Ghost chair

Clear revival for transparent furniture

Curvaceous forms and clean lines have put to bed the 1980s bachelor-pad image of see-through furniture

Alessi 9093 kettle

Design classic: the Alessi 9093 kettle

The kettle follows the simple, clean lines of modernism, without taking itself too seriously

Picardie glass by Duralex

Design classic: Picardie glass by Duralex

The glass, which was first created by the French company in 1954, is designed to be ‘virtually’ unbreakable

Visitors take in the sights at Clerkenwell DesignWeek in London last year
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Highlights of Clerkenwell Design Week

What to see at the London interiors event that serves as a platform for innovative craftsmanship

Mirafiore fabric

The textile designers seeking imperfection

Handmade fabrics with flaws that tell a story are causing a stir

Design classic: coffee table IN50

Isamu Noguchi’s ability to synthesise both Japanese and western art made his work like no other

Rutledge sofa (£3,250), Mrs Godfrey chairs (from £1,795) and chandelier (£1,950) from

Reliving the ’70s swing

Graphic prints, bold colours and unusual textures are back, with a 21st-century twist

The 28 chandelier series
©Gwenael Lewis

Canadian design: Nordic by nature

Young designers tap into the country’s wild, vast landscape

The Dish Doctor

Design classic: the Dish Doctor

The 1990s plate-drying rack by Marc Newson was designed not just for function but to look good when empty

Artemide’s display at the Euroluce light fair
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Salone del Mobile and its leading lights

Milan’s furniture fair showcases the best designers — but is it becoming too commercial?

Dubai showcase for the UAE’s creative scene

How emerging designers are combining Emirati traditions with contemporary ideas

Design classic: the Lava Lamp

The archetypal product of the 1960s and 1970s was created by a British accountant after a visit to the pub

Interiors special: Salone del Mobile round-up

What to look out for at this month’s premier design and furniture fair

Interiors special: yell for leather in the home

Animal hides can bring opulence to interiors and soften modern designs

Interiors special: top design picks for 2015

Eight experts choose a product they believe sets the tone for this year

Interiors special: designs inspired by nature

How plants and landscapes are inspiring fashion and textile designers

Interiors special: building with mud

The art of using earth to build stylish developments is thriving

Interiors: hide and chic finds its place

The growing use of animal hides in home interiors

Objects of desire for 2015

This year’s trendsetting designs

Italy crafts its recovery

Design firms survive recession by drawing on old, trusted skills