Show RCA 2011

Show RCA 2011

through 3 July '11

Royal College of Art
London

The Royal College of Art end of year exhibition is now on, presenting the culmination of two years work for postgraduate students at one of the world's most prestigious creative education institutions.

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Nigel Coates

Studio Visit: Nigel Coates

This year designer, architect and author Nigel Coates is retiring as head of architecture at the Royal College of Art after 16 years. Here, he speaks to Crane.tv about his practice and design philosophies, including the one piece of advice he sees as crucial for students and designers alike.

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Carrie Fertig, Give and Take (detail), 2010

Breath Taking: Revealing a new wave in British glass blowing

through '29 August '11

Locations around the UK

'Breath Taking' presents blown glass work by 22 designer makers, including 17 new commissions. The works featured demonstrate a contemporary approach to this age-old process, demonstrating the role this fascinating material and process has to play in contemporary design.

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George Nelson- Coconut Chair (1955)

Auction Results: 'Modern Art & Design' at LAMA

June 26 '11

Los Angeles

This weekend Los Angeles Modern Auctions held a sale of Modern Art and Design, featuring 453 lots, half of which had never traded on the open market before this.

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Arco presents: Okay London

through June 26 '11

VIVID Gallery
Rotterdam

This weekend is the last chance to see Okay London; an exhibition resulting from the collaboration between dutch furniture manufacturer Arco and up and coming London design collective Okay Studio.

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Dwell on Design 2011

Dwell on Design

24 - 26 June '11

Los Angeles

Dwell on Design 2011 returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center. This three day design event, curated by by the editors of Dwell Magazine, will feature over 300 exhibitors and is expected to have around 20,000 visitors.

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Ron Arad: Curtain Call

Ron Arad: Curtain Call

9 - 29 August '11

Roundhouse
London

Renowned designer Ron Arad is currently creating a unique 360° interactive installation for the Roundhouse, Camden as part of Bloomberg Summer. Once opened, the space will provide a backdrop for new work and performances from invited artists, designers and musicians in an exciting series of events curated by the designer.

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Junya Ishigami: Japanese Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture

Junya Ishigami: Architecture as Air

28 June - 16 October '11

The Curve, Barbican Centre
London

For his first installation in the UK, acclaimed Japanese architect Junya Ishigami presents 'Architecture as Air', a new site specific structure designed in response to The Curve Gallery's unique shape.

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Jean Dunand

Auction Results: 'Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design' at Christies

June 16 '11

New York

Last week saw the Christies sale of 'Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design', featuring 208 works of collectible design from across the world, including furniture by Jean Royére and German master Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Art Deco from Etienne Drian, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand and contemporary pieces from Ron Arad and Maarten Bass.

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Sofia Design Week

Sofia Design Week

10 - 18 June '11

Sofia
Bulgaria

This week Sofia is celebrating contemporary design, hosting the third annual Design Week at venues across the city. Curated by product designer Valentin Vodev, design writer and editor Adriana Dimitrova and advertising guru Maria Todorova, Sofia Design Week has a large program of events featuring design from across the globe.

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Nacho Carbonell

Nacho Carbonell - Playground Closes at Dusk

At the entrance to this years Design Miami/ Basel, visitors are greeted by an outdoor installation of sensory furniture and sculptures created by spanish designer Nacho Carbonell. In this video by Luka Dogan for Co. Design he introduces and explains the work, which is entitled 'Playground Closes at Dusk'.

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Mateo Kries at Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Mateo Kries at Design Miami/ Basel 2011

14 - 18 June '11

Basel, Switzerland

Design Miami/ Basel 2011 opened to the public yesterday; bringing together some of the most influential galleries, collectors, designers, critics and curators of collectible design from around the world.

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Assa Table Loop Light

Lab Craft

Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft

6 May – 26 June '11

London

'Lab Craft: Digital Adventures in Contemporary Craft' is entering its last fortnight at Arts Depot. This touring exhibition from the Crafts Council is curated by Max Fraser, and features designer makers whose work engages technological approaches within their craft based design practice.

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2012 Olympic Torch Design by BarberOsgerby

BarberOsgerby reveal 2012 Olympic Torch Design

8 June '11

London

BarberOsgerby revealed the prototype for the 2012 Olympic torch today. The design connects the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay to each of the 8,000 Torchbearers and their community.

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VOLTA7

Special projects at VOLTA7

13-18 June '11

Basel

Kaikai Kiki and VOLTA7 are proud to announce a special exhibition spread over two locations at the fair, with the booths offering guests a wide-ranging mix of art, live entertainment, and charity efforts. After the earthquake in Japan and the cancellation of Takashi Murakami’s GESAI art fair, VOLTA7 is pleased to host them in Basel.

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