• Ceramics and Community: Porcelain-Making in Jingdezhen

    Researcher Xiaofang Zhan visits Jingdezhen, the ceramic centre of China, and discusses the industrial changes the city and surrounding region have undergone in the late 20th century.

    This podcast is a collaboration between Disegno and the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

  • Textiles and Linguistics: Script as Pattern in Kinshasa

    Designer Jess Kilubukila explains the inspiration behind his use of the pan-African Mandombe script on traditional Kuba textiles in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    This podcast is a collaboration between Disegno and the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

  • Smelting and Folklore: Ore to Steel from Ireland to Japan

    Artist and blacksmith Katie Surridge explores traditional smelting techniques in Ireland and Japan, taking listeners on a journey through the processes and folklore associated with metalworking.

    The Residency podcast is a collaboration between Disegno and the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

    Special thanks to Leszek Sikon at Kingdom Forge.

  • After the Showroom: The Realities of Sustainable Design

    A conversation about the afterlife of products and furniture between FranklinTill’s Caroline Till, designer and Berlin University of the Arts lecturer Ineke Hans and Flokk’s Christian Eide Lodgaard, chaired by Disegno’s editor-in-chief Oli Stratford.

    This podcast was created in collaboration with Flokk. 

    This podcast was recorded at the Flokk showroom in London in May 2019 during Clerkenwell Design Week. 

  • Fashion and Identity: Design and the British-Bangladeshi Experience

    Fashion designer Rahemur Rahman reflects on his childhood growing up as a Londoner with Bangladeshi parents, his upbringing’s influence on his work, and his desire to redefine what it means to be “Made in Bangladesh”.

    The Residency podcast is a collaboration between Disegno and the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

  • Salone del Mobile 2019

    Disegno's editorial team come together to discuss their impressions from the 2019 Salone del Mobile, with discussion turning to sustainability at the Fiera and Paola Antonelli's Broken Nature at the Triennale.

    Music by Zapsplat.

  • Objects in Drag

    A conversation about the gendering of objects and furniture between the University of Roehampton’s Nina Power, Betti Marenko of Central St Martins, and designers Nika Zupanc and Ab Rogers, chaired by Disegno’s editor-in-chief Oli Stratford.

    This podcast was recorded at the Moooi showroom in London in October 2018.

  • Re: Use

    A conversation between Emeco's Gregg Buchbinder and the designer Michael Marriott about usage and reuse, chaired by Disegno's editor-in-chief Oli Stratford.

    This podcast was created in collaboration with Emeco.

    This podcast was recorded during a live talk hosted at SCP on 20 September 2018 during London Design Festival.

  • Material Visions

    A conversation between Central Saint Martins' Carole Collet, Franklin Till's Caroline Till and Steelcase's John Small about the potentials afforded by material research and development, chaired by Disegno's editor-in-chief Oli Stratford.

    This podcast was created in collaboration with Steelcase.

    This podcast was recorded during a live talk hosted in Steelcase's Clerkenwell showroom on 24 May 2018 during Clerkenwell Design Week.

  • Designing Flyprint

    A conversation with Nike's Bret Schoolmeester about the development of Flyprint technology, a means of 3D-printing running shoes.

    This podcast was created in collaboration with Nike.

  • Italian and Swedish Postwar Design

    A conversation between Patrizia Moroso and Staffan Tollgard about the legacy of Italian and Swedish postwar design, chaired by Johanna Agerman Ross.

    This podcast was created in collaboration with Moroso and Staffan Tollgard Design Group.

    This podcast was recorded during the launch of Staffan Tollgard's Shapes and Sizes rug for Golran, on 16 November 2017.

  • Familiar Spaces

    How familiar does the city around you feel?

    In collaboration with the British Council and The Finnish Institute.

    Chaired by Oli Stratford with Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa, Luca Picardi, Kate Goodwin, Maria Gasparian and Holly Lewis.

    This podcast was recorded at a live event at The Finnish Institute, London, on 20 May 2017. The event followed a walking tour of the King's Cross redevelopment.

  • The Future of European Design: Policy

    Why aren't all economies circular?

    In collaboration with the British Council.

    Chaired by Joseph Grima with Sarah Mann, Carl-Johan Skogh and Vera Sacchetti.

    This podcast was recorded live at Atelier Clerici during Salone Del Mobile in Milan on 5 April 2017. It is the third of three podcasts about the future of European design, based on programming hosted by Disegno and the British Council.

    Read more about Disegno and the British Council's collaboration here.

  • The Future of European Design: Industry

    Can the European design industry survive a transition from free movement to protectionist values?

    In collaboration with the British Council.

    Chaired by Johanna Agerman Ross with Jan Boelen, Ineke Hans, and Orhan Nikšić.

    This podcast was recorded live at Atelier Clerici during Salone Del Mobile in Milan on 4 April 2017. It is the first of three podcasts about the future of European design, based on programming hosted by Disegno and the British Council.

    Read more about Disegno and the British Council's collaboration here.

  • The Future of European Design: Education

    Are overseas fees corrosive to transnational education?

    In collaboration with the British Council.

    Chaired by Oli Stratford with Sebastian Bergne, Alexis Georgacopoulos, and Tamar Shafrir.

    This podcast was recorded live at Atelier Clerici during Salone Del Mobile in Milan on 4 April 2017. It is the first of three podcasts about the future of European design, based on programming hosted by Disegno and the British Council.

    Read more about Disegno and the British Council's collaboration here.