Zinacantan by Tanya Aguiñiga

Softening Industrial Impermanence

Tanya Aguiñiga

Tactility and softness are two key components to Los Angeles based furniture designer Tanya Aguiniga’s work.

While integrating soft materials such as felt, string and a variety of other textiles and natural materials, Aguiniga seeks to strengthen the tradition of crafts in our society, while encouraging users to reconsider the objects they use on a daily basis.

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The Shanghai Riddle - Contrasts Gallery

15th August - 4th September '08

133 Middle Sichuan Road,
Shanghai, China

Starting this week, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, presents The Shanghai Riddle, Dutch designer Maarten Baas' first solo exhibition in China.

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Studio Desk

Designer
Unknown

Teak unit with four
lacquered drawers and black worktop. Black metal legs and handles.


Groag Chair

Groag Chair

Designer
Jacques Groag for Steadfast Furniture Ltd

Ebonised beech frame upholstered in white linen fabric with
black detail.


Manta Chairs

Manta Chairs

Designer
Unknown

Iron garden chairs designed and manufactured in France. 3 x
Red and 3 x Black.

Each chair sold separately.


Nervous system - From Designboom Mart

Young Blood: Designers Market - Sydney Design Festival '08

14th - 17th August 2008

Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris St, Ultimo

The Powerhouse Museum's Young Blood: Designers Market and the international designboom mart will team up during Sydney Design '08 to present the very best local and international design.

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 'Hiroshima' collection, produced by Maruni

Japan© Exhibition

16th August - 1st November 2008

Felissimo Design House
New York, NY, USA

From Murakami to Hello Kitty, sushi to sake bars, and anime to video games, Japan’s influence has become more and more visible in arts, design, food, style, and popular culture. But there is so much more to discover—as Japan C, a groundbreaking showcase of all things Japanese, will prove.

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Image courtesy of Icon eye

Architecture Foundation’s Summer Nights

Wednesdays 7pm - 8.30pm

Building Design Partnership
16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell

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

Every Wednesday evening, one of London’s most exciting young architectural practices will present their work and discuss their ideas with editors and journalists.

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Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved. In 22 minutes, she revisits her childhood, shares her family history and delves into the worlds of physics and chance. It’s a wild ride with a surprise ending. Amy Tan is the author of such beloved books as The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses.

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Chris Bangle: Great Cars are Art

The car is responsible for a lot of things, with today's focus principally highlighting the negatives - namely congestion and pollution. But let's not forget that the car has truly mobilized our lives in ways that would be unimaginable to live without.

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Coffee maker, Muji, Photo Industrial Facility

Industrial Facility Some Recent Projects

09th May – 28th September '08

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London

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'Touching Space', lights, by Stuart William. From Workshopped '08

Workshopped - Sydney Design Festival '08

12th - 23rd August, 9am-6pm

Ground floor, Chifley Plaza
2 Chifley Square, Sydney

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The interior of the Australian Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, 1967, designed by Robin Boyd.

Symposium: Modern Times - Untold Stories Of Modernism - Sydney Design Festival '08

8th August, 1.00–5.00pm

Powerhouse Museum
500 Harnes Street, Sydney

While Modernism appears old, if not antique, why does it still command a powerful influence on 21st century culture, despite many efforts to herald its demise? Designers, architects and art historians will address this conundrum through first-hand narratives, films and research on inter-disciplinary projects.

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Hole in my bucket - There's a hole in my bucket. Designer: Ambiguous Horse. Photo: Pip Carroll.

There’s A Hole In My Bucket - Sydney Design Festival '08

7 - 24th August '08

'There’s A Hole In My Bucket' invites 20 local designers and 80 members of the public to put their bucket where their mouth is and photograph a part of Sydney, or a part of their everyday lives, that they consider to be badly designed; and every image must contain the ubiquitous yellow bucket.

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Proposals by students at the University of NSW, Faculty of the Built Environment.

Platform - Sydney Design Festival '08

8th - 27th August ’08

FBE Gallery
Red Centre
UNSW

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