Icon reveals the nominees for the 2014 Icon Awards judged earlier this month at the BT Tower in London’s West End. The shortlist includes globally prominent architects and designers, along with emerging practices and technical and social innovators.
The winners – and the 2014 Icon of the Year – will be announced at a ceremony on 4 December at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. The winners will all receive trophies designed by Anton Alvarez, made using his thread-wrapping machine.
2014 AWARDS SHORTLIST:
Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, by Lacaton & Vassal
LSE Student Centre, London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by David Chipperfield Architects
Bonhôte townhouse, London, by AOC
Markthal, Rotterdam, by MVRDV
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, by Allies and Morrison
Tate Britain, London, by Caruso St John
Victoria Beckham store, London, by Farshid Moussavi
Another release this week from prolific Japanese studio Nendo is the extension of the 2013 Peg Collection for Cappellini. The new additions include a series of sofas, beds, low tables, corner shelving unit and mirror. The pieces are unified by their compact feel and wooden peg legs. Continue Reading…
Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design
The ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…
The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a modern three-bed private residence in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, has been named Britain’s best new home. Continue Reading…
Brintons engineer’s invention the patented ‘High Definition Weave’ has the capacity to weave up to 32 colours, and simulate photorealistic effects. The leading brand just released this sneak preview of a geometric design using the equipment designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.
Above: The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito
Again, both La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite have shown their commitment to promoting fresh design to ensure noteworthy talent doesn’t go unnoticed. When two leading design institutions collaborate to showcase what they regard as inspirational work instinctively you expect to see an interesting collection. And, the 2014 selection does not disappoint.
Dossofiorito is a design collaboration started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi and Gianluca Giabardo. It is located in an old car workshop, where Livia and Gianluca carry out their design experiments with a very hands-on approach.
‘The Phytophiler’ is a series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices such as magnifying glasses and mirrors are installed, offering a completely different perspective on the houseplant. Continue Reading…
Above: Cutting edge glasses and styling from FEB31st
100% Optical is the largest audited trade event for optical professionals in the UK. The groundbreaking show is designed for opticians, dispensing opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists with over 2000 product launches, 90+ hours of educational seminars and a wealth of thought-provoking content. Organised in partnership with the Association of Optometrists, 100% Optical offers professionals three days of business, learning and networking.
Launched in February 2014, the first event was a huge success, attracting over 5,000 professionals, featuring 200 exhibitors and amassing over 90 hours of educational seminars. These seminars attracted international star speakers from afar afield as Australia, South Africa and Israel. Continue Reading…
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met in 1992 on the Architecture and Interiors Masters course at the Royal College of Art. They became friends, set up their practice Barber Osgerby and made a name for themselves running the studio whilst studying, which didn’t go down very well with the tutors. Continue Reading…