2012 Olympic Velodrome by Andrew Weir

2012 Olypmic Velodrome Preview on crane.tv

London

Andrew Weir and Klause Bode discuss sustainability and holistic design as it relates to the much anticipated London Olympic Velodrome site in this interview with crane.tv.

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Jacob & Timothy Jensen on Crane.tv

Jacob & Timothy Jensen on Crane.tv

At their home in Hejlskov, Denmark Jacob Jensen and Timothy Jacob Jensen, father and son, tell Crane.tv about their design history, dating back to the 1940s. Since starting work in 1947 Jacob Jensen has become somewhat of a living legend in industrial design, best known for his work at Bang & Olufsen. Here, he and his son Timothy Jacob Jensen tell us why good design always has to turn you on.

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Meltdown by Tom Price

Meltdown by Tom Price

The 'meltdown series' by Tomprice are created using the same techniques applied to different materials.

The 'pp sheet' chair is created by heating and pressing a seat-shaped former into a bundle of crumpled polypropylene sheets. The sheets begin to liquify as they come into contact with the heated former, then set in the shape of the seat as it cools, creating a contrast in form and texture to the remaining sheets.

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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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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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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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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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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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Intensité : Maison et Objet 2011 trends preview

Intensité : Maison et Objet 2011 trends preview

Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre
Paris
21-25 January '11

At the end of this month, design interiors fair Maison et Objet comes to Paris. To accompany the show, a trend publication and video has been released, highlighting key pieces to be shown and bringing together the trends to be presented which will influence design in the coming year.

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Helsinki - World Design Capital 2012

City Short: Helsinki

Helsinki is preparing to take on the title of World Design Capital 2012. In this short film directed by Joel Hypén for Wallpaper, some of Helsinki's most prominent designers give us an insight into their city and the relationship it has with their own practice.

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Roll & Hill

Roll & Hill : As You Light It

Launched in January 2010, New York City based Roll & Hill manufactures high end contemporary lighting, producing original products by American and international designers.

Here, Dwell and Phillips present a roundtable discussion with the designers and founder, in which they talk not only about their own practice but the nature and power of light itself.

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Ron Arad

Ron Arad : Studio Visit

An interview with Industrial designer and architect Ron Arad in his studio in Camden. Here, he discusses with Crane.tv, his early career and his design philosophy now.

Arad, who was head of the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Art from 1997 to 2009, is perhaps most well known for his work with steel, and his many chair designs.

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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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Michael Bierut on Typography

Michael Bierut on Typography

Michael Beirut, design writer and Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art, is interviewed here by The Atlantic.

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