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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.