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Open Invitation for Proposals: The Recycling-Lights Exhibition

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: Application Deadline: 22nd March '09

The Slovenian Lighting Guerrilla and Serbian Belgrade of Light festivals announce an open invitation for proposals for their upcoming exhibition Recycling-Lights.

Entrants are invited to submit a lighting design inspired by the connection between recycling and light. The proposed products should be finished and functional (lighting) objects.
 

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Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort. 2009

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

27th March - 31st May '09

Designhuis Eindhoven
Stadhuisplein 3, Eindhoven, NL

Following its success at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris, the Designhuis Eindhoven will present ‘Archeology of the Future: 20 Years of Trend Forecasting with Li Edelkoort’.

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Alfredo Häberli

Interview with designer Alfredo Häberli

Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli talks with Sabine Trieloff on the occasion of Häberli's exhibition at the Museum of Design in Zurich, Switzerland.

As one of today’s most innovative and successful designers, Häberli offers a glimpse into his process and inspirations and how it all came to be.

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U.S. Pavilion Montreal Expo 67 - Buckminster Fuller, 1967 - Image courtesy the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe

14th March - 21st June '09

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents an exhibition celebrating the results of more than five decades of Buckminster Fuller’s (1895-1983) life’s work.

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Stainless steel speakers, by Tord Boontje - Metropolitan Works 2008

Last Chance: Digital Explorers: Discovery

9th February - 12th March '09

Metropolitan Works
41 Commercial Road, London E1

LAST CHANCE to check out Digital Explorers: Discovery.

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'Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Shiner': Norman Foster's Swiss Re building, London. Photographe: Philippa lewis ©Edifice/Corbis

The Architecture of Recession

by Jonathan Glancey for The Guardian

Jonathan Glancey reflects on the history of Architecture and recessions in his article published March 6th, 2009 for the Guardian.

While pondering the change in ringing mantras from ‘form follows function’ to our current state of ‘form follows finance’, Glancey discusses the potential impacts of the present slump.

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Tim Brown: Talking Design, V&A. www.vam.ac.uk

Tim Brown: Talking Design

15th May '09, 7-8pm

As part of Talking Design, the V&A’s quarterly series of conversations with designers,  internationally acclaimed design critic Alice Rawsthorn will be in discussion with Tim Brown, Chief Executive of IDEO.

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French Cancan by Jean Marc Gady – Gallery R'Pure NY

Jean Marc Gady 'Frency Cancan'

25th March - 19th May '09

For his first solo show in the States, Jean Marc Gady will be presenting 'French Cancan' at Gallery R'Pure in New York

With a saucy subtext and a Gallic touch, 'French Cancan' is a light installation that plays on movement, accumulation and the side-tracking of basics.

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Wahid by Florian Kallus ©Florian Kallus 2009

Wahid

by Florian Kallus

German designer Florian Kallus creates objects which explore the powers of materiality and form.

Wahid is a series of cubes which juxtapose concrete and wood, combining feelings of warmth with the charm of industry. With their harmonious geometry, these beautifully crafted discrete designs are an ideal object for all situations.

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New Perspective corner detail

A New Perspective

by James Tooze

UK based James Tooze has created a table from solid American black walnut superimposed with white acrylic lines that create a wireframe image of the tables construction.

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Karim Rashid – Museum of Arts and Design. Photo: RomanLeo

Talk: Karim Rashid

25th March '09, 6:30pm

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, NY

To coincide with their current exhibition ‘Totally Rad: Karim Rashid Does Radiators’, the Museum of Arts and Design will host a talk from the infamous designer himself.

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Relief Chair

by Micus Projects

Forming part of Micus Projects solid/surface/series collection, the Relief Chair is composed of layered sheets of medium-density natural wool felt adhered to each other with non-toxic adhesives.

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Stephen Burks

Stephen Burks on Africa's Craft

American Industrial Designer Stephen Burks discusses his recent work with African artisans and craftsmen, addressing issues such as the immediacy of design, models of distribution and development through collaboration.

 

 

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Bless You Chair. Designed and made by Louise Campbell. Denmark, 1999. Photo Erik Brahl

Fashioning Felt

6th March - 7th September '09

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents “Fashioning Felt,” a comprehensive overview of the varied uses of felt in contemporary design.

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Whippet Bench by Radi Designers:(Florence Doleac, Laurent Massaloux, Olivier Sidet, Robert Stadler) photo credit: Radi Designers

Shaping the New Century: A Two-Day International Design Symposium

6th - 7th March '09

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana

As a precursor to their upcoming exhibition ‘European Design since 1985’, The Indianapolis Museum of Art will host a two day international design symposium entitled ‘Shaping the New Century’.

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