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New design of the UN North Delegates’ lounge

Known as a „workshop for peace’, UN North Delegates’ lounge has been recently redesigned by Hella Jongerious in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, Irma Boom, Gabriel Lester and Louise Schouwenberg. The lounge has been originally designed by a team of architects including Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer and Wallace K. Harrison 62 years ago.

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Bocci-at-V&A_LDF2013_photo_SusanSmart_DesignAgenda 19/9 2013
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Bocci’s light installation at V&A London

Bocci „28.280“ light installation at V&A is surely one of the highlights of London Design Festival 2013, happenning this week. It features Bocci’s „28 collection“ of colourful blown glass spheres suspended on thin copper wire, randomly descending through the monumental central atrium.

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MAKIES_part of the Future is Here exhibition (the Design Museum). 22/7 2013
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The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution

The Design Museum is opening a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world. The exhibition looks at what exactly drives innovation, how it can lead to increased productivity and economic growth, and how new manufacturing techniques will revolutionise the role of the consumer. It will also reveal how the new industrial revolution has the potential to affect everyone, radically altering our attitudes to the pace of change driven by new technology.

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Sherazade_by_siba_sahabi_photography_by_lisa_klappe 04/7 2013
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Felt lamps „Sherazade“ by Siba Sahabi

Sahabi’s new collection of felt lamps „Sherazade“ is inspired by nighttime silhouettes of Middle Eastern rooftops. It is comprised of three lamps made of coiled coloured felt strips coated with a layer of paint on both sides. The work has been launched at Bijbels Museum in Amsterdam.

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Neva chair (Artisan) by Novak-Mikulic & Ruzic. Photo: Domagoj Kunic. 02/4 2013
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Mouvement and senses in solid wood by Novak-Mikulic and Ruzic

First collection in solid wood by Rudjer Novak-Mikulic and Marija Ruzic for Artisan has exposed them as extremly sensible designers that brought new aesthetics to Croatian design. Through the liberation of the senses included in final design, the form of the chair and tables have developed an extra dimension of experience, rendered through a tactile experience made possible by a masterly treatment of the surface.

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Solid-Acts - Design from Croatia (photo: Domagoj Kunic) 27/3 2013
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Solid Acts of Croatian design

The exhibition “Solid Acts – Design from Croatia” will present the new design scene from Croatia at the Milan Design Week 2013. 30 Croatian designers will showcase 32 works in Superstudio Più – The Temporary Museum for New Design 2013 (Zona Tortona) from April 9 to April 14, 2013. The exhibition was devised by Tatjana Bartakovic and is organized by The Centre for Design of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.

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Alvar Aalto Collection - bowls (Iittala). 15/2 2013
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The Narrative of a Design Icon – 77- year-old Aalto vase

The Aalto vase was an international sensation already as the prototype during the Paris World Fair in 1937. This best known design object from Finland is at the same time one of the most famous glass objects in the world. In Finland, the majority of households keep a vase designed by Alvar Aalto, who deserves to be called a national architect and designer.

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Between_Two_Rivers_by_Siba_Sahabi_photography_by_Lisa_Klappe 14/2 2013
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A homage to the ancient innovation – felt vessels by Sahabi

Siba Sahabi is a utterly unique and poetic designer, as her works are on the border of design and art. She is inspired by the European and Middle Eastern history of ceramics, showing how one culture can influence another, leading to renewal and cultural richness. Imperfection drives her process of work, as well as passion for crafts.

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carpet-Magnolia_Charcoal-Multi 12/2 2013
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Affection for rugs – Lisbet Friis for Fabula Living

Lisbet Friis is among the best in Denmark when it comes to colours, colour schemes and weaving techniques. In the collection for Labula Living she has merged the old, craft traditions of the Oriental carpet with the Nordic rag rug – showcased for the first time last week during Stockholm Design Week.

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