Designing The Definitive

Article Magazine


Article Magazine is a celebration of British creativity, covering everything from art and design, to culture, entertainment and contemporary men’s fashion. They have been publishing a print version of the magazine bi-annually since 2013 and are now developing their digital edition.

I was very pleased to be asked to contribute to the design section of their Journal, and have written five pieces about contemporary classics, entitled “Designing The Definitive“. The series looks at manufactured objects from the 20th century, and seeks to understand what it is about them that has stood the test of time.

Featuring wonderful photography from Lydia Whitmore, and enlightened art direction and website design from Campbell Hay.

More from the series to come in 2019.

Moka Express, Anglepoise 1227, LTR Table, Savoy Vase & Slatted Stool. Alfonso Bialetti, George Carwardine, Charles & Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto and Jasper Morrison