onoffice is inviting leading industry figures to banish their pet hates to the shredder in a live version of the magazine’s popular feature. Architects, designers and even bloggers will seize the chance to do away with the impractical, the annoying or just the downright ugly elements of workplace design.
Set to be the music event of LDF Peter Hook (Co- Founder New Order/Joy Division) takes over the decks at The Central Bar at 100% Design Earls Court 2 today. Expect load guitars and fast beats and plenty of drink.
The bloggers lounge at 100% Design : Waiter service, plug sockets, free Wi-Fi was a great success Marcus Fairs from Dezeen and his team where there as well as bloggers Design Milk, DesignBoom, FADwebsite and house and home.
@Dezeen @designboom @houseandhome @MarcusFairs @FADwebsite @coadg (for Design-Milk)
100% Design 19th September to 22nd September at Earls Court 2
Michael Young with Giant Bike , Table from Cash and sex toy
Today 11:45 – 12:30 MICHAEL YOUNG, Designer, Michael Young Studio ‘FROM SHOREDITCH TO SHEUNG WAN AND BACK’
British-born and Hong Kong based designer Michael Young established himself from the beginning, as one of the world’s leading figures in his trade. The uniqueness of Michael’s work lies in his constant questioning of typologies and habits, combined with the pioneering passion for technology which brought him to Asia. Michael Young talks about recent projects around the world and the effect geography has on his work. In the same way that we find Italy good with upholstery, the Dutch with conceptuality and the Danes with with wood he hopes utilizing Chinese engineering can find its place.
What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
A lack of other options as I was quite unemployable , I guess when I was younger I was just slightly A.D.D and also hated authority , I recently got given an old school report from my mother and it started off with : ” If only Michael had the ability to read and write he could make some progress in class “
So the arts beckoned early on ….
An energy generating speed bump and a way of re-purposing junk are among nine shortlisted projects that go forward to the finals of the BE OPEN Awards, which will be presented as part of the BE OPEN think tank’s activities during the 2012 London Design Festival.
“BE OPEN is about ‘intellectual development’, investing in the creation of added value for future generations. Our programmes are about generating original thinking from the most promising young minds of our time”,
said Elena Baturina, founder of BE OPEN.
From the bottom up Servomuto,bark, dare studio, MARK, Wood, Hairy Chair, The Future Laboratory, The Great Recovery, YO! Home , Mercedes Launch.
Behind the scenes Images from 100% Design set up opening tomorrow at 10am
Still time to register: www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
BE OPEN is a creative think tank, a global initiative to foster creativity and innovation through a system of conferences, talks, competitions, exhibitions, master classes, cultural and art events. BE OPEN arrives in London for the 2012 Design Festival with a whole series of activities ranging from talks, to showcases of emerging designers, as well as being the co-producers of the landmark installation in Trafalgar Square, the BE OPEN Sound Portal. www.beopenfuture.com
With their focus on designers of the future, the BE OPEN AWARDS – the initiative to support young creatives – will show a shortlist of 40 works submitted by international students at 100% Design.
The shortlist has been selected from over 300 entries from 47 countries and their work will be shown on the BE OPEN stand IP101.
They will be teaming up with Coba Europe, Formica Group, Johnson Tiles, Karndean Designflooring, modulyss and Tektura – turning their exhibition space into an unusual pop-up gallery of new products and trends using recycled crates and stands to mirror the look and feel of a real gallery.
When you are at 100% Design make sure to find them and get involved in their Instagram campaign if you take photo’s via Instagram of their stand and Tag your picture with #100MatLab they’ll display them during the event. They’ll also be a ‘What’s in the Crate?’ photo booth where you can have your picture taken with friends.
100% Design (19-22 September) come find us at stand E360 in Earls Court, London.
Make sure to register for 100% Design this weekend there have already been over 50,000 registrations for the revamped, redesigned reinvigorated 100%Design 2012 but everyone is welcome to come so make sure to register and don’t miss out on.
Two Great Seminar programmes 100%Seminars beautifully designed by Paul Cocksedge and featuring; Stephen Haggarthy, Marcus fairs, Yves Behar, Nick Bolton, Ed Vaizey, Michael Young, Chris Sanderson, Nik Roope and many many more www.100percentdesign.co.uk/ and Eco Design and Build Seminar from Velux :www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
Set to be the music event of LDF Peter Hook (Co- Founder New Order/Joy Division) takes over the decks at The Central Bar at 100% Design Earls Court 2 this Thursday 20th September 2012. Expect load guitars and fast beats and plenty of drink.
100% Design is collaborating with The Furniture Makers Company to promote British Design Excellence through the Design Guild Mark.
The Design Guild Mark, introduced by The Furniture Makers Company in 2008, recognises and rewards excellence in the British design of furniture in volume production. In this fifth year there were a very high number of applications and the design of most of them was exceptional.
This year seven of the twenty seven awarded products have been selected for display at the exhibition:
• David Chipperfield – ‘Piana Alessichair’ for KI DGM 49
• Sebastian Conran Associates – ‘Aerofoil’ Desk & Bureau for John Lewis DGM 52
• David Fox – ‘The Magic Stool’ for Boss Design DGM 58
• Marc Krusin – ‘Krusin Chair Collection’ for Knoll International DGM 66
• Simon Pengelly – ‘Theo Chair and Range’ for Chorus Furniture DGM 70
• David Young – ‘Animate Writing Desk’ for Young & Norgate DGM 73
• Zoeftig Design Studio – ‘inFINITE Seating System’ for Zoeftig DGM 74
Arts Thread @ LDF : he importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative career 15th September 2012
Arts Thread Session: The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, aimed at 18+ 14.00 – 17.00 Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, lead by ARTS THREAD industry experts. A talk followed by a Q&A and portfolio surgery. This will include starter technical information on images and text, how to link your portfolio to other sites and social media. Free, drop in
Opening on 13th September 2012, 19 Greek Street will be London’s hub for craft, excellence and social responsibility in design. Established by Marc Péridis, Designer and Creative Director of the design studio Montage, this six-floor Victorian townhouse will be a centre for distinctive design storytelling bringing together handpicked pieces from international design studios, as well as housing the UK outpost of ESPASSO, the much acclaimed US specialists in modernist and contemporary Brazilian design.
Fueled by an innate sense of curiosity and exploration, Péridis’ extensive travels through the world’s design hubs of New York, Miami, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, have set the tone for the space. Its inaugural collection will showcase works by an international stable of established design talents alongside emerging newcomers.
Arts Thread @ LDF : Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media September 14th 2012
Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media?
14.00 – 17.00 Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media? ARTS THREAD’s team of journalists will give a talk and workshop to teach you how to use a WordPress blog, best use of facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. A selection of posts will be automatically transferred to the London Design Festival blog. Free, drop in
See more events here: www.londondesignfestival.com/