The Double Club - Courtyard. Photos: Attilio Maranzano Courtesy of Fondazione Prada, Milan

The Double Club

21st November '08

The Double Club
7 Torrens Street, London

Carsten Holler is back in London, and this time with a fully functioning nightclub, bar and restaurant.  

This latest pop-up installation, which runs for three months starting this friday, is yet another example of the blurring of lines between art, design, entertainment and hospitality.

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View of the Exhibition "Data Line" by Kenneth Noland, 1967 and "Tube chair" by Joe Colombo, 1969. Photo Y. Bresson

Carte Blance to John M. Armleder: From the Museums Collection

15th November '08 - 25th January '09

Musée D’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole
La Terrasse, St-Etienne France.

Since the early 90s, the Saint Etienne Metropole Museum of Modern Art has led an
active policy in acquiring design pieces and today possesses one of the biggest collections in France (1200 items).

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Less Lamp by Jordi Canadas 2007 - Manufactured by Metalarte, Spain 2008 ©2008 The Museum of Modern Art

Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge

26th November '08 - Ongoing

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

Design is not always pretty. Sometimes it is blunt and aggressive, especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas.

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Alessi Kettle by Philippe Starck

Alessi Design Screening

Monday 24th November '08 - 7.15pm

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Described as the ‘godfather of Italian product design’, Alberto Alessi talks with Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic in what promises to be a night of inspiration.

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Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay of Raw-Edges - It's OKAY to play with your food - Design Museum Collection

Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw-Edges at the DeTank.tv Studio

Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw-Edges Studio talk with Max Fraser about some of their most recent collaborations.

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Glissade by Wales & Wales for META

Meta: Masterpieces and Materials Past and Present

3rd December - 6th December '08

Design Miami
161 NE 40th Street - Mosaic Suite 100

For this year’s Design Miami Meta presents a unique installation of three new designs displayed alongside some of the finest historical pieces of furniture and objets d’art.

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Postcard from the RCA Secret 2008

RCA Secret 2008

14th November - 22nd November'08

Royal Collect of Art
Kensignton Gore, London, SW7 2EU

RCA Secret, now in its 15th year running, is an annual contemporary art exhibition and fundraising sale.

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Anything but Red Lamp by &Larry

Anything But Red

by &Larry

As part of their Native Objects series, &Larry have designed “Anything but Red” a lamp reflecting one of the current cultural and societal issues of Singapore – “How can we be creative when there is so much red tape in Singapore?”

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Big Apple by Henrietta W. Leth

The Outlines of Emptiness

15th November - 30th November '08

Musée des Manufactures de Dentelles
14th avenue de la gare, Retournac, France

For the duration of the Saint-Etienne Biennale Le Musée des Manufactures de Dentelles will present ‘Contours Around The Void’, an exhibition focusing on the use of lace in contemporary design.  

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Lucky Mi Fortune cooking by Debra Solomon. Dishes prepared from leftovers found at supermarkets, restaurants, and markets.

City Eco Lab

15th November - 30th November '08

Saint Étienne
France

All over the world there are people who are actively involved in projects which hope to contribute to the sustainability of our planet.  How do these projects work?  How can the examples they set be used to improve our own work?

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Chris Anderson : What happens when material things become free?

What happens when material things become free? Long Tail author and Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson examines new models of wealth distribution and claims we’re moving from economies of scarcity to an age of abundance.

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World Usability Day, 2008

Today: World Usability Day 2008

13th November 2008

Every year sees a host of new products enter the marketplace.  They are faster, smaller and more complex, and most claim to make our lives somewhat better.  However, many of these products fail to meet our basic needs of usability, promptly becoming redundant and adding significantly to our burden on resources.

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The Sequence, 2008

Arne Quinze: The Sequence

16th - 18th November 2008

The Flemmish Parliament
Brussels, Belgium

Opening this weekend, situated in the area crossing the Flemish Parliament with The House of Representatives, will be designer Arne Quinze's new light and soundscape installation 'The Sequence'.

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Trico Chair by Luís Porém Pires, 2008

Trico Chair

Luís Porém Pires

Further proof that 'there's still life left in old chair yet', is emerging Portugese designer Luís Porém Pires' Trico Chair.

Working with the aim to create functional and versatile furniture, Pires' most recent piece offers distinguishable simplicity and character as a result of the harmonious joining of wood, metal and textiles.

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Andras Rigler

Flight Number Ten

15th November - 30th November 2008

Saint Étienne
France

Flight Number Ten is an illustration of the way European designers see changing trends in societies, customs and in ways of living everyday life.  

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