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Ravin Agrawal: 10 young Indian artists to watch

In this video recently posted on TedTalks, renowned collector and emerging markets investor, Ravin Agrawai gives a presentation of his picks for the 10 most important young Indian artists to watch.

Working in a variety of media that merge the spheres of fine art and design, each of these contemporary artists draws on their local culture for inspiration in their innovative projects.

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'Once Upon A Time' by Barnaby Barford

‘Damaged Goods’ at David Gill Galleries

19th February - 20th March ’10

In February David Gill Galleries in London will show a selection of new works from renowned ceramic artist Barnaby Barford. The pieces on display were made in correlation with the production of Barford’s first animated film ‘Damaged Goods’.

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The EDGE Chandelier

The EDGE Chandelier

Designer
Cameron and Martin Fry
The EDGE Chandelier is made from a light but strong cardboard. The thick corrugated edges have been left exposed to show the integral structure, while the flat outside surfaces are faced in a variety of original, decorative prints for a unique modern meets traditional look.
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Bagalight 2 table lamp

Bagalight 2 table lamp

Designer
Cameron Fry
The idea for the Bagalight was born through wanting to create a product using an everyday item that normally wouldn't be considered to have any real value. By designing simple cut-outs on the inside of the bag it creates a really unusual lighting solution that challenges people's preconceptions of value in design.
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Bagalight 2 desk lamp

Bagalight 2 desk lamp

Designer
Cameron Fry
The idea for the Bagalight was born through wanting to create a product using an everyday item that normally wouldn't be considered to have any real value. By designing simple cut-outs on the inside of the bag it creates a really unusual lighting solution that challenges people's preconceptions of value in design.
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Bagalight energy-saving

Bagalight energy-saving

Designer
Cameron Fry
The idea for the Bagalight was born through wanting to create a product using an everyday item that normally wouldn't be considered to have any real value. By designing simple cut-outs on the inside of the bag it creates a really unusual lighting solution that challenges people's preconceptions of value in design.
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Curva 2

Curva 2

Designer
Cameron and Martin Fry
As the top of these modern formed coffee tables by Liquidesign curves towards the floor they are transformed into something quite different simple straight lines give way to distinctive, decorative legs inspired by antique furniture. And a high gloss finish reflects the highly polished surfaces of their counterparts.
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Wallpaper Design Awards 2010

For a fresh look at everything design from 2009, view Wallpaper Magazine’s ‘Design Awards’, featuring important and unique pieces from an array of sources.  Categories such as ‘Best New Domestic Design’ (a slow cooker from Margaret Foolen for Royal VKB), and ‘Best Armchair’ (‘Archibold’ by J.M. Massaud) are just a few of the 2009 wonders.  

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Curva Coffee Table

curva

Designer
Cameron and Martin Fry
AS SEEN IN THE INDEPENDENT TOP 10 COFFEE TABLES
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Ruche Sofa by Inga Sempe, 2010

Trend Spotting: Quilted Upholstery

Works by Inga Sempe, The Bouroullec Bro. Phillip Stark and LEGO

Cologne 2010, has seen the revealing of  the ‘Ruche’ sofa, for French Interior Design group Ligne Roset.  Created by Inga Sempe, the sofa features a simple wooden base, covered with a fitted quilted blanket acting as upholstery.

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Unbuilt: Frank Gehry Speaks Out on Canceled Museum Project

Article By: Marc Tracy for the Tablet

In light of the ongoing debate regarding the Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance’s plans to place a design by Frank Gehry over a plot of land once occupied by an ancient Muslim cemetery, Frank Gehry has decided to drop out.  

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SEED Shipping Containers Could Supply Haiti with Emergency Housing

By Lydia Dishman for the FastCompany

In this recent article for the FastCompany, Lydia Dishman discusses SEED, a project from Clemson University that aims to use industrial shipping containers as emergency housing.

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Gallery Libby Sellers: 'Tidal Osuary' by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann, 2009

Gallery Libby Sellers: 'Tidal Osuary' by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann

5th February - 4th March ’10

Jacqueline Rabun
Grosvenor Crescent Mews, London

As a follow-up to the collection presented at December's Design Miami, Gallery Libby Sellers will show an exclusive series of vessels by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann for a month in London.

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Cinderella Table by Jeroen Verhoeven, 2005

Decade of Diversification

By Nicole Swengley for the Financial Times

In this recent article for the Financial Times, Nicole Swengley takes a look back at the last decade and the many ways in which design has transformed since the start of the new millennium.

As Swengley points out, ‘new materials, processes and technologies  offer far greater freedom for today’s designers...

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DeTnk’s Must Read Book of the Month

January ‘10

This month, we highly recommend picking up a copy of ‘Process; 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture’ by Jennifer Hudson.

‘Process’ provides  an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from all around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles and products.

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