Shell Chaise longue by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance: Marée Noir au Claire de Lune

12th December '08 - 23rd January '09

Pierre Bergé & Associés
Place du Grand Sablon 40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Pierre Bergé & Associés presents, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence: Marée noire au clair de lune, a limited series of unique pieces inspired by a commodity full of ambivalence: petrol.

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Love Seat by Ercol

Edward Tadros from Ercol at the DeTank.tv Studio

For the grand finale of our tv studio at Tent London, Max Fraser interviewed Edward Tadros, chairman and managing director of Ercol.

A third-generation furniture maker, Tadros speaks with Fraser, in our newly decked out studio full of Ercol's quality handmade furniture,  about the history, vision and future of this great British company.

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Tom Dixon photo Hainsley Brown

Tom Dixon - Talking Design

13th February '09 - 7:00pm

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London

As part of Talking Design, the quarterly series of conversations with designers hosted by the V&A, internationally acclaimed design critic Alice Rawsthorn will be in discussion with Tom Dixon, one of the most influential product and furniture designers working in Britain today.

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Hide Office Chair by Margaret Huang & Lin Yi-Hsien

Hide Office Chair

by Margaret Huang & Lin Yi-Hsien

Winner of the Red Dot award: design concept 2008, Hide is an office chair-cum-meditative space, designed by Margaret Huang and Lin Yi-Hsien.

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Zip by Kwangho Lee, 2007

Zip

by Kwangho Lee

Inspired by his memories growing up in the countryside with his grandparents, Korean designer Kwangho Lee has transformed the leftovers from a typical harvest into a beautiful stool.

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Smoke Chandelier by Maarten Baas

Lecture: Maarten Baas

7th January '09 - 7:30pm

Academy Minerva Groningen Hanzehogeschool
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 158, Groningen, NL

Why not start the new year with a lecture from one of the most widely acclaimed young talents coming out of the Netherlands.

Maarten Baas will be giving a 'Studium Minerva' lecture discussing his work, motivation, philosophy and inspirations.

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Cecil Balmond: Solid Void

Cecil Balmond: Solid Void

26th September '08 - 14th February '09

Graham Foundation
Madlener House, 4 West Burton Pl, Chicago, IL

Sri Lankan born, structural engineer, Cecil Balmond is best known for his daring project collaborations with some of the world's most celebrated architects.

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Saarinen Tulip Chair Photo courtesy Knoll Inc

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

13th September '08 - 4th January '09

Walker Arts Center & The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

If you happen to be in Minneapolis during the holiday season then be sure to take advantage of your last chance to see 'Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future'.

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Departed Glory by Wieki Somers 2007

Thinking Hands, Speaking Things

13th December '08 - 15th February '09

Stedelijk Museum
Magistratenlaan 100, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL

‘Thinking hands, speaking things’, offers a survey of products created by the Dutch designer, Wieki Somers since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000.

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Plug light by Tomas Kral - credits Matteo Gonet, Michel Bonvin, Tomas Kral

Plug

by Tomas Kral

For his Masters Degree project at École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, Tomas Kral created Plug, a range of products that transform the image of a simple cork bottle stopper.

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Tim Parsons half pint glass

Super Christmas Market

19th December - 21st December '08

Somerset House
The Strand, London

For one weekend only Somerset house will present their Super Christmas Market offering visitors the opportunity to experience the magic of a traditional Christmas Market filled with unique, affordable gifts from the UK’s best design talent including Martino Gamper, Michael Marriott and Tim Parsons.

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Ron Arad 3 skin joint - 8 chairs

20th & 21st Century Decorative Arts and Design Auction

18th December '08 - 4:00pm

Pierre Bergé & Associés
Grand Sablon 40 Grote Zavel, Brussels

Limited editions, prototypes and unique works by cutting-edge contemporary designers including, Tejo Remy, Ron Arad and Piet Hein Eek will be offered at the upcoming Pierre Bergé & Associés Design Auction: Arts Décoratifs et Design XXe-XXIe siècles.

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Tejo Remy 'Milk Bottle Lamp' 1993 - Photo by Hans van der Mars, courtesy DMD

Studio Sunday: Quantitiy and Quality

21st December'08, 2:00-4:00pm

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

To coincide with ‘Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary’, The Museum of Arts and Design presents Quantity and Quality a Studio Sunday project.

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The Arched Gallery with 'Living with Things' of Studio Makkink & Bey, Photo Moniek Wegdam

Changing Ideals: Re-thinking the House

4th November '08 - 29th March '09

Netherlands Architecture Institute Maastricht (NAI)
Wiebengahal, Avenue Ceramique 226, Maastricht

NAI presents Changing Ideals: Re-thinking the House, an exhibition which juxtaposes highly divergent housing concepts, ranging from the Domus Cosmographica of the Mauritshuis to the television culture of the Big Brother house.

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Crochet Chair by Marcel Wanders 2006  Photo: Marcel Wanders Studio

The Face of Lace

11th November '08 - 1st March '09

Selected Locations
Bruges, Belgium

From 11 of November 2008 until 1 March 2009 the city of Bruges, one of the world’s great lace-making centres, is set to become a new breeding ground for all the very latest lace trends and ideas.

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