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Danish Chromatism at the Triennale Design Museum

As with the years past at the Salone del Mobile, it is impossible to see every exhibit (or even most of them) during the week. However, the Triennale Design Museum is always on the top of my hit list, as there are normally some great installations, and this year was no exception. Just after attending…

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London Design Festival 2012 Landmark Projects

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival. Each year, the Festival invites several designers to create installations around the city, such as last year’s installations at the V&A. Let’s take a look at this year’s projects: BE OPEN Sound Portal, Trafalgar Square Imagine an alien, rubberized structure in the middle of…

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Design of the Year 2012 Announced in London

Last night, the Design Museum’s Design Award for Design of the Year was announced at an awards ceremony in London. The winner of this year’s Design of the Year went to British studio Barber Osgerby for their design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Winning designs were also announced by category: Architecture Award London 2012…

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s “Water Block” at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the museum best known for its extensive collection of the Impressionist paintings, recently reopened the Impressionist Gallery on October 20. Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka/a> participated in the renovation by including his glass bench “Water Block” in the gallery. The bench’s transparent, dynamic shape looks as if it was sculptured from a…

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Non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo

Nendo is part of 11 international designers participating in an exhibition called “Can You Imagine? Alcantara, potential of a material” at the MAXXI in Rome. This exhibition specifically explores the uses of Alcantara, a suede-like artificial leather, in design. The team at Nendo designed a non-slip birdhouse out of alcantara, as they noticed the non-slip…

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Vitality: Korea Young Design at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan

The Triennale Design Museum in Milan (La Triennale di Milano) will present the second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Asian design, with a selection of works by contemporary Korean designers. This follows the first series of “China New Design”. This exhibit, called “Vitality: Korea Young Design”, ranges from furniture design to fashion to…

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SFMOMA Announces Expansion Plans

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced preliminary plans for expansion that will double the museum’s exhibition and education space, with an expected completion date of 2016. The over 225,000 square-foot expansion is developed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA and EHDD of San Francisco, taking the expansion from the backside…