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EVENT: Mid-Century Furniture & Art Sale at Rocket Gallery

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FURNITURE from Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Britain and USA by Hans Wegner, Friso Kramer, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Jens Risom,
Børge Mogensen, Kurt Østervig, Robin Day, Wim Rietveld, Gordon Russell, Charles Eames, Harry Bertoia & many others: numerous sale items plus newly imported stock of tables, chairs, desks, sideboards, sofas and benches

MID-CENTURY OBJECTS including original Krenit bowls from the 1950s
PAINTINGS & SCREENPRINTS by American, Danish & European artists from £100 Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 February 2011 12 noon to 7 pm

Website: rocketgallery.com

The Brit Insurance Designs Awards 16th February – 07 August

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Image:MIMOSA JASON BRUGES STUDIO for PHILIPS LUMIBLADE

The Brit Insurance Designs Awards, “the Oscars of the design world,” showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world, spanning seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. Last year’s winner, was the Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi that revolutionises a humble, but essential, piece of everyday equipment.

The nominations for Brit Insurance Designs Awards 2011 are listed on the next page:
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Viaduct Presents Exhibition No. 2 from March 2nd 2011

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2 March – 2 April 2011
Viaduct will be holding the first UK exhibition by refined furniture brand Zeitraum in their dedicated exhibition space. Viaduct will present a selection of Zeitraum pieces in collaboration with new magazine Wrap.
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EVENT:Into the world of palpable objects and fruitful delight Private View Thursday 3rd February 2011

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Image:‘The Blue and White Collection’, Article #10 – Bath, 2010
3 – 26 February
Curated by Keith Whittle, CSM. The first solo exhibition dedicated to recent LCC graduate Fan Chon Hoo. Shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4’s New Sensations 2010, Fan Chon Hoo is an artist with a uniquely compelling visual language.
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, E1 6QH
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm and by appointment
Website:www.fountainprojects.co.uk
Website:elevenspitalfields.com/

EVENT:Design Research Unit 1942 – 72 A Cubitt Touring Exhibition curated by Michelle Cotton from Thursday 13th Jan

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Design Research Unit 1942 – 72 A Cubitt Touring Exhibition curated by Michelle Cotton Thursday 13 January – Saturday 12 February 2011

International Project Space presents Design Research Unit 1942–72, a Cubitt Touring Exhibition curated by Michelle Cotton.

Formed in London in 1942, the Design Research Unit was responsible for some of the most important design produced in post-war Britain. It pioneered a model for group practice, being the first consultancy in the country to bring together expertise in architecture, graphics and industrial design. By the 1970s it was one of the largest and most established design offices in Europe. This exhibition is the first of its kind, mapping the history of the group and the currency of their designs. It identifies key examples of their work and documents an approach that was shaped by inter-war developments in artistic discourse and post war trends in industry and communication; in particular the accelerated demand for corporate design.
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EVENT:Richard Nicholson Analog at Riflemaker Private View: Monday 10th January

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Image:Richard Nicholson, Roy Snell darkroom, Earlsfield, 2006
Courtesy of the artist and Riflemaker

11 January to 31 March 2011
In Summer 2007, when photographer Richard Nicholson decided to shoot images of professional darkrooms in and around London, some 204 were still in existence, continuing the printing of image from film stock to paper within the new digital era. when he completed the project some three years later, only 8 remained.
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thetemporium- THE CHANGING FACE OF RETAIL Opening Thursday 9th December

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London’s vibrant new concept store opens This Friday, offering shoppers a unique retail experience. As the global financial crisis continues to bite, young London entrepreneurs are looking at new ways of delivering retail to the consumer.

The pop-up store concept makes use of empty shop spaces vacated as a result of the economic downturn, providing online retailers and small independent brands with a temporary high street presence.
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MID-CENTURY FURNITURE & ART SALE 50 to 75% reductions!

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PAINTINGS by American, Danish & European artists from £100
SCREENPRINTS from the 1960s, 70s & 80s at prices from £50 to £500
FURNITURE from Denmark, Sweden, Britain and USA by Hans Wegner,
Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Jens Risom, Børge Mogensen, Kurt Østervig, Robin Day, Gordon Russell, Eames & many others: numerous sale items plus newly imported stock of tables, chairs, desks, sideboards, sofas and objects
Friday 10, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December 12 noon to 7 pm
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GWS announce Open Studios – Winter ‘10 At Great Western Studios 4th & 5th December 2010

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A rare opportunity to explore over 80 studios and meet the artists, designers and craftspeople that inhabit Great Western Studios

This December, Great Western Studios will open its doors to the general public as part of its annual Open Studios programme. Now in its 16th year the event has become a firm fixture in the local calendar, allowing the public an insight into this creative world and enabling them to experience, first hand, a wealth of artistic talent spanning the creative industries.

Inside, over two floors, resident artists open their individual studios, creating mini exhibitions of their work. Disciplines range from jewellery, ceramics, fashion and decorative textiles and wallpaper, to graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking, architecture and photography. An indoor market will be held in the central atrium – where the public have the opportunity to purchase unique artworks and products. Great Western Studios will also reveal a new installation of contemporary sculpture by Mike Shaw, Matt Chivers and Ekkehard Altenburger. Outside, alongside resident creatives and under the iconic Westway invited guest exhibitors will take part in an outdoor Christmas market where a huge variety of work will be available.
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‘SHOP’ AT HER HOUSE GALLERY Opening night on Thursday 9th December 6.30-9pm

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‘SHOP’ at Her House Gallery in Hoxton is an exhibition by Vicky Thornton and Morag Myerscough comprising two parts: a collection of hand made ceramics and seat cushions by architect Thornton and artist/designer Myerscough’s personal chair collection. The exhibition will also see the launch of a new product in Myerscough’s Her House collection.

Architect, writer and illustrator, Vicky Thornton’s latest project is a collection of seat pads. Thornton has upcycled her growing collection of 50s and 60s vintage textiles and also used them as inspiration for a collection of her own print designs, re-interpreting images from contemporary life like the i-pod and takeaway coffee cup and printing them in bright, bold colour designs.
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Patrick Jouin: Design+Gesture preview from November 9th 2010

November 9, 2010 – February 6, 2011

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‘Patrick Jouin: Design and Gesture’ is the latest edition of madprojects at the Museum of Arts and Design
in New York. The exhibition will feature a number of designs from the paris based designer in a multimedia installation that includes a panoramic movie conceived by jouin and directed by the belgian director Jérôme De Gerlache.
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Wallpapers by Contemporary Artists and Designers at Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains from November 3rd 2010

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The mudac and the Musée de Pully have joined forces to present an exceptional exhibition devoted to wallpapers by contemporary artists and designers. Redoubling the available display wall space, these two institutions invite viewers to make highly innovative discoveries among recent creations by today’s artists and designers. An ethereal scenographic frame devoid of all furnishings or additions to the wallpapers assigns its true status and function to the medium.
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100% Norway at 100% Design 2010


Watch the highlights from the 100% Norway exhibition which took place at 100% Design , 23-26 September 2010.
Website: www.norway.org.uk/

Paris Motor Show: Kia POP Concept Inspired By Bicycles

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Kia unveiled a three-seater electric micro car concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show called the POP. Basically it is an exploration that shows Kia’s design potential applied to a small electric car platform. The design isn’t intended to forecast any near term styling language for the brand. The car was created at Kia’s Frankfurt design studio under the direction of , Kia Europe’s Chief Designer. Guillaume explained that in designing the POP, his team intended to create a really distinctive look for the EV and go beyond any other electric-car concepts that have come before it. via:[PSFK]
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FAD Guide to Frieze Art Fair

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Our Sister title’s guide to Freize art week 2010 includes;
Art, Food, Coffee, Film and even little fishes to eat your Feet’s dead skin
Website:www.FADwebsite.com

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