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
©Salone del Mobile Milano

Salone del Mobile and its leading lights

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

Latifa Saeed

Dubai showcase for the UAE’s creative scene

How emerging designers are combining Emirati traditions with contemporary ideas

Mathmos lava lamp

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

The Expo Gate in central Milan, which leads to the Expo fair
©Vincenzo Lombardo

Interiors special: Salone del Mobile round-up

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

Equus desk by Hull Studio

Interiors special: yell for leather in the home

Animal hides can bring opulence to interiors and soften modern designs

Sole lamp by Gio Ponti

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

A contemporary, rammed-earth home in Jalisco,Mexico, by Tatiana Bilbao
©Iwan Baan

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

Latin America and mid-century modern design

A New York exhibition highlights the region’s influential contribution to the movement

Design classic: the Anglepoise lamp

The desk light has an anthropomorphic charm but the design was primarily utilitarian

Mid-century modern’s Latin lessons

New York exhibition highlights the important role of Latin American designers

Design classic: the Smeg FAB28 refrigerator

Coated in glossy enamel, with curves rather than corners, the 1950s-style fridge offers its owners the chance to feel smug

High-end homeware that won’t cost the earth

Buying sustainably-sourced decor no longer means sacrificing aesthetics

Design classic: the Ercol Windsor dining chair

The furniture — still fashionable after 70 years — was designed to be practical and cheap

Chair designs on show at Chatsworth House

The majestic backdrop of the Duke of Devonshire’s home is an apt setting for an exhibition of contemporary furniture