: How does electronic music influence design?: 

From instruments that inspire product and industrial-design techniques, to the look of album-cover art and gig posters, the connections between electronic music and design are abundant. We visit the Design Museum to find out more

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