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: The Mindcraft Project
We look at the digital exhibition that highlights emerging experimental designers and studios in Denmark who combine traditional craft with new technology.
A design tour of Portugal
We unearth the country’s burgeoning design industry. From a ceramics studio in Lisbon to a nautical-inspired clothing brand in Porto, we meet the creatives putting the country on the map.
Extra: A real character
In Taipei, Clarissa Wei shares the challenges faced by font designers who produce full traditional Chinese character sets from scratch.
Conserving architecture in Asia
We venture to Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore to find out how architects retain the local character and culture of historic buildings, while redesigning sites for contemporary use.
Extra: ‘After The Australian Ugliness’
Editor Naomi Stead takes us through her new title, a contemporary response to Australian architect Robin Boyd’s seminal text that was published in 1960.
Ikea art, Sunspel and Rudolph de Harak
We explore how Ikea is bringing products created by renowned artists and designers to the masses, and take a trip to the Sunspel clothing factory. Plus: modernist graphic design and the latest design news from the southern states of the USA.
It could be great. The content and subjects discussed are relevant, current and interesting. it is such a good idea and there is a real diversity of content on this and the other Monocle podcasts. However the interview technique and tweeness of Tom Morris and Aled John is irritating. Continually closed questions and the presentation is a bit precious. Otherwise, great.
I appreciate this show but because I also subscrive to The Curator, I occasionally have to listen to things I have heard on Section D twice, once here and once on The Curator.