Tom Dixon - ©Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio – Milan 2009

Now that we have finally come to the end of editing all of our videos taken during this year’s Milan Design Week, we thought we would pull out some highlights for you – in case you missed them the first time round.

We were fortunate to snag a few minutes with iconic British designer Tom Dixon at our TV studio in Milan.

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Design Class '09

One Week Left: Design Class ‘09

Deadline: 7th August ’09

Calling all '09 design graduates!

mydeco and Tent London are looking for the hottest design grads of 2009 to win the opportunity of a lifetime; a chance to exhibit at Tent London's renowned 'Talent Zone' during this year’s London Design Week.

To enter, all you have to do is upload at least one high quality photo of your final project.

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Momo Bedside Cabinets

Featured in DeTnk's Collecting Design Market: Momo Bedside Cabinets

This month’s featured item in DeTnk’s Collecting Design Marketplace is a pair of 1960s Bedside cabinets.

Designed and manufactured in the UK the Momo cabinets comprise two Mahogany units, each characterised by a yellow lacquered drawer and three ebonised legs.


1000 Product Designs: Call For Entries

1000 Product Designs - Call For Entries

Deadline: 1st September ‘09

If you have always dreamed of having your designs published, here is your chance.

Rockport Publishers have put out a call for entries looking for the biggest ideas and freshest forms, in furniture, products, medical devices, and transportation.

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"Door" #1 & #2

"Door" #1 & #2

"Door" is a series of interior furniture made from reclaimed doors, wood, metal, and glass. All inputs are waste material. The goal is to create a carbon-negative interior piece out of materials possessing a pre-history that dictates placement and purpose in search of a desired resting place.

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It's A Small World - Copenhagen Design Week  2009

IT'S A SMALL WORLD

27th August '09 - late January '10

Danish Design Centre
HC Andersens Boulevard 27, Copenhagen

For this year’s Copenhagen Design Festival the Danish Design Centre presents ‘Itʼs a Small World’, an exhibition exploring the new craftmanship in Danish design,  craft and architecture.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage Studio for Ayn Rand

Drawings and Objects by Architects

8th August - 10th October '09

Edward Cella Art + Architecture (ECAA)
6018 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

The ECAA presents its debut architectural exhibition ‘ Drawings and Objects by Architects’ featuring unique and original drawings by several of the 20th Century's most iconic architects including Frank Gehry, Richard Neutra, Lebbeus Woods, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Moose by Big-Game - The Lighthouse 2009

The Swiss Season: Big-Game

4th July - 30th August ’09

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

As part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations The Lighthouse presents ‘The Swiss Season: Big-Game’, an exhibition featuring the work of Lausanne-based design studio Big-Game.

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State of Design Festival 2009 - Melbourne, Australia

State of Design Festival 2009

15th - 25th July ’09

Melbourne, Australia

This year’s State of Design Festival presents over 100 interactive events, exhibitions, workshops and talks dedicated to the theme ‘Sampling the Future’.

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Driftwood - AA Summer Pavilion

Driftwood: AA Summer Pavilion 2009

3rd July '09

AA Summer Pavilion
36 Bedford Square, London

If you happen to be in London this weekend, and are looking for something to do, why not take a stroll down to Bedford Square to check out this year’s Architectural Association’s Summer Pavilion.

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Stephen Burks - www.egodesign.ca

Talk: Are You a Hybrid? Design as an Agent of Social Change

25th September ’09

IIDEX Conference
Direct Energy Centre, Toronto

For this year’s IIDEX conference, NewYork based designer Stephen Burks will give the keynote address discussing the notion of design as an agent of social change.

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Cinderella Table by Jeroen Verhoeven, 2005 - Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design - V&A

Seminar: Collecting Contemporary Design

12th September ’09, 2:00-5:00pm

To coincide with the exhibition Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, the V&A presents a seminar entitled Collecting Contemporary Design.

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XS Architecture vs XL Furniture, the scale in-between

Graduation project
MA InSpace, Konstfack

The manipulation of space, form, color, texture and issues about material and gravity are common to architecture and furniture. For my degree project, I examine the three-dimensional territories of architecture and furniture. I investigate how the notion of architecture can influence furniture design, or the other way around.

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Suicide chair by Matylda Krzykowski - PHOTO: Mueller3000 http://www.mueller3000.com/main.php

Modus Operandi

by Matylda Krzykowski

Recent product design graduate Matylda Krzykowski has devised a series of wooden chairs reinterpreted through a distinct pattern of methods.

Led by an obsession for clean-cut form, Matylda has created a number of archetypal chairs that are far more than meets the eye.

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The Nature and Aesthetics of Design by David Pye, 1968

DeTnk's Must Read Book of the Month

8th July '09

For anyone itching for a great design read, we highly suggest picking up a copy of David Pye’s ‘The Nature and Aesthetics of Design’.

Although written over 30 years ago the book is as relevant today as it was then. It presents a wisdom and understanding of design that deeply resonates with our current situation.

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