Modern Design Review

Issue 2

Issue 2

Issue 2 of Modern Design Review features carefully considered and beautifully presented stories on contemporary product and furniture design. The original content in Issue 2 includes a lengthy ‘Soft Section’ that addresses textiles and comfort in contemporary design through a number of affiliated stories, plus a counter essay on ‘Hardness’. A comprehensive conversation with the great Andrea Branzi is followed by homage to his work and, later, we pause to explore the ethereal work of Wonmin Park. A whimsical and substantial reflection on the role of the button in electrical design is a typical Modern Design Review feature, we include a round-up of our favourite buttons and contribution from some of the finest product designers around. Talented contributors to the latest issue of Modern Design Review include Ronan Bouroullec, Thomas Brown, Brent Dzekciorius, Leon Chew, Angela Moore, Nicolas Trembley, Santi Caleca, and many many more.

Issue 2

Issue 2

In the launch issue of Modern Design Review we reflect on daylight with Daniel Rybakken, Arts & Crafts with Martino Gamper and ergonomics with Yrjö Kukkapuro. We think about display, new minimalism and wood. In presenting our inaugural stories we have solicited help from some great creatives and Issue 1 features contributions from exceptional designers, commentators, photographers and writers alike. We hope this first publication demonstrates a new and compelling approach to communicating the thoughts and theories behind and around modern design – welcome to Modern Design Review.

See our film produced in collaboration with Matthew Donaldson and Nowness at the Sogetsu School in Tokyo (as featured in Modern Design Review Issue 1) here.

About

Modern Design Review covers the best of the product, people and theory at the effervescent tip of contemporary design. The publication offers a considered and curated insight into modern design: original and creative storytelling, plus plenty of contributions from talented photographers, writers and designers sets Modern Design Review apart. We choose to focus on ideas and themes that interest us, whether they are central or peripheral, and we are committed to exploring modern design with the creativity and curiosity that the discipline deserves. Plus Modern Design Review is a beautifully designed object in its own right.

Editor-in-Chief: Laura Houseley
Art Direction and Design: Graphic Thought Facility

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Australia

Supanews
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Sydney

Magnation
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Canada

Chapters
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Vancouver

Ibiki
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Montreal

China

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Chaoyang,
Beijing

France

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Paris

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Paris

Germany

Do you read me?
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Berlin

Ireland

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Dublin

Italy

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Milan

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Milan

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Milan

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Tokyo

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Netherlands

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Amsterdam

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Seoul

Spain

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Sweden

Papercut
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Stockholm

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Stockholm

UK

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69 Rivington Street
London
and
20-22 Broadway Market
London

The Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

Magma
8 Earlham Street

Covent Garden

London
and
117-119 Clerkenwell Road
London

Selfridges
400 Oxford Street
London

Village
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The Corn Exchange
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Duke Street
Leeds

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Pelham Street
Nottingham

Analogue
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Edinburgh

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Long Island City
New York

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New York

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