Chocolate shaving tool by Yves Behar - Costa Rica - Design for a Living World

Design for a Living World

14th May ‘09 - 4th January ‘10

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

The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum present "Design for a Living World," an exhibition featuring objects created by leading designers and made from sustainable, natural materials.

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'my vanitas' by Viadi Rapaport

Curating Design Talent with Li Edelkoort

For this year’s Milan Design Week, Li Edelkoort exhibited part of her Designhuis’ Talent show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.

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fahrenheit

fahrenheit by Sonia

Revolutionary design, form and functional simplicity of use are the aesthetic aspects of new projects designed by Rafa Corell for Sonia S.A. The program includes hair dryer, hand dryers and soap dispenser wall. The collection is complemented by a line of shower shelves of various sizes, all made of stainless steel.

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Lot #155 Console, model no. 1109, c. 1952  by ICO PARISI – Phillips de Pury & Company

The Results Are In: Phillips de Pury Design Auction

1st May '09

There were likely many collectors paying close attention to the results of the April 30th design auction at Phillips de Pury & Company in London.

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Ashtrays by Ron Gilad - Spaces ETC./ An Exercise In Utility

LAST CHANCE: Ron Gilad Spaces ETC./ An Exercise In Utility

29th April - 09th May ’09

Wright
1440 West Hubbard, Chicago Illinois

For his first exhibition at Wright, Ron Gilad presents his latest body of work.

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Significant Colour - The Aram Gallery 2009

Significant Colour

8th May - 27th June '09

The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London

The Aram Gallery presents 'Significant Colour', an exhibition examining objects and artworks which share the overarching theme of colour.

Colour is a deeply emotive subject. For most of us it is also highly personal, we each have a unique response to colour that we develop internally through experience and association.

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DeTnk Featured books

Featured Books at the DeTnk. Bookstore

May '09

DeTnk's monthly selection of must-reads, are for anyone who is truly passionate about design and design theory.

This month in the Book Store we have six new featured books to get your nose into. Visit DeTnk Featured Books to see the full selection and be the first to pick up a copy!

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Paper Tables by Matt Gagnon

NY Local

15th - 17th May '09

414 Gallery
414-18 west 14th street, Meatpacking district, NY

As part of the satellite events for this year’s ICFF Designboom presents, NY Local, an exhibition presenting the work of some of the big apple’s best transplants, expats, design veterans and rising stars.

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2008 Judges Choice - Rocking Horse stool -

Design Competition: Ample Sample 2009

Deadline: May 15 '09

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, why not put together an entry for the Ample Sample Competition.

Ample Sample is again challenging designers to rethink and repurpose carpet samples. They are looking for creative product designs which use upcycled carpet samples as their base material.

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Magic Kebab Lamp by Committee

Small Show Huge Talent

10th - 19th May '09

Sotheby’s Kiddell Gallery
New Bond Street, London W1

Renowned curator Janice Blackburn presents the second installment of her exhibition ‘Small Show Huge Talent', a mixed media exhibition featuring the work of 7 international artists and designers including Ruth Gurvich, Maarten Kolk, Committee, Camille Rousseau, Grace Wilson, Pernille Braun and Jake Polonsky.

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Blade chair - Jang won Yoon - ICFF Studio 2009

ICFF Studio

16th - 19th May '09

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City

The ICFF Studio, a platform for young and up and coming designers to showcase their prototypes to manufacturers and the media, will once again be a part of this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.

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Joseph felt bench

Joseph felt bench

Designer
Chris Ferebee

JOSEPH Felt Bench //

Nodding to the enigmatic artist, Joseph Beuys, this layered industrial wool felt bench/ottoman creates a synthesis between fine art and design utilizing low-tech materials. Currently exhibited in Fashioning Felt at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC. March 6, 2009—Sept. 7, 2009 //


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Vitsoe's designer Dieter Rams. Photograph by Abisag Tüllmann

Good Design in Ten Commandments

by Dieter Rams

It is never too late to make a commitment to Good Design.

In the early 1980s it is said that legendary designer Dieter Rams became increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him. Being aware that he as a designer was a major contributor to that world, he asked himself the almighty question: Is my design good design?

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Renny Gleeson - TED Talks

Renny Gleeson: Busted! The Sneaky Moves of Anti-Social Smartphone Users

In this witty yet extremely poignant video, social strategist Renny Gleeson gets to the bottom of the anti-social nature of our digital world.

Categorizing some of the terrible habits we have all developed with the influx of iphones, blackberries and the like, Gleeson finishes with a pertinent message for all designers.

Lets just hope we hear him loud and clear.

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