Elastic straps guaranteeing an extraordinary comfort abandoning additional cushions
Chocolate packaging series designed for Sabadì
Universities & Design Schools around the world
Recycling plastic and rubber waste to build houses in Colombia
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DesignMarket | Barcelona, 17-18 Dec

The 5th edition of DesignMarket by ADI-FAD takes place during the weekend of 17-18th of December 2016 at Disseny Hub Barcelona. There will be some activities such as a performance workshops, talks, chill out and a place for children’s entertainment.

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For healthier sitting. A chair that follows state-of-the-art ergonomic design

With PRO, Konstantin Grcic has developed a chair for Flötotto that follows state-of-the-art ergonomic design. And is a design pioneer at the same time. A chair whose construction not only allows movement in all directions, but actively stimulates it. For healthier sitting. Design, mobility and ease: a new chair familiy that meets the highest standards. Made of 100% polypropylene, which means, they are 100% recyclable.

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Looking for a talented and highly creative Head of Industrial Design at Electrolux

Electrolux is currently looking for a talented and highly creative Head of Industrial Design who will be part of the Global Design Management team and the North American Major Appliances Product Line Leadership team.

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Rug with character and old rug weaving traditions

In weaving terminology, a ply is two or more strands combined in one thread. The colours are mixed within the 6-ply weft in the rug, instead of in the woven structure, creating a vibrant and sophisticated appearance. The diagonal corner tassels are integrated as a finishing detail and as a testament to the craftsmanship in a rug.

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Admissions & Application for RCA 2017/18

The Royal College of Art welcomes applications from all over the world. If you are considering applying to the College for 2017/18, you can prepare for your application by researching the academic programmes offered by each of the Schools.

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Design Miami/ Nov 30 – Dec 4

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

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Chimney Lighting emits a warm and ambient light over Lycra

SWBK has designed The Chimney Lighting for Matter & Matter. The lighting has got named after chimney for its color and soft feeling.

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ONZA, the sweetest ceramic tiles by MUT Design

Inspired by chocolate bars, in its texture, production process and how these melt down with heat, MUT Design’s new collection for Harmony wants to be the most minimalist and conceptual design devised by the studio up to now. Developed through careful and rigorous innovative methods, an ample and versatile collection, suitable for any space.

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I-O. Versatile aluminium stool designed for ease of shipping globally

The stool’s seating pan inclines for comfort, and a channel in the middle allows a leather pad to be added. Designed as an indoor-outdoor stool that suits many occasions, and can be flat packed for ease of shipping locally and internationally.

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Barber & Osgerby’s Lanterne Marine

The project Lanterne Marine, designed by Barber & Osgerby, combines explorations of detailed handcraft with engineering; it expanded on their long-standing interest in nautical design, and their fascination with colour composition. The idea was to create a series of forms that in some way involved the layering and stacking of the famous Venini colours to create new, almost modular compositions.

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IBM is looking for designers who will create irresistible experiences for their users

IBM Design’s mission is simple: put the user at the center of our products. If you are a passionate problem-solver, able to empathize with users and turn that empathy into design insight, they want you to join them in creating exceptional experiences that span their vast product portfolio.

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Jumpthegap. Roca International Design Contest

Jumpthegap is an International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Centre that is looking for new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space.

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Mifuko baskets, work from the hands and hearts of Kenia

The aim of Mifuko Trust is to support Kenyan artisans and to help them find work through better entrepreneurship skills. Mifuko Trust works with small workshops in the slums of Nairobi and with women’s self help groups in rural areas.

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Fina flatware by Thomas Feichtner

The Vienna-based designer, Thomas Feichtner, has already created numerous products for Austrian manufactories. His approach to design consists in uniting traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design independent of globalization or mass production.

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FR-EE is seeking industrial designers

FR-EE/ Fernando Romero Enterprise is currently expanding its industrial design department and seeking talented industrial designers to join the team.

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Craft Combine creates the Patterned Pallet Chair

‘Patterned Pallet Chair’ has not only functional role but also decorative one either. Craft Combine designed both of two types by using the basic structure of pallet, stacking woods and also considered enhancing its solidity with interlocked structure.

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Tokyo Design Week

This year’s TDW is full of a sense of liberation. Enjoy over 30 different types of creative content. And, on weekends and holidays, music from morning until night. There will be all kinds of parties on weekdays. October 26-31 (1. Session) and November 2-7 (2. Session)

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Zieharsofika, a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat

By re-thinking cushioning techniques, the project uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Compared to common upholstery technics Zieharsofika achives the same result by compressing the foam. The gathering causes a strong and stiff core while the surface is still flexible and soft.

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GANDIABLASCO 11th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest

GANDIABLASCO announces its 11th International Outdoor Furniture Design Contest. The contest will consist on…

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Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, 22-30 October

DDW all began back in 1998. In that year the Vormgeversoverleg (a designers collaborative) organised the first Day of Design. Objective: introducing entrepreneurs to designers. The event, which took place annually in Eindhoven, attracted more interest each year and grew exponentially.

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Corallo, formed by the weaving of stainless steel wire bent by hand

It is a nest of “coral” with irregular wide seat. The hundreds of welds are cleaned, brushed and then rounded to avoid sharp edges or roughness: a labor of such complexity and artistic craftsmanship to require an entire week.

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Junior Developer at HAY in Copenhagen

HAY is currently looking for a Junior Developer for their Furniture Development department to assist in developing HAY furniture and accessories. The role is a 1 year time limited position and is based at their office in Copenhagen.

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Bill and Terry Timmy, Brooklyn-based makers of artisanal drinking water

Bill and Terry Timmy are introducing handcrafted water to the world with an almost pathological attention to craftsmanship and a thirst for helping people become less thirsty.
The Timmy Brothers. They make water.

“Designing a product is designing a relationship.”
― Steve Rogers

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Vienna Design Week, 30 Sep – 9 Oct

Vienna Design Week is an annual 10-day design festival all over Vienna. In 2016 the festival takes place for the 10th time!

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iF DESIGN AWARD 2017

Since 1953, iF has been active in the design community, issuing awards that are recognized and respected all over the world. One of the best-known labels for design excellence. A gold standard for good design. Big opportunities for talented young designers too.

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McCann Worldgroup with Studio Banana created a new activity-based environment and workplace culture

The result is a new home for 600 employees in a former jeans factory in Madrid where Studio Banana designed the architectural layout, detailed fitout and execution, furnishings, wayfinding and acted as strategic consultant to optimize facility management and organization and to provide a change-enabling environment.

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São Paulo Design Weekend, 10-14 August

São Paulo is the largest Design center in Latin America and one of the most important in the world. The city is a natural fit and has government support for publicizing the creative economy. This metropolis with over 20 million citizens relies on complete infrastructure in hospitality, cuisine, culture, leisure and shopping. The international level of these services is essential to hold an event of this nature.

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What is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question; what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

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High Design – Home & Office Expo, 09-11 August

High Design – Home & Office Expo is an international high-end furniture exhibition with solutions for architecture and interior design projects. The main event of DW! São Paulo Design Weekend.

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Manufacturing process of Wilson tennis balls for the US Open

Photographer and filmmaker Benedict Redgrove was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open.

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Recycling plastic and rubber waste to build houses in Colombia

The plastic waste they recycle is melted and poured into a mould to produce plastic blocks that work like Lego pieces, allowing whole communities and families to play a part in the easy constructing of their own homes.

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Egg and Swan Chair (1958), Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan as well as the Egg for the lobby and lounge areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. In 1958 the Swan was a technologically innovative chair: No straight lines – only curves.

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Mid-senior industrial designer at Layer (London)

Led by Benjamin Hubert and a growing creative team, Layer delivers experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Layer, an experience driven design agency is seeking an industrial designer with a minimum of four years industry experience to join their growing London studio.

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Knickerbocker. Away from speed, from mass and from thoughtless consumption

As most brands move toward what’s fast, cheap, and easy, Knickerbocker Manufacturing Co. reminds us the value of the opposite — away from speed, away from mass, away from thoughtless consumption.

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“Acting the in-between”, an interdisciplinary Summer School in Bolzano

Being an interdisciplinary summer school is going to involve professionals in the field of art, architecture, visual communication and design and it is open to students of all levels and young professionals in graphic design, product design and architecture. A cooperation between the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano and the gallery Ar/ge Kunst in Bolzano. The deadline for applications is 29 July 2016.

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2 x Internship Project Officers at Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven)

Baltan Laboratories is looking for 2 all-round and proactive interns to assist the Baltan team with their daily activities, and more specifically with the organization of the projects Age of Wonderland and Economia. Applicants are encouraged to apply before July 15th, 2016.

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Cilllia – 3D Printed Micro-Pillar Structures for Surface Texture, Actuation and Sensing

This work presents a computational method of 3D printing hair structures. It allows us to design and generate hair geometry at 50 micrometer resolution and assign various functionalities to the hair. The ability to fabricate customized hair structures enables us to create super fine surface texture; mechanical adhesion property; new passive actuators and touch sensors on a 3D printed artifact.

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16th Andreu World International Design Contest

In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World.

“Design is more about the process than it is about the resulting prettiness.”
― Melissa Sisco

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New Designers at Business Design Centre in London

New Designers is the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design. Next edition – Part 1: 29 June – 02 July 2016, Part 2: 06-09 July 2016 #ND16

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The Drip Printer by Ted Kinsman

An x-y axis printer is made by controlling a solenoid liquid valve. Slow and small resolution, but very inexpensive to print with. Here it is printing with blue water color ink, but it mostly prints with coffee.

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Design Miami/ Basel. 14-19 June

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design with annual shows in Miami and Basel.


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