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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Archaeology of the future - photo © Michael Baumgarten

Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort

22nd January - 8th March '09

Insitut Néerlandais
Centre culturel des Pays-Bas, 121, rue de Lille, Paris

The Institut Néerlandais in Paris presents ‘Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort’.

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Martino Gamper "100 Chairs in 100 Days"– London 2007

Martino Gamper and the art of Improvisation

by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

From his breakthrough project “100 Chairs in 100 Days” to his most recent work for the exhibition Feierabend at the gallery Kate MacGarry, Martino Gamper has time and time again proven himself to be a master of improvisation.

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Magic Chair by Puur Design Studio, 2008

Magic Chair

by Puur Design Studio

Puur Design Studio’s Magic chair is a welcome addition to the the far too overplayed world of chair design.

Designed by Dripta Roy, this four part chair works off a similar principle to the Russian nesting dolls.

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Momentary Reasons Chair by Nancy Wu

Momentary Reasons Chair

by Nancy Wu

As a quiet reminder of our physicality in a rapidly disconnecting society, designer Nancy Wu has ingeniously come up with a series of products that most definitely raise issues regarding the expendability and briefness of our consumer experiences.

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Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong for Established & Sons

Established & Sons at Magazin

15th January - 28th February'09

Magazin
Aachener Str. 40-44, Cologne, GER

Throughout this year’s Cologne Furniture Fair, Established & Sons will be setting up their very own satellite exhibition at Magazin.

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Family by Kuman Tung, 2008

Family

by Kaman Tung

Responding to the needs of patrons of outdoor cafés, restaurants and public spaces, recent graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Kaman Tung, has designed a series of chairs and a table which address issues relating to habit, theft and the preciousness of our belongings when we are outside.

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Mountie Stool by Samare 2008

AWADARE

by SAMARE

Offering a fresh take on Canadiana, Montreal based SAMARE, a young design collective made up of Laura Bedikian, Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, Mania Bedikian and Patrick Meirim de Barros, put a slick spin on Canadian Cultural Emblems translating them into beautifully executed contemporary objects full of international appeal.

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Flown up lamps by Frederike Top - Tuttobene Milan 2008

Call for Entries: Tuttobene Milan

6th February '09

For their 6th consecutive Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, Tuttobene will be presenting a group show featuring work from an inspiring selection of young talent.

If you think it’s time for your studio to start working on it’s international ambitions, Tuttobene are still accepting applications for their group show.

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Jested Tower, 1968-73 Karel Hubácek ©Jiroutek

Cold War Modern

25th September '08 - 11 January '09

V&A South Kensignton
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

LAST CHANCE: For those of you who have not yet managed to make it down to see Cold War Modern at the V&A we highly recommend you schedule a trip.

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Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck

CHAIR-ITY SWAP design helps

24th January '09, 12:00 - 3:00pm

Hall 11, Rheinauhafen
Im Zollhafen 5-9 Cologne, GER

During this years Cologne Design week 200 designer chairs will change hands on Saturday, 24 January in hall 11 in Rheinauhafen.  

Visitors are invited to bring in an old chair which they can exchange for a high-quality designer chair with a donation of 100 euros.

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Cru: New Work by Sebastian Bergne - Aram Gallery 2008

Talk: Sebastian Bergne at The Aram Gallery

15th January '09, 5:00 - 7:00pm

The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London

London based designer Sebastian Bergne will discuss his first series of self-initiated and self-produced designs currently featured in Cru: New Work by Sebastian Bergne at the Aram Gallery.

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RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames around 1950

Design Loves a Depression

by Michael Cannell for the International Herald Tribune

Michael Cannell brings us his visions for design in 2009 in his most recent article for the International Herald Tribune.

For all those wondering what is the fate of design in our current economic climate, this is definitely worth a read.

 

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'messenger' light by Jaebeom Jeong  Photo by Sang-sik Yoon

'Messenger' Light

by Jaebeom Jeong

Recent graduate, Jaebeom Jeong has devised a simple yet elegant light which allows you to project illuminated messages within the home.

Personal messages are written onto PVC film and then magnified and projected onto the wall to be viewed.

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Custom Made Chair by Karen Ryan

The Great DesignArt Debate

By Rabih Hage and Karen Ryan for the Financial Times

That design is made, manufactured, sold and exhibited just like art has become a subject of much debate. It would seem that more and more the design world is turning to one-off pieces and limited editions that are audacious, expressive and experimental in nature.

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