One Day Paper Waste by Jens Praet

Jens Praet : Fossilized

January 15 - February 26 '11

Industry Gallery

'Fossilized' is the first solo US exhibition of work by Jens Praet. The Belgium-born, Florence-based designer works with waste paper and resin, resulting in a material which has the strength of wood, which he then uses to create furniture pieces.

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Studio Job

Groninger Museum reopens after renovation

featuring new designer interiors

The Netherlands

After a renovation project which took over 8 months, the Groninger Museum has reopened its doors to the public.

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Sakura Adachi 'Trick'

Sakura Adachi

Designers to watch

Sakura Adachi, has been creating furniture and product designs since 2004, after graduating from the MA Industrial Design program at Central Saint Martins in London.

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School of Seven Bells/Black Moth Super Rainbow screen print, 2009,  by Jason Munn

What is Modern? and Olivetti: Innovation and Identity

through November 30 '11

Denver Art Museum

Over the coming months Denver Art Museum is hosting two complimentary exhibitions exploring modern design, celebrating both it's history and legacy today.

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Spun Chair by Mathias Bengtsson

Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded

through March 9 '11

Scandinavia House
New York

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), in collaboration with Norsk Form—The Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway, are currently presenting 'Nordic Models'; an overview of contemporary Scandinavian design curated by architecture firm Snøhetta.

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Pluralis chair. Cecilie Manz

Last chance to catch 'Why Design Now?'

through January 9 '11

Copper-Hewitt National Design Museum
New York City

The 'Why Design Now?' exhibition, part of the National Design Triennial, at the Cooper- Hewitt, is entering it's last fortnight. Here we pick out some of our highlights.

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Ettore Sottsass, Carlton bookcase, Memphis

Auction Results: 'Important Design' at Wright

held December 14 '10


Wright concluded 2010 last week with their bi-annual 'Important Design' auction.

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300 unique vases by Hella Jongerius

The making of 300 unique vases by Hella Jongerius

As mentioned previously previously, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is currently presenting 'Misfit', the first retrospective exhibition in the Netherlands of the designer Hella Jongerius.

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'Diventa un angelo'

LED Milan: International Festival of Light

through January 10 '11


Milan commemorates a hundred years since it became the first European city to have areas illuminated by electric light, with the second edition of the Lighting exhibition Design or LED festival.

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Tarati cellphone, designed by Branko Lukic


Design studio, book and philosophy

Nonobject was founded in 2006 by former IDEO and Frog design leader Branko Lukic, along with Suncica Lukic and Steve Takayama; with the goal of, in their words "conceiving and realizing design experiences at a fundamentally new level." They do this through grounding their multi disciplinary practice in a unique self developed approach, which they have termed "the philosophy of the Nonobject."

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Auction Results: Fusion - Contemporary Art and Design at Sotheby's

December 14 '10

New York

As mentioned earlier , Sotheby's New York has just held a week of modern Design auctions, which in total brought in excess of $19 million. The opening sale of the series was 'Fusion: Contemporary Art and Design'.

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Dieter Rams in his studio

Less and More – The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

through March 20 '11

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum

A major retrospective of pioneering industrial designer Dieter Rams has just opened at Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul. The show is also part of a three-part exhibition on design leaders that began at Daelim in September entitled 'Three Super Creators'.

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'Direction chair (model no. 352)' by Jean Prouvé

Auction Results: Important 20th Century Design at Sotheby's

December 16 '10

New York

Last week Sotheby's held a sale of 'Important 20th Century Design'; part of a week of a week of modern Design auctions held by the firm, which in total brought in excess of $19 million. This figure is the highest total for a week of Design sales at Sotheby’s New York since December 2003.

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Trash Cube

designed by Nicolas Le Moigne

'Trash Cube' is a collaboration between Swiss industrial designer Nicolas Le Moigne and manufacturer Eternit. Together, using cement that would otherwise have been discarded, they have created these minimalist furniture pieces.

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Spigoli Vivi - Helios Chair

Spigoli Vivi

Designers to watch

Spigoli Vivi, which translates from the Italian as 'Sharp Edges' is a young design partnership, created in 2009, consisting of Leonardo Fortino and Andrea Bartolucci.

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