V&A Village Fete photo by Nick Farnhill

V&A Village Fete

25th July '08 - 26th July '08

John Madejski Garden
V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London

Forming part of the V&A’s Friday Late programme, The Village Fête at the V&A is one of the most eagerly anticipated cutting edge design events of the year.

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Semi Semainier by Rabih Hage

Semi Semainier

Designer
Rabih Hage

Two drawer unit.


Swash by Zaha Hadid ©Established & Sons Ltd.

Please Do Not Touch

25th July - 5th September '08

Established & Sons LIMITED
2-3 Duke Street, St. James, London

Established & Sons presents a group show of important prototypes from their archive.

Featured in the exhibition will be a selection of spectacular renditions of unique and ambitious designs including the Swash cabinet and Black Aqua table by Zaha Hadid.

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Droog Aalto by Jan Ctvrtnik 2008

Droog Aalto Vase

Jan Ctvrtnik

Visitors of the Droog Website have chosen ‘Droog Aalto’ by Jan Ctvrtnik as the winning proposal for the Climate Competition.

While altering Alvar Aalto’s iconic design, which was based on the outline of a Finnish Lake, Ctvrtnik has created a visual reference point for the impacts of global warming.

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UNMADE 07 by Karen Ryan

UNMADE 07 Vases

Designer
Karen Ryan

UNMADE 07 is a series of existing discarded porcelain vases which have been re-branded by removing the original glazed surface of the vase. The UNMADE 07 logo is the tiny remainder of what once existed as the surface decoration of the vase.

Vases are sold in sets of 9 for £4,000

Sets of Two are also available for £840


City of Melbourne by Marcus Rose - The Liquid Landscape: Architecture as Metaphor-State of Design - ©Marcus Rose

State Of Design - Victoria's Design Festival

16th July - 24th July '08

Melbourne, Australia

Taking place in various locations across Melboure and regional centres of Victoria, State of Design will explore the ways in which design responds to the changing needs of business and our society.

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Before & After - photo by Nicole Reed - A Shot Away

Before & After

17th July - 21st July '08

Eat Green Design
39 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Forming the interior elements of the temporary restaurant and design space, Eat Green Design, Before and After is an exhibition which aims to bring together a range of individual perspectives on the notion of re-design with the hopes of creating an ongoing dialogue surrounding the issues of sustainability.

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Limited/Unlimited, Boijmans van Beuningen

Limited/Unlimited: One Hundred Years of Dutch Design

14th June - 12th October '08

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20, Rotterdam

In recent years, Dutch design has grown into an international phenomenon. The exhibition Limited/Unlimited – One Hundred Years of Dutch Design features everyday objects by Dutch designers, such as chairs, radios, textiles and packaging, spanning every decade of the 20th century.

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Chair by Jonathan Harrison 2008

Ash and Corian Chair

Jonathan Harrison

Although many young designers have attempted to make a name for themselves by dreaming up the ‘perfect’ chair, very few are able to grasp fully the challenges of what has to be one of the most difficult products to design.

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Burst 003, North Haven, Austalia - ©2008 Floto + Warner.

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

20th July - 20th October '08

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street, New York

Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, is both a survey of the past, present and future of the prefabricated home as well as a building project on the Museum's vacant west lot.

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The Country in the City

Alex Brown

The Country in the City examines the effectual virtues of the countryside and how design could be used to encourage these in the urban context.

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Under Construction - Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008 - Designed by Frank Gehry ©Gehry Partners LLP

Thomas Adès and Frank Gehry

19th July '08 at 8pm

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Britain’s foremost pianist and composer Thomas Adès has been invited by the Serpentine Gallery and Frank Gehry to launch the Gallery’s annual summer events programme, Park Nights, with a performance in the spectacular Serpentine Gallery Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry.

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Y Water - Designed by Yves Behar of Fuseproject

Yves Behar: Creating objects that tell stories

Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots and discusses everything from his iconic Leaf lamp to his clever Y Water bottle.

His inspiring story relays the possibilities of fusing gotta-have-it design with social responsibility and projects the idea that perhaps form is far more to function than a simple follower.

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Naoko Kanehira, Cushion Sofa and Stool

Naoko Kanehira

The New Designers Habitat Awards

Having just graduated from Bucks Contemporary Furniture design course, Naoko Kanehira has gone on to pick up the New Designers Habitat Award, for her ‘Cushion Sofa’.

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'The Idea of a Tree' by Thomas Traxler © 2008 Thomas Traxler

Thomas Traxler, Autonomous furniture

Inspired by the nature of a tree Thomas Traxler, a recent IM graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, has created an autonomous mechanical production process in order to create objects which convey the story of their own development.

See for yourself.

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