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Horn from HI-MACS

This new hand-made piece from HI-MACS, called ‘Horn,’ has been designed by Korean architect Shi-hyung Jeon, of Jeon Associates, who worked together with the HI-MACS team at LG Hausys.

This speaker dock stands 50 inches high and features a 30-pin iPod connector. Aesthetically appealing, its design still generates a full spectrum of sound, providing a pure listening experience with minimal diffraction. The inspiration behind the interesting shape of the podium has been described by its designers as reinterpreting the sleeve lines of traditional Korean garments the “Han-bok” and “Beo-seon” into a contemporary shape.

VIDEO: The Green Wall

The Green Wall from Stephanie Brothers on Vimeo.

Follow Tracey Williams as she creates The Green Wall at The Green Building. This unique garden will open your eyes to new approaches for urban spaces. Situated at The Green Building in Louisville, Kentucky this painting of plants also cleans the air. “Painted” by Tracey Williams, the Garden Designer that collaborated with (fer) studio, The Green Wall gives visitors a different perspective of plants and their wonderful details.

“Livroche” Stone Book Stand David Fleishman

“With its simple architectural form, the Livroche bookstand from designer David Fleishman functions both as a display for books and as a stand-alone sculpture. Handcarved from natural stone, the weight is approximately 10 lbs.”

“TRON designs CORIAN®” A movie-inspired design show by Disney® and DuPont™ Corian®

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A must-see at 2011 Milan week of design (11-17 April, 2011)
Creativity and innovation meet design, Disney meets DuPont™ Corian®.

The “TRON designs CORIAN®” exhibition is an original project which will be art directed by DuPont and Disney and created using DuPont™ Corian® advanced surface for the overall lay-out and for a surprising scenography. In addition, under the guidance of Disney and DuPont, a series of leading and cutting edge companies, architects and designers will create fascinating interior design solutions and architectural forms, taking inspiration from “TRON: Legacy” and exploiting the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®.

Buildings on Rails by Jagnafalt Milton

A Swedish architecture firm that came up with a plan to roll buildings through a city on rails has won third prize in a competition to develop the Norwegian city of Åndalsnes.

The company, Jagnafalt Milton, suggested that existing and new railroads could be built to provide the base for buildings that could be positioned differently depending on the seasons and on the weather. It proposed designs for rail-mounted single- and double-birth cabins, along with a two-storey suite. It also imagined lookout towers, kitchens, lifeguard stations, changing rooms, and — in true Swedish spirit — a sauna.
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A Building That Grows Itself From Salt Deposits

California-based Faulders Studio has conceptualized a new building that would develop itself from unique environmental conditions. The GEOtube will be located near a salt-rich water body and will be covered with a unique vascular pipe system. Using salt deposits acquired locally from the Persian Gulf and relying on water evaporation, the building will transform into a solid structure over time.Via:[PSFK]

100% Materials Today WILL IT BLEND with Hector Serrano

100% Materials is hosting “will it blend” sessions on the stand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all ‘blends’ will be on display until Sunday. Bring along your own malfunctioning, badly designed, or envied product** and we’ll endeavour to answer “Will It Blend”.

** for the sake of the blender, no stainless steel products please.

‘Will It Blend’ at 100% Materials
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Saturday – 3.15-3.45pm

100% Materials – James Gilpin Family Whisky Today At 16.15


Large amounts of sugar are excreted on a daily basis by type-two diabetic patients especially amongst the upper end of our aging population. Is it plausible to suggest that we start utilizing our water purification systems in order to harvest the biological resources that our elderly already process in abundance? Sugar heavy urine excreted by patients with diabetes is now being utilised for the fermentation of high-end single malt whisky for export.

At 100% James Gilpin will be presenting this RCA project which he ran with the help of Imperial College scientists. Visitors to 100% Materials 2010 (Materials Nourishment) will be encouraged to sample this intriguing whiskey.
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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010- Rachel Edwards-Stuart

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Want to try a berry that makes vinegar taste like sweet nectar? Do you have a heightened sense of taste, are you a supertaster? Flavour Feast is sensory excursion, Edwards-Stuart will take you on a tour of the genetics of flavour perception – playing with colour, aroma and texture, she will distort and confuse your palate through a number of tests that is guaranteed to disrupt your sanity.

Meet Rachel Edwards-Stuart and take part in her workshop on Saturday 25th September – 1.30-2.45pm on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.
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Chair for Humanity Raffle presented by Global Color Research and Mix magazine at 100% Design

Chair for Humanity Raffle presented by Global Color Research and Mix magazine -. Enter the Botanic raffle to be in with a chance of taking home a limited edition Botanic chair, designed in collaboration with Ary Trays and award-winning textile designer Michael Angove. Tickets can be purchase at the Global Color Research stand (K51) and from cashiers upon entering the venue. Each ticket cost £2 – remember the more you buy the better chance you have of winning this unique item! Also, all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a very good cause, Architecture for Humanity.
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Foamalux Installation at 100% Design


In the run up to the 3rd Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (call for entries 1st November 2010) the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has invited four of last year’s winners to take part in this year’s 100% Design show.

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ‘Winners Installation’
Four winners of last year’s awards will create a ‘live installation’ made entirely of giant white Foamalux ‘cards’ of different sizes interlocking together. A tribute to Charles Eames (one of the 20th Century’s most iconic designers), the installation will change daily to effectively show the dynamism and creativity required in hospitality design today.

Design LSM – 23rd September
Outline – 24th September
Julian Taylor Design Associates – 25th September
Macaulay Sinclair – 26th September

See AR Plus® by Formica Group at 100% design 2010


Not only will you discover the exciting new Formica® Collection on stand B40 at 100% Design this year, new colours from the AR Plus® by Formica Group can also be found on the registration desks, the central bar, and restaurant table tops, designed by JAM.

AR Plus® has been used for its range of bright colours and durable high gloss finish. Tropical Blue, Chrome Yellow and Juicy Pink have been selected for the three registration desks, the entrance to the show. Juicy Pink and Chrome Yellow can be seen on the main bar, the central focus of the exhibition and Tropical Blue, Chrome Yellow, Juicy Pink and Chrystal White on 14 table tops in the 100% Design bar-restaurant.
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Spray-On Clothing Dr. Manel Torres

Fabrican is a spray-on fabric that comes in an aerosol can and can be applied directly onto your body to create an instant, non-woven fabric. Developed by Spanish designer Dr. Manel Torres in collaborated with the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican’s patented technology has caught the interest of the fashion industry.Via:[PSFK]

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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010- Alison Thomson The Chronic facility


The Chronic Facility will host a creative modeling workshop in the form of a temporary restaurant/clinic where visitors will design ‘meals’ reflecting their understanding of illness and the state of their health. The food models provide a language to discuss issues of living with disease, treatments and similar diagnosis. Experts fromthe Neuroimmunology Group at Barts and The London NHS Trust will lead the discussion and the outcome will be a series of models expressing the public’s interpretation of health and illness.

Meet Alison Thomson and take part in her workshop at 12.30-1.30pm on Thursday 23rd September on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.
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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010-Lise Coirer The Forbidden Kingdom of Fooding

Most people are unaware that many processed foods contain insects and they consume them without their knowledge or consent. However insects present an extraordinary source of excellent quality protein and they have a very low environmental impact. At 100% Lise Coirier will present an innovative approach to desserts using this unexplored foodstuff: insect pralines. Her chocolate shop will present different candied insects, each with it’s own fascinating story.

Meet Lise Coirer and take part in her workshop at 2.00-3.00 pm on Friday 24th September on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.

Lise Coirier is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for materials and trends. Her initiatives include TL Magazine, ProMateria and Rouge Design, which endeavour to add a human and creative element to the process of designing products and services.

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