Cinderella Table

Cinderella Table

by Jeroen Verhoeven

According to Demakersvan, 'the miracle of how some industrial products come about, is a beautiful phenomenon if you look at it closely', something anyone would find hard to disagree with after seeing the Dutch design house's recent project, Cinderella Table.

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Uncovered Desklamp by Darren Lee

Uncovered Desklamp

Darren Lee

This simple yet elegant design exemplifies the beauty of the mundane while challenging the conventions of product packaging.

Placing emphasis on the aesthetics of the components themselves, which are typically hidden and mystified, Lee manages to successfully bring the design of a lamp back to its bare minimum.

www.ferrypoint.com

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RGB by Fredrik Mattsson, 2008

RGB

Fredrik Mattson

RGB is Swedish designer, Fredrik Mattson's latest work for design team Zero. Presented as a floor, table and pendant fixture, the line echoes the young designer's philosophy that objects should be well crafted, timely and fun.

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Peel Gallery By: Amt and Studio Jan Habraken

Exhibitions: Final Week

August '08

This week sees many of the summer exhibitions coming to an end and giving way to a festival filled September. So, if you're still looking to soak up some culture before the festival season hits full force, make sure you don't miss your chance to catch these unique exhibitions:

London:
Richard Rogers and Architects

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Aqua Rug

Aqua Rug

Designer
Herdforder

Vintage
1970's wool rug designed and manufactured by Herdforder, Germany.


Klee Rug

Klee Rug

Designer
Paul Klee

1980's
rug featuring a Paul Klee image designed and manufactured by Axminster
for the 20th century collection, 1988.


Ineke Hans, Easy Fracture Chair, photo: Ron Steemers

Art Design

10th August - 28th September '08

Vivid Gallery
William Boothlaan, Rotterdam

Art Design is the latest exhibition to be held at the VIVID Gallery, Rotterdam.

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Psycho Buildings - Hayward Gallery - Image©Atelier Bow-Wow

Psycho Buildings

18th May - 25th August '08

The Hayward
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

This weekend is your last chance to see Psycho Buildings at the Hayward Gallery.

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Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child, two years on.

Nicholas Negroponte talks about how One Laptop per Child is doing, two years in. Speaking at the EG conference while the first XO laptops roll off the production line, he recaps the controversies and recommits to the goals of this far-reaching project.

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Sir Ken Robinson - Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Speaking back in 2006, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, makes a highly entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Although at times more stand-up comedian than professor, Robinson champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

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Groag Chair - Fears and Kahn

Collecting Design - Fears and Kahn

August '08

This month in DeTanks Collecting Design, we have a whole host of featured products by leading design store, Fears and Kahn.

To have your chance at aquiring an original vintage piece, from the '50s, '60s, '70s or '80s, hurry over to All Listings to browse our selection.

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Prefab Friday

For those of us who weren't fortunate enough to attend the MOMA’s recent Home Delivery exhibition, Scribe Media has assembled an excellent video that takes an in-depth look at five of today’s cutting-edge prefabs.

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ReCollections of Kiki and Joost

Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk take us on a tour through their latest exhibition ReCollections.

Presented at via Voghera in Zona Tortona earlier this year, their work included new additions to Van Bleiswijk No Screw No Glue collection and Compose series, Van Eijk's Stamped and Sealed, Domestic Jewels and Soft series and Patchwork Cabinet.

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AAA Walks - Aurora Place. Architect: Renzo Piano, sculpture: Ken Yasuda.

AAA Walks - Sydney Design Festival '08

16th - 23rd August '08

Various locations
Sydney, Australia

As part of the Sydney Design Festival '08, the Australian Architecture Association (AAA) will be giving tours of some of Sydney’s most important architectural developments.

Included in the walks are:

Walk through time

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Dow Jones Architects - Architecture Foundation Summer Nights

27th August '08, 7pm - 8.30pm

Building Design Partnership
16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell

Throughout August the Architecture Foundation will be running its annual “Summer Nights” lecture series.

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