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Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 1:24pm
Milan Design Week an event that showcases the latest designs from around the world with a focus upon furniture took place at the beginning of the month.
Many architects have worked in collaboration with manufacturers to design pieces to be shown here, and ArchDaily has compiled a list of what they feel are the Best Architect Designed Products from the week.
The list includes work by Jean Nouvel for Ruco Line, where he explored fashion, creating Pure - a high quality trainer that idolizes “purity of form”.
Also featured is Tools for Life, a new furniture range designed by OMA for Knoll and Ron Arad’s 3 Nuns Stool for Moroso’s American Collection.
Take look at the full list here.
Wednesday, 16th January 2013 at 10:18am
Last year's winner was the London 2012 Olympic Relay Torch, and this year still has some Olympic contenders with the Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio being nominated.
Other nomination's include:
Acrhitecture - The Shard, London, UK
Designed by Renzo Piano
Digital - Rain Room
Designed by rAndom International
Fashion -Prada S/S12 RTW Collection
Designed by Miuccia Prada
See the full list of nominations here.
Friday, 11th January 2013 at 4:32pm
Running until Tuesday 15th January, the event managed to establish itself last year, and the second outing is promising to be even bigger, taking up both Earls Court 1 & 2 alongside Top Drawer.
The show hosts a compelling cross-section of stylish, design-led homewares and interiors products from the very best of UK and international companies, featuring over 220 brands, the majority of whom are making this their exclusive UK appearance. This is the ultimate buying destination for the trade, with the two events presenting collectively over 1000 design-led brands.
Register for free here.
Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 1:44pm
With the London Design Festival fast approaching we thought that it would be useful to highlight some of the key destinations for interior, furniture and product design.
The Festival runs from 14th until 23rd September and encompasses all forms of design from Graphic Design to Fashion.
The key destinations below mostly cover interiors and furniture, for details of other design events you can view a calendar on the London Design Festival website.
100% Design – 19th-22nd September, Earls Court
Decorex – 23-16th September, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Tent London – 20th-23rd September, Old Truman Brewery
Design Junction – 19th-23rd September, The Sorting Office, W1
Clerkenwell Design Week – 21st-23rd September, Various Venues, Clerkenwell
ICON Design Trail, September, Various Venues
Super Brands, 20th-23rd September, Old Truman Brewery
Before 1980, 22nd September, Central Islington Library
For full details of all these events please click on the event title to go to their websites.
Here’s to a great festival of design!
Sunday, 15th July 2012 at 7:42am
To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of AWN Pugin, a master in the use of colour, pattern and ornament and who was an ardent campaigner for the Gothic style, CAMAC Design partnered with the Fashion & Textile Museum to organise a wallpaper design competition.
Best known for his interior designs of the Palace of Westminster, Pugin was one of the first to promote the idea of 'honesty' and 'propriety' in ornament and design, enlisting ornament as a moral influence in society.
CAMAC Design has partnered with the Fashion & Textile Museum in London's Bermondsey Village, which was founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes. The museum showcases a selection of designs from entries to the 4th Annual Student Wallpaper Design Competition during its current exhibition Pop! Design, Culture, Fashion.
A second display of students' work is also on show at Ramsgate Library in Kent until 20th August. Ramsgate is where Pugin designed and built The Grange, his family home, and also nearby St Augustine's church.
The full exhibition will be held in London from 14th - 20th September, forming part of the 10th London Design Festival. Set up to build links between new designers entering the creative industries and the professionals already in it, CAMAC Design is a new company founded by Caroline McNamara, an experienced event and exhibition organiser, and Vice Chair of TEXERE, Textile Education and Research in Europe.
For more information please click here.
Monday, 14th May 2012 at 8:37pm
This project by retailer Pimkie called Color Forecast has been developed by Pedro Cruz and runs feeds from high definition cameras in Milan, Paris and Antwerp to track the colour of fashions worn across the cities.
The software analyses the passing colours and shows in real time which are worn most often, then the colours are compiled into an infographic to see how trends evolve.
Can this forecast the trends and how our colour tastes change over the seasons? An interesting project.
See the website here and see how it works below.
Sunday, 29th April 2012 at 2:07pm
Burberry launched their flagship store in Taipei in April with Burberry World Live, a 360 degree immersive experience.
A custom-made cylindrical space was designed by Christopher Bailey and brought to life the Burberry worlds of British Heritage, Fashion, Music and Weather.
It combined an eight part 360 degree film, a live musical performance and digital weather experience. Burberry World Live will be touring the world, coming to cities including London, Hong Kong and Chicago later this year.The multi sensory experience blurs the physical and digital dimensions of the brand to great effect.
Quite an experience. See how the event went below:
Friday, 13th January 2012 at 9:05am
All the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibtion at the Design Museum, opening to the public on 8 February 2012 and category winners and the overall winner will be announced at the Awards Night at the Design Museum on 24 April.
The Design Museum will be issuing details of each nomination daily on their blog,
Work shown here: Comedy Carpet, Blackpool by Why Not Associates and Gordon Young
Life-Size Paper Monster Hearse by Paul Sahre
Tuesday, 13th December 2011 at 9:42am
Quite humorous and I am sure we all have similar memories, either personal or third hand. It finishes by asking viewers to share their 'Walk of shame' moments.
Definitely worth 60 seconds viewing.
Thursday, 1st September 2011 at 8:56am
They commissioned experts in the various sectors to write on particular issues that were key to current UK practice. They say that, 'Each paper includes an introduction, case studies, examples of recent projects and links for further information. The aim is to share our understanding of our sectors with our Arts Managers all over the world as well as design professionals abroad and in the UK.'
The papers were designed by objectif, and printed on Colorplan paper by GF Smith. Axel Feldman at objectif had to develop a unique typography for each of the papers.
Read more on the British Council website
Friday, 13th May 2011 at 9:35am
The British Council says, 'The launch kicked off with a packed press conference attended by Kazakhstan’s leading TV Channels and newspaper titles followed by the official opening by the British Ambassador and the Director of Central State Museum. 600 people attended the opening to see the work of seven of the UK’s leading fashion designers: Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan, Marios Schwab, Peter Jensen, Sophia Kokosalaki and Osman Yousefzada.'
Read more here
Wednesday, 11th May 2011 at 8:46am
Monday, 28th February 2011 at 2:20am
Wednesday, 17th November 2010 at 5:14am
The store will bring together some of the UK’s most exciting design-led brands. From fashion and fine jewellery, to watches, ceramics, glassware, books, furniture, lighting and more, The Temporium will offer a diverse range of stylish and innovative products for the discerning shopper.
Get down to Brompton Road for some great design in December.
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