100 chairs in 100 days by Martino Gamper

Confronting the Chair

'There is no perfect chair' declares designer Martino Gamper, who gives a first hand account of his project 100 Chairs in 100 days.

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Idea of a Clock by Hans Tan 2008, Photo by Kelvin Cuff

Surface: Design from the Netherlands

18th - 25th January '09

Rhein Triadem,
Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 5-7, Cologne

Planned for the project ‘Transversale” in Dortmund, the exhibition is being shown as a special preview in Passagen 2009.

Featuring work from Design Academy Eindhoven graduates including Cris Bartesl, Nacho Carbonell, and Julien Carretero, the exhibition is themed around the interface between art and design.

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Inside/outside furniture by Studio Niels en Sven

The Dutch Corner

19th - 25th January '09

Kölnischer Kunstverein Die Brüke
Hahnenstrasse 6, Cologne

As part of Passengen and the Cologne Design Week,  The Dutch Corner will present Dutch furniture on the edge of design.

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Sir Terence Conran, Kirstie Allsopp and Philippe Starck, Photograph by David Levene

'Pink walls and chandeliers don't feel right. We've had enough of frivolity'

by Caroline Roux for the Guardian

In the following report by Caroline Roux published in the Gaurdian (January 10th, 2009)Philippe Starck, Sir Terence Conran and Kirstie Allsopp debate how design responds to a bleak economic landscape.

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SP Desk by Sheer Pride, UK

SP Desk from DeTnk's Collecting Design Marketplace

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Manufactured by Sheer Pride, UK

The SP Desk is a 1950s metal desk designed and manufactured by Sheer Pride, UK. The desk is a grey metal unit with a black and white drawer front and petrol blue pull out surface. The desk is finished with a black rubber worktop with chrome trim.

 


The Light Drop by Rafael Morgan

See the Light

30th January - 9th August '09

Danish Design Centre
HC Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen

The Danish Design Centre presents ‘See the Light’, an informative and fascinating exhibition about future lighting design.

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Fragile Salt and Pepper Shaker by Studio Kahn

Fragile Salt & Pepper Shaker

by Studio Kahn

When was the last time you emphatically broke something? Fragile, a ceramic salt and pepper shaker designed by Studio Kahn offers you the opportunity to do so!

Designed and made as a single piece, the Fragile shaker requires the user to break it in order for it to be able to fulfill its functionality.

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Repose, 2006, Aircraft wing with Swarovski crystals

Hussein Chalayan: From Fashion and Back

22nd January - 17th May '09

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London

The Design Museum presents the first comprehensive presentation of renowned fashion designer Hussein Chalayan’s work in the UK.

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Showpiece by Hella Jongerius for Royal Tichelaar

Object Rotterdam: International fair for autonomous design

4th - 8th February '09

Las Palmas, LPII
Wilhelminakade 326, 3072 AR Rotterdam

Object Rotterdam features the latest developments in unique and limited edition functional objects of international design.

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A touch of Green by Droog, Milan 2008

Debate: Pioneering New Markets With Droog

3rd February '09, 2:30-4:00pm

Maritime Simulation Centre
Wilhelminakade 701, 3072 AP Rotterdam

As part of Object Rotterdam, the International fair for autonomous design, Premsela and Object Rotterdam, in cooporation with Droog, present a debate discussing the topic of pioneering new markets.

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R60 chair by Jaebeom Jeong's Photographer: Seung-il Kim

R60 (Reflex 60°)

by Jaebeom Jeong

Jaebeom Jeong’s R60 design is a wireframe array of a single chair.

The repetitive images of a single chair are constructed of stainless steel and a polycarbonate sheet, skillfully repeating the proportions of the black stained original.

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The Public Design Festival 2009

Public Design Festival - International Competition

Deadline: 28th February '09

Esterni have launched the Public Design Festival Competition.

This unique opportunity to design a planned intervention on an urban parking area is open to different types of approaches, from community service to urban furniture.  

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Feierabend: Francis: Francis Upritchard, Martino Gamper, Karl Fritsch - Gallery Kate MacGarry

Feierabend: Francis Upritchard, Martino Gamper, Karl Fritsch

16th January - 22nd February '09

Kate Macgarry Gallery
7a Vyner Street, London E2 9DG

Gallery Kate Macgarry presents Feierabend, a collaborative installation between Karl Fritsch, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard.

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Filament by Janne Kyttänen, 2008  - producer Freedom of Creation

Light Battle: Contemporary Light Design from Denmark and Finland

17th January - 15th February '09

Design Forum Finland
Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki

In their upcoming exhibition the Design Forum Finland explores over 20 different innovative lamp designs by 18 designers and architects from Denmark and Finland.

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Composite Lounge by Stephen Burks - imm cologne 2009

The Composite Lounge by Stephen Burks

19th - 25th January '09

imm Cologne
Hall 11 Koelnmess, Cologne

If you are heading down to this year’s imm cologne be sure to check out Stephen Burks’ Composite Lounge.

Located in hall 11, the lounge is highly representative of the ecological and artisanal’s aspects of Burks’ work.

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