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Spectacles • History

Cubitts in Conversation: Nick Goldfinger

We talk to the furniture maker about growing up in the first family of Modernism.

Workshop • History

Modern Art is Rubbish

From Picasso and Duchamp to Emin and Hirst.

History

Behind King's Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate

Behind King’s Cross sits the Maiden Lane Estate, a brutalist housing development penned in between several railways lines and York Way.It sits on a sloping...

History

We were given rare access to some of King's Cross

We were given rare access to some of King’s Cross iconic buildings in their final throws of decay, before they are reborn through Argent’s grand redevelopment...

History

Metal frame research

As part of our research into metal frames, we took a visit to the Algha Works, one of the last remaining manufacturers in the UK. Made in Hackney since...

History

We took a trip to the London Metropolitan Archives

We took a trip to the London Metropolitan Archives to have a poke through the Cubitts’ Estates. The archive includes letter books, leases and building...

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Workshop • History

Introducing Buxton, our custom Cubitts typeface

Introducing Buxton, our custom Cubitts typeface, designed by John Burton.Named after the Norfolk village where the Cubitt brothers were born, Buxton is...

History

Time for a few morsels of local history

Time for a few morsels of local history.Bibliophiles out there may be aware of Riceyman Steps, written by Arnold Bennett and first published in 1923. Set...