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.
Extra: International Library for Fashion Research
Elise By Olsen, founder of the International Library for Fashion Research, explains how the new globally accessible archive will help to decentralise the field.
Apple Watch: a contemporary design icon
We interview the executive behind the Apple Watch and drop into the south of France for a fashion festival. Plus: Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho heads to Porto Fashion Week, an event that spotlights the creative collaborations between designers and Portugal’s textile producers.
Extra: Copenhagen’s Palads Teatret
What happens when a popular heritage building is set for demolition? We visit Copenhagen’s Palads Teatret, a train station turned cinema, to learn the fate of its pastel-coloured façade.
Design on film
Ever wondered where archive footage is collected for documentaries about designers? Or who designs film sets and props? Hear the answers as we explore the life of furniture-maker George Nakashima, visit backlots in Hungary and talk to graphic designer Annie Atkins.
Extra: How does electronic music influence design?
From instruments that inspire product and industrial-design techniques, to the look of album-cover art and gig posters, the connections between electronic music and design are abundant. We visit the Design Museum to find out more
Why does Milan have a new design week?
In lieu of Salone del Mobile this year, Milan has created a new event for designers seeking inspiration and industry insight: Design City Milano. We visit the showrooms, galleries, and workshops taking part.