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Monocle 24: Monocle on Design

English, Design, 1 season, 244 episodes, 3 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes
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Everything you need to know about the world of design, from furniture to fashion and craft to architecture. Expect fresh stories, new finds and designers and all the latest news from the world’s most exciting studios.
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Louis Poulsen, ‘Bio-Spaces’, Agnes Studio

A new title celebrates a milestone anniversary for Danish lighting firm Louis Poulsen and the Roca London Gallery showcases nature-based design solutions. Plus: we meet a Guatemalan design duo working with artisans to bring traditional craft to contemporary audiences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202430 minutes
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Isay Weinfeld

The Brazilian architect shares why he strives to avoid repetition in his projects and practice architecture without ego.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/202410 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jonathan Tuckey, ‘Irma: A Design Story’, Halima Cassell

We mark the launch of Monocle’s new paperback, ‘Fifty Ideas for Building Better Cities’, by discussing adaptive reuse with Jonathan Tuckey and find out how a Danish supermarket brought art and design to the masses. Plus: two exhibitions bringing contemporary craft to London offices.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202430 minutes, 27 seconds
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‘Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols’

First published more than 50 years ago, Henry Dreyfuss’s ‘Symbol Sourcebook’ remains a key text for graphic designers. Emily Orr, associate curator at New York’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, explains why it’s the focus of a new exhibition and how symbols have changed over time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/20249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Reimagining design museums

What is the role of design museums today? We look at projects exploring what these spaces could be, from architectural competitions to exhibitions seeking to curate a nation’s design culture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/202439 minutes, 7 seconds
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Habitat at 60

Since its founding in 1964 by Terence Conran, Habitat has brought contemporary homeware and European flair to UK shoppers. Emma Nelson reports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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Design Parade

We find out why this international festival in Hyères and Toulon continues to be a boon for young designers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202431 minutes, 16 seconds
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‘Danish Modern’

Design Museum Denmark’s new permanent exhibition explores the evolution of furniture design in the Nordic nation in the past century. Monocle’s Michael Booth reports from Copenhagen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202412 minutes, 16 seconds
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Timelessness Part 4: David Thulstrup, Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer and Thomas Ibsen

How do we design for timelessness? And how do we strike a balance between human-centric design features and technical innovation? It’s a topic that V-Zug are unpacking in this special episode of ‘Monocle on Design’ featuring a panel of creatives including David Thulstrup, Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer and Thomas Ibsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202424 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fashion week round-up

Monocle’s fashion director, Natalie Theodosi, rounds up recent fashion weeks from Florence, Milan and Paris. Plus: we hear from UK tailoring titan Paul Smith. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202434 minutes
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Extra: 3 Days of Design: GamFratesi

Stina Gam and Enrico Fratesi, co-founders of the Copenhagen-based design studio, GamFratesi discuss their collaboration with Japanese lifestyle brand Koyori and Michael Anastassiades.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/20/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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Reuse, Refill, Rethink

At the Museum of Brands in London, this exhibition considers how refillable, returnable and repurposed packaging has changed over time. Lucrezia Motta reports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/20248 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 Days of Design 2024

The Monocle team reflects on Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design festival. We visit the Danish capital’s showrooms, galleries and exhibitions, where a host of leading designers and brands are presenting their latest and greatest wares. We hear from the likes of Kasper Simonsen, Maria Bruun, Bill Amberg and Paula Day.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/202433 minutes, 14 seconds
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Design Miami Basel

The 18th edition of Design Miami is under way at Basel’s iconic Messeplatz. We meet some of the award-winning exhibitors whose work is on show this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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Timelessness, part 3: Jay Osgerby, Simone Farresin and Tosin Oshinowo

How do we design for timelessness? And how do we strike a balance between human-centric design features and technical innovation? It's a topic that V-Zug discusses in this special episode of ‘Monocle on Design’ featuring a creative panel of Jay Osgerby, Simone Farresin and Tosin Oshinowo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202424 minutes, 26 seconds
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London Festival of Architecture

The team meets some of the participants hosting events, walks, exhibitions and open studios across the metropolis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202436 minutes, 33 seconds
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Keiji Takeuchi

The Milan-based designer shares some of the principles central to his design process. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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David Rockwell, repurposing seafood waste, Tom Fereday

Architect David Rockwell reflects on his 40-year career, during which he has created a sense of drama through design, both on and off stage. We also meet emerging designers turning seafood waste into glassware and fashion. Plus: product-and-furniture designer Tom Fereday shares how the Australian industry continues to flourish. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202430 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lisbon Design Week

We meet some of the designers participating in the second iteration of the citywide event. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202410 minutes, 16 seconds
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Timelessness, part 2: Andrea Caputo, Philippe Malouin and Sabine Marcelis

How do we design for timelessness? And how do we strike a balance between human-centric design features and technical innovation? It’s a topic that V-Zug discusses in this special episode of ‘Monocle on Design’, featuring a creative panel of Andrea Caputo, Philippe Malouin and Sabine Marcelis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202421 minutes, 45 seconds
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June issue preview

A look at some of the stories hitting the newsstands in Monocle’s June issue. We visit a cinema in Switzerland that has undergone a restoration and share interviews with creative giants Samuel Ross and Sabine Marcelis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202430 minutes, 3 seconds
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NYCxDesign

Monocle’s US Editor, Christopher Lord, shares some highlights from this year’s edition of the design festival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202416 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Tropical Modernism special

We pay a visit to London’s Victoria & Albert museum, where a new exhibition is dedicated to the architectural style. We also reflect on the work of Sri Lankan practitioner Geoffrey Bawa.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/21/202429 minutes, 44 seconds
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‘Craftworks’

We visit the inaugural edition of the public exhibition, which is taking place as part of this year’s London Craft Week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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Timelessness, part 1: David Thulstrup, Llisa Demetrios and Rikke Frost

How do we design for timelessness? And how do we strike a balance between human-centric design features and technical innovation? It’s a topic that V-Zug discusses in this special episode, which features a creative panel of David Thulstrup, Llisa Demetrios and Rikke Frost.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202423 minutes
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Design Miami, Aware, Aram at 60

The furniture shop and brand Aram celebrates its 60th birthday and we meet Jesse Lee, Design Miami’s newest owner. Plus: we head to Copenhagen where a new exhibition examines the relationship between architecture and the senses.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202430 minutes, 57 seconds
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Reuse, Refill, Rethink

At the Museum of Brands in London, this exhibition considers how refillable, returnable and repurposed packaging has changed over time. Lucrezia Motta reports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/20249 minutes, 53 seconds
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Skateboarding

How has a plank of wood with four wheels ollied, kick-flipped and carved itself a space in design history? The team considers the humble skateboard’s effect on the industry.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202431 minutes, 8 seconds
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Studiomake

James Chambers profiles the varied roster of work produced by the Thai practice, which includes architecture, furniture and fabrication. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Monocle Design Awards

Highlights from this year’s edition of the Monocle Design Awards, celebrating excellence across all disciplines.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202429 minutes, 53 seconds
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Capsule

The founder and deputy editor of the Milanese platform discuss what radical design means today, as well as the company’s approach to translating stories from the printed page into physical space.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, part 2

In the second edition of our Milan Design Week special, Oki Sato and Sophie Lou Jacobsen join us at our pop-up studio. Plus: we discuss a new title that reproduces the final notebook of architect Louis Khan and explore an astronomical-inspired work by Benedetta Tagliabue for lighting specialist Artemide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202429 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nuova at Milan Design Week

Rodrigo Caula and Enrico Pietra are the co-founders of Nuova, a California-based research and innovation luxury-design practice. At this year’s Milan Design Week, they took over Milanese bistro Via Stampa for their immersive installation emulating 1970s Americana.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/20247 minutes, 42 seconds
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Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, part 1

We’re in Italy for Milan Design Week. At our pop-up Monocle Radio studio we meet Giopato & Coombes, Matteo Thun, Yves Béhar and Orior Furniture’s Ciaran McGuigan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202430 minutes, 15 seconds
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The FDC1 armchair

The sculptural lounge chair fashioned from powder-coated steel and leather has had a revival thanks to French furniture brand Objekto. Stella Roos considers its history – and its designer – Brazilian architect and artist Flávio de Carvalho.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Marion Stora, Spacon & X, The Good Plastic Company

We meet French interior architect and furniture designer Marion Stora and the founders of multidisciplinary studio Spacon & X to discuss their collaborations with fashion. Plus: The Good Plastic company shares how we might use recycled forms of this much-maligned material.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202428 minutes, 47 seconds
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Two-wheel oasis

Grace Charlton reflects on a recent trip to Amsterdam – a city often hailed as an oasis, where those on two wheels rule the streets. But does this emphasis on bikes make traversing the metropolis any better for pedestrians?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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Designing for timelessness: Part 1

Nic Monisse presents highlights from recent panels held at V-Zug shops in London and Hong Kong. Architects and designers discuss the notion of timelessness and how this informs their practice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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Finland’s forests

Why does timber perform a key role in the country’s economy and how has the raw material shaped the nation’s creativity and furniture-making? Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, joins Nic Monisse to discuss.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/28/20244 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jewellery special

We meet Los Angeles-based jeweller Suzanne Kalan and renowned designer Ileana Makri in Athens. We also speak with Fernando Jorge, who shares details about his travelling exhibition with Sotheby’s. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202430 minutes, 48 seconds
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‘Typographic Jazz: The Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher’

An exhibition at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco delves into the improvisational and playful processes of Bay Area printer Jack Stauffacher, who demonstrated the creative potential of the letterpress.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/20248 minutes, 35 seconds
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John Pomp, Marina Raphael, Maxime d’Angeac

Glassblower John Pomp and luxury bag designer Marina Raphael join us in the studio. Plus: we meet Maxime d’Angeac, the architect reinterpreting the historic Orient Express.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202429 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bland rebrand

Writer Grace Charlton laments why boring redesigns often rob cafés, restaurants and homes of a sense of place.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/14/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Richard Erdman’s studio, Jayden Ali, wool and leather

We visit a sculptor’s studio in Vermont and meet UK architect and exhibition designer Jayden Ali. Plus: we discuss the benefits of wool and leather with two Canadian brands. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202429 minutes, 36 seconds
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Collect

We visit the contemporary craft and design fair celebrating its 20th anniversary at Somerset House.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/20249 minutes, 36 seconds
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Maggie’s, ‘100 Women: Architects in Practice’

Maggie’s centres have provided cancer care in uplifting, design-led architectural environments for the past 28 years. We visit the newest site designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Plus: a new title from the Royal Institute of British Architects profiles practising women architects. Tom Ravenscroft and Monika Parrinder, the book’s co-authors, join Nic Monisse in the studio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/202430 minutes, 5 seconds
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‘Suspended Disbelief’

The late sculptor and furniture maker Wendell Castle is the focus of an exhibition at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/29/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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Design Doha, The Eames Archives, the Ralph Saltzman Prize

We meet Glenn Adamson, artistic director of Design Doha, and visit The Eames Archives in California. Plus: a reflection on this year’s Ralph Saltzman Prize.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/27/202429 minutes, 39 seconds
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‘Changing our Footprint’

This exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen explores alternatives to building with concrete. Monocle’s Michael Booth meets with Eva Ravnborg, a partner at Henning Larsen, to hear more about how straw and other bio materials can become large-scale building resources of the future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/22/202410 minutes
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London Fashion Week 2024

As the citywide event celebrates its 40th anniversary, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush reflects on its growth and importance. Then: designer Emilia Wickstead talks us through her work, which is inspired by the street photography of mid-century New York, and plans to design uniforms for Air New Zealand. Plus: we share some of our highlights from the runways this week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202430 minutes, 5 seconds
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The University of Iowa campus

The institution’s buildings have been built by some of the world’s best-known architects. Monocle’s Tomos Lewis tours the site with university architect Rod Lenhertz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/15/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Copenhagen International Fashion Fair – from Monocle’s pop-up studio

In the final instalment of Monocle on Design’s partnership with Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), we broadcast from the heart of its 62nd edition in our pop-up studio. To assess the growing strength of Copenhagen as a fashion capital, we wrap our series with CIFF with a packed line-up, including Bruce Pask, senior editorial director at Neiman Marcus Group; Celine Aagaard, founder, CEO and creative director of Envelope1976; and Rebekka Bay, creative director at Marimekko.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/202431 minutes, 1 second
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Bethan Laura Wood, Pat Hanson, Mario Cucinella

Multidisciplinary designer Bethan Laura Wood shares her contribution to the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial. Plus: we visit a net-zero fire station in Canada and meet architect Mario Cucinella. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/13/202430 minutes, 48 seconds
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Anodising with Snow Peak

The Japanese camping brand showcases the electrochemical process of anodising at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/8/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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CIFF: Soulland, Wessel & Vett Prize Fashion Prize, By Malene Birger

We report from Copenhagen International Fashion Fair and meet brands such as Soulland and By Malene Birger.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/6/202430 minutes, 59 seconds
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Yaw Tony

We meet the founder of Canadian scarf brand Life Liveth in Me at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/20245 minutes, 26 seconds
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Project 213A, David Mellor Design, Yabu Pushelberg and Ligne Roset

We meet the co-founders of European design house Project 213A, and visit the headquarters and factory of cutlery manufacturer David Mellor Design. Plus, Olivier Roset, co-CEO of French modern furniture maker Ligne Roset, joins design duo Yabu Pushelberg in our studio to discuss their latest collaboration.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/30/202429 minutes, 11 seconds
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DesignTO

We head to Toronto to meet the team behind Canada’s largest annual festival of design.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/25/20249 minutes, 29 seconds
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Copenhagen International Fashion Fair: Destination for buyers

In the latest instalment of Monocle on Design’s partnership with Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), we explore why the largest and longest-running fashion fair in northern Europe remains a vital destination for buyers and global brands. Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, is joined by CIFF director Anna Sofie Dolva, J.Lindeberg head of design Neil Lewty and Browns senior menswear buyer Chris Fisher, to discuss how the biannual event consistently raises the bar. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/202425 minutes, 54 seconds
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Menswear round-up, Maison & Objet

Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, shares highlights from recent fashion weeks, including Pitti Uomo in Florence, and showcases in Milan and Paris. Plus, we meet the team behind furniture brand Lemon at the Parisian trade fair, Maison & Objet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/23/202429 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hugo Chodí Bos

We visit a shop in Prague whose team revives traditional Czech toys and produces contemporary designs for children with local manufacturers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/18/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Copenhagen International Fashion Fair: Revolutionising the trade show

To mark Monocle on Design’s partnership with the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, we’re taking a look at how one of Europe’s most inspirational trade platforms supports the growth of best-in-class brands from Scandinavia and beyond. Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, is joined by Sofie Dolva, director of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Andreas von der Heide, co-founder of menswear brand Les Deux and Andreas Palm, founder and CEO of the Swedish men’s and women’s luxury essentials brand CDLP.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202426 minutes, 50 seconds
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Thomas Heatherwick and V-Zug

We speak to UK designer Thomas Heatherwick about his new book ‘Humanise: A Maker’s Guide to Building Our World’ and talk sustainability with Swiss appliance specialists V-Zug.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/16/202427 minutes, 32 seconds
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Extra: The year ahead

Nic Monisse sets the team’s design-minded agenda for 2024 and picks out some of the best international events to keep an eye on in the first half of the year.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/11/20244 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bryant Lu, Hana Vopravilová and ‘The State of Housing Design 2023’

We discuss high-density developments in Hong Kong and meet an emerging glass artist in Czechia. Plus, we look at US housing design. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/9/202431 minutes, 23 seconds
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Extra: Les Arcs

We consider the architectural history and design flair of the skiing destination in the heart of the French Alps. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/4/20244 minutes, 44 seconds
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David Caon, Yves Béhar, Passivhaus and Omniyat

We take to the skies to meet a designer making long-haul flights a breeze and visit a passive house in Austria. Plus: you might not need to reinvent the wheel – but what about a pick-up truck? Designer Yves Béhar tells us about his contribution to electric-vehicle manufacture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/2/202430 minutes, 29 seconds
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The best of Monocle on Design 2023

The team reflects on the year’s highlights, including our pop-up studio at Salone del Mobile, a conversation with Theaster Gates and an exhibition about Swedish artist and designer Moki Cherry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/26/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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Christmas special

We head to Naples and the Nordics for some seasonal fun. And we soak up some festive cheer in London.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/19/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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40 years of Lars Müller Publishers

The graphic designer and educator Lars Müller joins us to reflect on 40 years of publishing and the importance of staying independent. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/14/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rhode Island School of Design and Design Miami highlights

We head to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence to visit its facilities and meet its president, Crystal Williams. Plus, a recap of Design Miami with Monocle’s US editor, Chris Lord. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/12/202330 minutes, 31 seconds
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Design Miami

Monocle’s US editor, Christopher Lord, reflects on Design Miami.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/20238 minutes, 15 seconds
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British Fashion Council’s 2023 Fashion Awards

Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, joins Nic Monisse in the studio for a special round-up of the 2023 Fashion Awards in London, with commentary and interviews from Carla Mercer, Julie Liu and Alice and Charlie Casely-Hayford.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/5/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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La Posada

Monocle’s Claudia Jacob reflects on the considered renovation of a medieval family home in Spain by the architect Carlos Gómez Sos.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Villa Médici, Jacu Strauss, Villa Müller

This week we visit Rome’s Villa Médici, which has undergone an acoustic makeover, and designer and hotelier Jacu Strauss joins us in our London studio to discuss his career. Plus: an early modernist home in Prague by architect Adolf Loos.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sharjah Architecture Triennial

The Sharjah Architecture Triennial is now in full swing, with the second edition of the event looking to champion design and innovation from the region. Monocle’s design editor, Nic Monisse, shares his reflections on the event, which is exploring how a culture of reuse in the Global South can help to deliver more resilient architecture across the globe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/20234 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bellerby & Co Globemakers, Chybik + Kristof, ‘Georgian Illuminations’

We go on a workshop tour to learn the craft of creating bespoke globes and Czech architect Ondrej Chybík joins us in the studio. Plus: we visit an installation that  illuminates the history of Georgian light shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/21/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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Extra: ‘The Atlas of Car Design: The World’s Most Iconic Cars’

Jason Barlow discusses his survey of iconic car designs from across the globe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dubai Design Week

Nic Monisse reports from this year’s event, which took place on the streets and in the buildings of the city’s design district. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/14/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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On Collecting: Chara Schreyer

The latest episode of the series from Monocle and Sotheby’s profiling some of history’s greatest collectors focuses on the German-born, California-raised philanthropist and patron of the arts. Schreyer amassed more than 600 works by some of the most significant modern artists, as well as various residences in which to house her collection, working in tandem with interior designer Gary Hutton.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/202318 minutes, 57 seconds
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Extra: Leo Palmer

The Moravia-based designer talks about his Xylographic project, which transforms wood prints into furniture.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/20235 minutes, 16 seconds
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Charlene Prempeh, Fforme, Martin Brudnizki

We talk to Charlene Prempeh about diversity in design and hear from fashion label Fforme. Plus: a chat with designer Martin Brudnizki about his new retail outpost for And Objects.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/7/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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Extra: Pottery workshop

Monocle’s Amy van den Berg goes to a pottery class hosted in collaboration with furniture and interior designer, Fred Rigby, and ceramic brand, Monoware.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/20237 minutes, 6 seconds
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David Thulstrup, The Office Group, Store Projects

We talk about total design with Danish architect David Thulstrup and find out how The Office Group’s new timber tower could tempt workers back into town. Plus: we check in with Store Projects, an association of creatives working to address inequalities in design.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/31/202330 minutes, 1 second
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Extra: LGR eyewear

The Rome-based maker of sunglasses and designer eyewear has created a successful niche thanks to a focus on Italian craftsmanship and models that tap into classic optical designs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Frances Priest, ‘Small Spaces in the City’, Building on the Built

We visit ‘Small Spaces in the City’ at Roca London Gallery, an exhibition that looks at the challenges of tiny homes across the globe. We also tour the studio of Edinburgh-based ceramicist Frances Priest and talk architecture with Jonathan Tuckey Design. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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Extra: Krehky

The Czech brand produces limited-edition products manufactured in Czechia through collaborations with emerging and established designers. We meet its co-founder, Jana Zielinski.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/20237 minutes, 59 seconds
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William Smalley, ‘Fashion City’, TAKT

Architect William Smalley tells us what makes the ideal ‘quiet space’ and Danish brand TAKT rethinks how we design, build and sell furniture. Plus: we visit a new exhibition, ‘Fashion City’, at the Museum of London Docklands.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/17/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Stelo glass

We meet Ambra Dentella, designer of the Stelo glass, one of the creatives at the London design incubator, Atelier100.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/20236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Refract, ‘Tough Moment’ and The Shop at LMN

We preview the forthcoming Refract glass arts festival in Seattle and meet British industrial designer Matthew Hilton to discuss his first sculpture show in London.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/10/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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Extra: ‘Antifurniture’

We head to London’s Design Museum, where a new interactive display aims to challenge our understanding of furniture design. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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Vienna Design Week, Fashion Week Reflections, British Ceramics Biennial

We head to the Austrian capital for its design week and review the recent run of fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris. Plus: a visit to Stoke-on-Trent for the British Ceramics Biennial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/202332 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mantú

We visit the Milanese showroom of the luxury womenswear brand that pairs Italian craftsmanship with a modern and elegant aesthetic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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London Design Festival

At this year’s London Design Festival we meet social enterprise POor Collective, winner of the Emerging Design Medal, and enter the bright world of artist and designer Morag Myerscough. We also stop by Singapore for this year’s edition of Design Fair Asia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/26/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Extra: Helsinki Design Week

Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, gives a roundup of this year’s edition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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London Fashion Week

We recap the recent event with Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, and visit an exhibition supporting and celebrating design rebels. Plus: the platform ushering in a more diverse group of fashion-industry professionals.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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Extra: Aviaaja Ezekiassen

We meet the multidisciplinary designer who fuses both Greenlandic and Danish influences in her work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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Paris Design Week 2023

We reflect on the opening days of Paris Design Week, where we drop into a showcase at Studio KO, speak to design collective Meet Met Met and talk to designer Pierre Marie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/202329 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bavarian manufacturing

Monocle’s Nic Monisse reflects on the strength of craft and production in southeast Germany with Faber-Castell, Gmund Paper and handmade glassware brand Theresienthal.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/20234 minutes, 25 seconds
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Quality of Life with Manuel Cervantes, Aurelia Rauch, Merlin Ouboter

We look back at The Monocle Quality of Life Conference 2023. We hear from award-winning Mexican architect Manuel Cervantes, talk branding, typography and graphic design with Bergos bank’s Aurelia Rauch and enjoy a spin in Microlino’s compact new car with Merlin Ouboter.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/5/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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Extra: Back to life

Monocle’s Jack Simpson reflects on the joy found in reviving a well-worn Cesca chair. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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‘Beyond Granite’, Bandaloop, At Kollektive

We head to Washington to visit a series of new monuments and memorials, and scale St Paul’s Cathedral in London to learn about the link between choreography and the built environment. Plus, we join a well-heeled collective with footwear brand, Ecco. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/29/202329 minutes, 54 seconds
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Special edition: Creative Denmark

To mark Monocle on Design’s partnership with Creative Denmark, we look at how the organisation supports the country’s rich design heritage and commitment to sustainability.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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Extra: ‘The Golden Fibre’

Montreal-based artist, curator and writer, Swapnaa Tamhane, explores the colonial history of jute in her installation, ‘The Golden Fibre’, at the V&A Dundee. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/202311 minutes
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Tosin Oshinowo, PET lamp, Asim Waqif

Tosin Oshinowo shares how she scaled her architectural firm and product designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón celebrates 10 years of the PET lamp. Plus, artist Asim Waqif discusses his ongoing collaborative approach to working with fabricators. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/22/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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Extra: Occhio

We meet Axel Meise, founder and chief designer at the German lighting-design brand, at its latest flagship showroom in London. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/17/20234 minutes, 24 seconds
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Aberto, Please Wait to Be Seated, Sondek LP12-50

We discuss an art exhibition taking place in São Paulo and pull up a chair with Danish furniture brand, Please Wait to Be Seated, whose latest perch is made from flax. Plus: a collaboration from turntable titans, Linn, and product designer Jony Ive.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/15/202330 minutes, 41 seconds
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Extra: Rahul Mehrotra

The urbanist and founder of RMA Architects reflects on the importance of twinning practical work with academic research, as well as his continued participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/20236 minutes, 25 seconds
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Moki Cherry, White Arkitekter

We enter the technicolour world of Swedish creative Moki Cherry and learn about the challenges of sustainable timber structures with White Arkitekter. We also discuss emerging design talent in Poland. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/8/202331 minutes, 7 seconds
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Refugio

The new community space in Copenhagen offers a home to young designers and independent creatives in the city. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/3/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tartan, Community consultation, Andrea Vytlačilová

We head to the ‘Tartan’ exhibition at the V&A Dundee and talk community consultation with landscape architecture firm Scape. Plus, we visit the studio of an emerging Czech designer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/1/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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‘Tsukiji Reimagined’

The current exhibition at White Conduit Projects gallery in London evokes the former fish market in Tokyo. We meet with artist Jake Tilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/20238 minutes, 41 seconds
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Prime Matter, Raw Mango, Low Collection

We visit Prime Matter, industrial designer Emmanuel Babled’s gallery in Lisbon, meet Sanjay Garg, founder of Indian luxury fashion brand Raw Mango and architect Benni Allan discusses his Low furniture collection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/25/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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‘Arranging Things’

New York-based stylist Colin King discusses his recent monograph, published by Rizzoli.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/20/20238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bard, Young V&A, Paper Fashion

We travel to Bard, an Edinburgh gallery focused on sharing Scottish craft and design. We head to the rebranded and re-vamped Young Victoria & Albert Museum in East London. Plus, we learn of a material innovation in the 1960s that resulted in paper fashion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/18/202330 minutes, 31 seconds
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Atelier Caracas

We meet Julio Kowalenko and Rodrigo Armas, the team behind cross-disciplinary architectural and design practice Atelier Caracas. They discuss their multifaceted approach and the importance of producing design through a Venezuelan lens.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/20236 minutes, 32 seconds
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Brian Clarke, Massimiliano Locatelli, Workwear

Stained glass artist, Brian Clarke, shares the importance and challenges of modernising the ancient art form and architect Massimilano Locatelli discusses his approach to designing interiors and buildings. Plus, curator Eldina Begic reflects on the utopian, political and artistic potential of workwear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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Extra: Birdie

Company co-founder and designer, Hans Augustenborg, discusses his analogue approach to devising a visual solution to the issue of indoor air quality.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/20235 minutes, 15 seconds
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Challenging Fast-Fashion Consumption

We highlight the platforms that are challenging fast-paced fashion consumption. Plus: we look at revamping our current wardrobe through rental, repair and sustainable clothing choices.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202331 minutes, 6 seconds
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Extra: Daring drapery

Nadia Al Zagir, co-founder and creative director of &Drape, tells us about the aesthetic potential of curtains.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/20234 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fashion Week roundup

Monocle’s fashion editor, Natalie Theodosi, joins Nic Monisse in the studio for a sartorial roundup, with analysis and interviews from recent Fashion Weeks in Paris and Milan, as well as Pitti Uomo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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Extra: The Future of Fabrics

We meet Nina Marenzi, founder of The Sustainable Angle, a not-for-profit organisation behind the annual Future Fabrics Expo. The event showcases sustainable, responsibly produced fibres and helps designers to make informed choices when sourcing their materials.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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‘À Table’, Bits To Atoms, Studio Hanna Whitehead

We meet Lina Ghotmeh, the architect behind this year’s pavilion at London’s Serpentine Gallery, and visit a digital fabrication studio and research lab in Beirut. Plus: we catch up with Hanna Dís Whitehead in Iceland, a maker committed to working with local materials, wool and oat straw. See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/20/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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Extra: The essence of Cartier

Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style and heritage, shares the essence of the company’s design philosophy and why its timepieces hold an enduring appeal for collectors and watch enthusiasts alike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/20237 minutes, 13 seconds
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Special edition: Nike on sustainability

To mark Monocle on Design’s partnership with Nike, we sit down with the brand’s chief sustainability officer, Noel Kinder, to learn more about the ways in which it is leading the way and setting a new agenda when it comes to sustainable practices.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/202323 minutes, 35 seconds
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3 Days of Design

We report from the 10th edition of Copenhagen’s 3 Days of Design festival, where we check out the latest offerings from sustainable material specialists Mater and meet design studio Atelier Axo. Plus: we visit the home of interior designer Kim Grenaa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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Extra: Ever-evolving craft

We meet Alex Tieghi-Walker, the gallerist and curator behind Tiwa Select in New York.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/20238 minutes, 40 seconds
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The London Festival of Architecture

To celebrate the London Festival of Architecture, we meet its director, Rosa Rogina, and the photographers behind two exhibitions featured in this year’s edition, Jim Stephenson and Jack Lovel. Plus: design journalist Katie Treggiden discusses her latest book on repair and reuse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Extra: A Chicago river cruise

The Chicago Architecture Center's river cruise celebrates its 30th season this year. Monocle’s Chris Cermak finds out why it has become such a beloved staple for architecture enthusiasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/1/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ruth E Carter, rebranding the Sundance Film Festival, Man Ray and fashion

We speak to the Oscar-winning costume designer, Ruth E Carter, and to the duo behind Sundance Film Festival’s latest rebrand. Plus, we catch up with the curator of Momu’s current exhibition on the visual artist and fashion photographer, Man Ray.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202330 minutes, 29 seconds
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Extra: New York Design Week

Monocle’s US editor, Chris Lord, reflects on this year’s edition of the annual festival, which celebrates the city’s gallerists, studio and designers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/202311 minutes, 36 seconds
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Venice Biennale: Architecture

We report from the Venice Biennale in Italy, one of the world’s most important architecture events. We speak to artist Theaster Gates, Mariam Issoufou Kamara, and the team behind the Nordic pavilion.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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Extra: Kara Pecknold

Monocle’s Helsinki correspondent, Petri Burtsoff, meets Kara Pecknold, vice-president of regenerative design at Frog.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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‘The Offbeat Sari’, ‘Styled by Design’, ‘Moon Jar’

We head to a new exhibition at London’s Design Museum to find out how the sari has had a makeover and visit a showcase of 20th-century modernist textiles. Plus: we learn how contemporary potters are reimagining Korea’s ceramic moon jar.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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Extra: ‘Made by Fire’

A landmark exhibition of Czech glass and porcelain brings together almost 100 artworks and design pieces. Though the industry is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the energy crisis, it’s fighting back with creativity and innovation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Extra: Hemmo Honkonen

Finnish furniture-maker Hemmo Honkonen takes us through his Audible collection, which draws on his experience as a luthier.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/20233 minutes, 52 seconds
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Eurovision, Arctic homes, Carolina Castigliano

We meet the production designer behind this year’s Eurovision Song Contest stage and, in Alaska, find out about the challenges of designing for cold climates with architect Aaron Cooke. Plus: Carolina Castigliano, founder of womenswear and accessories brand Plan C, shares her latest collection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202330 minutes, 10 seconds
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Architectural drawings, Cocol, Meghan Preiss and Marc Newson

Industrial designer Marc Newson discusses his experiments with metalwork techniques and we visit Cocol, a shop in Madrid that celebrates craft traditions. Plus: an exhibition of architectural drawings in London.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202329 minutes, 51 seconds
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Extra: Objects of Common Interest

Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis, co-founders of design studio Objects of Common Interest, discuss their exhibition ‘Poikilos’ at Nilufar Depot and why they continue to work between Athens and New York. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/27/20236 minutes, 20 seconds
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Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, part two

In the second edition of our special coverage of Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile, we meet the architect who gave away a selection of collectable pieces to the public and step into the trade hall with Luca Nichetto. Plus: Ronan Bouroullec drops by our pop-up studio to tell us about his latest work.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/202330 minutes, 33 seconds
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Extra: Loro Piana at Milan Design Week

Argentinian industrial designer Cristián Mohaded and Francesco Pergamo, director of Loro Piana’s interiors division, discuss their collaboration on a new furniture collection and an installation called “Apachetas”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/20/20235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile: Part one

We meet experimental and independent designers showcasing at Alcova. Plus: the collaborators behind the ‘Bar Flora’ installation share their collection, which utilises venetian glassblowing techniques.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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Extra: Bonacina

Bonacina, one of Italy’s oldest design brands, is celebrated for its handmade furniture fashioned from rattan cane. This year the family-run company is marking 135 years of activity by inaugurating a museum showcasing its legacy. Antonia Bonacina tells the story of her family’s commitment to timeless design.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/20238 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chatsworth House, Toronto and stage design

We visit a stately home in northern England for an exhibition marrying historic architecture with contemporary artworks. Plus: the signs that define Canada’s biggest city and a conversation with the show and set designer bringing lyrics to life on stage for Alicia Keys and hip-hop artist Loyle Carner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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Simplifying type

Monocle’s design editor, Nic Monisse, ponders the shift to simplified logos across fashion houses and asks whether sans-serif fonts are here to stay.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coffee and community

We find out how coffee shops can create communities and head to Singapore for a contemporary take on the reusable cup. Plus: we learn how a neighbourhood coffee shop in Toronto approached a brand refresh.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/4/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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Extra: Material Bank

Material Bank has revolutionised the selection and specification of timber, tile, brick and steel for architectural projects. We talk to managing director Philippe Brocart about the US operation’s plans for a European launch this spring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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Machine-A, Designing inclusive spaces, Marco Campardo

We celebrate the tenth anniversary of cult fashion shop, Machine-A and find out how material choice can play a role in inclusive design. Plus, we meet Marco Campardo, this year’s winner of the Ralph Saltzman prize.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/28/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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Extra: Winter design

As spring finally arrives, Monocle’s Gregory Scruggs reflects on the charms of winter design.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/20236 minutes, 9 seconds
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‘Designing for our Future Selves’

We look at solutions that will help people to age gracefully and live their later years as independently as possible. Plus: the legacy of Portuguese modernist designer Daciano Da Costa and the founder of Madrid concept store Llop shows us around.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/21/202330 minutes, 10 seconds
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Extra: Gustaf Westman

We visit the industrial designer’s new studio and showroom in Stockholm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Collectible, Roca, Kachorovska

We visit the Collectible design fair in Brussels as designers Inma Bermúdez and Andreu Carulla talk us through their collections for Spanish bathroom firm Roca. Plus: Ukrainian footwear designer Alina Kachorovska discusses the challenges of production, a year on from the Russian invasion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/14/202329 minutes, 49 seconds
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Extra: Leisure centres

Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, discusses the imaginative and eclectic architecture that you’ll find at the UK’s leisure centres – and explains why we should save them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/20237 minutes, 21 seconds
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‘Not Black or White’, Jorge Penadés and Galerie Revel

We visit a craft and design exhibition in the heart of London’s Marylebone and check in with Spanish designer Jorge Penadés, whose recent project was inspired by hollow cardboard tubes. Plus: we meet the team at Galerie Revel, a Bordeaux-based contemporary design space.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/202329 minutes, 40 seconds
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Extra: Aequō gallery

Tarini Jindal Handa, founder of India’s first collectable design gallery, shares how she is bringing traditional craft to contemporary audiences. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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‘Fashion Reimagined’, Slow Spain, Material Reform

Designer Amy Powney discusses new documentary ‘Fashion Reimagined’, which charts her journey in making her clothing label sustainable, and we visit Madrid Design Festival. Plus: research practice Material Cultures detail the importance of bio-based materials in construction.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/202333 minutes, 28 seconds
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Extra: London Fashion Week

Monocle’s fashion editor Natalie Theodosi and Grace Charlton discuss their highlights from the event.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lawrence Steele, Kusheda Mensah

Lawrence Steele, creative director of Italian label Aspesi, takes us through his vision for the clothing brand. Plus, London-based maker Kusheda Mensah shares her creative journey in crafting a modular furniture collection.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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Baux, Ganni and Arc

We explore the link between materials and wellbeing with acoustic specialists Baux. Then we discuss Ganni’s latest collaboration with Copenhagen’s Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst. Plus: what would a reimagining of the English country house look like today?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Extra: Atelier100

We look at a shop in London where all of the products on offer have been developed and produced within a 100km radius of the city.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/20235 minutes, 46 seconds
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East London Cloth, Brioni and Kimberly Dowdell

We visit a textile studio in east London and head to Milan to meet Brioni’s design director. Plus: the incoming president of the American Institute of Architects discusses her plans.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/202330 minutes, 16 seconds
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Extra: Chateau Orlando

Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall explains how Cornish folklore has provided ample inspiration for the latest collection from his homeware and fashion brand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/20235 minutes, 53 seconds
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Paris special

We bring you the best of what was on show at two events in the French capital: trade fair Maison&Objet and Paris Fashion Week for menswear.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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Paris special

We bring you the best of what was on show at two events in the French capital: trade fair Maison&Objet and Paris Fashion Week for menswear.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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Extra: ‘Cycles’ and ‘Multiplicity’

We reflect on the exhibitions still open to the public as part of Lisbon’s recent Architecture Triennale.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/20237 minutes, 3 seconds
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An architecture special

We tour the revamped Slovak National Gallery, meet architect Camilo Restrepo to discuss tropical architecture and visit an inflatable installation in London’s financial district. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Extra: A real pane

In Paris’s 12th arrondissement, we visit a stained-glass atelier to find out why the craft is as relevant as ever.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/20235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Holzweiler, ArClab, Unifor, Scandinavian design

We visit the Holzweiler clothing store in Copenhagen, and explore the Architectural Conservation Laboratory in Singapore. Plus, we visit an exhibition in Los Angeles that examines the influence of Scandinavian design in the US. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Extra: Map Project Office

We visit the industrial design consultancy whose portfolio ranges from quantum computing to bioplastic sporks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tatiana Bilbao, Vitra’s London Showroom, Pith

Renowned architect Tatiana Bilbao shares some insights on her practice and we tour Vitra’s London showroom. Plus: the founders of paper and stationery brand Pith pay us a visit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/10/202329 minutes, 58 seconds
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Extra: Irregular type

Norwegian designer, Daniel Brokstad tells us more about Inconstant Regular, a new font that is accessible and easy on the eye.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/20236 minutes, 42 seconds
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Moshe Safdie and Clothsurgeon

Architect Moshe Safdie discusses his illustrious career and latest title. Plus: we head to Savile Row, where a streetwear brand is breaking the mould.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/202330 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of Monocle On Design – Part 2

Our favourite design stories from our global contributors including a Hungarian music museum, a Bosnian coppersmith and a Japanese woodworking exhibition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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Best of Monocle On Design, part one

The On Design team discuss highlights from this year’s programming. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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Extra: Enchanting Worlds

At Montréal’s McCord Stewart Museum, we visit an exhibition showcasing the mechanical Christmas-window displays of Ogilvy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202211 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mattiazzi, turntables and design in Budapest

Nevio Mattiazzi shares the history of his furniture factory in northeastern Italy and author Gideon Schwartz discusses the design of the turntable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/202229 minutes, 7 seconds
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Extra: World Architecture Festival 2022

A dispatch from Lisbon, where this year’s edition of the World Architecture Festival took place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fashion awards, Design Miami, Polestar

Hear from the winners of the British Fashion Council’s annual awards, including Gabriela Hearst, creative director at Chloé, and Charles Conn, chair at Patagonia. Then we head to Design Miami with Nada Debs, Maria Cristina Didero and more. Plus, Polestar’s Maximilian Missoni on the Swedish company’s new SUV. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/6/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Extra: A home for Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky

For decades, Austria refused to recognise the importance of the Austrian architect but attitudes have since changed. After extensive renovations, Schütte-Lihotzky’s Vienna flat is now open as a museum to showcase her design principles. Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov went along to have a look.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/20226 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘The Forecast’ 2023

A preview of design and fashion stories in ‘The Forecast’, Monocle’s annual look ahead to the year to come. Plus: a bell foundry producing bronze and ceramic bells and wind chimes and bedframe brand Reframed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202231 minutes
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‘The Forecast’ 2023

A preview of design and fashion stories in ‘The Forecast’, Monocle’s annual look ahead to the year to come. Plus: a bell foundry producing bronze and ceramic bells and wind chimes and bedframe brand Reframed.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202231 minutes
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Extra: Rimowa Design Prize

German luxury luggage brand Rimowa recently launched its own prize. The company’s CEO, Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert, discusses the inaugural edition of the competition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/20228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Icelandic Design Awards and Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

Today’s programme is a bit of a Nordic special. We hear from the winners at this year’s Icelandic Design Awards and visit a Danish museum that has proved itself to be “best in glass”.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/22/202230 minutes, 6 seconds
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Extra: Yusuke Takahashi

After seven years at Issey Miyake menswear, the Tokyo-based designer branched out to create his own brand, Clothing for Contemporary Life, or CFCL. We find out how he makes use of computer-programming technology to create knitwear collections. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/20226 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cecilie Bahnsen, Roksanda and Thebe Magugu

We meet Denmark’s Cecilie Bahnsen, London-based fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić and talk to South African designer Thebe Magugu.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/15/202229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Extra: ‘Terminal G’

At Dubai Design Week we meet Samer Yamani and Mohamed Maktabi to discuss their exhibition ‘Terminal G’.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/20226 minutes, 14 seconds
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Francis Kéré

We meet Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Francis Kéré to discuss his sustainable and local approach to design. Plus: we visit tropical modernism masterpiece Casa de Vidro in Brazil. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/8/202228 minutes, 58 seconds
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Extra: Reimagining cultural spaces

Co-founders of Beijing-based architecture practice Open reflect on their approach to creating cultural buildings.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/20228 minutes, 55 seconds
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Volt, Lodes, Sunspel, Space Perspective

We ride e-bikes in London with British manufacturer Volt and visit Italian lighting manufacturer Lodes. Plus: Sunspel’s creative director and interstellar travel with Space Perspective.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/1/202231 minutes, 47 seconds
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Extra: The evolution of a chair

Celebrated designer Antonio Citterio discusses his recent partnership with @Knoll_Inc to create the Klismos collection, a series of chairs and sofas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/20226 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Carpenters’ Line, In Plain Sight, Orgatec

We visit an exhibition celebrating Japanese woodworking and an archive that explores our relationship to eyewear. We also check out Kvadrat’s newest release at the world’s biggest office furniture fair, Orgatec. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/25/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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Extra: Layer

Benjamin Hubert, creative director of Layer, reflects on the strategic design agency’s debut monograph.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/20226 minutes, 29 seconds
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K-style, Oma and Sony

We chart the rise of South Korean style on the global stage, discuss material innovation with architecture firm Oma, and visit an installation showcasing Sony’s latest innovations. Plus: we find out about another design favourite in Lagos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/18/202230 minutes, 30 seconds
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Extra: Daan Roosegaarde – Spark

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde shares his latest project, Spark – a new, sustainable alternative to fireworks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/20229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Theaster Gates, Sabine Marcelis and Chatpong Chuenrudeemol

We meet Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, swivel on public chairs with Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis and learn about Thai architect Chatpong Chuenrudeemol’s favourite work of design.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/202230 minutes, 10 seconds
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Extra: Fashion wrap

Natalie Theodosi reflects on recent fashion weeks in Paris and Milan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202211 minutes, 29 seconds
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Danish special: Stine Goya, Kvadrat, Hvidt & Mølgaard

Fashion designer Stine Goya discusses her namesake brand, we visit a folly that appears to be made of paper in Ebeltoft and the revival of Hvidt & Mølgaard with &Tradition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/4/202233 minutes, 5 seconds
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Extra: Take a seat

At this year’s Feria Hábitat, we find out more about the HANDY Stool from the Spanish furniture producer, SELLEXSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/20224 minutes, 3 seconds
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London Design Festival and Feria Hábitat Valencia

We continue our coverage of the London Design Festival and then cross over to international trade fair Feria Hábitat Valencia.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/27/202233 minutes, 15 seconds
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Material Matters

Co-founders of design fair Material Matters tell Monocle about its inaugural edition, which is held at the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/20229 minutes, 21 seconds
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London Fashion Week and London Design Festival

We wrap up London Fashion Week and look ahead to London Design Festival, experiencing the alchemy of glass and copper, courtesy of Omer Arbel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/20/202232 minutes, 27 seconds
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See the signs

We speak to UK design icon Margaret Calvert and discuss way-finding with the Sign Design Society. Plus: we pay a visit to a new pavilion in Austria.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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Extra: Paola Antonelli at Singapore Design Week

A senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paola Antonelli developed the Design Futures Symposium for Singapore’s Design Week. We caught up with the architecture and design specialist to find out about the conference.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/20228 minutes, 10 seconds
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Extra: Paola Antonelli at Singapore Design Week

A senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Paola Antonelli developed the Design Futures Symposium for Singapore’s Design Week. We caught up with the architecture and design specialist to find out about the conference.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/16/20228 minutes, 10 seconds
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Maison & Objet, Habitare and Frama x Hender Scheme

We visit Maison & Objet in Paris and make a pit stop at Finland’s largest furniture and decoration event, Habitare. Plus: the story behind a collaboration between a Japanese leather specialist and a Copenhagen-based furniture-maker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Maison & Objet, Habitare and Frama x Hender Scheme

We visit Maison & Objet in Paris and make a pit stop at Finland’s largest furniture and decoration event, Habitare. Plus: the story behind a collaboration between a Japanese leather specialist and a Copenhagen-based furniture-maker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/13/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Extra: Holistic design in Denmark

Nic Monisse reflects on the country's “golden period” in the mid-20th century.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/20222 minutes, 40 seconds
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“50 Queens”, Sacred Heart church, Mytheresa

We meet the landscape architect behind an installation highlighting key women in Danish history and visit a church in Canada whose redesign and renovation is fit for the Pope. Plus: an e-commerce fashion company’s venture into interiors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/6/202229 minutes, 44 seconds
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Extra: Ace Hotel Toronto

In Toronto we tour Ace Hotel’s latest outpost with architect Brigitte Shim.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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Extra: Lahti international poster triennial

We visit the event dedicated to poster art and design in the Finnish city. There, we find out why, even in the digital age, this art form continues to play an important role in our lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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St Catherine’s College, Grevi hats, Genesis

We learn about Arne Jacobsen’s designs for an Oxford college and pay a visit to a Florentine milliner. Plus: looking to the future with electric car brand Genesis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/23/202230 minutes, 11 seconds
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Extra: Copenhagen Fashion Week

Monocle’s fashion editor Natalie Theodosi discusses the more accessible approach on show at this year’s event.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/20226 minutes, 51 seconds
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Otrivin Air Lab, 'badehotels' and Phillipe Atienza

We learn about the biodegradable polymers devised by Eco Logic Studio and take a dip at a Danish ‘badehotel’. Plus: we visit a bootmaker’s workshop in Paris.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/16/202229 minutes, 44 seconds
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Extra: Issey Miyake remembered

We reflect on the career and legacy of the esteemed fashion designer following his death last week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/20227 minutes, 30 seconds
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Performance spaces

We meet the designers behind the new Taipei Performing Arts Center and discuss bespoke venue design with the architect behind London’s Abba Arena. Plus: inflatable pool toys. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/9/202228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Extra: Geneva’s city hall

We visit Geneva city hall, newly revamped by architecture firm Bonhôte Zapata to help foster dialogue and democracy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/20224 minutes, 28 seconds
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Maison Schiaparelli and Rana Salam

We look at the legacy of avant garde fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli through a new show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and learn about Rana Salam’s use of colour. Plus: Nic Monisse on the ideal summer house.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/2/202229 minutes, 57 seconds
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Extra: Federica Biasi on timelessness

Emerging designer Federica Biasi tells us how to strike the balance between trendy and timeless.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/20224 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tosin Oshinowo, Commune, Faye Toogood

Architect Tosin Oshinowo discusses material development in Nigeria, and we visit the new offices of design studio Commune in Los Angeles. Plus, we meet designer Faye Toogood in her London studio.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/26/202232 minutes, 38 seconds
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Extra: Design conversations

How can designers engage the public in conversations about urban design? Monocle’s executive editor Nolan Giles reflects on the example set by Concéntrico, an architecture and design festival in Logroño, Spain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/20224 minutes
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The natural world

Architect Mario Cucinella discusses smog-eating ceramics and his ecologically sustainable 3D-printed house. Plus: we hear how indigenous technologies could be used to improve cities by 2040 and learn about design solutions provided by the forms, processes and systems of the natural world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/19/202232 minutes, 54 seconds
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Extra: Silk-weaving in Lyon

We head to Lyon, a city with a storied tradition in textiles, to see how the craft of silk-weaving is being kept alive.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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Extra: ‘Cloud Cities Barcelona’

We head to the observation deck of the Torre Glòries skyscraper to visit ‘Cloud Cities Barcelona’ with artist Tomás Saraceno. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/20226 minutes, 34 seconds
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Make your mark

We meet some of the myriad makers doing wonderful things with materials, including a hand-built sauna in central London, a Copenhagen silversmith and a new glue-less shoe from Nike.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/202228 minutes, 15 seconds
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Extra: Ljubljana Biennial

Our Balkans correspondent, Guy De Launey, visits the Slovenian capital for the world’s longest-running design biennial. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/20227 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fashion round-up

We tour Europe for a men’s fashion round-up, taking in Florence, Milan and Paris. Plus: we discuss a new book showcasing the craft cultures that have shaped fashion in Africa for centuries.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/28/202229 minutes, 42 seconds
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Extra: Design and the Danish embassy

Marie-Louise Høstbo, creative director of Fritz Hansen, reflects on the Danish Embassy and the design pieces featured there.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/20227 minutes, 5 seconds
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Festival special

Highlights from the design calendar, with reports from Tallinn, Basel and Copenhagen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/21/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Extra: ‘Studies of a Table’ at 3 Days of Design

We head to an exhibition that focuses on the table, looking at what this utilitarian item can and should be.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/20226 minutes, 26 seconds
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Salone del Mobile 2022, part 2

From design dynasties to immersive experiences and street-side showrooms, we explore some of the best of Salone del Mobile 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/202229 minutes, 20 seconds
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Extra: Salone del Mobile: Yves Béhar

We check in with Swiss-born, US-based industrial designer Yves Béhar of Fuseprojects to learn about his plans at Salone del Mobile and find out about designing on the cutting edge of technology.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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Salone del Mobile 2022

The design world’s biggest event, Salone del Mobile, is here. We kick off our coverage with a roundtable in Milan on the importance of the event. Plus: we visit an exhibition by Swiss foundation Pro Helvetia and learn about Ikea’s plans for the week – and future too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/7/202230 minutes, 36 seconds
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Hotels, restaurants and dining halls

We get hospitable with British interior designer Tara Bernerd and drop into the office of multidisciplinary designer Tom Dixon. Plus: we pay a visit to a new dining hall at the University of Cambridge by architects Feilden Fowles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202230 minutes, 22 seconds
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Extra: Radical rooms – power of the plan

We explore Riba’s exhibition on the power relations embedded within the layout of our domestic spaces, meeting collaborators of the project architect Charles Holland and visual artist Di Mainstone.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/20229 minutes, 8 seconds
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Extra: Fiskars Village Art and Design Biennale

An historic village in southern Finland plays host to one of the country’s most anticipated design events this summerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/20229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ukraine's design scene

We look at how the design scene in Ukraine has responded to Russia’s invasion. We find out how the Architecture Council of Europe is supporting the nation’s designers and meet an architectural institution that’s opted to stay in the country despite offers to move abroad. Plus we meet a brand championing Ukrainian heritage and craft, and the Kyiv-based architect, Slava Balbek.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202230 minutes, 36 seconds
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Extra: NYC x Design

Mary Holland takes us on a tour of exhibitors at the 10th edition of New York City’s flagship annual design festival.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/20229 minutes, 34 seconds
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Going underground

We take a trip underground to explore the design of London’s new Elizabeth Line and celebrate 120 years of Berlin’s U-Bahn. Plus: how to design the perfect underground transport map. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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Extra: Stone carving with Zoë Wilson

We meet award-winning British stone carver Zoë Wilson to discuss pattern, material and her rather unique craft.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/20227 minutes, 28 seconds
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The world of print: St Bride Foundation, Sharp Type and Errata

We explore an archive in London that dates back to the 19th century and visit an award-winning type foundry. Plus: a project showcasing Portugual's women graphic designers.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202229 minutes, 36 seconds
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Extra: Ernest W Baker

We head to the Porto atelier of contemporary menswear label Ernest W Baker to learn how it combines classic tailoring with modern influences.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/20227 minutes, 5 seconds
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Open Architecture, ‘Alloys’ and Mexico’s biomaterials

We hear how Beijing-based practice Open is leading the way in terms of cultural architecture in China and reflect on fascinating collaborations between architects and sculptors in mid-20th-century America. Plus: a new project exploring Mexico’s plentiful biomaterials.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/202231 minutes, 5 seconds
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Extra: Hungarian weaving

Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov reports from southeastern Hungary, where the traditional craft of weaving using cattail plants is making a comeback.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/20225 minutes, 18 seconds
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Monocle Design Awards 2022

We reflect on the 2022 edition of the Monocle Design Awards and meet some of this year’s winners, including Snøhetta, Limbo Accra, Anna O’Gorman and Dorte Mandrup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/202228 minutes, 50 seconds