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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
Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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A look back at glasses
A new show at Design Museum Holon examines the history of spectacles through one remarkable collection
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
New designs for old age
Design Museum exhibition examines contemporary design solutions to the problems we'll all face in later life
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017
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?
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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
Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Memphis does Hanukkah
Ever wondered what a Sottsass-influenced menorah looks like? Find out at the Jewish Museum, New York
Published: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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
Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Gift the Book - and the Look!
If they like Grace they'll love these Paul Smith accessories - so don't just gift our books, gift the world within them
Published: Friday, 2 December 2016
Toby Mott - Joe Corré’s punk bonfire was wrong
Punk In Print author says Sex Pistols' manager's son went against punk's spirit by burning cultural ephemera
Published: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The books beside Jonathan Ive
Did you catch our book cameo in the BBC interview with Apple's Chief Design Officer and Phaidon author?
Published: Monday, 28 November 2016
Christie's Strangest Sales – Holly Golightly's dress
How the world’s most famous dress went for £.5 million, funding schools for poor Indian children
Published: Wednesday, 2 November 2016