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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Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Between Sculpture and Design

Today's emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is objects that exist between sculpture and design.

Art Deco’s investigation of the sculptural possibilities of the machine age carried from architecture and sculpture through to domestic furniture and started a formal dialogue that stretched the length of the twentieth century.

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Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Gallery Highlights and Emerging Themes At Design Miami/ Basel 2014

Exchange Between East and West

Today's emerging theme at Design Miami/ Basel 2014 is Exchange Between East and West; from the meticulous embroidery and trompe l’oeil of Danful Yang’s Packing Me Softly stools, to the beautifully balanced kinetic energy of Reinier Bosch’s Hurricane and Skirt tables, to the fine porcelain of Bouke de Vries’s knowing modern figurines, Chinese craftsmanship brings a refined edge to contemporary design.

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Architect Frank Gehry talks about his latest projects

Architect Frank Gehry talks about his latest projects

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"We study the materials for a long time. We make maquettes. The main material at this point is stainless steel. We have worked with this material before, but not like this.

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Could the era of glass skyscrapers be over?

Could the era of glass skyscrapers be over?

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"One of the architects behind London's famous Gherkin skyscraper has now turned against glass buildings. Is it time tall towers were made out of something else, asks Hannah Sander.

It is one of the UK's most recognisable buildings. A Stirling Prize winner. A backdrop to Hollywood films. Named the most admired tower in the world.

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After An Argument With Renzo Piano, Architect Quits On Academy Of Motion Pictures Museum

After An Argument With Renzo Piano, Architect Quits On Academy Of Motion Pictures Museum

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Zoltan Pali, the respected Los Angeles architect hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ future movie museum, has been forced out of the project amid growing tension with Renzo Piano, his internationally renowned counterpart, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

AMPAS declined to comment. Both architects’ offices did not return calls.

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A watercolour of one of the Nabataean tombs at Mada'in Saleh, Nicholas Egon, in the collection of HRH Prince Turki bin Faisal Al

Saudi Arabia To Spend $1.7 Billion To Build 230 Museums

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While Saudi art up to the present day will be included in the scheme, the emphasis is on archaeology. “‘Islam is a great religion and through its openness and sustain­ability it has enlightened the rest of the world,’ said Prince Sultan. ‘But if we only research the history of Saudi Arabia post 610AD and say nothing about our history before then, we are belittling Islam.’”

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Chinese Museum Shut Down Over Thousands Of Fake Items

Chinese Museum Shut Down Over Thousands Of Fake Items

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"Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

Police shut down the Lucheng Museum, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, after finding that almost a third of the 8,000 items on display were not genuine, the Global Times newspaper reported.

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How They Made A High-Tech Replica Of King Tut’s Tomb

How They Made A High-Tech Replica Of King Tut’s Tomb

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In order to protect the actual 3,300-year-old tomb from the wear and tear of thousands of tourist visits, a team used high-resolution laser scanning and digital photography, high-density polyurethane and resins, and high-definition printers to “rematerialize the physical site”.

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