The Tournament by Jaime Hayon 2009, London Design Festival

SIGN UP NOW FOR ‘THE TOURNAMENT’

19th September - 23rd September ‘09

Trafalgar Square
London

If you happen to have a secret skill for chess, or just want to partake in a friendly game on what promises to be a most fascinating set, then now is your opportunity to sign up for the chance to play for free in ‘The Tournament’, during this year’s London Design Festival.

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Rendering of the exhibition Ron Arad: No Discipline at The Museum of Modern Art. © 2009 Ron Arad and Associates.

Ron Arad: No Discipline

2nd August - 19th October '09

MoMA
11 West 53rd Street, New York

The Museum of Modern Art presents Ron Arad: No Discipline, the first major U.S. retrospective of Arad’s work.  

Among the most influential designers of our time, Arad stands out for his daredevil curiosity about form, structure, technology, and materials.

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It's A Small World - Copenhagen Design Week  2009

IT'S A SMALL WORLD

27th August '09 - late January '10

Danish Design Centre
HC Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen

For this year’s Copenhagen Design Festival the Danish Design Centre presents ‘Itʼs a Small World’, an exhibition exploring the new craftmanship in Danish design,  craft and architecture.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage Studio for Ayn Rand

Drawings and Objects by Architects

8th August - 10th October '09

Edward Cella Art + Architecture (ECAA)
6018 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

The ECAA presents its debut architectural exhibition ‘ Drawings and Objects by Architects’ featuring unique and original drawings by several of the 20th Century's most iconic architects including Frank Gehry, Richard Neutra, Lebbeus Woods, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Driftwood - AA Summer Pavilion

Driftwood: AA Summer Pavilion 2009

3rd July '09

AA Summer Pavilion
36 Bedford Square, London

If you happen to be in London this weekend, and are looking for something to do, why not take a stroll down to Bedford Square to check out this year’s Architectural Association’s Summer Pavilion.

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Stephen Burks - www.egodesign.ca

Talk: Are You a Hybrid? Design as an Agent of Social Change

25th September ’09

IIDEX Conference
Direct Energy Centre, Toronto

For this year’s IIDEX conference, NewYork based designer Stephen Burks will give the keynote address discussing the notion of design as an agent of social change.

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Skin Collection by Nacho Carbonell

Gallery Fumi in Italy

Summer 2009

Gallery Fumi Italy
Porto Cervo Spazio E1 Promenade Du Port, Sardinia

For this summer season Gallery Fumi is opening a Temporary Gallery space in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. The location is a three storey building in the heart of a fascinating new project called Promenade Du Port.

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Tord Boontje - image from Royal College of Arts - www.rca.ac.uk

Tord Boontje is appointed Professor and head of Design Products at the RCA.

23rd June '09

The Royal College of Art announced today that Tord Boontje has been appointed Professor and Head of Design Products, one of the most highly regarded and influential design departments in the world. Boontje will fill the role that is currently held by Professor Ron Arad, who steps down from the position in July.

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"I am so sorry. Goodbye" 2008 by Heather and Ivan Morison. Courtesy the artists - Photo: Wig Worland

Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009

22nd June -18th October '09

Barbican Art Gallery
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

The Barbican presents ‘Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet’, an exhibition which brings together key figures who have created utopian works and inspiring solutions for our ever-changing planet.

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Table/Monk by Joseph Beuys - Schellmann Furniture

Furniture Designed by Artists

18th June - 30th September '09

Schellmann Art
Ainmillerstrasse 25, München, Germany

Schellmann Art presents an exhibition exploring the avenue of functional fine art furniture. Alongside work created by Studio Shellman Furniture, the exhibition will feature work by five international artists including Joseph Beuys, Donald Judd, and Liam Gillick.

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Yves Behar

TALK: Yves Behar - Talking Design

24th September '09

Victoria and Albert Museum,
Cromwell Road, London

During this year’s London Design Festival, Alice Rawsthorn will be in conversation with San Francisco based designer Yves Behar as part of the V&A’s Talking Design series.

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Domaine de Boisbuchet © Domaine de Boisbuchet

Domaine de Boisbuchet Workshops

June - September '09

Domain de Boisbuchet
Midwestern France

For their thirteenth year running C.I.R.E.C.A, in cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, presents their international summer series of design and architecture workshops.

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New London Bin by Paul Smith - Super Contemporary - Design Museum & Beefeater 24

Super Contemporary: Celebrating Visionary Design From London's Creative Mavericks

3rd June - 4th October '09

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London

The Design Museum and Beefeater 24 present an exhibition celebrating the spirit of London design, past, present and future.

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Chair by William H. Miller c.1944 - Manufactured by Gallohur Chemical Corp. © 2008 The Museum of Modern Art.

What Was Good Design? MoMA's Message 1944-56

6th May - 30th November '09

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY

At mid-century, The Museum of Modern Art played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of so-called Good Design, a concept that took shape in the 1930s and emerged with new relevance in the decades following World War II.

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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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