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Beau McClellan Interviewed about his interactive lighting installation London Art Fair 2012


Ben Austin FAD’s Editor At Large caught up with Beau McClellan who exhibited a large-scale interactive lighting installation at London Art Fair 2012. This spectacular centrepiece was presented at the entrance to the Business Design Centre, where visitors could control the colour effects using an iPad.

With its combination of innovative, contemporary design and cutting edge RGB LED technology, the five metre long piece used the studio’s signature mirror reflective coating. Designed to showcase its artistic, sculpture-like form during the day, the Nomad then transformed into a stunning semi-transparent light installation at night.

www.beaumcclellan.com

MEDIA 10 ADDS ‘100% DESIGN’ TO ITS EXPANDING PORTFOLIO OF EVENTS

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Award winning event organisers and publishing company, Media 10 has acquired the leading interior design exhibition, 100% Design London from Reed Exhibitions.
Media 10, which runs the revived Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live and Clerkenwell Design Week add 100% Design to their portfolio of design and architecture events and magazines.

Website:www.media-ten.com/

About Media 10
Formed 9 years ago, Media 10 is a privately owned publishing and events company based in Loughton, Essex. It currently employs approximately 150 staff and has fast become one of the leading players in the events industry as a result of the hugely successful Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs Live exhibitions.

Other events in the portfolio include Clerkenwell Design Week, Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, The London Design Trail; The Milan Design Trail and the Duke of Essex Polo Trophy .

Media 10’s award-winning magazine portfolio also includes icon magazine, the leading international architecture and design magazine; OnOffice, the market-leading workplace design magazine; Grand Designs, the magazine of the leading property program on Channel 4; The Selfbuilder, a monthly resource for anyone looking to refurbish their home.
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Windows on Willesden Green – Reactivating Vacant Shops

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Image: Willesden Green Pilot Shop, courtesy Mike Massaro

New Windows on Willesden Green is launching the second phase of its project and seeks proposals from suitable businesses, projects or individuals interested in taking up short term leases on selected vacant shops along Willesden High Road.
To find out more about the project, and how to apply, visit:
www.willesdenwindows.vacant-shops/.

All applicants must attend a Proposal Development Workshop – taking place from 28th January – 8th February – before they can apply for a space. Deadline for proposal submissions is 14th February, midday.

Also, the new Library Lab hosted by Architecture 00:/ will be offering free events in Willesden Library Centre from February, so watch the project website for details.

www.willesdenwindows.com

Cloud Installation at colette Paris by Pernilla+Asif.

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colette this Christmas has commissioned Pernilla & Asif to create a unique miniature version of their Cloud installation previously exhibited at Design Miami / Basel, for the Designers of the Future 2011 Award and later on a giant scale at the boxing venue, York Hall in east London in November 2011.

During the darkest three weeks of the year, every minute one hundred baby clouds will be released within two specially designed vitrines, each combining a cocktail of water, soap and helium gas.

Like colette, always going against the grain and the expected, the flurry of micro-clouds will be like an upside-down snowfall.

‘I first discovered the work of Pernilla & Asif with the so poetic Harvest chair, then I saw the foam clouds they did for DesignMiami, and the very recent sand/ice installation in Singapore. I’m so proud they agreed to do our Christmas Windows with their magical clouds. It will certainly remain one of the most impressive windows in our history and we hope Colette will not fly in the air like a balloon with all the helium we’ll keep!’ – Sarah (Colette)

The special window installation at colette runs from Dec 12-31, 2011. Download a video of the installation here.
PERNILLA & ASIF are currently working on a pavilion commissioned by Coca Cola for the Olympics in London 2012.

A NEW EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE NOTION OF LIGHT CONTROL at SCIN Gallery

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1st to 23rd December 2011 1st December – Talk 6pm with drinks at 6:30pm

There is only one useful thing that winter brings to the design world and that is the opportunity to explore the dark.

Darkness allows us to look at the possibilities within the world of artificial light. Light is the cover we add to space but what about the power of containing light. What happens when we purposely set out to ban light or seek to contain and control light?

The SCIN Gallery, the new Clerkenwell based Materials and Architecture Sourcing Gallery and Library, explores the notion of light control through its new event, Cut Out The Light.

The event looks at both the artistic and engineered opportunities to interfere with light in collaboration with award-winning graphic artist Noma Bar and renowned product designer and lighting engineer Jake Dyson.

Noma Bar will be exploring a range of materials offered by The SCIN Gallery that work by either pulling in light to interact with them or forcing light to remain within the material. This, together with his brilliant cut out images, will be visually explosive as light takes the form of the negative space in his work.

Jake Dyson will install his DMX LED Motorlight Wall light system, a concept working prototype which he is developing with the purpose of being able to control light quality and direction wirelessly.

These two influential designers are accompanied by some additional investigations into photo-luminescence and a talk about Jake’s exploration into his new lighting technologies.

Limited edition Electro Luminescent Die Cuts will be available for sale.
The SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street London, EC1V 9HL
Opening: 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday www.scin.co.uk

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INTERVIEW: Ben Van Berkel Interview at 100%Design 2011

We caught up with designer Ben Van Berkel from UNStudio at the Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) -stand at 100%Design 2011.

Website:www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
Website:www.unstudio.com/
Website:www.pct.ae/

VIDEO: Reloved lounge at 100%Design 2011

At 100%Design some of the African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Designers transformed a 96sq metre space and created a playful and eclectic sitting area – the “Re-Loved Lounge” used African and African-Caribbean design inspiration in fabrics, colour schemes and accessories.

The brief for the AACDD designers had been to ‘re-love’ and ‘up-cycle’ discarded furniture transforming it once again into desirable objects for the home thus challenging the ethos of a throw-away consumer society.

The ‘Re-Loved’ Lounge at 100% Design.

www.aacdd.com

Carlos Couturier Interview from 100% Design 2011

Carlos Couturier serves as creative force and is Managing Partner at Grupo HABITA which owns and/or manages Hotel Básico, Condesadf, DESEO [Hotel + Lounge], HABITA Monterrey, La Purificadora, Hotel Habita, hotel Boca Chica, and Distrito Capital lifestyle hotels in MEXICO. He also solely owns and operates Azucar and Maison Couturier in Veracruz.

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PAD London 12th – 16th October 2011


Patrick Perrin and Stéphane Custot are pleased to announce the final selection of participants for the fifth edition of the Pavilion of Art & Design London. Bringing together an incredible set of 57 galleries from 11 countries to its prime location on Berkeley Square, PAD London 2011 promises to be the strongest edition of the fair since its inception in 2007. A rigorous selection process introduces to London the best dealers from Europe and North America within the fields of Modern Art, Design, Decorative Arts, Photography and Tribal Art from 1860 to today.
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Inside Playful Minds at the Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London

Inside Playful Minds at the Arts Gallery, University of the
Arts London,through to 28 October. Take a sensory journey into the collective imagination of Physical Pixels, from initial pixel to giant interactive installation. For London Design Festival 2011 the Arts Gallery invites you to immerse yourself in an environment that offers the greatest rewards to the most adventurous players; from plants that whisper to your touch and walls that shift shape, Inside Playful Minds at the Arts Gallery entices with designs that play to all the senses. Further information at: newsevents.arts.ac.uk/

Ideal Home at Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design


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Ideal Home at Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Through to 22nd October. This exhibition, organised as part of the London Design Festival and the Icon Design Trail 2011, brings together work by over 50 artists and designers made across 98 years from 1913 to 2011 exploring the increasingly blurred boundaries between art and daily life. Further information at: newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/ideal-home/


Image:Alistair Hanson Wooden Fire Extinguisher 2011

Despoke Editor Mark Westall at Inflate stand E30

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Last chance to relax at the Inflate Stand at 100%Design 2012
More details :www.100percentdesign.co.uk/

The Colour Orange at 100%Design

Try finding all these orange products at 100%Design and more ! Last day today to see great products catch some great seminars and talk to some of the best designers around.

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Paul Kelly

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Last chance to see Paul Kelly one of the UK’s best designers at 100%Design today

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

The new Olympic Torch at 100% Design

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Above you can see Carolina Calzada from Mix Magazine with the Olympic Torch designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of Barber Osgerby which was shown during The Colour Through Process Talk a behind the scenes look at their recent projects showing the importance of research and innovation in colour,materials and finish.
Website:www.barberosgerby.com/

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