Design Stories

Stefan Sagmeister wants you to show him your beauty

Got a vision of man-made loveliness? Then the great New York graphic designer would like to hear from you Stefan Sagmeister wants you to show him your beauty

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Ombre Plane

More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Ombre Plane

Soviet fashion and soft power

Our book Designed in the USSR recalls how Russia pushed haute couture abroad (and sewing patterns at home) Soviet fashion and soft power

Why the Louis Ghost Chair matters

Philippe Starck’s spectral update of an 18thC classic is both antique and modern (and her majesty approves) Why the Louis Ghost Chair matters

Made in North Korea is now a show as well as a book!

Last night Nick Bonner launched a show of ephemera featured in his book at the House Of Illustration, London Made in North Korea is now a show as well as a book!

Why the Cinema Chair matters

As the Oscars approach we take a look at how feature films spurred the production of comfier seating Why the Cinema Chair matters

The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table

Why the Les Arcs Dining Chair matters

Not every classic chair can be attributed to a designer as this perfect piece of ski resort furniture proves Why the Les Arcs Dining Chair matters

What these pins tell us about North Korea's Olympic chances

Enamel badges, featured in Made in North Korea, reveal the relationship between state and sporting success What these pins tell us about North Korea's Olympic chances

Did Lufthansa just hit turbulence with its logo redesign?

Some say the airline made the wrong choice in toning down Otl Aicher’s characterful yellow and blue colourway Did Lufthansa just hit turbulence with its logo redesign?

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