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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
Published: Friday, 23 February 2018

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Why the Cinema Chair matters
As the Oscars approach we take a look at how feature films spurred the production of comfier seating
Published: Friday, 23 February 2018
The incredibly cool world of Snarkitecture - The Slab Table
More incontrovertible evidence of awesomeness from our book on the New York-based design practice
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018
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
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
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
Published: Friday, 9 February 2018
Why Snarkitecture’s Slip Chair matters
By designing a broken-looking seat, the Brooklyn practice created a chair that's playful yet functional
Published: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Why the Peacock Chair matters
Discover how this product of colonialism became a 20th century counter-cultural symbol
Published: Friday, 2 February 2018
Giorgio Armani, Jean Jullien and the 1006 Navy Chair
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Published: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Why IKEA’s Poäng Chair matters
To mark IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's passing, we take a look at one of his best selling products
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018
Why Sigmund Freud's Office Chair matters
You'll never guess how the father of psychoanalysis used to sit in this distinctive piece of furniture
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018
Who bought Snarkitecture's balls?
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Published: Friday, 26 January 2018
See the graphic delights of North Korea in London
Nicholas Bonner's new book Made in North Korea gets its own show at the House of Illustration next month
Published: Wednesday, 24 January 2018


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