Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Focus: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Weekly Designer Bio

1868 - 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born in Glasgow in 1868 and died in London on 10th December 1928. His personality is one of those that characterize the period immediately preceding the Modern Movement.

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Platinum Core by Emeline Lavocat

"Glass Session" by ESAD Reims at Villa Noailles

1 July - 2 October '11

For the 6th edition of Design Parade, Villa Noailles has invited the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Reims (Reims School of Art and Design) to exhibit a selection of works, the result of two workshops which took place in 2011, with blown glass as the theme.

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Clouds by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at Centre Pompidou-Metz

7 October '11 – 30 july '12

Metz
France

The Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the first major retrospective in France dedicated to the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

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Meltdown by Tom Price

Meltdown by Tom Price

The 'meltdown series' by Tomprice are created using the same techniques applied to different materials.

The 'pp sheet' chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a bundle of crumpled polypropylene sheets. The sheets begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining sheets.

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Casts and Moulds at the Aram Gallery

Casts and Moulds at the Aram Gallery

28 July - 27 August '11

London

The Aram Gallery presents Casts and Moulds, the next instalment in its on-going exhibition series, Prototypes and Experiments. The sixth show focuses on casting and moulding as a means of manufacture. Each exhibitor was selected because they are exemplary of the scope in moulding across design disciplines; product, furniture, jewellery and architecture.

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Lady Killer Vol.1 by Atelier Ted Noten with Laikingland

Lady Killer Vol.1

by Atelier Ted Noten with Laikingland

Conventionally a jewellery box is a special container for storing your prized possessions, it’s often decorated and contains several sections. Lady Killer Vol.1 is certainly a special container, it has a boxy form that houses jewellery and is adorned with carefully crafted decoration, and it even has upper and lower compartments.

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Charlotte Perriand

Focus: Charlotte Perriand

Weekly Designer Bio

1903-1999

Charlotte Perriand from the first decades of the twentieth century, brought about a profound change in aesthetic values and gave birth to a truly modern sensitivity towards everyday life.

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Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Skin Collection

by Pepe Heykoop

Pepe Heykoop premiered his new furniture collection, the Skin Collection, this past June at DMY Berlin. Most recently, the series of leather waste furniture has been on view at the Rad Gallery in London.

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Balloon Factory  by Object Design League

Balloon Factory by Object Design League

the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago

Balloons are familiar and loved objects, but few people realize that with some amateur kitchen chemistry techniques, the process for manufacturing them can be replicated on a small scale.

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DeTnk Market Report Update

DeTnk Market Report: Update

January 2011 - May 2011

Released to DeTnk Collectible Design Market Report Subscribers last month, we are pleased to announce to the public the DeTnk Market Report update.

The Design Market Report update includes data compiled from all design auction sales for the first five months of 2011 revealing the current trends of the collectible design market.

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James Rigler, ‘Cascade’ detail (2011), photo © Philip Sayer

James Rigler : The Lost World

at Marsden Woo Gallery

London

The Marsden Woo Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of Royal College of Art alumni James Rigler in the exhibition The Lost World.

Rigler’s artefacts have a strange familiarity; they resemble things we know we’ve seen before, but find it hard to pinpoint where. Exaggerated and emphatic, each piece is a synthesis of historical forms and cultural ideas that carry with them a multiplicity of associations.

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Premsela presents 'Basic Instincts'

Premsela presents 'Basic Instincts'

through July 31 '11

Villa Elisabeth
Berlin

Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, presents 'Basic Instincts'; a multi disciplinary show featuring 50 designers. The exhibition combines fashion design, art, architecture and product design, and aims to represent the diversity of Dutch creative culture.

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'Crochetdermy bear', Shauna Richardson

The Power of Making

September 6 '11 - January 2 '12

V&A
London

The V&A are working together with The Crafts Council to present ‘The power of Making’; an exhibition which aims to highlight the importance and resurgence of craft and making skills in contemporary design, art and beyond.

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Sydney Design 2011

Sydney Design 2011

July 30 - August 14 '11

Locations across Sydney

Sydney is gearing up for its annual festival of design; featuring over 100 events, including inspiring exhibitions, workshops, master classes, talks, installations and tours.

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Kenneth Grange, Adshel bench 1972

Kenneth Grange : Making Britain Modern

July 20 - October 30 '11

Design Museum
London

Later this month, The Design Museum will open 'Making Britain Modern', a retrospective of the 50 year career of one of Britain's leading product and industrial designers, Kenneth Grange. A designer whose iconic works have become part of and then shaped, the visual landscape of everyday life in the UK.

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