Monocle 24: Section D
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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.
||CleanBy the book||On today’s show we book in some time with the writers, commissioners, printers and editors behind the design world’s budding publishing scene.||19 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLight relief||We turn the spotlight back on itself and take a look at the state of the lighting-design industry. We talk to the man behind lighting giant Flos, visit Vienna’s brightest new-builds and meet the Danish lighting designers making it in the city.||12 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMaking room||This week we check out a design-minded solution to rising studio rents, take the temperature after the first month of the much-discussed Venice Architecture Biennale and bring you a few seasonal wardrobe fixes from three far-flung destinations. Plus: we a||5 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCourse of nature||From architecture to fashion and engineering, we turn our attention to the influence that nature and naturally inspired design is having on the industry.||28 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFashion forward – Pitti Immagine Uomo||Last week menswear trade show Pitti Immagine Uomo held its 90th edition in Florence. We bring you a report from the event, highlighting the burning issues and best exhibitors at one of the most prominent fixtures in the menswear calendar.||21 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBrand national||We examine the ways that design can reflect and influence national identity.||14 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean‘Reporting from the front’ – Venice Architecture Biennale||We decamp to Veneto in northern Italy for a report on the best from the 15th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Chilean curator (and recent Pritzker Prize-winner) Alejandro Aravena has invited the designers of 61 national pavilions to explore how||7 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s in a logo?||Today we mull over the benchmarks of branding and the benefits of a likeable logo. We talk nation branding and Canada’s visual identity with Toronto correspondent Chris Frey and chart the rise and fall of logos in fashion. Plus: we hear the history of t||31 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJoys of spring||We head to Beirut to take the temperature of the nation’s design scene and pop into a pottery studio in Copenhagen for a masterclass in the ceramic arts. We also talk to a type foundry finding inspiration in its archives and get a few summertime sartori||24 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSitting pretty||We get comfortable with a mainstay in the world of industrial design and chart the history, meaning and importance of the humble chair.||17 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOn the money||This week we unearth a few treasures in an industry not so synonymous with design – that of money. We ask the team at Snøhetta how they revamped the Norwegian bank note, consider how the Balkans’ turbulent past is reflected in its various currencies||10 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFlying colours||On today’s show we shine a light on the most fundamental of visual delights: colour. We chart the tale of three intriguing hues with journalist Kassia St Clair, consider the importance of colour in defining certain cities with author John Sutcliffe and||3 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHow do you cover design?||Today we turn our editorial gaze back onto our own turf and consider how to cover a subject as diverse and delightful as design in print and online. Are magazines as influential as they used to be and do clicks and online articles pay the bills? We also m||26 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFair do’s: Salone del Mobile||On today’s show we report from the vanguard of good design Salone del Mobile, Milan’s messy behemoth of a party for the design industry that overtook Lombardy’s capital last week.||19 4 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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.