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Dirty Furniture is the independent design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with. Conceived as a finite printed series of six and showcasing design’s best writers and emerging talents, each issue takes a piece of furniture as its theme and uses it as a springboard to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, psychology, manufacturing, art – and the plain weird.


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Issue 5/6 – Phone




The Phone issue – out now

Dirty Furniture’s Phone issue has launched! Boasting an exciting re-design by Studio Mathias Clottu, the new-look Dirty Furniture combines the joy of a glossy with the practicality of a book. Inside, we propose multiple ways of thinking about the phone – how we use it, and how it uses us. Buy your copy here


Dirty Furniture at Istanbul Design Biennial

Dirty Furniture is thrilled to be part of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial this year, presenting our first film, The Cooking Show. In our jam-packed video essay we ask why we like watching the making of a meal most of us will never prepare – let alone eat – and take you on a rollercoaster ride through the history of a genre that is at once a staple of television viewing and a hot pot of shifting perspectives and sociocultural values. More

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