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Icon Magazine

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Being one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines, Icon provides you with a monthly insight into the minds of the most successful and exciting architects and designers, alongside new and upcoming technologies, as well as cultural movements.  

Icon Magazine is split into three sections of Lifestyle, Architecture and Objects. With features on innovative technology, fashion, cities, restaurants and areas with intriguing design scenes - Icon Magazine covers all aspects. Enjoy each digital issue whenever, wherever - whether it’s on your commute to work, whilst travelling on holiday or perhaps just lounging at home.

Subscribe to Icon Magazine today, to stay up to date on all aspects of the world of design and architecture. 

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Icon  |  May 2016  

In our latest issue, we look at Milan's Salone del Mobile, and ask whether the city's design industry is trying to reclaim its radical past
No less than the boss of Ikea recently announced that the world, the western one at least, had reached ‘peak home furnishings’.

OK, so in the grand scheme of things an over-furnished lounge is nowhere near as apocalyptic as the idea of reaching ‘Peak Oil’. I mean, no one is likely to bomb around a desert in a death machine made of scrap metal dressed like a Burning Man reject because they couldn’t get their hands on a Billy bookcase.

But given our cluttered lives and the ecological ramifications of unbridled consumer culture, it is hardly surprising that some of us in the design world have a mildly troubled relationship with the Milan Furniture Fair. If you have ever wandered the Fieramilano’s cavernous halls filled with stuff, mainly chairs, it is pretty much guaranteed you will experience a ‘who buys this crap?’ moment. In these circumstances, it is easy to forget just how influential Italian design has been and, historically, the Salone has been pivotal to this.

Yet, after 55 years it still has the capacity to engage. This year heralds the return of the Triennale as an exhibition. Though very much framed by 1972’s seminal Italy: The New Domestic Landscape in New York, even down to its name, Rooms: Novel Living Concepts, it feels like Milan is making a genuine attempt to set the agenda again.

All will be revealed come April, but for now Icon tantilises you with a striking cover image from the upcoming exhibition courtesy of Fabio Novembre.

James McLachlan

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Fabio Novembre

If you have ever wandered the Fieramilano’s cavernous halls filled with stuff, mainly chairs, it is pretty much guaranteed you will experience a ‘who buys this crap?’ moment

Icon Magazine was established as a British design and architecture magazine in 2003, by Marcus Fairs, who was the first digital journalist to be awarded with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The magazine is part of the Media 10 group and celebrated its 150th issue in 2015, where a redesign took place and it was split into the three sections that you enjoy today - Lifestyle, Architecture and Objects.

The magazine is tailored to appeal to all design enthusiasts, whether that individual has an interest in a specific designer or architect or a particular trend that is taking place. With critiques and reports placed between articles, this magazine supplies readers with both expert opinions and facts on all the latest designs, exhibitions, architecture and cultural movements.

Beautifully presented, whilst being both rigorous and insightful, Icon Magazine provides you with the perfect insight into everything that is happening in architecture today, and what this means for the future.  


A digital subscription to Icon Magazine is perfect for any design enthusiast, enjoy:

  • Insight into the most up-to-date trends
  • In-depth features on the most successful designers and architects
  • Analysis of cultural movements and technologies
  • Events and dates to pop in your diary
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You'll receive issues during a 1 year Icon magazine subscription.

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