Design On/Site : Design Miami

Design On/Site : Design Miami

December 1 - 5 '10

Miami

Design On/Site showcases small-scale yet high-level exhibitions of new work by individual designers or studios presented by design galleries, guerilla dealers or independent curators.

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Konstantin Grcic : Design Miami / Designer of the Year Award

Konstantin Grcic : Design Miami / Designer of the Year '10

December 2 - 5 '10

Design Miami/ nominated Konstantin Grcic to be this year´s Desinger of the Year 2010. Konstantin Grcic will show an exhibition of selected works as well as a new work, specially designed for the occasion: NETSCAPE is an installation offering public seating for visitors just outside the Design Miami / exhibition tent.

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French Design Forum on DeTnk.TV

French Design Forum on DeTnk.TV

On the March 23 '10, 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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 Hermès shop in Tokyo with a special window installation by japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka

A Changing Role for Design

by David Carlson

Our world and our society are changing rapidly, which also means a changing role for design and the designer. Design has for a long time manifested and consolidated an outdated consumer culture, almost like a monoculture. With the undermining of the global and the rise of niche local subcultures, design has a possibility to adopt a more central role as the ‘creative nutrient’, thus performing a more vital role by promoting a new ethical, responsible and sustainable cultural position by restoring diversity, meaning and value.

So, how can we make this happen? I will give you some brief ideas, in six different bullet points:

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Brickchair by Pepe Heykoop

Pepe Heykoop

Designers to Watch

Having graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2008, Pepe Heykoop jumped right into the global spotlight after being selected for Li Edelkoort's wishlist auction at Pierre Bergé & Associés September '09.

Heykoop has exhibited worldwide, catching my eye at various events. His designs offer a playful aesthetic that, at times, embraces the spontaneity of materials and process.

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Denis Dutton: A Darwinian Theory of Beauty

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian Theory of Beauty

In the current fashion of looking at creativity through the sciences, Denis Dutton provides his theory on the evolution of beauty.

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Atelier Coppens

Christophe Coppens - 20 Years : Auction at Pierre Berge

December 5 '10

Brussels

Trained as a theatre director and actor, Christophe Coppens' design practice ranges from outlandish fashion accessories to furniture and housewares. On December 5 '10 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Atelier Coppens, Pierre Berge is hosting an auction of various prototypes and collectables from Coppens' sweeping collection.

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Collecting Design by Adam Lindemann

DeTnk's Must Read Book of the Month

Collecting Design by Adam Lindemann

Published by Taschen Books, "Collecting Design" by Adam Lindemann is a great introduction to the design market. He focuses on what he calls the the five types of design market players: the designer, the collector, the dealer, the tastemaker, and the auction house expert.

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Concrete table by Jens Peter Schmid

Important 20th Century Design Auction at Wright

December 14 '10

Chicago

On December 14 '10 Wright will host an auction of Important 20th Century design. This auction is very interesting to watch as is brings a few new designers into the auction market.

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Real Lies True Fake by Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders

Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders

Designers to Watch

Relatively recent Graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven, Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders have created a design studio that mixes an interest in cultural behaviours with material exploration.

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Vidigal by Brunno Jahara

Neorustica Furniture Collection International Premiere

November 29 '10

Miami

Brazilian designer Brunno Jahara has just finished a collection of furniture made out of scrap wood in Brazil, called Neorustica. It pays homage to the country’s rural background and has the strong colors of the brazilian culture.

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D&A Lab at Design Miami

D&A Lab at Design Miami

November 30 - December 5 '10

Design Miami
Booth G15

D&A Lab is a laboratory that operates on the cross-over between art and functionality, it questions the traditional boundaries between Art and Design and the related traditional paradigms.

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Rhinoceros Bleu by Francois-Xavier Lalanne

Important 20th Century Design Auction at Christie's

December 15 '10

New York City

On Wednesday December 15 '10 Christies will be hosting an auction of "Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Including Property from The Collection of Max Palevsky."

A majority of the 126 lots are early 20th century works by iconic designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, there are a few more recent pieces that have caught our attention.

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Multi-Vase by Tejo Remy & René Veenhuizen

Industry Gallery Present Tejo Remy & René Veenhuizen at Design Miami

December 1 - 5 '10

Design Miami
Design On/Site

Industry Gallery, in its inaugural exhibition in the Design On/Site section of Design Miami, December 1-5 '10, will present work by Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen.

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Trinity College by Massimo Listri

Massimo Listri at The Morgan Library & Museum

December 8 '10 - January 9 '11

New York

To celebrate the completion of the most significant restoration of the McKim building, the Morgan Library is hosting an exhibition of Italian photographer Massimo Listri.

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