Plastic Bottle Tree by Fabrice Peltier, 2009

Happy Holidays from DeTnk

Plastic Bottle Christmas Trees by Fabrice Peltier


So since it “‘tis the season’” and all of that, here’s a festive and fun installation by designer Fabrice Peltier now on view in one of the central squares of Paris.

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Light installation by James Turrell, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, 2009

Top Designs of 2009

by Yvonne Courtney for The National

In this article for The National, Yvonne Courtney has interviewed key figures within the regional and international design community to find out their picks for the top designs of the past year.

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‘Objects, Furniture and Patterns’ at Art Since the Summer of ’69 in New York City, 2009

Objects by Artists on show in NYC

On view through the 10th January ’10

Art Since the Summer of ’69 Gallery
Chrystie Street, New York

‘Objects, Furniture and Patterns’ is an exhibition of interesting domestic objects from a selection contemporary artists, which is currently on show at the tiny 6x16 ft gallery, Art Since the Summer of ’69 in New York City.

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Lighting of the canopy for KISS by Paul Cocksedge, 2009

Festive Installation from Paul Cocksedge

On view until the 10th January '10

Galleria Vitorio Emanuele II

As part of the Light Exhibition Design competition, Paul Cocksedge has created a festive installation using LED lights, which is now on view at the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II in Milan.

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Nickel Couch by Johnny Swing, 2003

THE RESULTS ARE IN: Sotheby’s Back-to-Back Design Sales

17th December ’09

York Street, New York

On the 17th of December, Sotheby’s New York held back-to-back design sales, which yielded some surprising results. The morning sale of the Collection of Robert Isabell brought in a total of $2,625,627 selling 121 of the 128 lots up for grabs, while the afternoon sale of Important 20th Century Design earned nearly double that of the morning sale with a total of $4,581,626 selling only 94 of its 128 lots.

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'Mirror Mirror' by Jason Bruges Studio, 2009 specially commisioned for the V&A 'Decode' exhibition

London Portrays Past and Future of Digital Art

by Alice Rawsthorn for the International Herald Tribune

In her latest article for the International Herald Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn gives an insightful review of the V&A’s latest exhibition “Decode: Digital Design Sensations”.

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Tres Grand Signal by Serge Mouille, ca. 1963

Tres Grand Signal

Lot 104 in Sotheby's Sale of The Collection of Pobert Isabell, 17 December 2009, New York.

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Bar by Paul Evans, ca. 1950s


Lot 20 in Sotheby's Sale of The Collection of Pobert Isabell, 17 December 2009, New York.

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'Sculpture Front' hanging sideboard by Paul Evans, ca. 1970

'Sculpture Front' hanging sideboard

Lot 9 in Sotheby's Sale of The Collection of Pobert Isabell, 17 December 2009, New York.

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Nickel Couch by Johnny Swing, 2003

Nickel Couch

Lot 52 in Sotheby's Sale of The Collection of Pobert Isabell, 17 December 2009, New York.

Number 4 from an edition of 25, with artist's signature and numbered.

Karim Rashid

HIGHLIGHT: Karim Rashid at the ZonaTortona.TV + DeTnk.TV Studio

We were lucky enough to snag a few minutes in our studio with legendary designer Karim Rashid.

In conversation with Max Fraser, Rashid offers his views on the systems of consumption, the culture of celebrity, finishing off with a message to young designers.

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Jaime Hayon - daily motion

Jamie Hayon

As one of the leading names in the design industry, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has eased his way to the top with a vast collection of works which exhibit unparalleled quality, imagination and variety.

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‘Grandi Legni’ by Andrea Branzi, 2009

‘Grandi Legni’ by Andrea Branzi

10th December ’09 - 17th January ’10

Presented by Nilufar and Design Gallery Milano
Azzedine Alaia Gallery, Paris

Innovative Italian design galleries Nilufar and Design Gallery Milano have teamed up to present ‘Grandi Legni’ by Andrea Branzi at the Paris-based Azzedine Alaia Gallery.

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'Light Blub' by Pieke Bergmann, photo by Studio Design Virus

In Praise of Shadows

by Jane Withers for the Designer Observer

In this interesting article, Jane Withers discusses the ongoing debate surrounding the iconic Edison bulb. According to Withers, this lighting crisis should ‘go beyond geeky discussions about technologies and bulbs... [and] be a chance to explore new thinking... about the quality of light, and to challenge the modern obsession with brightness that has held sway for over a century.’

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'Bits & Bobs' by Committee, 2009 image courtesy of Established & Sons

‘Bits & Bobs’ for Established & Sons

by Committee

New at Established & Sons is ‘Bits & Bobs’, an intriguing limited edition box from the acclaimed design duo Committee. This special commission was created to celebrate the launch of Established & Sons new website.

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