Endless: Ross Lovegrove

Endless: Ross Lovegrove at Cardi Black Box

8 September - 1 October '11

Milan

Endless, the first Italian solo show of the internationally recognized designer, presents a series of fine art works deriving from Lovegrove's personal research brought forward with the Liquid Collection, already included in the exhibition Endurance at Phillips De Pury, New York in 2007.

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Knoll Textiles

Knoll Textiles: 1945-2010

a comprehensive study of modern textile design

An essential addition to any designer's book collection, Knoll Textiles 1945-2010 provides an in-depth analysis of Knoll's contribution to modern design. With essays by experts, biographies of about eighty designers, and images of textiles, drawings, furniture, and ephemera, Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010 is the first comprehensive study devoted to a leading contributor to modern textile design.

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W Hotel WOW Bikes

W Hotel hosts WOW Bikes

a fundraiser for Elton John Aids Foundation

London

W Hotel Leister Square is hosting the Wow Bikes fundraiser for the Elton John Aids Foundation. Six bikes have been commissioned to be designed by iconic creatives such as Ron Arad, Paloma Faith, and Temperley.

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Nendo: thin black lines + dancing squares

Nendo: thin black lines + dancing squares

at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute

Tawian

Nendo presents a solo show at the Taiwanese government-sponsored National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute featuring two of their collections. ‘thin black lines’ is a collection of furniture formed from ‘still black’, so nendo wanted to use ‘active black on white’ for the exhibition space.

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Rethink LA

Rethink LA at the Architecture and Design Museum

4 August - 4 September '11

Los Angeles

Rethink LA, a collaboration of forward- thinking volunteers in the Los Angeles architecture, planning, motion graphics and design community, are exhibiting August 4 - September 4 2011 at the A+D Museum.

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Thonet

Thonet Bentwood Classics

Now Available on DeTnk

Thonet today, as in the past, is considered a pioneer of furniture design throughout the world.
The company was established in 1819 by Michael Thonet to produce his own designs, using the then new bentwood process, which he developed. Within a short period of time it became a major furniture manufacturer with a global distribution network.

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Change the Record by Paul Cocksedge

Change the Record by Paul Cocksedge

27 August '11

London

Note: this event has been cancelled, the speakers will be available to purchase later in the fall.

Out with the old in with the new.

On Saturday the 27th of August, Paul Cocksedge will be at the Round House in Camden transforming 12" vinyl records into elegant loudspeakers used to amplify sound from smartphones.

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MODULAR CUBE, 1965 by Sol Lewitt

Sol Lewitt: Structures, 1965 - 2006

24 May – 2 December '11

City Hall Park, New York

The Public Art Fund has presented the first outdoor career survey of Sol LeWitt’s sculptures. This landmark exhibition includes 27 works from this seminal artist’s modular, serial, geometric, and irregular structures series that attest to his lifelong engagement with the medium and present his most important ideas about sculpture.

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Folly for a Flyover

Folly for a Flyover

until 21 August '11

London

On 24th June '11, a building appeared in the gap between the east and westbound traffic of the A12. Transforming the cavernous undercroft where the motorway crosses the Lea Navigation Canal, Folly for a Flyover has hosted a nine week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play.

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Flow Pot by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

17 September '11 - 25 March '12

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will host the first exhibition in the United States to feature Zaha Hadid's product design.

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New Hotel by Campana Brothers

New Hotel

by Campana Brothers in collaboration with design students

Athens

A student-designed hotel? No, thanks. That’s how you end up with lava lamps for night lights and a shower where your bed’s supposed to be. But a hotel designed by students and the Campana Brothers: That’s the stuff.

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As Little Design As Possible by Sophie Lovell

As Little Design As Possible

The Work of Dieter Rams

Sophie Lovell, a contributor to the DeTnk Collectible Market Report, has authored As Little Design As Possible - The Work of Dieter Rams published by Phaidon. The book is a comprehensive monograph on highly influential product designer Dieter Rams (b.1932); including newly-commissioned photographs of Dieter Rams’s house and the Braun archive: a never-before-seen glimpse of the world’s most complete collection of Rams’s designs

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RAW EDGES, FROM FLAT TO FULL

Raw Edges, From Flat to Full

8 - 25 September '11

For the occasion of Design September 2011; Paris based FAT Galerie, Brussels based designart dealer Victor Hunt and select store Hunting and Collecting are pleased to announce their collaboration for the “Raw Edges, from flat to full” exhibition representing an extensive overview of Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay’s most recent works, among which the Coiling Collection, Volume, Tailored Wood, Tailored Stool, Pleated Pleat and the Grove Revolving Trees.

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LEGO ‘Greenhouse’ by Sebastian Bergne

LEGO ‘Greenhouse’ by Sebastian Bergne Comes to Covent Garden

15 - 25 September '11

London

LEGO commissioned the designer, Sebastian Bergne, to create a public installation using the iconic bricks, as part of the London Design Festival 2011. Entitled the “LEGO Greenhouse”, this large-scale installation will be on display in the North Piazza, Covent Garden from 15th to 25th September 2011.

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Jacob & Timothy Jensen on Crane.tv

Jacob & Timothy Jensen on Crane.tv

At their home in Hejlskov, Denmark Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen, father and son, tell Crane.tv about their design history, dating back to the 1940s. Since starting work in 1947 Jacob Jensen has become somewhat of a living legend in industrial design, best known for his work at Bang & Olufsen. Here, he and his son Timothy Jacob Jensen tell us why good design always has to turn you on.

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