Panton Chair - Verner Panton / Vitra

Playing Seriously - Architecture and Design in Vitra's Universe

through January 30 '11

Danish Architecture Centre
Copenhagen

The Danish Architecture Centre presents 'Playing Seriously', an exhibition telling the story behind the furniture creations of Vitra; via personal stories, film, tableaus, furniture and architecture models. The show aims to provide a narration of Vitra’s design universe and the mutual connection between their architecture and furniture.

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East façade, view across Ultimo Pedestrian Network, model scale: 1-to-100

Frank Gehry unveils design for his first Australian building

University of Technology, Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing

Frank Gehry, one of the world’s best-known architects has unveiled his design for a $150 million building at the University of Technology Sydney's business school, The Dr Chau Chak Wing; named after it's benefactor, an Australian-Chinese businessman, who donated $20 million for the project. This will be Gehry's first building in Australia.

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Flavio Poli chandelier

Auction Results: Design Masters at Phillips de Pury & Company

December 15 '10

New York

Yesterday saw the Design Masters auction at Phillips de Pury & Company, New York; a curated evening sale of important avant-garde design from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Michael Bierut on Typography

Michael Bierut on Typography

Michael Beirut, design writer and Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art, is interviewed here by The Atlantic.

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Kei Ito: Sitting the Light Fantastic

Kei Ito: Sitting the Light Fantastic

through December 31 '10

Geffrye Museum
London

Kei Ito has created a new commission for The Geffrye Museum, as part of 'Museumaker', a prestigious national project, involving sixteen cultural institutions, which aims to unlock the creative potential of collections; through interchanges between museums and contemporary design and craft.

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Emmanuelle Moureaux

Designers to watch

Born in France in 1971, Emmanuelle Moureaux initially studied architecture and qualified in 1995. The following year she moved to Tokyo, where she still lives and works.

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'The Ka Lamp' by Daniel García Sánchez

Ka Lamp

'The Ka Lamp' by Daniel García Sánchez is an ecological and modular lighting design, made of beech wood and elastic cord, which, says the designer "conveys warmth and tradition but also freshness and a very careful design."

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'Glowbelly Steamboat' by Tan Lun Cheak

Little Thoughts Group present 'Imprints: Designing from Memories'

through January 1 '11

National Museum of Singapore

Little Thoughts Group is a collective of 20 industrial designers based in Singapore who come together, outside of their day to day industry roles, to create new design work that is based upon embracing "the beauty of an idea; small sparks that have the potential to ignite into something bigger."

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Detail from Catalogue Roche-Bobois, 1973

Mobi Boom: The Explosion of Design in France 1945–1975

through January 2 '11

Musée des Arts et Decoratifs
Paris

The current exhibition at Musée des Arts et Decoratifs, looks back at the 30 years following the Second World War and presents the fascinating changes and design innovations that came out of this period; designs which are still relevant today.

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Carnovsky presents RGB wallpaper

Carnovsky presents 'RGB wallpaper'

Through February 10

Johanssen Gallery
Berlin

Don't miss Italian studio Carnovsky's current exhibition at Johanssen Gallery, Berlin, where they show their latest designs of fantastical wallpaper, which reveal different layers of image according to the colour of light shone upon it.

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'The Story of Eames Furniture'

The Story of Eames Furniture - Gestalten TV

To coincide with the publication of 'The Story of Eames Furniture', Gestalten have released an interview with two of the authors Marilyn Neuhart, and her husband John.

Shot on location at their Los Angeles home, the Neuharts recollect experiences of their time with Charles and Ray Eames; both worked at the studio for around 50 years in varying capacities and are now in charge of the archive as well as the Eames' former house.

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Galila Gelb chair by Beta Tank

Beta Tank present 'Thoughts in Objects'

December 9 - 31 '10

DMY Design Gallery
Berlin

Conceptual product design practice Beta Tank have their first solo show in Germany at DMY Design Gallery. The exhibition title 'Thoughts In Objects' reflects their focus on creating design objects which are not only collectable but engage with social commentary.

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Marianne Goebl

Design Miami/ appoints Marianne Goebl as new director

Miami

Design Miami/ have announced the appointment of Marianne Goebl as new director, she will begin the position in February when current director and founder Ambra Medda steps down from the role.

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Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome

Extension to Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome now open

Designed by Odile Decq Benoir Cornette

Museum of Contemporary Art
Rome

After a grand opening earlier this week, the new extension to The Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome is now officially open and highly recommended for a visit.

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Vague Chair - Ronen Kadushin

'Recent Uploads' by Ronen Kadushin

'Open Design' furniture

Designer Ronen Kadushin describes his latest collection of chairs entitled 'Recent Uploads' as "an upbeat design exploration into the opportunities Open Design presents".

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