Covent Garden Super Design

This October in the heart of London an exhibition of limited edition contemporary design was presented to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair.

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Installation “Der dritte Raum. Photo by Oliver Sachs

The Third Space

8th and 9th November '08


Interior-architecture students from The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich will present an unique spacial installation next month to coincide with Switzerland's Designer's Saturday.

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Fractal Light by Arik Levy


4th November - 20th December '08

33-34 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN

Following their last successful collaboration with Kevin Spacey and The Old Vic, Kenny Schachter and Jonathan Levi are putting on a new star-studded show which promises to be spectacular.

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Campana Brothers

Frieze et al

14th - 19th October 2008

This month we can expect to see a host of design events popping up in London with the intention of making the most of Frieze Art Fair and those fat art cats in town.

Throughout October DeTank will be bringing you the best of these annual design/art events as well as our what not to miss of the Frieze Fair itself.

Keep watching for updates..

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Transformer-shelf by Martin Sämmer. Photo by Oliver Wrobel


Martin Sämmer

Space saving furniture has shot into popularity in recent years and Martin Sämmer's Transformer-shelf is a good example of a product that not only addresses the issue of clutter within twenty-first century living, but also deals with the confines of the domestic environment.

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Ross Lovegrove with the model of the Alpine Capsule 2008

The Alpine Capsule

Famous for his tactile and fluid forms, industrial designer Ross Lovegrove has designed what he calls an ''alpine capsule," to fulfill restaurateur and club owner Moritz Craffonara’s wishes to sleep under the stars atop his private mountain in the Alps.

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Cross Check armchair, Knoll, 1989-91, bent/laminated maple by Frank Gehry

Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House

8th November '08 - 5th April '09

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Opening next month at the Collab Gallery, will be an exhibition exploring the works of Frank Gehry during his decade-long residential commission for Peter Lewis in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

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Slice Chair, Vertical

Mathias Bengtsson

Until 9th November '08

The Hub National Centre for Craft and Design
Lincolnshire, UK

The National Centre for Craft and Design is currently presenting over a decade of works by Danish furniture designer Mathias Bengtsson, in his first solo exhibition to be held in the UK.

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rebirth light by nosigner

Designboom Mart Tokyo

30th October - 3rd November '08

100%Design Tokyo
Jingu Gaien Aoyama, Tokyo Japan

For its fourth year running visitors to the Tokyo Design Week will be able to buy design souvenirs and limited edition pieces directly from the designers themselves.

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Nurse Hat chair by Richard Prince 2008

Richard Prince

23rd October - 29th November '08

Galerie Patrick Seguin
5, rue des Taillandiers, Paris, France

As further evidence to the merging of the disciplines of design and art, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, in collaboration with Gagosian Gallery, presents a new series of work by Richard Prince.

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Els Woldhek

Accidentals is the result of using eletro-plating, the process of coating an object with a layer of metal via an electric current, as a means of creating naturally formed objects.

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Roco by Yoshinori Watanabe

Prototype Exhibition02

30th October - 3rd November '08

Gallery Gotanda Sonic.
Machihara Building 1F 3-8-3 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

For this year’s Tokyo Design Week, gallery Gotanda Sonic presents Prototype Exhibition02, an exhibition of prototype works from 30 young Japanese designers.

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'Homage to Fadat', lights, switches, plexiglass and steel, 1967

Enzo Mari

29th October '08 - 6th January '09

Torino, Italy

Opening this week, the GAM Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will host an exhibition dedicated to the life of Italian designer Enzo Mari.

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Jack Mama and Clive van Heerden of Philips Design at the Studio

Jack Mama, Creative Director at Philips, and Clive van Heerden, Senior Director of design-led innovation at Philips, discuss the aims, benefits and outcomes of the Design Probe programme at Philips Design.

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Tokyo Designer's Week 2008

30th October - 3rd November 08


This year through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, seminars, forums and markets, Tokyo Designer's Week will once again pay tribute to the new and established creatives that make up Japan's diverse design scene.

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