"Souviens toi que tu vas mourir" (Remember that you will die) chair by Pool

Nouvelle Vague | the new French domestic landscape

12 - 17 April '11

Milan
Centre Culturel Français

Curator Cédric Morisset, in collaboration with the Centre Culturel Français, will present the "Nouvelle vague (New wave), the new French domestic landscape" exhibition with A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse, Studio Nocc and Pool from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Design Furniture Fair ‘off’.

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Design Indaba 2011

Design Indaba 2011

23 - 27 February '11

Since 1995, Design Indaba has been committed to a vision that is built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa.

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Slice chair by Mathias Bengtsson

Carnegie Museum of Art Purchases 'Slice Chair'

Industry Gallery announced the acquisition by Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh of a limited edition aluminium Slice chair by Danish-born designer Mathias Bengtsson.

This is the first work by Bengtsson to enter the museum's collection.

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Greenhouse by Joost Bakker

Greenhouse by Joost

12 February to the end of March '11

Sydney Australia

Greenhouse, by artist Joost Bakker, is an ingenious eco-friendly cafe built using recycled materials. But that’s only the beginning, at Greenhouse water is collected on site, waste is recycled, herbs and vegetables are grown on the roof and even the generator runs on cooking oil.

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Gallery Design Saudi Arabia

Gallery Design opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Gallery Design is the first multi-line showroom and retail space in the Middle East that features leading interior brands such as Minotti, Walter Knoll, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Bulthaup, Donghia, Moroso, Tai Ping and Foscarini.

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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Minnesota

'Insights' Lecture Series at the Walker

Tuesdays in March '11

Minneapolis

This March, the Walker Art Centre celebrate 25 years of Insights, one of the Walker’s longest-running partnerships. The series brings leading designers and critics from down the street and around the world to the Twin Cities to share the thinking, methods, and processes behind their work.

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Post Fossil at Design Museum Holon

Post Fossil at Design Museum Holon

through 30 April '11

Design Museum Holon announces its fourth exhibition POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation, a dynamic new design exhibition curated by internationally renowned trend-forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.

The exhibition was curated by Lidewij Edelkoort for 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, Japan, in Spring 2010 and has been redesigned and expanded for Design Museum Holon in Israel.

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Fornasetti House on Crane.tv

Fornasetti House on Crane.tv

Milan

Barnaba Fornasetti walks Crane.tv thorough his father's house, a place of imagination, creation and inspiration.

Check out our review of "Fornasetti: The Complete Universe"

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Materials for Consideration at Gallery kreo

Materials for Consideration at Gallery kreo

10 February - 19 March '11

"Materials for consideration" is an exhibition which gathers the very last pieces by Fernando and Humberto Campana, Pierre Charpin, Olivier Gagnère, Hella Jongerius and Martin Szekely at the Galerie kreo.

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'Fracture' by Frédéric Ruyant

'Fracture' by Frédéric Ruyant at Tools Galerie

8 April - 4 June '11

Paris

From April 8th to june 4th, Frédéric Ruyant will present "Fracture" series at Tools Galerie.

Quiet, bright, large openings: the five pieces on display are perfectly domesticated. A dinner table, an occasional table, a console, a vase, a lamp: the names themselves reflect familiar typologies - a little family prevalent in tidy homes.

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Marble 'Polar Bear' Bench by Judie Kensley Mckie

20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction at Christies

11 March '11

New York

The 2011 design auction seasons kicks off next month with the 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale at Christie's New York on March 11 '11. I believe this sale will reflect the collectIble design market's continuing exponential growth.

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New Design for Greenland National Gallery of Art

Design for Greenland National Gallery of Art Revealed

by BIG

Located on a steep slope overlooking the most beautiful of Greenland’s fjords, the 3000 m2 National Gallery designed by BIG will serve as a cultural and architectural icon for the people of Greenland.

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A Room for London

Winners Announced

London

There can be few places to stay a night in London quite as unusual, poetic and life-enhancing as Living Architecture's newest project: a 'boat' perched, as if by retreating floodwaters, on the very edge of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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The Hype: Why We're Facing Design Overkill

2011 is the year to define design. We have created an industry that is continually producing 'designed' products to sell at the various 'design' shops and markets that have popped up all over the world. But what makes these trinkets 'design'? What role does the designer have?

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Object Rotterdam 2011

Object Rotterdam 2011 | Essentials

10 - 13 February '11

Rotterdam

Whether or not you are planning on making it to Object Rotterdam this year, we will make sure that you know the essentials.

Object Rotterdam has always been more 'intimate' than other design fairs. This year, out of the twenty exhibitors, I have my eye on the following:

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