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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Dutch Design Week 2007: Top End, Low End

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Top End, Low End is Yksi’s first exhibition at Design House, which opened during Dutch Design Week. The idea behind this exhibit is that design is not meant to be the exclusive domain of “well-lined purses”, while acknowledging that there is a star system within the world of design. Participating designers are Studio Job, Richard Hutten, Yksi Designers, Miriam van der Lubbe & Niels van Eijk, Piet Hein Eek, Hella Jongerius, Wieki Somers and Maarten Baas.

Vienna Design Week

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Vienna Design Week just wrapped up, with exhibits of Austrian design as well as the international design conference that took a look at Design 07 – The Middle. Products that brought together young designers and businesses were presented through the Wien Products Collection 2007, and the MAK DESIGN NITE was held in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Above we have items by Designstudio Lucy D., Polka Products, Raimund Gamerith, Jorg Böner and Phat Living. More photos after the jump.

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MoCo Submissions

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+ Dana Yichye Shwachman’s wall lamp is something she designed at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel as an industrial design student. No website available.

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+ The Catch Me suspended ceiling light by Marc Venot for Ligne Roset offers varying light intensity by sliding the lower disc to the desired height.

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+ This Vienna café chair by Matthias Pliessnig is made with woven strips of steam bent oak. The Thonet No. 18 takes no glue at all.

This Week from Tokyo

Good Design Award 2007
+ The winners of this year’s Good Design Award have been announced, and include the likes of Tokujin Yoshioka’s Media Skin and the clean energy collection of Eneloop products. See the full list of recipients here.

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+ Another beautiful lamp from Flames, this time the *hana by Takao Tsunekawa, with its customizable wooden plates.

Yamagata Excellent Design 2007-2007
+ Next week sees the start of the “Yamagata Excellent Design 2006-2007” exhibition at Living Design Center OZONE in Shinjuku (October 11-13), showcasing the best in design from Japan’s Yamagata prefecture. JS