Yoga Chairs by Lucas Maassen 2008 photo by Laila Vroom at Workhouse

Box Top Shop

2nd December - 6th December '08

Miami Design District
4142 NE 2nd Avenue, inner foyer

If you are one of the lucky ones heading to Miami for the 2008 collectible design fest, make sure to check out I.D. Magazine’s Box Top Shop.

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Studio Makkink&Bey cabinet - Contrasts Gallery Shanghai

Design Miami/

3rd December - 6th December '08

Miami Design District
NE 39th Street and 1st Court, Miami, FL

Design Miami/ is the pre-eminent international fair for limited-edition design.

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Ruminant Bloom by Julia Lohmann

The Conformitory: Nature Contained

27th November - 7th December '08

The Studio
Somerset House, Strand, London

As part of the ever-changing daily programme of events running alongside “Wouldn’t It Be Nice... Wishful Thinking In Art And Design”, Somerset House has put together The Conformitory: Nature Contained.

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Studio Job, Industry, Mitterrand + Cramer, Geneva

Studio Job: Industry

26th November '08 - 10th january '09

Mitterrand+Cramer
52, rue des Bains, Geneva

Mitterrand+Cramer present « Industry », an exhibition featuring the latest work by Design duo Studio Job.

From the seven works exhibited, five are marquetry objects: a cabinet, a screen, a dressoir, a table and a pedestal inlaid with white dyed bird’s eye maple and black dyed tulip tree veneers.

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Save cabinet by Katarina Häll 2008 photo by Adam Craft

Save

by Katarina Häll

Combining her three key drivers of functionalism, simplicity and a sense of poetry, Swedish designer Katarina Häll has created Save, her latest furniture series.

Inspired by abandoned and forgotten houses, with their barred and bolted doors and windows, each piece in the collection intrigues the passer by while revealing nothing about the stories and treasures that lurk inside.

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Open Tables Ecology - Urbantine Project by WAG - 2008

Jon Goodbun and Filip Visnjic from WAG at the DeTank.tv Studio

Jon Goodbun and Filip Visnjic from the Working Architecture Group speak with Kieran Long, Editor of the Architect’s Journal, about the ins and outs of their Open Tables Ecology installation at Tent London.

Open Tables Ecology is a study in contemporary interaction theory, or Ubiquitous Computing and was the winning entry for this year’s Workspace Group Urbantine Project.

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S1 by Lutz Pankow Design - ICFF Studio 2008

Bernhardt Call for Entries: ICFF Studio 2009

November 26th - December 15th '08

American furniture company Bernhardt Design has put out a call for entries to its ICFF Studio, which will take place from May 16 – 19, 2009 at the New York Jacob Javitz Center.

The call invites submissions from designers working in furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, wall coverings, accessories, textiles and kitchen and bath.

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The Rocking Chicken Ride by Jaime Hayon - Fantasy Collection by for LLADRÓ

Jaime Hayon: Fantasy Collection by Lladro

26th November '08 - 1st February '09

Vivid Gallery
william boothlaan 17a, rotterdam, NL

VIVID Gallery presents renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s first collection for porcelain company par excellence Lladro.

The fusing of Hayon’s magic of the unexpected with Lladro’s unsurpassable technical expertise have created a modern updated range of figurines for the twenty first century and beyond.

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St. Etienne Biennial 2008 - Lights Up

Saint Étienne International Design Biennial

LAST CHANCE - ends 30th November 2008

Saint Étienne
France

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, Saint Étienne International Design Biennial has returned this year with another diverse programme of events, exhibitions, and workshops centred around design and designers.

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Corked 1 and 2 by Sebastian Bergne 2008

Cru by Sebastian Bergne: New Designs Around Wine

28th November '08 - 17th January '09

The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London

CRU is a monographic exhibition of new work by Sebastian Bergne.

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'Nuages (cloud)'

Interior / Exterior : Living Spaces in the Arts

29th November '08 - 13th April '09

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Germany

Taking the form of a large-scale thematic installation, this exhibition will look at interior space as a place of artistic and personal expression, combining it with modern day concepts of living in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Bruce Sterling sitting on a Karim Rashid blobject - Wired Blob Network 2006

Lecture: Generative Art and Design - Critical Assessments

25th November '08 - 6:00pm

Fabrica
Treviso, Italy

Highly acclaimed author and critic Bruce Sterling will discuss his philosophy and recent projects relating to generative art and design in a public lecture at Fabrica, the Benetton communication research center.

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Beryl and Friends Lamps by WEmake

The Shop of Delight

24th November - 30th of November '08

Shop of Delight
no. 26, The Market, Covent Garden, London

For one week only Designersblock & Friends will be hosting a temporary christmas Pop-Up shop in the heart of central London.

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Karim Rashid: Art and Design in  a Global World 2008

Karim Rashid - Art and Design in a Global World

Now - January 4th '09

Instituto Tomie Ohtake,
Sao Paulo, Brazil

In an attempt to fuel the debate in Brazil regarding aspects of contemporary design and its impact on daily life, the Instituto Tomie Ohtake presents a retrospective of the work of internationally renowned designer Karim Rashid.

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Merger at the Rocket Gallery

Merger

Until November 22nd '08

Rocket Gallery
Tea Building , 55 Shoreditch High St. London

If you are looking for something to do this week, why not head down to the Rocket Gallery to check out Merger: new minimal painting in dialogue with contemporary furniture design.

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