Iconic Design

  • The ICON | Savoy Vase

    We get to know the story behind the curvaceous and free-flowing Savoy Vase designed by Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino.

  • The ICON | Up Series Chair

    We go back to 1969, the year Gaetano Pesce’s Up Series project was launched, to learn more about this head-turning armchair.

  • The ICON | Camaleonda Sofa

    Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda Sofa, with its soft and encompassing padding, became a feature in many living rooms throughout the 1970s. We discover why it’s now a design icon – and even more popular with its reissue.

  • The ICON | Cab Chair

    Part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA), we learn the story behind Mario Bellini’s leather Cab Chair.

  • The ICON | Akari Lights

    Isamu Noguchi dominated the world’s design scene for the greatest part of the 20th century, most notably with the iconic Akari Lights.

  • The ICON | Barcelona Chair

    As part of our ICON series, we’re uncovering the story behind the Barcelona Chair designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich in 1929.

  • Future Classic | Roy Tavolo Table Lamp

    We’re bringing the Roy Tavolo Table Lamp by Mario Nanni to the front in the first instalment of our new Future Classic series.

  • A Tribute to Ernesto Gismondi: 1931-2021

    Ernesto Gismondi was founder and president of Artemide, the lighting brand he founded in 1960 with fellow designer Sergio Mazza.

  • The ICON | Coconut Lounge Chair

    There are few chairs, if any, that come close to the Coconut Lounge Chair. Designed by George Nelson in 1955, we’re highlighting the Coconut Chair in the sixth instalment of our ICON series.

  • The ICON | CH24 Wishbone Chair

    In the fifth instalment of our ICON series, we’re celebrating 110 years of the CH24 Wishbone Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son.

  • A Tribute to Sir Terence Conran: 1931-2020

    Visionary designer, retailer, restaurateur and founder of the Design Museum Sir Terence Conran not only revolutionised British design, he also changed peoples’ lifestyles.

  • A Tribute to Cini Boeri: 1924-2020

    Cini Boeri was a formidable, multi-awarded Italian architect and pioneering designer who graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 1951.

  • The ICON | Snoopy Lamp

    Designed by the Castiglioni brothers, Achille and Pier, the Snoopy Lamp was loosely inspired by the dog Snoopy in the cartoon series ‘Peanuts’ from the 1950s.

  • The ICON | Spanish Chair

    Wide timber armrests, combined with saddle-stitched leather, the Spanish Chair continues to be a favourite with design buffs around the world, earning its place in our ICON series.

  • The ICON | Eames Plywood LCW Chair

    Introducing The ICON series, highlighting products that have earned iconic status. We’re kicking off with the Eames LCW Plywood Chair. 

  • Brand to Know: VERPAN

    We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Danish designer Verner Panton’s most iconic designs – the VP Globe and Spiral pendant – with dedicated manufacturer, VERPAN.

  • Interview with String Furniture Founders Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson

    est caught up with Sweden-based String Furniture Directors; Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson ahead of their Australian launch of String Galvanized.