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Re:think–talking about design LIVERPOOL John Moores University 1st – 3rd JUNE

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Re:think is a series of talks designed to explore how designers, educators, and the public perceive contemporary design: Graphics; Product; Interior and Fashion. Allowing Contemporary practitioners and writers from design to discuss their work and ideas in an informal setting at Liverpool School of Art.
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Phillips de Pury New York design auction

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MARC NEWSON Important early “Pod of Drawers”, 1987 Fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin core, blind-riveted sheet aluminum, paint. 50 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (128 x 69.9 x 43.8 cm.) Produced by Basecraft for Pod, Australia. From the edition of ten plus two artist’s proofs and one prototype. ESTIMATE $300,000-500,000

Phillips de Pury announced the highlights from its June 9th New York Design auction. The sale will offer additional works from The Halsey Minor Collection. Part I was sold in a single-owner evening sale held at Phillips de Pury on May 13th, including Marc Newson’s prototype Lockheed Lounge for $2,098,000, a new world record for the artist.
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Foamalux

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For the second year Foamalux was chosen as the cutting edge signage material used at the Restaurant and Bar Design Award ceremony to be held at Victoria House in London on the 22nd June. Foamalux, Foam PVC sheet has endless possibilities in the design of interiors, restaurant and bar outfitting, signage, contemporary displays, product design and fabrication, it cuts, bends and shapes successfully. Its versatility meant that all elements at the Awards ceremony could be made of or covered with Foamalux. This includes the networking pods, bar, entrance booth, cloak room, the awards and even the badges and drinks tokens.

www.brettmartin.co.uk/semifinished/foamalux/
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Architecture Foundation Present: Architecture on Film:Chain / Death By Chocolate Monday 24 May, 8.30pm

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Cinema 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y

Join The Architecture Foundation for Jem Cohen’s Chain, and the UK Premiere of Dan Graham’s short film Death By Chocolate: West Edmonton Shopping Mall (1986-05); Corporate arcadias and global urban sprawl, present shock and exhuberance, as seen by a leading voice of independent American cinema, and one of contemporary art’s most significant voices.
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DESIGNERS IN RESIDENCE AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

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A selection of Designers in Residence from 2007 – 2010 will be exhibiting at the three-day annual festival Clerkenwell Design Week, which runs from 25 – 27 May 2010. The Designers in Residence will be stationed in the Farmiloe Building on St Johns Street, where you can see their work from 10am – 9pm every dau of the festival.
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Carte Blanche Marks the 25th Anniversary of Intramuros Magazine

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Through an inspired collaboration, DuPont™ Corian® and French design magazine Intramuros gave legendary designers from around the world “Carte Blanche” to create one-of-a-kind works with DuPont™ Corian®, the advanced design material with virtually limitless possibilities. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Intramuros, the resulting exhibition presents 25 imaginative designs by international designers who have graced the cover of the magazine from 2005 to 2010.
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2010 RIBA Award winners announced

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Above: Clapham Manor Primary School, London, drmm. Photo is by Jonas Lencer

The Royal Institute of British Architects in London have announced 102 winners of this year’s RIBA Awards, including projects by Rick Mather Architects, Heatherwick Studio and Caruso St John Architects.
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Event:Space Age Lights

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The second half of the 20th Century saw design attempting to unite the tension between the function and wonder of daily objects. A new exhibit, “Space Age Lights,” which opened today at La Triennale di Milano Design Museum, shows how lamps and lighting in particular have helped solve this conundrum.
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Audialsense

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The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards held at Victoria House in central London on the 22nd June, will see a unique use of interactive sound. Using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology Audialsense will create an interactive soundscape modulated by occupancy, and function. With a series of loudspeakers located around the site, the event’s background beats will be ‘influenced’ by the eventual winners’ movements within the space. These ‘sounds’ will give the audience audial clues to the winners’ identities even before they know who has won themselves.
Website: www.audialsense.com
Website:www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

‘OMA Book Machine: The Books of OMA’ Ends 29 May 2010

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Can a book be an architectural form? According to the Architectural Association School (AA) in Bloomsbury they can. The AA’s current exhibition does just that, displaying books produced by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and its many collaborators in order to reveal their key role as a revolutionary architectural form.

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National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum through to Jan 9th, 2011

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents the fourth exhibition in the National Design Triennial series. “Why Design Now?” will be on view from through to Jan. 9th, 2011, and will explore the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of design from architecture and product design to fashion, graphics, new media and landscape design. Organized by Cooper-Hewitt curators Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid and Cynthia Smith, the Triennial will be global in reach for the first time, reflecting the connectedness of design practices and the need for international cooperation to solve the world’s problems.
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Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle Through to August 15th 2010

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Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle displays the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders whose work in metal, as well as graphics and artifacts, elucidate this refined, intricate and deeply individual craft. Organized by Michael Maharam, owner of the eponymous textile company and an avid bicycle collector, along with master builder Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles in Portland, Oregon, this survey is presented as part of the MADProjects exhibition series, which explores emerging trends and innovations in the design world.
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Cinimod Studio

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Snog by Cinimod nominated for Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2010

With the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards to be held at Victoria House in central London on the 22nd June, Cinimod Studio was commissioned to create a system unique to the event. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology will be used to identify visitors in three ‘networking areas’ during the evening’s proceedings.
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EVENT:”Poetic License: deliberate deviations from normally applicable rules and practices” at Moss New York from Sunday May 16th 2010

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Michele de Lucchi, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Mathias Bengtsson, Michael Anastassiades, R&Sie(n)/Francois Roche, Oskar Zieta, Patrick Jouin, Finn Magee, Philippe Starck for Flos and works by Mark Alexander, Josh Smith and Philippe Parreno shown in collaboration with independent curators Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner.
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EVENT: DESIGN MUSEUM x PECHA KUCHA NIGHT Friday 14 May, 7.15pm

The Pecha Kucha night phenomenon, began in Tokyo in 2003 devised by Klein Dytham architecture as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it’s simple and effective: 20 images x 20 seconds per person.
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