Justin McGuirk appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme

Justin McGuirk appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme

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Justin McGuirk has been appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme. He is a writer, critic and curator based in London.

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'21st Century Architecture. Introducing Non-Design and Quiet Architecture' by Rabih Hage

'21st Century Architecture. Introducing Non-Design and Quiet Architecture' by Rabih Hage

Thoughts on Architecture

My definition of good architecture is the skill of intelligently and creatively using existing structures; enhancing and transforming them to fit new functionalities and ways of living. This is progressive architecture; architecture that will preserve the environment, increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and minimise unnecessary impact on the urban fabric and our planet.

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Ford at Salone Del Mobile 2015

Ford at Salone Del Mobile 2015

A Focus on Design

Since Ford's first appearance in Milan in 2000, with the now iconic 021C Concept designed by Marc Newson, the company has continued to celebrate its extraordinary design talents. Ford's presentation in Milan this year focused on the incredible design team working within the company.

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Ford 021C Concept by Marc Newson Reappears at Gagosian Gallery

Ford 021C Concept by Marc Newson Reappears at Gagosian Gallery

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Rarely do concept cars get a curtain call — and even more rarely do they still seem fresh. But the designer Marc Newson‘s Ford 021C, introduced at the Tokyo auto show in 1999, is back. It is on display as part of “Transport,” an exhibition of Mr. Newson’s designs at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street in Manhattan.

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'CONSTRUCT ME!' by Droog Wins Milano Design Award

'CONSTRUCT ME!' by Droog Wins Milano Design Award

Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015

The Construct Me! Hardware Collection by Studio Droog, presented in Milan 2015, has won Best Tech for the 5th Edition Milano Design Awards 2015. Droog was among only 15 nominees for the award - the results were revealed Sunday 19th April, 2015 at Teatro Franco Parenti.

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset Launches the Radić Pavilion at Durslade Farm

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Launches the Radić Pavilion at Durslade Farm

Somerset gets a bit of the Serpentine

From March 21 2015 Hauser & Wirth Somerset present the Radić Pavilion at Durslade Farm, Bruton. Designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, this unique structure was first unveiled as the Serpentine Gallery 2014 Pavilion.

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Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture

Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture

by Henry Plummer

The quality of light in Scandinavia has given rise to some of the most important and influential architecture of the modern period. This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment.

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The Impossible Collection Of Design: The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century

The Impossible Collection Of Design: The 100 Most Influential Objects Of The Twentieth Century

by Frédéric Chambre

Chosen by design expert Frédéric Chambre, this selection of furniture designs unspools like the frames of a film, an epic picture composed of one hundred years of creative innovations in form, materials, and techniques.

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Isamu Noguchi’s unique Goodyear table of 1939

Isamu Noguchi’s unique Goodyear table of 1939

the most important American design works from the twentieth century

On 16 December 2014 Isamu Noguchi’s unique Goodyear table of 1939, carrying an estimate of $2,000,000 – 3,000,000 will be auctioned at Phillips New York. This imposing sculptural icon – designed for then-president of the Museum of Modern Art – is widely considered one of the most important American design works from the twentieth century.

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Future Ennui

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"As we march onwards towards wearables and alerts on our wrists, we're no longer shocked by technological progress, but rather exhausted by it.

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The Maker Gene: Arduino at International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

The Maker Gene: Arduino at International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

Arduino is a contributor of the Weekend Specials section of Monditalia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, on September 5th and 6th, curated by Rem Koolhaas. Arduino has been chosen as an outstanding example of how the open-source, collaborative approach is reshaping the world of technology and design.

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

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They command spectacular prices—but is a chair designed by an architect really any better than one by a furniture designer? Ruth Metzstein talks to the people putting bums on seats

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Heydar Aliyev Center [Photo © Helene Binet]

Zaha Hadid wins Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014

for the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan

Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2014. Hadid is the first ever woman to win the top prize in the competition, now in its seventh year.

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The FOMObile Rolls in to Design Miami/Basel

The FOMObile Rolls in to Design Miami/Basel

#DesignMiamiBasel

Throughout Design Miami/ Basel, visitors can keep up with the hottest topics and latest discussions thanks to a continually updated print publication that gathers Tweets and Instagram images related to the fair.

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Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Extraordinary Provenance

Our last emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is objects that have extraordinary provenance.

While storytelling has become an increasingly important feature of contemporary design, twentieth-century works have their stories to tell too, such as the Trapèze table (1954-56) by Jean Prouvé.

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