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Posts tagged as 'exhibition'

'Misfit' glass Object by Judith Seng and Alex Valder in Cooperation with Lobmeyr

Together with Alex Valder Judith Seng explores the high number of factory seconds (70%) as taboos within productions in cooperation with the vienna based glas manufactory Lobmeyr. In order to reveal a different quality which demands an independent evaluation beyond common standards 12 objects were reassembled out of high quality waste glasses.

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The award-winning Laufen Forum in Laufen, Switzerland

On 13 October, to coincide with the opening of the AR House exhibition, Laufen, the Swiss bathroom manufacturer and the sponsor of this year’s edition of the AR House 2011 competition (which we have mentioned on Dailytonic earlier in May) is organising this rather exciting-sounding lecture which will focus on the topic of ‘Pioneering role of the house in modern architecture’ and feature two prominent speakers: Catherine Slessor, the Editor of the Architectural Review and Beatriz Colomina, an architecture historian and Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

 

So if you happen to be near Basel on 13 October, secure your place at the seminar by registering via email and make sure you don’t miss the event which will take place at the award-winning LAUFEN FORUM in, well, Laufen. To attend the event, register (more…)

'feuille blanche' by Christian Horisberger

Just over a week ago, we had a chance to attend a vernissage of a diminutive, yet undeniably inspiring, exhibition surveying the work of 20 young contemporary Swiss designers organised by

Sachenmachen.ch. Entitled ‘feuille blanche’ – French for ‘blank page’ – the show focused on the very first, preliminary stage of a creative process and a variety of approaches adopted by each of the designers.

 

Working methods, which differ among various creative disciplines, have been juxtaposed with each other thus revealing a highly-imaginative, conceptual, almost artistic aspect of industrial design. A large, rectangular 40x50cm wooden board, the said feuille blanche, served as a focal point of the show, onto which each of the exhibiting designers has projected their work in a very individual, unique manner.

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Revolt | Reform | Result at Rocket Gallery; photo by Architonic

A real gem during this year’s London Design Festival was a small, but perfectly formed, exhibition at the Rocket gallery on Shoreditch High Street, entitled ‘Revolt | Reform | Result’. (more…)

the exhibition is curated by Glenn Adamson and Jane Pavitt; © V&A images

It’s forty years since the love-it-or-hate-it, style-driven phenomenon that was postmodernism first emerged in architectural practice, soon manifesting itself in design, art, fashion and music. The V&A’s major new show, ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990′, examines its vibrant, playful forms and, sometimes contradictory, meaning. (by Simon Cowell) (more…)

Hannes Wettstein, photo courtesy of Studio Hannes Wettstein

An exhibition dedicated to the indisputable talent of the late Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein will open on 6 October in the main hall of ETH Zürich. His most important works including ‘hundreds’ of sketches as well as furniture, products and interior designs will be on display at the show.

 

‘Hannes Wettstein, 1958–2008′ exhibition was organised by the Zürich-based Studio Hannes Wettstein and will be presented by ETH’s Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta).

 

read more about the ‘Hannes Wettstein, 1958-2008′ exhibition on Architonic

'Ta-rae Lighting' by Design Virus

As part of London Design Week 2011, an exhibition of Korean design, which goes by the rather cunning title ‘Korea Design’, will showcase the work of 15 companies and individuals. Covering furniture, lighting, product and textile design, the show functions as a corrective to the prevalent image of Korean design as one associated with electronics and other high-tech goods. (more…)

Instamatic 33 Series for Kodak Ltd, 1968

A retrospective of the work of industrial-design master Kenneth Grange at London’s Design Museum celebrates the prolific designer’s contribution to shaping British material culture, while encouraging us to think about the purpose and responsibilities of product design today. (by Simon Cowell)

 

read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic

 

to Design Museum’s website

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