Over 1,200 Cubes of Rubbish Sold !

Justin Gignac

Artist Justin Gignac set out to prove the value of packaging design to a colleague. Gignac realised the most effective way to make his point was to sell a product no one in their right mind would want – garbage.
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Number 1 Thing to see at London Design Festival


100% Futures is the number 1 thing to see according to Elle Decoration.

This is the young talent zone at 100% Design, London’s contemporary design fair, and it’s where you can discover up-and-coming talents. This year we’re tipping Print,Tuft and Fold’s graffiti-esque cushions (Stand J95).

London designer Alex Bradley for his multi-purpose ‘Notch’ side table/stool/magazine rack (Stand J94); and Korean creative Eunyoung Kim, who uses brightly coloured resin to make bubble-like lighting (Stand J100).

Plus be sure to check out Scott,Rich and Victoria for their ultra-modern stools, shelving and lighting (stand H99).

Read the rest of this article in the current version of Elle Decoration page 93

Pallet Project – Nina Tolstrup on show at 100% Design London


The acclaimed Dutch designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama has taken her studio’s philosophy – to create ingenious, excellent and sustainable design that acts in a socially positive way – to an impressive new level with the recent Pallet Project, on show at the 100% Design festival.

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Pebble Seating by Benjamin Hubert


To be launched at 100% Design in London, Pebble is a series of seating (one chair and two stools) by Benjamin Hubert for De Vorm. He tells MoCo Loco,

“The furniture collection is inspired by the form of beach pebbles found washed up by the sea. The design is a combination of rotational moulding, solid oak and CNC formed metal. Rotational moulding is predominantly used for large outdoor furniture. Pebble brings this material indoors and adds an increased sense of sophistication through its form, finish and combination with other materials. Pebble has a low carbon footprint as the seats are manufactured from recyclable polyethylene and the knock down construction contains no additional fixings. The legs locate into the moulded top and are held together under tension by the powder coated steel band.”

Via (MoCoLoco.com)
De Vorm
Benjamin Hubert


Competition 2 Winner - Re-Purpose Political Ply -  Jason Griffiths

Image:Competition  Winner – Re-Purpose Political Ply – Jason Griffiths

The Architectural Association School  is showcasing the work of eight award-winning architectural projects which demonstrate the most innovative integration of design and fabrication processes through digitally driven design systems in a new exhibition Designing Fabricationat Village Underground Art Space from 21 – 26 September as part of London Design Festival.

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Thomas Heatherwick at Haunch Of Venison until 7th November by Tom Wright

Heatherwick’s children were allowed onto the gleaming benches in the Senate Room at Haunch of Venison. They had climbed there, past knitted legs of chattering adults, onto high podiums and around gnarled edges. They jumped from platforms to awaiting arms, clasping tightly to parents’ necks as mingling progressed. I was jealous. A little bit about the hugging but mainly about the sitting. I wanted to perch on the rippled, metal furniture; relax, recline, touch and enjoy a wholly new type of seat. Sadly, they are on podiums. Bathed in intelligent lighting. A tease.

Designers In Residence at The Design Museum Through To March 2010

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Designers In Residence is the museum’s ongoing programme supporting emerging talent within the field of design. Each designer will create work that stimulates discourse, reflection and community, through site-specific installations on the ground floor of the Museum. Throughout the residencies there will opportunities to meet the designers and obtain a unique insight into the design and development of their work.

Follow the run up to the exhibition and insights from the designers on the exhibition blog

Free Exhibition
This year the programme runs in two parts:Residency I – 18 September – 31 October 2009 Dave Bowker, Marc Owens
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Kazuhiro Yamanaka to show at 100% Design London


‘autumnal sunshine’ models in kazuhiro yamanaka’s studio

tokyo born, london based designer kazuhiro yamanaka will show   2 new projects; ‘sleepy lagoon’ and ‘autumnal sunshine’ at 100% Design.

Via: designboom

Armourcoat Group Celebrate 25th Year

New Armourcoat Group at 100% Design

The Armourcoat Group will be represented at 100% Design this September. The company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary, consists of four distinct business divisions. Armourcoat has grown significantly in recent years and diversified to offer a far broader range of decorative products. Whilst the core business of polished plaster remains the company’s central focus, the new Sculptural, ArmourCast and ArmourColor divisions have created tremendous interest from architectural and interior design communities.
The Armourcoat stand (A40) will provide a dramatic backdrop for the full range of decorative products across the Group:
Armourcoat Sculptural® the company’s most recent and remarkable success story has already won accolades from the architectural world. With its dramatic, sculptural, seamless wall designs, Sculptural® gives identity and character to any interior. In addition to the existing twelve designs, Armourcoat will introduce four new designs at this year’s show.
The enduring elegance and beauty of Polished Plaster will be represented by a mixture of standard and custom finishes. They will showcase the infinite design possibilities this timeless material has to offer.
The ArmourCast® stone finish casting products represent stunning textures and effects with the look and feel of real stone. The panels offer a modular solution for commercial, retail and hospitality clients.
With ArmourColor® the company’s objective for a full range of finishes has been met. ArmourColor has been designed to not only look and feel gorgeous, but also to be hard-wearing, hygienic and cost effective.
Guy Whitehead, Armourcoat Group CEO commented “In the last 25 years the company’s exhaustive programme of research and development has led to a broad spectrum of products. This clearly demonstrates the Group’s commitment to market-led innovation and quality design solutions.”
Expert advice will be available throughout the exhibition, at the Armourcoat (A40) stand.


Armourcoat , consists of four distinct business divisions. Armourcoat has grown significantly in recent years and diversified to offer a far broader range of decorative products. Whilst the core business of polished plaster remains the company’s central focus, the new Sculptural, ArmourCast and ArmourColor divisions have created tremendous interest from architectural and interior design communities.

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London Digital Week From 21st September


London Digital Week will open its doors for the very first time from the 21st to the 27th of September 2009. Running during the same week as London Design Festival and 100% Design following London Fashion Week, LDW will celebrate the UK’s exceptionally strong digital sector, which is increasingly contributing to the country’s global reputation for creativity and to the British Growth Domestic Product (GDP).

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Starck Designers at 100%Futures

Six designers, from the BBC2 reality show Philippe Starck “Design for Life” are to exhibit as a collective at 100% Futures to coincide with the launch of the TV program.

The idea to reveal the work of the contestants at 100% Futures was to give the viewing public a deeper insight into the work of each of the individual designers, an idea instigated by 28 year old product designer and 3D creative consultant Ilsa Parry


SIMONSWERK UK will introduce a new generation of their award winning fully concealed TECTUS range of hinges on their stand E110 at this years 100% Design Exhibition.


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