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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.