Kolonihavehus by Tom Fruin

Kolonihavehus by Tom Fruin

Copenhagen

Tom Fruin's latest work, 'Kolonihavehus', was installed in Copenhagen recently. Using a plethora of found Plexiglas – roughly 1,000 reclaimed scraps of the material – Fruin’s Kolonihavehus takes its name and inspiration from Copenhagen’s ubiquitous kolonihavehus; a modest garden shed intended to provide state workers with refuge from the city’s cramped living conditions.

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Model of a telephone by Olgierd Rutkowski

'We Want to Be Modern | Polish Design 1955 - 1968'

February 4 - April 17 '11

The National Museum in Warsaw

The exhibition 'We Want to Be Modern' opens this week at the National Museum in Warsaw. The show will explore the significance of objects of everyday use in shaping modernity and the modern Polish identity emerging during the post-thaw period.

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Exhale Pavilion by Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang

Exhale Pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang joined forces to create an award-winning temporary installation, Exhale: Seven miles of reflective and phosphorescent rope, influenced by bioluminescent algae found amongst the Miami sea life, which they designed for the Oceanfront Pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.

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Christies announces 2010 a 'Record Year'

Christies announces 2010 a 'Record Year'

Design Market

Christies International reported a record year in 2010; bringing in a profit of 3.2 billion pounds (5 billion US dollars) from art and other collectable sales.

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RCA students to design key elements of the London 2012 Victory Ceremonies

RCA students to design key elements of the London 2012 Victory Ceremonies

London

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announces a partnership with the Royal College of Art (RCA) which will see RCA post graduate students design key elements of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Victory Ceremonies.

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'Don't Trust Architects' at the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation

'Don't Trust Architects' at the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation

until April 3 '11

Lisbon

Didier Faustino is presenting a series of new pieces at the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation from 14 January to 3 April '11. Five new installations produced for the exhibition immerse visitors in the permanent confrontation of the body with architecture and architecture with movement, via visual and sound tools implemented by Faustino.

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Bidum by Laetitia Florin

Bidum Vessel

by Laetitia Florin

A recent graduate of Ecole Cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) Laetitia Florin has captured the design community's interest with her kinetic vessel entitled 'Bidum.'

Crafted from steel wrapped in cotton fabric, these vessels spring to life from the smallest environmental influence: a gust of wind, a small touch, or even the movement of a passerby.

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SoundScape / Lincoln Park by West 8

SoundScape / Lincoln Park

designed by West 8

Miami Beach

Opening January 25 '11 Lincoln Park is an urban site located at Washington Avenue and 17th Street in South Florida that strives to establish a new precedent for parks in the City of Miami Beach. While an urban park this size might often receive a design that has more hard surface than soft, Lincoln Park’s site-specific conditions, context and program elicited a unique response. A decision was made early in the design process for this public space to feel 'green' and more like a park.

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New World Symphony Centre by Frank Gehry

New World Symphony Centre Opens

designed by Frank Gehry

Miami

Frank Gehry's confident expansion for the New World Symphony was opened January 24th, marking a new era for the orchestra as it embarks on a monumental mission to stimulate fresh interest in an area of the musical spectrum so often overlooked by young minds.

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Cut Glass Bowll by František Vízner

František Vízner's Cut Glass Bowls

Rabih Hage Gallery

London

Last week as I walked into the Rabih Hage Gallery at 69-71 Sloane Avenue in London I was taken by their new display of František Vízner's cut glass bowls. Each bowl is carved from a slab of optical grade glass creating a final object that seems to glow from the inside.

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New Royal Academy Restaurant  by Design Research Studio

New Royal Academy Restaurant

by Design Research Studio

London

Interior design practice, Design Research Studio, under the direction of Tom Dixon, have created the interior for the new restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts. This is the latest project for renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton of Peyton and Byrne. The 150 cover restaurant opened to the public 19th January 2011.

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Bouroullec Brothers for nanimarquina

January 21 - 25 '11

Paris

The Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance with their new Losanges collection, premiering at Maison & Object in Paris. In creating this rug they set about reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient kilim technique.

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Studio Visit : Tord Boontje

Studio Visit : Tord Boontje

Crane.tv visits Dutch product designer Tord Boontje in his studio in Southwark. Here, he tells us about growing up in Holland and how the birth of his daughter led him to re-think how design could enhance the space he calls home.

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Makil chair by Patrick Norguet

Makil chair by Patrick Norguet

Maison & Objet Preview

The Makil chair designed by Patrick Norguet for the French manufacturers Alki will be presented at the Maison & Objet show from the 21st to 25th January 2011. Sober and classically elegant, Makil is a stackable oak chair.

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'3.09 ft³' by Rich Brilliant Willing

Rich Brilliant Willing: Pro Forma

March 18 - April 3 '11

Chicago

Volume Gallery debuts the premier, limited edition collection from Rich Brilliant Willing: Pro Forma.

In Pro Forma, the first solo exhibition of limited edition work, Rich Brilliant Willing debuts a collection comprised of a series of personal storage pieces inspired by international air-shipping containers and what RBW identifies as a transient nature in the contemporary idea of home.

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