Arper for Icon Minds: my life in design

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Arper renews its partnership with leading British design publication Icon Magazine for the second edition of the interview series Icon Minds.

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The theme developed in this year’s series is My Life in Design: high profile design influencers are interviewed by Icon Magazine editor Priya Khanchandani to discuss their professional life and the main influences in their work.
The interviews are filmed against the backdrop of the Arper Clerkenwell showroom in London, and include excerpts recorded at the design practice involved or by one of their most relevant projects.

Icon Minds interview Amin Taha


The first episode of Icon Minds sees Priya Khanchandani in conversation with Amin Taha, chairman of Groupwork. This architecture and design practice was founded in 2003 and its work encompasses many sectors including residential and office buildings, arts centres, masterplans, infrastructure projects.
Enjoy the full interview with Amin Taha talking about his early years, his use of materials in his work and with a focus on his award-winning Clerkenwell Close project.

Icon Minds interview Sam Jacobs


The second episode of Icon Minds features Sam Jacob, principal and director of Sam Jacob Studio for Architecture and Design. Established in 2014, this collaborative practice creates projects that span scales from objects to architecture, urban spaces, cultural space and galleries, masterplans and strategies.
Listen to Sam discussing his life and career, focusing on the influences in his creative process, his key work and the role of the architect in society at large and public life.

Icon Minds interview Camille Walala


In the third episode of Icon Minds: My Life in Design, Icon Magazine editor Priya Khanchandani engaged in conversation with London-based artist Camille Walala, known for her distinct aesthetic made of vibrant colours and geometric patterns.
The interview was recorded live in London at the Arper Design Lounge during 100% Design.
Listen to Camille Walala discussing her early years and how her very distinctive style brings public spaces to life, creating playful environments that stimulate the senses and inspire joy.

The fourth and last episode of Icon Minds, filmed at the Arper showroom in London, sees award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel in conversation with Icon Magazine editor Priya Khanchandani.

Marjan van Aubel’s innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability and technology, working with solar cells and expandable materials to promote extreme energy efficiency through intelligent design.



Enjoy the full interview with Marjan van Aubel discussing the evolution of solar design and how the built environment can transform into a source of energy.

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