- Date : December 2015 | Architecture BRIO
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On the occasion of Icon’s 150th issue, the editors have totally rethought the content and design of the magazine. For the 150th issue, Icon has turned over a new leaf. Written for the design-savvy, the new Icon is all about the objects and architecture of everyday life – whether innovative tech and fashion, the most exciting cityscapes, restaurants and hotels, or the neighbourhoods with the most intriguing design scenes. With content divided into three sections – Lifestyle, Architecture and Objects – it’s pacier and more wide-reaching – ready to read lounging on the sofa at the weekend, on the plane for a long haul, or on the train into work.
Icon distils the very best and most interesting places, people and things, as well as revisiting key projects and personalities that have shaped the industry. In amongst this, their top-shelf contributors with solid, give thoughtful critiques on the latest works, report from major events (and the stories of the emerging talent we find there), as well as provide incisive commentary.
This issue discovers some fresh design talent from Slovenia and Bosnia, explores two new hotels in upstate New York worth a pit stop (or more), and asks if architecture can be a catalyst for change in Albania. It evens head to Gifu in Japan to meet the makers of Barber & Osgerby’s Hotaru pendant lamps – a 124-year-old, sixth generation paper-lantern business that is only now undertaking its very first international collaboration. The magazine also meet Moon Hoon, the rather wacky South Korean architect, who explains why we need a few boring buildings in our lives too. Plus we catch up with Sean Yashar, Design Agent (in LA, of course). In 150 things worth knowing, the magazine lists designers such as Architecture BRIO for a home renovation, manifestos from around the globe, a dictionary of banned words, and what to do with your new issue of Icon magazine.