El Ultimo Grito: Dialogues

26th March – 1st May ‘10

Aram Gallery

Drury Lane, London

Now on view at the Aram Gallery in London is an exhibition of work from design studio El Ultimo Grito entitled, ‘El Ultimo Grito: Dialogues’.

The exhibition celebrates the launch of the design team’s new book, ‘Abandoned Architects’, and it features 3 three recent collections of work in blown-glass, resin coated cardboard and honeycomb mounted photographs that reuse famous quotes.

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Mathieu Lehanneur and Anthony van den Bossche with their sustainable air purifier, 2009

Exhibition: Sustainable Futures, Can Design Make a Difference?

31st March - 5th September ’10

Design Museum
Shad Thames, London

On the 31st of March, the Design Museum in London will open ‘Sustainable Futures’, an exhibition which explores a range of products, concepts and projects that address issues of sustainability in their design.

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'Andromeda' chair by David Savage, 2010

21st Century Furniture II: The Arts & Crafts Legacy

28th March - 25th April ’10

The Millinery Works Art Gallery

The Millinery Works Art Gallery in London is currently hosting a selling exhibition of contemporary design inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century.

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Thonet chair No. 14

The Essence of Things: Design and the Art of Reduction

20th March - 19th September ’10

Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein, Germany

Now on view at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany is ‘ The Essence of Things’, an exhibiton that focuses on the influence of the ‘less is more’ mentality in modern design.

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LAST CHANCE: Pavillon Des Arts Et Du Design

24th - 28th March ’10


This weekend is the last chance to visit this year’s Pavillon des Arts et du Design in Paris.

The Pavillon opened on Wednesday the 24th and closes on Sunday the 28th. It offers a selection of Fine Art, Decorative Art, and Design pieces and would be worth a visit if you are in the Paris area.

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Interior view of Jean Nouvel's design for the 2010 Serpentine Pavilion

Jean Nouvel Chosen To Create 2010 Serpentine Pavilion

Scheduled for July - October 2010

The Serpentine Gallery in London recently announced that renowned French architect Jean Nouvel will create their 10th annual Serpentine Pavilion this summer. The Pavilion has become an annual event in the London design calendar showcasing work from some of the today’s most significant architects.

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Candel holder from the 'United Crystal Woods' collection for Baccarat by Marcel Wanders

2010 French Design Forum & Exhibition

23rd March ‘10

The French Ambassador’s Residence
Kensington, London

On the 23rd of March, the Trade Department of the French Embassy in London presented the second annual French Design Forum and Exhibition with great success.

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French Design Forum 2010

Akalys, and its brand ‘Ambiance Bain’, is a 50 year-old, family-run business employing 250 people. They specialise in the manufacture and sales of bathroom suites, and medical furniture. Equipped with the latest technology, its state-of-the-art production sites can work with any type of raw material.

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Atelier Le Penher

French Design Forum 2010

Atelier Le Penher is a ‘Design Lab’ created by Sophie and Guillaune. Atelier Le Penher is about creativity which crosses boundaries and experiments with both traditional and modern techniques. This creates artworks which reflect their love of contrast and respect for materials.

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French Design Forum 2010

Since it was established in 1764, Baccarat contrinues to amaze and inspire all those who experience it. This French manufacturer has always create ingenious, handcrafted pieces of the highest quality - supplying only the best to descerning clients throughout the world.

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Bassaisteguy Masson

French Design Forum 2010

Olivier Bassaisteguy and his team of craftsmen make a range of 500 luxury pieces of furture, inspired by traditional French craftmanship.

The company’s collection includes reproductions of classic pieces, as well as its own unique designs. All models can be customised according to the specific requirements of the client.

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Bleu Nature

French Design Forum 2010

Forgotten debris, dormant flotsam and jetsam - these are just some of the raw materials that Bleu
Nature has been using for the past 15 years - materials that don’t deplete the Earth’s natural resources.

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French Design Forum 2010

Thanks to its creations in silver, Christofle is a symbol of luxury and elegence. For over 170 years, the brand had continuously reinvented itself by creating new collections that speak to a distinctive innovations in design and to the prestigious legacy of a brand that people have come to know and trust.

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Collinet Sieges

French Design Forum 2010

Since 1887, four generations of cabinet makers have been at the helm of Collinet Sièges, making the company one of the most successful French manufacturers in its field. This is largely due to the expertise of the designers who diligently monitor all stages of manufacture.

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French Design Forum 2010

‘A laboratory of ideas’; Désio is a prosperous, 20 year-old company, manufacturing contemporary sofas and armchairs. With a renowned and talented design team at the forefront, Désio produces furniture of elegance and character, comfort and sensual delight.

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