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Norwegian Design at Collective Design Fair

When it comes to Nordic design, Norway is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Over the last 10 years, the largest contingent we’ve seen is probably from 100% Norway at the London Design Festival; however, in Milan this year the Norwegian Presence exhibition was also significant. During last month’s Collective Design Fair…

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Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki

The city of Helsinki was selected as the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. For the period of one year, a series of events with design as the central theme will be held throughout Helsinki as well as surrounding cities. In addition to events, there are also…

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Mind the System, Find the Gap Exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium

This summer, 30 artists are exhibiting their installations in Hasselt, Belgium under the theme of “Mind the System, Find the Gap” to explore and demonstrate those political, legal, socio-cultural or spatial gaps in our system through art. Check out a selection of these art installations below and see additional photos. Window and Ladder, Too Late…

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Globetrotting Designers: Your Guide to Design Fairs and Exhibitions

Claudio Larcher and Flavio Mazzone, both architects who founded Milan-based Modoloco Design co-wrote this Globetrotting Designers: Fairs and Exhibitions for Young Designers book as a guide to some of the important fairs and exhibitions around the world. It is also a book full of advice, answering two major questions: What can a young designer do…

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Substitutes Exhibition Curated by Stefanie Seidl and Fabian Baumann, Berlin

It all started from a Christmas card of objects. The selection of objects led to this “Substitutes: Necessity is the mother of invention” exhibition now displayed in Berlin at the Gallery Berlin-Weekly.com, curated by Stefanie Seidl of Gallery Berlin-Weekly and Fabian Baumann of Formfjord. We know that there are many objects like bottle openers that…

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KOU-AN Glass Teahouse by Tokujin Yoshioka for the Venice Biennale

As part of the Glassstress 2011 exhibition, part of the Venice Biennale, designer Tokujin Yoshioka will be presenting the architecture plan in the form of a 1/10 scale model for a transparent Japanese house called KOU-AN. This project was first presented in 2002 and has developed into a transparent teahouse, which is an image that…

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Vivid Sydney Festival Begins this Friday

Vivid Sydney, Sydney’s third annual festival of light, music and ideas begins this Friday evening with the lighting of the sails at the Sydney Opera House. The event’s curator, Australian music promoter Stephen “Pav” Pavlovic, has selected French digital projection artists Superbien to bring the sails alive each evening. We were there the first year…