Design Stories

The birds beloved by cigarette card collectors

Cigarette cards were originally intended to protect a buyer’s smokes from bending, but these adorable avian ones quickly found favour among collectors The birds beloved by cigarette card collectors

Aino Aalto, the Woman who Made beautiful glassware we can all enjoy

In Woman Made, Jane Hall tells the stories of female designers who helped create our modern world, including this Finnish architect and businesswoman Aino Aalto, the Woman who Made beautiful glassware we can all enjoy

The Women who Made contemporary furniture, while drawing on traditional designs

In our new book Women Made: Great Women Designers, Jane Hall profiles the innovative individuals unafraid of embracing the traditional and vernacular
The Women who Made contemporary furniture, while drawing on traditional designs

The Swiss home that is just so Seventies

Designer Verner Panton’s own home on the outskirts of Basel was a symphony of modern and mid-century styles
The Swiss home that is just so Seventies

This curvy Mexican house could be mistaken for a work of art

There’s barely a single, straight line to be found in Casa Senosiain, the hillside house that looks like Land Art This curvy Mexican house could be mistaken for a work of art

The bird that fooled Einstein

Our new book, Bird: Exploring the Winged World, includes the toy, nodding birdie that foxed the father of relativity The bird that fooled Einstein

This Palm Springs pad is great to Bond over

Waiting for the much-delayed 007 film? Take a look at this house fit for a real-life Bond, as featured in our Atlas of Interior Design
This Palm Springs pad is great to Bond over

All you need to know about Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table

We’re proud to publish the first monograph on the life and work of this legendary Danish-American mid-century designer All you need to know about Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table

The sleek tropical villa that could give you a Royal flush

Our new Atlas of Interior Design offers readers incredible access to some of the most beautiful dwellings on earth, including this home-from-home for a member of the House of Windsor The sleek tropical villa that could give you a Royal flush

All you need to know about Woman Made

Jane Hall realigns design history, by focussing on the world's greatest female designers All you need to know about Woman Made

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