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Land Architecture People At Ambika P3, London, from Friday 25th June


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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One Year On at New Designers 2010

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Image: Andy Murray

Alongside the graduates’ exhibits is a special showcase of design entrepreneurs entitled One Year On. As the name suggests, it presents a selected showcase of designers whose work has matured and progressed in their first year in business.
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The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Tuesday 22nd June 2010

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Image:Restaurant or bar in a hotel Runnymede-On-Thames by designLSM

Totally independent, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, now in it’s second year, is the only concept of its kind dedicated exclusively to design. Nearly 400 restaurants and bars from over 38 different countries have entered the Awards this year. Judged by a highly influential panel of top international journalists from the design, hospitality and lifestyle sectors, the winners (both designers and hospitality operators) will be announced on the 22nd June at a special Awards ceremony at Victoria House in central London.
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Event:Moss Your City from Pushak at The Architecture Foundation from Saturday 19th June 2010

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Moss Your City, by the Oslo-based architectural practice PUSHAK is the outcome of The Architecture Foundation’s international exchange programme for emerging architects in Norway and the UK – launched to promote the best new architects from both countries

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Concrete Chesterfield by gray concrete

A surprisingly comfortable Chesterfield Made from concrete. The sofa weighs about 100kg so it’s reasonably easy to move about but has a good solid feel to it. You can catch it at 100% design 2010 apparently there’s even a concrete 50p stuck down behind one of the cushions.”
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New Designers 2010 Business Design Centre from July 1st to July 11th

Image:Andrew Beaumont University of Plymouth
FRONT PAGE Image:Gina Hughs

In 2010 New Designers will have been running for 25 successful years. Its longevity testifies to its success as the leading showcase of graduate design talent, presenting the work of the next generation of professional designers as they emerge from the UK’s design courses to make their impression on the creative sector.

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Image:Phil Harding

DATES: PART 1: 1-4 July 2010 – Textiles; Fashion ; Accessories; contemporary Applied Arts; Ceramics ; Glass; Jewellery ; Precious Metalwork.

PART 2: 8-11 July 2010 – Product Design; Furniture; Visual Communications (including Graphic Design ; Illustration; Spatial Design.

The industry acclaimed New Designer Award and VIP Previews take place on the evenings of Wednesday 30 June and Wednesday 7 July 2010.

Image: Eugene Osborne Plymouth University
New Designers attracts the support of leading brands, commercial organisations such as Hallmark Cards Plc, and The Goldsmiths’ Company to sponsor and present awards; keen to be associated with and able to identify the brightest ideas, latest trends and hottest fresh design talent.  The event has propelled the likes of Thomas Heatherwick, Ella Doran, BarberOsgerby and Frederickson Stallard into the design sector spotlight. These alumni remain staunch supporters for New Designers.

Such is the show’s importance and prestige within design education, it is continually oversubscribed, with a strong mix of existing and new colleges taking part. The Visual Communications zone has been increased in size for 2010 and includes an expanded college list showing animation and illustration.

Looking forward to New Designers 2010, the show’s director Isobel Dennis comments, “New Designers is the freshest and most vibrant show of its kind bringing together the very best in UK graduates design, showcasing the work, energy and talent of the next generation of designers.  In this economic climate, young designers are not property for anyone wishing to bring fresh blood into their businesses.  Their creativity and transferable skills are crucial.  New Designers’ committed and forward thinking supporters recognise and value their association with an event that continues to introduce creative and smart thinking talent into the workplace.”

New Designers 2010 1-4 ; 8-11 July at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

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New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1 OQH. Nearest tube Angel. is a portal to a wealth of design talent in every design discipline. The website features individual designers and design businesses who launched their careers at New Designers. Designers’ work is available to purchase direct or to commission for bespoke projects.

Event : Blow by Blow an Exhibition of Glass Projects by Sebastian Bergne’s studio at Somerset House from Friday 10th June 2010


This summer marks the 20th Anniversary of industrial designer Sebastian Bergne’s studio. To celebrate this occasion, the exhibition Blow by Blow will show an extraordinary collection of unseen personal glass projects.

Since starting his professional practice in 1990, Sebastian has collaborated with small glass making workshops to produce these private pieces alongside his regular studio activities.
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The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards- Awards format


Unlike other Award event formats which can be relatively static, typically formatted with round tables and chairs, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has turned things on it’s head. We have identified that in addition to the importance of highlighting the shortlisted and announcing the winners, networking is the main reason guests come to such an event. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (which will be held at Victoria House on the 22nd June) proposes a unique format and layout. Using pods that are used as both award podiums as well as networking areas, guests are always on the move and therefore also networking much more effectively.
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Free Range 2010 Europe’s Largest Graduate Art & Design Show From Friday 4th June- 26th July

4 June – 26 July 2010
The 10th annual Free Range celebrates the best of young British art and design and looks forward to the future Since its inception 10 years ago, Free Range has become the number one platform and launchpad for graduates to showcase their work both to the public and creative industry.

Attracting visitors numbers to rival the biggest art events in the capital, the show presents the work of thousands graduates from art and design universities around the UK, in several distinct categories over 8 weeks.
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Event: Design Overtime What Is This Place ? at The Design Museum Friday 4th June 2010

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Image:Urban Africa – David Adjaye’s photographic journey Design Museum, London David Adjaye portrait by Luke Hayes

Friday 4 June
6 – 10pm last admission 9.15pm
Indoor urbanisation galore, the museum sustainably turns metropolis for the night. We CAN build it. Design your dwelling and move in. Enjoy your city life with music, pageant and entertainment to delight, and city sights and markets to explore. Be inspired by Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, David Adjaye’s Urban Africa and Sustainable Futures and be transported far away and/or to a better way.

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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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.

Architecture Foundation Present: Architecture on Film:Chain / Death By Chocolate Monday 24 May, 8.30pm

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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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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