Design Stories

How George Nelson made us all look a bit closer

The designer took a camera everywhere he went (in the days before we all did). What he pointed his lens at wasn't particularly remarkable - but what he highlighted in his detail-packed images taught an entire generation how to see How George Nelson made us all look a bit closer

When design doesn't have to be as little as possible

A new show of Mario Bellini's work focuses on the way he worked beauty into industrial production When design doesn't have to be as little as possible

A look back at glasses

A new show at Design Museum Holon examines the history of spectacles through one remarkable collection A look back at glasses

OMA and Prada create domestic bliss

Rem Koolhaas’ firm built a decidedly homely setting for Prada’s Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2017 show OMA and Prada create domestic bliss

New designs for old age

Design Museum exhibition examines contemporary design solutions to the problems we'll all face in later life New designs for old age

Plant and BloomsyBox – the gift that keeps on giving

If you’re gifting our great book Plant this holiday season why not couple it with a year’s worth of blooms? Plant and BloomsyBox – the gift that keeps on giving

Christie's Strangest Sales - An expensive egg timer

Find out how the world's most expensive timepiece weathered the revolution and winged its way back to Russia Christie's Strangest Sales - An expensive egg timer

How Ettore Sottsass took a shine to glass

A new show in the designer's centenary year looks at his fascination with, and dedication to, the material How Ettore Sottsass took a shine to glass

Memphis does Hanukkah

Ever wondered what a Sottsass-influenced menorah looks like? Find out at the Jewish Museum, New York Memphis does Hanukkah

Can you see the music in these patterns?

Could fabric design and music share some unlikely common ground? Yes, judging by our new book Patterns Can you see the music in these patterns?

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