Henrik Vibskov Graphics Works at Pool Gallery opens on February 6th 2010 through to March 6th 2010
Some might call Henrik Vibskov a jack-of-all-trades, and it is true that Vibskov shows his innovative fashion designs in Paris, exhibits his artwork at established institutions such as PS1, MoMA, the Palais de Tokio and MU, and makes musical collaborations with the likes of Anders Trentemøller and Mikael Simpson. However for Vibskov, these seemingly different creative realms are not separate – it is intrinsic to his philosophy that they blend together, resulting in an all-inclusive Henrik Vibskov experience.
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Kate Simcoe, a Design Craft graduate from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, has designed numerous different prints. Her work is essentially story telling. Kate’s project began with a collection of cigar bands that her mother had collected as a child.
Kate wanted to know all about her life at the time of collecting, events and experiences that came to mind from the time period. She wanted to design a collection of wall papers that were not reliant on fashion or trend but could still appeal to a wide audience. The collection is very vibrant, the colour palette being from a collection of my mums things. It reads like a story book, incorporating daily life, such as pets and friends to slightly darker issues such as injuries and arguments, something which Kate also tried to show through the colour scheme
New Design Britain also showcased some talented young designers, especially:Lynsey Jean Henderson – Scottish-inspired wallpapers:
Lynsey Henderson, a M.F.A student at Edinburgh College of Art, specializing in printed textiles, has designed a range of wallpapers which are intrinsically Scottish.
Jean Tschumi, “Sandoz Headquarters”, Paris, France, Director’s desk perspective (1949?1950). Pencil and charcoal on tracing paper, 21 x 29 inches. Courtesy: Bernard Tschumi.
Architect Bernard Tschumi has donated forty-three drawings by his father, the Swiss architect Jean Tschumi (1904-1962), to the Architecture and Design Department of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA). Jean Tschumi, a key contributor toward the evolution of modern architecture and design in the mid-20th century, was known as an influential figure in both architectural education and the development of international architectural practice.
Bold, experimental and inventive, Ron Arad defies categorisation. This internationally acclaimed London-based maverick is variously described as a designer, architect and artist. Ron Arad: Restless is the first major exhibition of Arad’s work in the UK. It opens at Barbican Art Gallery on 18 February 2010
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For the International Festival for the Post Digital Creation Culture, the design studio Cabracega has built a concept living environment for easy sharing between friends and house mates. The USB Sofa setup incorporates readily-accessible USB drives and 14GB of sharable space, giving users easy access to each others’ files. Via:[PSFK]
On Friday 11 December, the final day of the blockbuster exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Anish Kapoor will make a rare appearance to sign copies of his new monograph published by Phaidon, at the pop-up Phaidon Store on Piccadilly, 18.00 – 19.00. To secure a place in the queue, people can pre-order their book at Phaidon Store now while stocks last: www.phaidon.co.uk/store/. The book is available at 20% discount, priced £47.96 (full price £59.95)
Mike Ballard – The All of Everything 10th December 2009 – March 2010 The Art Gallery, Davies Street, London
Detail from ‘Throwing the House out the Window’ by Mike Ballard 2009
The Arts Gallery on Bond Street will close in March 2010 and will be demolished to make way for Crossrail. The gallery, part of the University of the Arts London, has hosted shows by Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Chris Olifili amongst others. For the final show, which will opens on 10 December, on the Gallery has invited Mike Ballard to create an installation ‘ The All of Everything’ within the space.
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The skeletal remains of Sutton Scarsdale Hall continue to decay. A dilapidated wreck of a structure, you enter at your own risk. This decay needs to be resisted and Sutton Scarsdale needs to live again…
In the very heart of England, Sutton Scarsdale Hall is to become the Pavilion of Postcontemporary Curating, a new international art facility set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, dedicated solely to new curating.
Open to public: 4th – 6th December 2009, 11:00 -18:00 Private view: 8th December 2009, 19:00 – 22:30
T2, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL Sponsored by Belvedere Vodka
Design Studies is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural MA programme
Students are encouraged to challenge design conventions and reveal their alternative conclusions through a provocative exhibition.
DESIGN OVERTIME FRIDAY 4th December 6 – 10pm last admission 9.15pm
The winter warmer wonderland returns with glittering glamour at the start of the festive period.Be ahead of the game and make your hand made Christmas cards, buy your presents from the Design Museum Shop and wrap them with a twist. But the wonder continues with animation screenings, talks and hands on workshops curated by animator and director Ranko Andjelic.
Tickets £5 in advance, includes entry to all current exhibitions Tickets £8.50 0n the door
Marc Newson (b. 1963) “Voronoi”, 2006. A white carrara marble shelf. Estimate: $150,000 – $200,000. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2009.
On Tuesday December 8th, Christie’s 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sales will showcase the entire range of 20th Century Decorative Arts, from Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, to the Modernist and Contemporary movements in three separate sales. The auctions featured are: Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, Magnificent Tiffany Featuring The Gluck Collection, and Historical Design Reflects: The East 61st Street Years. With over 400 lots in three separate sales and a sale total expected in the region of $9-14 million, the auctions create a comprehensive review of this rapidly expanding market.
London’s most exciting design talent will be showcased at the East London Design Show (ELDS) 2009, being held at Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street, from 4th to 6th December, with a VIP launch party on the 3rd of December.
A major annual event in the capital’s design shopping calendar, ELDS offers a hugely refreshing alternative Christmas shopping experience to the humdrum conformity of the high street.