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176 24 Feb 2015

Design legacy: 

A conversation with high-minded Italian architect Renzo Piano about his aim of thinking big for his home nation’s suburbs and we look to the Netherlands where fans are celebrating the creator of Miffy the rabbit – master graphic-designer Dick Bruna.

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175 17 Feb 2015

Design in Japan: 

A look at the new Japan-themed Issue 81 of Monocle with the magazine’s photo-director Poppy Shibamoto. Plus, a look back at the career of industrial-designer Kenji Ekuan, we savour the scent of Parisian perfumers Ex Nihilo, visit London’s Soane Museum and discuss craftsmanship in Italian design.

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174 10 Feb 2015

From South Korea to King's Cross: 

Introducing a showcase of the best young South Korean architects. Plus artist Anne Howeson’s drawings of London's King's Cross, FilmDoo’s film-poster competition and architectural cut-outs from Poland.

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173 3 Feb 2015

Design at work: 

A look at business-minded design, with Paola Navone at Ercol and Alexander Girard at Vitra, we take a tour of Manhattan’s new One Madison building and reappraise some magnificent UK office blocks just awarded official protection.

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172 27 Jan 2015

IMM Köln furniture fair : 

With the international design fairs now in full swing we continue our tour as Tom Morris visits the Köln furniture fair. We also call in at Berlin fashion week and preview Design Shanghai, coming up later this year.

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171 20 Jan 2015

The Palazzo peacocks: 

From the Pitti Uomo menswear fair in Florence, Tom Morris talks to some of the most sartorially sensitive signori at the prestigious fashion event.

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170 13 Jan 2015

As the autumn/winter season hots up in the world of fashion, we meet some of the designers at the London Collections: Men event. Plus, we stay sharp for good design with a visit to the annual Helsinki Knife Show.

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169 6 Jan 2015

We meet one of Portugal’s most sought after interior designers Nini Andrade Silva on her home island of Madeira, hear from Portland Oregon where a postmodernist monument has just been spared the wrecking ball, and head to Switzerland to meet architect Pascal Flammer: designer of a new style of alpine farmhouse.

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168 30 Dec 2014

We tour Gaudí's Torre Bellesguard in Barcelona, witness continuing architectural controversy in Belgrade and meet typographic legend Eric Spiekermann in Berlin.

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167 23 Dec 2014

We explore the links between art and design with artist-cum-architect Anish Kapoor and London's Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic tells us about his new book.

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166 16 Dec 2014

David Plaisant takes us through the best bits of Business of Design Week in Hong Kong. Plus, we head to Milan to learn about the craft of design brand Porro, and travel to Toronto for Iidex: Canada’s national design and architecture expo.

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165 9 Dec 2014

Design Miami special: we pick the best from the US’s most prominent design fair including chats with the event's director Rodman Primack, Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig, and we witness the unveiling of a new sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.

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