Iconic Design

  • The ICON | PH 5 Pendant by Poul Henningsen

    We learn more about the iconic PH 5 light by Poul Henningsen, designed in 1958 for the Danish lighting company Louis Poulsen.

  • The ICON | Paimio Chair

    Known as the Armchair 41 ‘Paimio’, this iconic chair takes on greater significance when seen in the context in which it was designed for.

  • Future Classic | The Etcetera Chair

    The Etcetera chair is proving once again to be popular with designers worldwide who weren’t around when the chair was first released.

  • Behind the Lens | Richard Powers

    Photographer Richard Powers can claim a remarkable credential – he has photographed more houses deemed ‘iconic’ than anyone on the planet.

  • Historic French Names Return for Iconic Pieces

    Cassina have restored the original French names of iconic pieces within the Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand collection.

  • The ICON | Tizio Table Lamp

    German industrial designer Richard Sapper’s Tizio table lamp, designed in 1972, is considered one of his most recognisable designs.

  • The ICON | The Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

    This iconic lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Ray and Charles Eames, was an instant success when it was released in 1956.

  • The ICON | Butterfly Chair

    Unlike other chairs from the late 1930s, the Butterfly chair requires the user to recline, relax and contemplate the world going by.

  • The ICON | Tulip Chair

    Designed in 1956 by Eero Saarinen and produced by Knoll, the Tulip Chair (with or without armrests) continues to ‘strike a pose’.

  • A Tribute to Ricardo Bofill: 1939-2022

    It was with great sadness that the architecture world learnt of the death, at 82, of renowned Catalan architect, Ricardo Bofill.

  • The ICON | Thonet No.18 Chair

    Simplicity is often the key to creating an iconic design. And in the case of the Thonet chair, only six elements were required to make each chair.

  • The ICON | Series 7 Chair

    The Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair maintains its high standards over 60 years on from Arne Jacobsen’s initial 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.