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Ross Lovegrove at Design Week Cologne '09

During this year’s Design Week Cologne, British Designer Ross Lovegrove spoke with Designspotter about, well let’s face it pretty much everything.

If you have an extra 20 minutes to spare, and as Lovegrove puts it, some incredible stamina, this might be worth a watch.


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Student Tools Photo by Alys Tomlinson


5th - 11th February '09

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore, London,

The RCA presents Boom, an exhibition highlighting the innovation, inspiration and talent from this years post graduate students at the College.

The exhibition will feature a series of studio works in progress by students in Architecture, Innovation Design Engineering, Design Interactions, Printmaking and Animation.

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Myto chairs by Konstantin Grcic –

Reflections on the Meaning of Design: Deyan Sudjic Talks to Konstantin Grcic and Sam Hecht.

by Sam Sachs – Proventus

In Talk, a series of conversations on issues that concern us as capitalists and citizens, Deyan Sudjic talks to designers Sam Hecht and Konstantic Grcic about the meaning of design.

Attempting to re-establish the core meaning of design, Sudjic questions Grcic and Hecht on design's central ideas, how it relates to art and can design be critical.

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‘Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary’ Symposium

7th February ‘09

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019

To coincide with the exhibition ‘Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary’ MAD hosts a symposium exploring artistic innovation and sustainability.

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Oswine by Johannes Hemann, 2008

Storm Generated Forms

by Johannes Hemann

For this year’s Cologne Furniture Fair German designer Johannes Hemann presented Storm Generated Forms, a series of products realised, not by the destructive forces of the winds, but by energy-generating forces, as can be seen in sand dunes or snow drifts.

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Airbag by Ikka Suppanen

Stones: Ikka Suppanen

4th February - 21st March '09

Gallery Pascale
Humlegårdsgatan 15, Stockholm

To coincide with the Stockholm Design Festival, Gallery Pascale will present work by Ilkka Suppanen, internationally acclaimed Finish architect and designer.

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Splight 01 by Matali Crasset

Paris/ Design in Mutation

19th January - 1st March '09

Centre de design, University of Quebec in Montreal
1440 rue Sanguinet, Montreal

To coincide with the Montreal Festival of Lights the Centre of Design at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) presents Paris/ Design in Mutation.

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White Plastic Chair by Kilian Schindler

White Plastic Chair

by Kilian Schindler

Recent product design graduate, Kilian Schindler has come up with a simple solution which takes the ordinary out of your garden variety white plastic chair.

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Marc Newson Chair Lot n605 Pierre Bergé & Associés

Pierre Bergé Auction: Art Moderne et Contemporain, Design

28th January '09, 2:00pm

Pierre Bergé & Associés
Drouot Richelieu -Salles 1-7, Paris

Design works by cutting-edge contemporary designers including, Marc Newson, Tom Dixon and Philippe Starck will be offered at the upcoming Pierre Bergé & Associés Auction: Arts modern et contemporain.

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DaMn Magazine talks design

Peach Kauch Stockholm

4th February '09, 3:30pm

Stockholm Furniture Fair
K11 conference room, S-125 80 Stockholm

Forming part of this year’s Stockholm furniture Fair, DAMn° Magazine presents Peach Kauch, a twist on the traditional idea of a design talk.

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Jaime Hayon salone 2007

Design: Limited-Edition Furniture is Feeling the Crunch

by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

Alice Rawsthorn reflects on the present state of Limited-edition design in her article published November 28, 2008 for the International Herald Tribune.

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Scandi Sofa

Scandi Sofa

Scandinavian curved sofa upholstered in red textured fabric. Six wooden


MYTO Chair by Konstantin Grcic, Plank Hall 11.1 stand D009, Imm Cologne 2009

imm Cologne

19th - 25th January '09

imm Cologne
Koelnmesse, Cologne

Cologne will once again become the European centre of design from 19th to 25th January 2009.

This year’s fair will feature a comprehensive selection of designer furniture and products, presented by approximately 1,000 imm cologne exhibitors from over 50 countries.

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Marcel Wanders Knotted Chair 1996, Photography, Cappellinin, Robbie Kavanagh

Where Craft and Design Intersect

29th January '09, 6:30pm

MAD Theater
2 Columbus Circle, NewYork, NY

The Museum of Arts and Design will host a panel discussion on the blurring of the boundaries between craft and design.

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A New Proposal by Pernilla Jansson 2007 ©Pernilla Jansson

A New Proposal

by Pernilla Jansson

Swedish designer Pernilla Jansson’s ‘A New Proposal’ is a playful investigation into light.

Determined to “disturb the order of things and bring in the unexpected,” Jansson’s ‘A New Proposal’ puts an everyday object into a new perspective, one which so aptly emphasises the beauty and delicate nature of light.

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