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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.
‘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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
I enjoy the Monocle podcasts. Well worth a listen.