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Transit Chairs and Tables by Boris Bally

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American artist Boris Bally has created these fun Transit Chairs and Tables available at Outdoorz Gallery.
Bally uses recycled street signs as a celebration of a raw American street-aesthetic. Bally uses his skills as a jeweler, combining them with sculpting and industrial design to create a chair that is crafted for functional use that also considers the original street sign. Each piece is individually created based on signage stock and therefore one of a kind. Each comes with recycled champagne corks on the feet to protect your floors.
Website:www.borisbally.com/
Website:www.outdoorzgallery.com/

100% Norway at 100% Design preview Northern Lighting

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Image:Twist lamp, designed by Tveit&Tornøe

In a country where the seasons vary dramatically, it comes as no surprise that young lamp manufacturer Northern Lighting was set up by, amongst others, a man from Northern Norway where some regions never see the sun rise above the horizon during the winter months.

Lighting was and is of a central concern to founder Over Rogne as it is to most Norwegians.
“We produce designer lamps and lights for different moods which are inspired by the unique Nordic nature, the culture and the very special natural light which surrounds us,” says Rogne. “All our products are made with the aim to create a good mood. Also common to all our products is the extensive use of materials that surround us such as wood, glass, fabric and even parchment paper.”
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Paul Cocksedge gives flight to DuPont™ Corian® with a Gust of Wind

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London Design Festival, September 24th 2010, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A blank piece of paper is the starting point for so many ideas, so much creativity. For Paul Cocksedge, one of the UK’s most electrifying designers, this ‘canvas’ itself becomes the work of art for a one-day installation at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum. Hand-formed from 300 curvaceous pieces of Corian®, the multi-talented material that has inspired original thinkers worldwide, ‘Gust of Wind’ imagines that a stack of paper has been caught on a zephyr and lifted skywards to float on the air.
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Philip Watts Design launches the Glink at 100% design 2010

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At 100% Design this September, Philip Watts Design will be unveiling the long awaited Glink. As the sister product to our fabulous Gloo urinal, it is the perfect addition to your commercial or domestic bathroom.

Made from exactly the same durable polyethylene and available in the same range of rainbow colours, you can even have a glowing one, see we’ve thought of everything!

Launching at 100% Design This September – you can see them at Stand J51

Website:www.philipwattsdesign.com/

Jamie Anley from JAM interviews Giovanna Forte about The Shoreditch Ball

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JAMIE ANLEY FROM JAM INTERVIEWS GIOVANNA FORTE AND HAS A LUCKY DIP INTO THE CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE LOTS FROM THE SHOREDITCH BALL AUCTION WITH SOTHEBY’S, 15TH OCTOBER 2010 AT SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL

The Shoreditch Ball launched last year – how was it for you?

It was extraordinary. We seemed to attract everyone who was anyone together with everybody else. We had a true cross section of people from Shoreditch and beyond (yes, a few people came from Out West …). They all piled in and had an incredibly good time. The Blockheads blew our sound system at one point, but Phil Jupitus just kept going and no-one seemed to mind. The Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll took on a life of its own. This year we’ve gone a bit retro with jazz and swing, camped up with Jonny Woo and Pam Hogg. It’s all fairly “of the moment” as a two-fingers to austerity.

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“Campanas for eCosentino” An innovative concept by Estúdio Campana for the Cosentino Group presented at 100% design 2010


The Cosentino Group are participating in 100% design 2010 with a stand designed by world-renowned Brazilian designers and brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana.
“Campanas for eCosentino” space focuses on the artistic interpretation of ECO by Cosentino®, a collection of surfaces designed for architectural and decorative solutions, composed of 75% recycled materials.

Cosentino Group, a worldwide leader in the production and distribution of quartz surfaces, natural stone and recycled surfaces will be present at 1005 design with the project “Campanas for eCosentino”. The project is
born from the exclusive concept of Estúdio Campana, which is owned by famous Brazilian designers and brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana, who are respected worldwide for their ability to develop new art forms through the use of simple but innovative materials.
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100% Design Installation

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To mark the launch of the 3rd edition of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (call for entries 1st November 2010) we have invited four of the 09/10 winners (Design LSM, Outline, Macaulay Sinclair and Julian Taylor Design Associates) to take part in a ‘live installation’ exclusively designed for 100% Design.
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EVENT: Stacks of Planks, Chairs, and Tables by Martin Creed at Fruitmarket Gallery

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Martin Creed Work No. 998, 2009. © Martin Creed. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Barbora Gerny.

A major exhibition of new and recent work by Martin Creed, one of Britain’s most highly-regarded and popular artists. Creed’s work captures the public imagination, while also attracting critical acclaim for its generous, accessible approach. His work most often takes the form of interventions into a given space, re-ordering readily available materials which are a familiar part of everyday life. In 2001 he won the Turner Prize with Work No. 227: The Lights Going On and Off, and in 2008 responded to the prestigious Duveen Commission at Tate Britain with the phenomenally popular Work No. 850, in which runners sprinted through the space at 30-second intervals.
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Furniture designer Gareth Neal reclaims neglected spaces of the East-End to create pop-up urban picnic sites for Londoners

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The Urban Picnic 28th August – Secret Location, East London, 29th August – Elys Yard, Truman
Brewery 11am-7pm on both days
Furniture designer Gareth Neal reclaims neglected spaces of the East-End to create pop-up urban picnic sites for Londoners. One of the UK’s largest arts bursary schemes, The Vauxhall Collective, kicks off another year of outstanding art events and exhibitions around this year’s theme; The Great British Weekend. The design commission sees award winning designer Gareth Neal devise a stunning range of playful objects for London’s first urban picnics.
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Go See: The New Decor at Hayward Gallery Through to 5th September 2010

This summer the Hayward Gallery presents The New Décor; an international survey of over 30 contemporary artists, including some of the leading sculptors of our time, who explore interior design as a means of engaging with changes in contemporary culture

EVENT:Design Overtime – Shape of Things to Come? at The Design Museum Friday 23rd July, 6 -10pm

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Boldly design where no one has designed before. Explore current exhibitions Sustainable Futures, David Adjaye’s Urban Africa and Brit Insurance Designs of the Year and gaze into the portal of your imagination and predict the future. The perfect night for actual or potential innovators to flourish with workshops, discussions and music to hand.
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The Future of Architecture: The AA School’s Projects Review Exhibition Launches Friday 25th June 2010

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A new exhibition of work by 650 students will go on display this Friday (25 June) at the Architectural Association School. The exhibition is set to demonstrate some of the most radical and experimental thinking in architecture and cultural enquiry today.

The exhibition opening will also mark the grand opening of the AA School’s newly expanded Bedford Square campus which will be open to the public for the first time.
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Go See: Basso & Brooke – Adventures on the Silk Road Through to 24th August Design Museum Tank

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Image:Basso & Brooke – Adventures on the Silk Road Christopher Brooke & Bruno Basso Photo Chloe de Carvalho

Design Museum Tank FREE EXHIBITION
Bruno Basso & Christopher Brooke are renowned for producing unique and inspired textiles and prints. Having travelled to Uzbekistan on one of four exchanges initiated by the British Council, the duo present their new collection inspired by this journey in the Design Museum Tank.
The Basso & Brooke aesthetic is based on advanced and highly complex digital prints combining to create a fabric-based fashion statement; it is this unique appreciation of textiles that led the British Council to select them for the project.
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Designers Furniture, an exhibition and limited edition sale of new furniture works by nine established creatives from Saturday 26th June 2010

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Exhibition runs: 26.06.10–03.07.10
The Russian Club invites you to the opening of Designers Furniture, an exhibition and limited edition sale of new furniture works by nine established creatives working on the cusp of their discipline. Curated by agency Tomorrow studio and in collaboration with Sameness & Difference.

Exhibiting artists include: Jean Jullien, Korner Union, Gemma Holt, Michael Marriott, PostlerFerguson, Oscar&Ewan, Damien Poulain, Christoph Priglinger (VVork) and Vandasye.
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Land Architecture People At Ambika P3, London, from Friday 25th June

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25 June – 26 July 2010
Land Architecture People is a major exhibition which offers behind-the-scenes insights into how buildings are made – from the mysterious rules and conditions of land ownership through to the symbiotic relationship between architect and client. Conceived by award-winning architects Pierre d’Avoine and Andrew Houlton and anthropologist Clare Melhuish, the show dispels some of the mystique around the architectural design process. Land Architecture People opens in the vast subterranean gallery Ambika P3 in central London on 25 June and runs until 26 July 2010.
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