S1NGLETOWN by Droog Design and KesselsKramer 2008

S1NGLETOWN at the Venice Architectural Biennale

14th September - 23rd November '08

Venice Architectural Biennale

Droog and the Dutch communication agency KesselsKramer have teamed up to bring you S1NGLETOWN, an abstract interpretation of a new kind of urban space.

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What is Good Design?

The Good Design Manifesto, created by designer Richard Shed, is a collection of 100 brief responses from industry experts to the question "what is good design?" The 100 responses from the Good Design Manifesto were integrated into 100% Design London 2008.

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(DE)light

Cristina Ferraz

(DE)light is Cristina Ferraz's most recent work which attempts to challenge our concept of light by reinterpreting the key components of light, lamp and bulb.

The project by RCA graduate Ferraz, explores the notion of freeing light from its solid exterior and bringing it back to its intangible essence.

Speaking on her work, she explains:

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'Untitled' Lamp

Untitled Lamp

Designer
Karen Ryan
Exploring painting, the designer has created these beautiful lights. Designed to sit on the floor or surfaces (not hung from the ceiling) the long electrical cords are very much part of the aesthetic of the piece.www.rabih-hage.com
Maarten Baas, TREASURE armchair, Photo Maarten van Houten

Design September Brussels

12th September - 19th September 2008

Various locations

This month the city of Brussels will be celebrating its first design festival by showcasing works from over a hundred designers and architects working both within Belgium and abroad.

Design September will bring together furniture, lighting, industrial, graphic, food and landscape design with more than 50 events taking place during its three week run.

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George Nelson

13th September - 1st March 2009

Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Str. 1
D-79576 Weil am Rhein

In 2008, the American designer George Nelson (1908-1986) would have been 100 years old. In recognition of this centennial anniversary, the Vitra Design Museum is planning the first comprehensive retrospective of his work.

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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon on Reponsibility of Design

Iconic British designer Tom Dixon discusses his work, his stance on sustainability and his brilliant Second Cycle initiative for Artek.

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London Design Festival 2008

13th September - 23rd September 2008

Various venues

This month sees the London Design Festival, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of design, take over the city for the 6th year running. Throughout this time DeTank will be giving extensive coverage to the best of the events, including our daily pick of what not to miss.

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Forget Me Not

18th - 30th September

Mint
70 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2SF

For this year’s London Design Festival Mint is celebrating a decade of design.

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GreenPIX

In this video by ScribeMedia Arts & Culture, architect Simone Giostra speaks about his groundbreaking Zero Energy Media Wall in Bejing.

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Bronze from the Material Series by Jennifer Anderson

Material Series

Jennifer Anderson

Creating objects that have the ability to transcend their utilitarian purpose and affect users on a more personal level is one of the main motivations behind Jennifer Anderson's work, Material Series.

As one of Anderson's more experimental projects, the Series is comprised of five identical chairs made from five different materials: wood, mud, grass, wax, and bronze.

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Greengaged

LDF Pick of the Day: Greengaged

15th - 23rd September '08

Design Council
34 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7DL

Greengaged, the sustainable design hub of The London Design Festival, is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

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Drove chair by Jennifer Anderson

'Drove' chairs

by Jennifer Anderson

This series of chairs made from walnut, polyethylene, and industrial felt are a perfect expression of the quality and creativity of Jennifer Anderson’s designs.

Working across the boundaries of art, craft and design, the San Diego based designer-maker combines craftsmanship, form and concept to create one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.

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Pop Up Store at the Foundry

17th September - 23rd September 2008

187 - 211 St John Street
London

For the festival this year, Foundry and partners will be converting an industrial warehouse into a gallery-like shopping space for visitors to buy some of the world's most exclusive design brands.

For a short period of time, the venue will operate as a 'pop - up' retail store and will be accompanied by a one-off design showcase.

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24HR Design&Make

19th September - 20th September 2008

121-123 Deptford High Street
Deptford, London UK

24HR Design&Make has been set up by group of Goldsmiths College Design students attempting to demonstrate what can be created in 24 hours.

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