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Monocle 24: Monocle on Design
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
We speak to Peter Saville, the graphic designer behind iconic album covers for Joy Division and New Order, before taking an advance look at Monocle’s November issue. Plus: German bathroom manufacturer Hansgrohe shares some Water Tunes.
7 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Extra: Omer Arbel
The co-founder of Vancouver and Berlin-based brand Bocci shares his approach that encourages surprise and continuous material experimentation in the design and manufacturing process.
28 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Iwan Baan, Niwaki, Bruce Kuwabara
Iwan Baan discusses his project documenting light and architecture in Burkina Faso and we explore a new shop in London devoted to Japanese gardening equipment. Plus: Bruce Kuwabara reflects on Canada’s design industry.
7 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Extra: Kasama Potters
We hear about the project bringing handmade Kasama pottery from Japan to the UK.
30 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
The varied world of architecture models
We explore the weird and wonderful world of architectural models at a new exhibition in London and learn a few tips to transform our wardrobe. Plus: why a city-based architect is focusing on improving rural life.
8 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Extra: Bally London
We meet Seen Displays, the design studio behind the new Bally flagship in London, to find out how the shop personifies the brand.
28 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
We reflect on the rebuilding of Beirut following the blast last year at the city’s port; visit a new showcase on biophilic design; and discover why the Royal College of Art’s new campus is growing to include facilities for robotics, science and technology.
7 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Extra: Tactile Baltics
Kätlin Lõbu, co-curator of Tactile Baltics, shares what’s in store at the exhibition that champions contemporary makers from the region. Eighteen designers from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have produced tableware, textiles, lighting and furniture, which will all be on display at the London Design Festival this year.
28 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
3 Days of Design and London Design Festival
We venture to 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen. Plus: US-based artist Willie Cole shares his approach to using recycled materials and, at the London Design Festival, we browse a collection from British manufacturers SCP.
7 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Extra: Marimekko 70th anniversary auction
We hear about Finnish fashion house Marimekko’s 70th-anniversary auction of rare vintage items at Bukowskis, titled ‘The Artists Who Shaped Us’.
28 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Milan Design Week, part two
We explore the strength of the Milanese design industry and catch up with Stephen Burks and Malika Leiper to discuss their hybrid studio and gallery in New York
9 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Extra: Glass to glass
Extra: We visit an exhibition at the Fondazione Berengo Art Space to find out how a collaboration between Berengo Studio and London-based design brand Wonderglass is pushing the boundaries of Murano’s glass-blowing tradition.
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile
The design world’s biggest event is here – we cover Milan Design Week from our base in the Lombard capital, checking in with emerging designers from Stockholm art and design collective Swedish Girls, visiting Molteni’s space at Supersalone and talking with the co-founder of Danish design studio Karakter.
7 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Extra: UAE pavilion, Venice Biennale
We catch up with Wael Al Awar of Dubai-based design studio Waiwai following its recent Golden Lion award for the best national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
32 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Leica, Nike and Zanat
We speak to world-renowned German camera brand Leica about its move into the mobile phone market. Plus: we hear about Nike’s sports uniform design process and get to know a Bosnian furniture brand recognised by Unesco.
7 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
We speak to the team behind the design of Pharrell Williams’ Humanrace skincare brand.
33 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Paul Smith, Alvar Aalto Week, Ishkar
British designer Paul Smith shares his design for a new Mini vehicle and we visit Alvar Aalto Week in the Finnish town of Kouvola. Plus: we meet Ishkar, a company helping to preserve traditional craftsmanship in conflict-affected countries.
5 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Extra: The Gonçalo chair
Ivan Carvalho takes us through the curvilinear craftsmanship found in the classic chair produced by Arcalo.
31 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Biennales, fairs and expos
We explore some of Europe’s best design events, from Design Biennale Zürich to Copenhagen Fashion Week. Plus, we speak to Nina Marenzi, the founder of Future Fabrics Expo, which focuses on sustainable materials.
6 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Extra: Unesco additions
Unesco has announced additions to its World Heritage List, including sites in South America and examples of modern architecture. Lucinda Elliott discusses the places newly recognised for their cultural significance.
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