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100% Design London

18th September - 21st September

Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Warwick Road, London

100% Design is the UK’s foremost contemporary interiors event. Set in an inspirational environment, designed by Tom Dixon, the 14th edition of 100% Design will unveil new products and showcase some of the greatest designs from around the world today.

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Do Lectures

The Do Lectures

4th - 8th September '08

fforest farm
Cardigan, West Wales

As Dick Dastardly so poignantly stated, “Don’t just stand there, DO something’. This is precisely what the DO lectures are, well, doing.

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Collector Cabinets by Jethro Macey

Designers in Residence

10th September – 27th October 2008

Design Museum Design Museum
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Designers in Residence is an annual exhibition that invites a group of emerging designers to transform areas of the museum. By Supporting the selected designers at an early stage of their career, it allows them to build on their current design practice and develop new or existing work.

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Regional arteries, from Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett, Plan of Chicago (Chicago, 1909)

Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago

6th September - 15th December 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

A century ago Daniel Burnham commissioned noted artists to interpret his plans for the development of the city of Chicago.

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Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2004

Christie's - First contemporary design auction

8th September 2008

This September Christie's will launch its first ever sale dedicated exclusively to works by international contemporary designers.

Offering collectors works by some of the most notable designers living and working today, the sale will include 30 lots with pieces by Marc Newson, Forret Myers, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad, Maarten Baas, Shiro Kuramata, Ettore Sottsass and Harush Shlomo.

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Editt Tower

Just Imagine: City visions

Ross Lovegrove and architect and ecologist Ken Yeang show how nature can inspire our living spaces and cities by fusing efficiency and beauty.

Discussing alternative means of energy sourcing, the two provide an optimistic and engaging outlook on the future of our built landscapes.

See for yourself!

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'Worker' by Hella Jongerius for Vitra

Hella Jongerius: Dutch Design Days

6th September - 12th October '08

Design Museum Gent
Jan Breydelstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Described as ‘a unique talent who has no rivals’ (MoMA design curator Paola Antonelli); and ‘one of the most significant designers in the world today’ (Aaron Betsky, head of the Netherlands Architecture Institute), Hella Jongerius is by no means a stranger to the world of design.

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FUWL - gin dispenser "Pusher" 2008 - Winner of the Beefeater Design Challenge 2008

Beefeater Design Challenge 2008

28th August - 2nd September '08

DesignGalleriet
Odengatan 21, 11424 Stockholm, Sweden

For their second year running Beefeater have launched a design challenge focusing on new design from a number of Sweden’s most exciting designers.

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Neubauism, 2008

Neubauism - Neubau Berlin

5th September - 5th October '08

MU
Emmasingel 20
Eindhoven, Nederland

September will see the opening of MU's latest exhibition Neubauism, by Berlin graphic design agency Neubau.

Taking the content from their books, NeubauWelt and NeubauModul, off the page and into reality, the exhibition offers a voyage through silhouettes, typography, illustration and systems.

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Isabella stool by Ryan Frank 2008

Isabella stool

by Ryan Frank

The Isabella stool, set to be launched this September at the London Design Festival, is the newest addition to Ryan Frank’s collection of free-range furniture.

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Manuf®actured: The Conspicious Transformation of Everyday Objects

28th August - 4th January 2009

Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, Oregon

This week sees the beginning of Manuf®actured: The Conspicious Transformation of Everyday Objects, an exhibition exploring how artists are taking mass manufactured objects and transforming them by hand to create art.

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Campana Brothers Select - Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 2008

Cooper Hewitt: Campana Brothers Select

The Campana Brothers recount their thoughts and motivations for their recent curatorial project at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York.

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ONEBEWOOND EILAND (uninhabited island) by Sander van Bussel - Photography by Leo Veger

Competition: Hack-Your-IKEA

Deadline: 15th September '08

Pondering what you should do this weekend, why not have a go at hacking your own IKEA flat pack.

Platform21, BRIGHT and Superuse are calling on you to hack an IKEA flat pack. Make your own design out of it with a small alteration or perpetrate an out-and-out hack that gives the object a whole new function.

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Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table

Isamu Noguchi

18th July - 22nd February '09

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton Wakefield WF4 4LG, UK

If you are looking for a reason to get out of London this Bank Holiday weekend why not take a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where you can wander amongst the works of Isamu Noguchi, one of the great creators of the 20th Century.

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Design Museum Gent - Design with a Smile 2008

Design with a Smile

11th July - 12th October '08

Design museum Gent

Jan Breydelstraat 5 - 9000 Ghent, Belgium

As with surrealism, design sometimes tells us more than we think.

Armed with subtle irony, and humour, ‘Design with a Smile’ examines the influence surrealism has had on design.

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