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  1. Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    In this video series we explore the myriad uses of Corian®. We kicked things off with a visit to Philadelphia University, where a group of intrepid industrial design students challenged their...

    01.24.11

  2. Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    We spoke one-on-one with industrial design pioneer Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his 40 years at the German company Braun,...

    11.07.11

  3. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  4. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
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    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

  5. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
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    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  6. Well Tooled

    Well Tooled

    Though we couldn't see all 280-some events at the ninth-annual London Design Festival this September, a very hardworking furniture trend did catch our eye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.11

  7. IBM Selectric Turns 50
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    IBM Selectric Turns 50

    The IBM Selectric typewriter, that splendid icon of American industrial design devised by the eminent Eliot Noyes, turns 50 today, July 31st, 2011! In addition to its stunning good looks, the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.11

  8. Hotel Remota, Patagonia
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    Hotel Remota, Patagonia

    In the vast plains of Patagonia stands the Hotel Remota. Architect Germán Del Sol, who is also a professor at the Universidad de Chile, wanted to conceal the luxury that awaits the traveler,...

    10.03.11

  9. Maison & Objet: Part 2
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    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  10. Meeting Dieter Rams
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    Meeting Dieter Rams

    I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams. Rams is in town for the opening of the exhibit Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.11

  11. Eames Words
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    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  12. Design Indaba Expo

    Design Indaba Expo

    The very best of contemporary South African design will be shown at the eighth annual Design Indaba Expo, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 25th to 27th,...

    01.11.11

  13. Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Violinist and composer Michalj Kekenj and designer Hermann August Weizenegger met at MADE to create an art piece from music, design, crafts and digital culture which exemplifies a visionary...

    01.13.11

  14. Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Presented by AIGA San Francisco, Compostmodern is an interdisciplinary design conference dedicated to transforming products, industries and lives through sustainable design choices. A diverse group...

    01.18.11

  15. Gravity Free Design Festival

    Gravity Free Design Festival

    Gravity Free is a celebration of new ideas in multidisciplinary design. This year, twenty one of the world’s most remarkable designers — from as many different design disciplines &mdash...

    05.24.11

  16. The Good Design Show

    The Good Design Show

    Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and...

    06.08.11

  17. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

    The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

    This exhibition includes more than 200 sketches and objects by industrial designer Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, such as Apple...

    07.03.11

  18. Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft,...

    09.10.11

  19. Skitsch

    Skitsch

    >Skitsch, who debuted at the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2009, offers furniture, accessories that combine function and emotion. Think of the different types of home, indoor and outdoor, the variety...

    03.07.11

  20. Punkt.

    Punkt.

    Punkt. creates consumer electronic products to make life easier. They believe that technology is a wonderful thing—but only if it works the way in which people need it to. Simple commands,...

    10.14.11

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