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Irma Boom lecture and book signing at LACMA – Los Angeles, CA

May 28th, 2013 by

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Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7pm

World-renowned graphic designer Irma Boom will speak about her career, the place of books in contemporary society, and her experience designing LACMA’s Handbook of California Design. A book signing by the designer will follow the event.

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Experimental Jetset chosen by the Whitney Museum of American Art to design new graphic identity – New York City

May 21st, 2013 by
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The Whitney’s new graphic identity was designed by Experimental Jetset. This image: Buttons featuring various versions of the “responsive W”". Photo courtesy Jens Mortensen

May 21, 2013

Two years ago, Museum staff began a thoughtful internal dialogue regarding the Whitney’s graphic identity and selected the design studio Experimental Jetset to develop an approach which embraces the spirit of the Museum while serving as a visual ambassador for our new building. The result is a distinctive and inventive graphic system that literally responds to art—a fundamental attribute of the Whitney since its founding in 1930. This dynamic identity, which the designers refer to as the “responsive ‘W’”, also illustrates the Museum’s ever-changing nature. In the upcoming years it will provide an important point of continuity for members, visitors, and the public during the transition to the new space.

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Weltevree official launch party at Jungle Design during NY Design Week – New York City

May 19th, 2013 by

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Monday, May 20, 2013, from 7pm

Weltevree, a leading Dutch product label, introduces the Outdoor collection in the U.S. At the launch party, Weltevree will show its outdoor products, and you ae welcome to try its famous Dutchtub for the ultimate Weltevree experience. From May 18-21, 2013 Weltevree also presents the complete Weltevree Outdoor collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (booth 2144). RSVP necessary via info [at] weltevree [dot] us.

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TAAK organizes Marfa Summer School for students of Dutch Art Institute, Sandberg Instituut/Gerrit Rietveld Academie, California College of Arts – Marfa, TX

May 19th, 2013 by

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May 20 – June 10, 2013

Summer School Marfa is a three week fieldtrip and student fieldwork studio from May 20 to June 10 2013 in Marfa, Texas for students from the Dutch Art Institute, the Sandberg Instituut/Gerrit Rietveld Academie and California College of Arts (CCA), and is organized by TAAK. The aim is to expand contemporary discourses, social practices and politics in art to create a unique experience and opportunity for students and to gain an understanding of the dynamics and social impact of art in public spaces. By examining the transformation of Marfa, students engage in a critical analysis of the value and use of public art using fieldwork methods.

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Moooi presents ‘The Unexpected Welcome’ with decorative LED lighting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair – New York City

May 17th, 2013 by

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May 18-21, 2013

From the 18th till the 21st of May 2013 Moooi is pleased to be part of the 25th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. For the last 12 years Moooi has developed unique decorative lighting to outlast everyday interiors, always delivering an extra touch of creativity and beauty. For the 25th edition of ICFF Moooi has prepared an outstanding presentation focusing on decorative LED lighting to inspire our visitors; a lively presentation, booth #1153, that shows the possibilities of our unique & iconic lighting collection. Including work by Bertjan Pot, Raimond Puts, Marcel Wanders, and Studio Job.

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Dirk Vander Kooij discussion with Material ConneXion’s Dr. Andrew Dent at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair – New York City

May 17th, 2013 by

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Material ConneXion’s Dr. Andrew Dent confabs with Dutch wunderkind designer Dirk Vander Kooij about his unique approach to the interface among design, craft, production, and materials and the role generational technology can play in new product development. At Studio Dirk Vander Kooij, developing new techniques for new designs is an ongoing job. The studio considers ways of developing a new design just as interesting as the new design itself. It requires constant readjustment of techniques until the form the studio has in mind appears. The studio works on the interface of design, craft and production.

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Richard Hutten in conversation with Dwell editor in chief at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair – New York City

May 17th, 2013 by

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Sunday, May 19, 2013,3-4pm

Dwell editor in chief Amanda Dameron quizzes Richard Hutten, the maverick Dutch designer, on the current state of design and what he’s working on now, product design-wise. Richard Hutten (1967 Zwollerkerspel) graduated at the Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own designstudio, working on a variety of projects such as: furniture-, product-, interior- and exhibition design. He developed his ‘No sign of design’ and ‘Table upon table’ concepts. He is one of the most internationally successful Dutch designers; a key exponent of “Droog Design”, in which he has been involved since it’s inception in 1993. His work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam, Vitra Museum Weil am Rhein, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Philippe Starck used some of Huttens designs for the interiors of the Delano Hotel Miami and the Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles.

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jacob K. Javits Center
(11th Avenue at 38th Street)
New York City
Tel.: 800-272-7469 or 212-204-1060

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Wabnitz Editions Ltd. presents various Dutch designers at CITE during NY Design Week – New York City

May 16th, 2013 by

May 18, 2013, 4-8pm

Wabnitz Editions Ltd. is pleased to present the NY Design Week Celebration + Discussion ‘Home is Not Just a Chair’ at CITE, 32 Greene Street, NYC, on the roles emotions play in design, and how design shapes the home. Including work by Concept74, Dirk Vander Kooij, fferrone design, Kontextur, Joine Office for Design, (Maarten Baptist), and Usuals (Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe).

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Opportunity for international architects: Van Alen Institute launches ‘Ground/Work’ competition for new street level space – New York City

May 15th, 2013 by

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May 15, 2013

Van Alen Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Ground/Work, an international architecture competition seeking innovative designs for a new street-level venue to house the Institute’s work space and public programs. “As the Institute prepares to celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2014, we want to become more visible in the public realm,” said David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. “We’re calling on the most talented of today’s young designers to help us think critically and creatively about how Van Alen’s street-level space can shape and activate our public mission.” Deadline for submissions is June 13, 2013.

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Stefan Hengst in team to design ‘Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead’ exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass – Corning, NY

May 15th, 2013 by

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May 18 – January 5, 2014

Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and facilitating trade, glass beads are miniature masterpieces that have played significant roles throughout time and across cultures. This summer, a major exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass will explore glass beads and beaded objects made by various cultures, representing 3,500 years of human history. On view from May 18, 2013, to January 5, 2014, Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead will showcase, for the first time, many important works from the large historical glass bead collection of The Corning Museum of Glass as well as objects on loan from seven institutions. The exhibition is designed by Stefan Hengst, Harry Allen and Vince DeLuca.

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