Marcus Fairs and his team relocated to Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile to set up Dezeen Studio at MOST.
Dezeen Studio was furnished by Tom Dixon to resemble “The Factory” – the legendary studio established by Andy Warhol in New York in the 1960’s.
The purpose-built Dezeen Studio filmed a daily TV show that was uploaded to the Dezeen Screen website as well as being broadcast throughout the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia.
The daily show brought news of what was happening at MOST as well as interviews, performances, news, gossip… and even weather reports.
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Dezeen was launched at the end of November 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet.
Dezeen was started as a simple blog in 2006 by Marcus Fairs, author of Twenty-First Century Design (published October 2006 and republished in June 2009) and Green Design (published March 2009) and former founding editor of icon magazine.
In 2007 he was joined by Rupinder Bhogal and together they set up Dezeen Limited, which they now run as co-directors.
About Marcus Fairs
A furniture design graduate, Marcus began his journalism career writing for publications including Blueprint, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and Conde Nast Traveller.
He launched icon, the international architecture and design magazine, in 2003, and edited the publication until November 2006.
Under Marcus, the magazine rapidly established itself as one of the world’s most influential and respected design journals, winning a string of awards including Launch of the Year and Designer of the Year in 2003 and Monthly Magazine of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
Marcus himself has won numerous awards, including Journalist of the Year (2002) and Architectural Journalist of the Year (2004). He won a BSME award for Best Brand-Building Initiative in 2005.
He also regularly appears on radio and TV, writing and presenting a documentary about French designer Philippe Starck for the BBC in 2003 and appearing in the major BBC series Home in 2006.
An accomplished public speaker, Marcus has spoken at conferences in London, Tokyo, New York, Stockholm and Cape Town, among others.
Marcus lives and works in London.