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Collection Henri Mazelier - The French Art Cutlery

by Cédric Ragot

It is not often that we get excited over a knife here at DeTnk; this week, however, Cédric Ragot's Collection Henri Mazelier - The French Art Cutlery has caught our attention. Set to premier at Maison & Object in two weeks, the collection of three knifes has a subtle elegance expected from quality design.

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The Schildbach Xylotheque by Mark Dion

The Schildbach Xylotheque by Mark Dion

dOCUMENTA (13)

Kassel

As dOCUMENTA (13) comes to an end of its 100 day exhibition, we have chosen a selection of works to highlight on DeTnk. First is American artist Mark Dion's Xylotheque which highlights the work of Carl Schildbach from 1771 to 1799 to create 530 'books' made from 441 tree and shrub species local to Kassel.

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Light Space - Linear Momentum by HANS-CHRISTIAN BERG

'CAMOUFLAGE. Visual Art and Design in Disguise' at Kiasma

15 June – 7 October '12

Helsinki

The Camouflage exhibition focuses on how designers and artists work when they filter impulses, process ideas, seek a direction for their work. The ideas presented here are suggestions, discoveries and carefully aimed provocations that hint at the authors’ future work in relation to the ongoing discussion on the topic.

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Interior of the Rietveld Schröder House with the girl’s sleeping area (1924)

'Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space' at Vitra Design Museum

17 May – 16 Sep '12

From 17 May to 16 September 2012, the Vitra Design Museum presents “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century.

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Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office

'Addressing the Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office' at PM Gallery

14 September – 3 November '12

London

Husband-and-wife team Charles and Ray Eames were among the most important designers of the 20th century; world famous and still celebrated for their pioneering furniture, they embraced a way of living and thinking that continues to resonate with today’s generation.

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Shoreditch Fringe Festival - Finale Event

Shoreditch Fringe Festival - Finale Event

27 August '12

London

The celebration Monday the 27th of Augest 2012 brings the seven weeks of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival to a close, as Hoxton Square comes alive with some of the best European street theatre and music around.

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Contrail Chair by Gavin Cole

Gavin Coyle : Contemporary Furniture Designed in East London

London

Based in London, Gavin Coyfle is a studio/workshop designing and making products to be lived with and enjoyed.

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Liliane Lijn by Light Pyramid

Liliane Lijn: Light Pyramid

A sculptural beacon for Campbell Park

Milton Keynes
England

Commissioned by MK Gallery in collaboration with The Parks Trust, the distinguished international artist Liliane Lijn has created Light Pyramid, a sculpture which appears as a six metre high solid white structure by day but is capable of receding at night as it radiates light, serving as a unique beacon for Milton Keynes.

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You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto

by Jaron Lanier

Book Review

This weekend "You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier was on the reading list. The book is a very interesting read, challenging most peoples' blind adoption and glorification of web 2.0 and other technologies.

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Alpha-ville 2012

Alpha-ville 2012

6 October '12

London

After three consecutive editions of Alpha-ville Festival, its producers announced the official start of a new strategic phase for the organisation. Although the annual festival has been cancelled this year due to shortage in funding, the organisation will still be going ahead with a series of individual events.

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'Flection' at Hedge Gallery

'Flection' at Hedge Gallery

22 June - 1 September '12

San Francisco

Hedge Gallery is currently presenting the show “Flection”, curated by Sabrina Buell. This group exhibition features works, many of them new and exhibited for the first time, by Michael DeLucia, Liam Everett, Anna Sew Hoy, Ruth Laskey, Arik Levy, Sam Orlando Miller, Clare Rojas, Hugh Scott-Douglas and Sara Vanderbeek.

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'Written in the Sand' at Gallery Vivid

'Written in the Sand' at Gallery Vivid

July 22 - September 9 '12

Rotterdam

For their summer exhibition Gallery Vivid presents a group show entitled 'Written in the Sand' including designers: Natasja Alers, Boudewien van de Berg, Pepe Heykoop, Dirk van der Kooij, Raymond Loewy, Alessandro Mendini, Minale Maeda, Ted Noten, Dennis Parren, Thomas Ruff, Slothouber & Graatsma, Frank Tjepkema, Jan van Toornm and Lawrence Weiner.

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Games at Gallery Libby Sellers

Games at Gallery Libby Sellers

4 July - 18 August '12

London

To coincide with the 2012 Olympics, Gallery Libby Sellers presents a group show themed around the notion of games.

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Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary

Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary

31 May – 30 September '12

London

The V&A presents the first major solo exhibition exploring the work of one of the most inventive and experimental design studios practising in Britain today.

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Bauhaus: Art as Life

Bauhaus: Art as Life

at the Barbican Art Gallery

London

Exploring the world’s most famous modern art and design school, Bauhaus: Art as Life is the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. From its avant-garde arts and crafts beginnings the Bauhaus shifted towards a more radical model of learning uniting art and technology.

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