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Patrick Jouin: Design+Gesture preview from November 9th 2010

November 9, 2010 – February 6, 2011

‘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


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.

Paris Motor Show: Kia POP Concept Inspired By Bicycles


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

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

The 4th edition of the Roca International Design Contest Jump the Gap Got underway at 100% design 2010

The 4th edition of the Roca International Design Contest Jump the Gap is underway

The registration period for participants in the 4th edition of Jump the Gap, has opened. The winning entry will be announced in September 2011

The London 100% Design Exhibition, one of the most important international calendar events in the world of design finished yesterday. Roca was present at the exhibition with their space entitled ‘The Wave’.

At the event, Roca presented the 4th edition of the International Design Contest Jump the Gap and opened the registration process for entries to the competition. The prime objective of this Roca initiative is to support young talent throughout the world and offer the winning project and its author the possibility of achieving international recognition. As in previous years, this edition has an exceptional judges’ panel comprised of leading figures from the world of design and architecture:

- Ron Arad (England), designer and industrial architect, Judges Panel President.

- Gilda Bojardi (Italy), head of the Italian interior and design magazine Interni.

- Javier Mariscal (Spain), designer.

- Marcel Wanders (Netherlands), designer.

- John Anthony Sahs (Japan), designer.

- Tomek Rygalik (Poland), designer.

- Josep Congost (Spain), Director of the Roca Design Center and the Innovation Lab.
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External ‘Wrapping’ and ‘Living Walls’ take DuPont™ Corian® InsideOut

At 100% Design 2010, KIWI&POM applied the ingenuity of Corian® to a sensuously shaped ‘wrapping’ for a studio style cabin in the form of a rainscreen façade, an application for which the material is very well suited. In crisp Glacier White Corian®, this external ‘skin’ offers a pristine finish that is easy to maintain and even repairable. Highly ‘designable’ and completely non-porous, Corian® is resistant to UV, staining, mildew and graffiti and does not need any sealants or treatments to maintain its beauty, offering a longevity that can make a significant contribution towards sustainability.
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The judging panel for the 3rd Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has now been confirmed.

It was really nice Talking with Marco from the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards and checking out his Foamalux Installation at 100% design 2010.
Anyway today They have announced their Judging Panel -

It Includes Karim Rashid, Sarah Miller and Fay Maschler A full list can be seen on their site
The call for entries commences on the 1st November 2010.

Check Out The Great Video Of 100% design 2010 over at RIBA


RIBA created this video journal on the opening day of 100% Design 2010 picking up on the buzz in the hall, talking composites to Norway’s Snøhetta, discussing hybrids with France’s new über designer Ora-ïto and taking a look at some of the innovative products seen at this year’s show.

You can see the video after the jump
Big thanks to RIBA from all at 100% design

A Ping-Pong Show with a difference on the 100% Boulevard


You will no doubt have noticed ping-pong balls a’flying and competitive gasps coming from the central 100% Design Boulevard if you’ve visited the exhibition this weekend. So what’s all the fuss about? It’s just a ping-pong table?

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Chalkyvan from [re]design see them at 100% design from 11am Sunday 26th September

[re]design are proud to present their new baby – Chalkyvan.

Chalkyvan is a VW campervan that has been lovingly rejuvenated and upgraded with sustainable materials and technologies, to use as a mobile chalkboard, event and exhibition space.

[26 Sept] The Forum, 100% Design 11-5
We close at the big daddy of design happenings, with a smorgasbord offering of interactive events and a gallery of Good and Gorgeous sustainable design as captured during the Festival.

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100% Design Seminars in association with the IDA Preview Saturday 25th September from 11am

Image:Renée Labbe, vice president, global trends, Stylesight

An International Perspective

11:00 Mega Trends for Commercial Space 2011-12
This presentation provides a detailed projection of the design trends influencing interior decor of stylish establishments – such as hotels, bars, and restaurants – for 2011 and into early 2012. Focusing on key design directives such as colour, materials, patterns, hardlines, softlines, fixtures, and lighting, this presentation is not to be missed.
Renée Labbe, vice president, global trends, Stylesight

12:00 Finding new design talent – a global perspective
John will comment on why he believes it is essential for design and industry in this country to develop talent and what the threats are if we don’t do this. He will also illustrate some of Brintons’ process for finding and nurturing new talent, explain why this process was necessary and how it has been successful.
John W Bain, global design director, Brintons Commercial
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Wik&Walsøe Launch Their Brand new tableware at 100% design 2010

World launches from elfin designers
Successful porcelain designers Wik&Walsøe, famed for their designs incorporating elf motifs, now return to London to launch their brand new tableware at 100% Design.

Lys tableware is inspired by Scandinavian nature, myths and supernatural phenomena, or more specifically; “a beautiful phenomenon that appears on cold winter day and nights: sun and moon reflections in the snow that creates a glittering look, which makes the snow-white scenery resemble a fairytale landscape sprinkled with magic dust,” explains designers Wik&Walsøe.
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Taiwan Pavilion @ 100% Design London:


“Qiyun—Eastern Essence—The Slow Living Movement of the New East”

Theme Concept:
Qiyun is an aesthetic principle unique to the East. It is composed of two Chinese characters: Qi is commonly know throughout the world as the life-force or vitality coursing through all things—Yun conveys a sense of internal harmony, similar to the rhyme or meter of poetry. Qiyun can be can be understood as the essence of a creation, perceptible only by a kind of sixth sense. “Qiyun—Eastern Essence” has been chosen as the theme for Taiwan’s Cultural and Creative Industries Pavilion as a gesture of moving away from the concept of past themes, such as “Eastern Trends” or “Chinese Trends,” which merely emphasized the elements of products’ exterior design. The concept behind “Qiyun—Eastern Essence” conveys a quality beyond appearance, taking traditional Eastern values such as “core humanitarianism,” “respecting Heaven and loving the Earth,” and “the harmonious cosmos,” concepts both primeval and with contemporary significance, having a unique spirit both humanistic and naturalistic at heart, and melding them with the products of modern life. This combination creates a kind of fresh lifestyle, characterized by the “slow living” movement of the “New East.”
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Woka at 100% design 2010

The WOKA ball lights, first presented in NY at the ICFF in May will be presented at the 100% Design London and got selected to illuminate the central bar and restaurant area of the 100% Design show.
COLOUR CODE for the cords striking blue – neon pink – bright yellow – white
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