100 episodes

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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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: Who was Corita Kent?

    Extra: Who was Corita Kent?

    Director of Los Angeles’s Corita Art Center, Nellie Scott, tells us more about the ethos of artist, educator and designer Corita Kent, who worked in LA and Boston and was an influential figure in the pop art movement.

    • 7 min
    Sweden’s design future

    Sweden’s design future

    We meet some of the brightest up-and-coming designers at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. Plus: a discussion with Sweden’s first national architect, Helena Bjarnegård, and we talk to Luca Nichetto and Robert Acouri, two of the minds behind new Paris-based brand and boutique La Manufacture.

    • 30 min
    Extra: Does architecture always have to be a building?

    Extra: Does architecture always have to be a building?

    In the 1960s and 1970s, groups of emerging designers across the globe began experimenting with architectural forms. Matthew Butcher and Luke Pearson tell us more about some of the playful projects by the avant-garde practitioners of the time.

    • 6 min
    Drawing inspiration

    Drawing inspiration

    We speak to Foster + Partners’ art director Narinder Sagoo about the process of sketching new buildings. Plus: we visit the Danish Architecture Centre, and meet two friends channelling nostalgia into the design of Brooklyn’s Turk’s Inn restaurant.

    • 30 min
    Extra: Rules and risk

    Extra: Rules and risk

    Marjorie Allen was a postwar pioneer of the Adventure Playground movement in the UK. Her story features in “Play Well”, an exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection. We meet the exhibition’s curator, Shamita Sharmacharja, to learn more.

    • 4 min
    Meeting Francis Kéré

    Meeting Francis Kéré

    An in-depth discussion with Berlin-based, Burkina Faso-born architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, reflecting on how his practise Kéré Architecture creates buildings with both a sense of place and purpose. Plus, we meet design fair Maison et Objet’s designer of the year – lighting and interiors specialist Michael Anastassiades.

    • 30 min

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