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28 March 2015

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We are looking forward to meeting you during the Salone del Mobile, from the 14th to the 19th April 2015. Palazzo Litta: Corso Magenta 24, Milan  Open each day from 10am to 9pm Press Preview: Monday, 13th of April, 4pm to 8pm Opening Party (by invitation only): Tuesday, 14th of April 7pm to midnight - powered by Gaggenau, Birrificio Milano and Il Furgoncino 5 VIE late night: Wednesday, 15th of April, 6pm to 10pm,

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28 March 2015

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These are the protagonists that will be providing exceptional and unusual suggestions for contemporary living, thanks to the commitment and passion of the companies leading the industry, with their attention to sensitive and sustainable design that is able to improve and give value to our daily lives.  

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28 March 2015

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Deserving a special mention are: PP Møbler, the Danish company that for over half a century has been a leader in wood craftsmanship, with designs by Hans J. Wegner; famous Czech gallery Křehký from Prague, title to one should be:s collection of objects full of harmony and joyful simplicity; and Design Memorabilia, an exquisite collection of tableware by Italian masters: 32 pieces of democratic design by Sottsass, Mendini, Castiglioni, Aulenti, Meda, Cibic, Dordoni, Mangiarotti, Navone, and many other unforgettable names, at a maximum price of €100, for sale at Salone del Mobile 2015. Precise and essential design by young Italian brand Xam is also on view, as well as unconventional handmade products by Arkof.

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28 March 2015

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The interpreters will be Michele De Lucchi and Andrea Branzi, who are presenting the exhibition Aesthetics of Misery in collaboration with Oikos. The exhibition is the result of a workshop in the faculty of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano under the supervision of Francesca Balena Arista and Marco De Santi. Further to this is MADE a Milano, an important exhibition on Brazilian design, with a selection of works by Waldick Jatobá presented in a design setting by Fernando & Humberto Campana. Meanwhile, in the centre of the beautiful courtyard, Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan is designing an open space of interaction built of stone from Casone, the Florentine company known worldwide for its stone production. In addition, Emmanuel Babled, Mario Trimarchi, and Belgian designer Ben Storms will display their latest research on objects and materials, while Jasper Morrison will be, as always, the Punkt. interpreter, as the art director of the Swiss company. Studio Irvine with Matteo Brioni, an interesting young Italian company producing raw earth as a building material, will also be present.

The design of a stone courtyard and glass pavilion will be carried out by the internationally renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan

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28 March 2015

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Inside the palace, Mosca Partners and DAMN° are assembling a selection architects, designers, and corporate partners, to express themselves under one theme: Materials. A Matter of Perception, which is all about the origin of concepts; how materials affect and define an object or an idea, with the purpose of looking at things in everyday life in a different way.

The Aestethics of Misery: Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi; assistants: Francesca Balena Arista and Marco De Santi Students’ projects of the 1th year of Master Degree Laboratory of Interior Design, Design Faculty of Milan Polytechnic

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28 March 2015

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Following last year’s extraordinary success, Mosca Partners and DAMN° have joined forces once again to occupy Palazzo Litta during Milan Design Week, along with some of the main international players on the design stage. One of the most anticipated events in the busy Fuorisalone programme will take place at Quartiere 5 VIE in Corso Magenta 24, at Palazzo Litta, a fascinating example of Lombard Baroque architecture in the city centre.

Make Yourself Comfortable at ChatsworthMake Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

28 March 2015

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

Exhibition, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK, 28 March – 23 October

The exhibition focusses on contemporary chair designs by the likes of Marc Newson, Amanda Levete, Thomas Heatherwick and Moritz Waldemeyer, alongside the private collection of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Specially commissioned pieces by Raw Edges, Tom Price and Daniel Schofield are also on display. Although Chatsworth house and garden have played host to many contemporary sculptural exhibits in the past, this is the first design exhibition to be staged.

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Wasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only MistakeWasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only Mistake

27 March 2015

Wasted Rita: Human Beings – God's Only Mistake

Exhibition, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, opening tonight 7-10 pm - until 9 May.

Wasted Rita (1988) is a Portuguese artist and illustrator who has been amassing a huge following since starting her blog 'Rita Bored' in 2011. The self-styled “natural born agent provocateur” likes to think, write, draw and pour forth little gems of sarcastic wisdom, reflecting an unconventional upbringing in a Catholic school to the sound of Black Flag. Her angst-ridden poetic invectives on life and human behaviour have found their way into magazines, books, exhibitions and art commissions in a growing number of countries around the world. Her solo show at Underdogs (a cultural platform connected with Portuguese urban artist Vhils) is called 'Human Beings – God's Only Mistake' and takes us on an intimate journey to the personal universe of the artist who presents herself as an “emotional terrorist”.

Design ShanghaiDesign Shanghai

27 March 2015

Design Shanghai

Design Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China, 27 – 30 March.

Hailed as China’s leading design event, Design Shanghai opened its doors in 2014 to over 47,000 visitors, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in the nation’s ever-growing design community. Presenting the best brands from across the globe, the occasion provides a unique and exciting showcase of the latest furniture designs for the benefit of China’s top architects, interior designers, developers, facility managers, and private buyers. The premier event returns this year, featuring even more of the finest international design houses.

HOW AM I MADE, at Design Shanghai

Nate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in CultureNate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in Culture

26 March 2015

Nate Boyce: Polyscroll Part of Control Technology in Culture

Exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA, until 5 April.

San Francisco-based artist Nate Boyce maintains a hybrid process using 3D modeling, video, and sculpture to produce video sculptures and sculptural videos that morph and manipulate space. His practice considers how computerised simulation enables the mutation of objects and the infinite mutability of space, provoking a reflection on the present and future of digitally rendered forms. The exhibition Polyscroll presents a new body of work that emphasises hand-drawn and painterly representation, in order to foref..

Nate Boyce, Polyscroll II, 2015, HD video. Courtesy the artist and Altman Siegel Gallery.

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Designs of the YearDesigns of the Year

25 March 2015

Designs of the Year

Exhibition, Design Museum, London, UK, 25 March – 23 August.

Now in its eighth year, Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice, or captures the spirit of the year. 

Designs of the Year: Prada collection Spring/Summer 2014, by Miuccia Prada

Jérôme ZonderJérôme Zonder

24 March 2015

Jérôme Zonder

Exhibition, La maison rouge, Paris, France, until 10 May.

Having graduated in 2001 from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Jérôme Zonder has since been developing a body of work comprising of virtuoso drawings. Made primarily in pencil and charcoal, his drawings – often in very large formats – arouse admiration and awe in the viewer. La maison rouge is proud to present the first monographic exhibition featuring the artist’s work to be held in Paris.

Jeu d’enfants #1, 2010; lead on paper, 160 x 160 cm; Private Collection, Paris.

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Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla TelevisionVideofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

23 March 2015

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, USA, until 12 July

This exhibition surveys the history and mythology of the Videofreex, a collective of artists, storytellers, and activists who produced and disseminated alternative media across New York and other U.S. communities during the 1970s. The Videofreex exploited the new technology of portable video as an emerging medium for creative expression and as a democratic tool for disseminating independent points of view in a pre-digital age. By establishing the first pirate television station in the United States, the Videof..

John Dominis, Videofreex, David Cort, Bart Friedman, Parry Teasdale, 1973, Courtesy Videofreex.

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make me!make me!

22 March 2015

make me!

Competition for young designers, Łódź Design Festival, Poland, deadline 3 July 2015.

The make me! competition is a key event of the Łódź Design Festival, addressed to designers, makers, students and graduates, especially from art and design disciplines, who have just started their adventure with creating objects that have the potential to be implemented. In make me! works are evaluated in two stages, by a specially-selected jury with diversified interests. The key purpose of the competition is to identify and support those young people who are ready to start and come up with interesting ideas.

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IN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov KaufmanIN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov Kaufman

21 March 2015

IN-Possible by Alessi & Stools, Yaacov Kaufman

Upcoming exhibition, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel, 25 March – 6 June.

IN-Possible features more than 50 frozen designs by the superstars of the design/architecture world, past and present. The stories provide behind-the-scenes insight, offering an understanding of the elimination process through the ideas that fail to reach the market. For Stools, some 300 stools created by Yaacov Kaufman are presented in a manner that resembles their development process, revealing a detailed and fascinating weave of design values and principles.

Design Museum Holon

Work on PaperWork on Paper

20 March 2015

Work on Paper

Exhibition, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium, 21 March - 17 May.

Work on Paper is an exhibition of the drawings of Brussels choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. From Fase (1982) to Vortex Temporum (2013) the drawings reflect the importance of geometry in the choreographer’s work. The figures on the dance floor are mathematical and intuitive in equal measure as they proportion the space and danced time.

Vortex graphic, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

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The Future YesterdayThe Future Yesterday

19 March 2015

The Future Yesterday

International film festival, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA, 20 – 29 March

Featuring film and video by 10 artists from six countries, The Future Yesterday examines the weight and role of language in defining and shaping our sense of place. Through translation, the blurring of history and fiction, or the simple act of telling a story backwards, the artists in the exhibition examine how directed narratives have the ability to shape collective thought and action. The presentation asks us to look beyond what is visible at first sight.

New acquisitionsNew acquisitions

18 March 2015

New acquisitions

Exhibition, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin, Germany 18 March – 25 May.

The collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv is growing ! Carefully selected purchases and generous gifts have made this possible, even in times of limited funds. For the first time, the current exhibition shows a selection of 80 new acquisitions from all areas of the collection that have entered the institution within the last 10 years. These include works by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Lyonel Feininger, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. Particular emphasis has been placed&n..

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Large Ship Building Blocks, 1923

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Living Glass IILiving Glass II

18 March 2015

Living Glass II

Exhibition, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 March – 01 November.

Exploring the ways of contemporary creation in all its diversity, these new works echo the latest developments in the use of glass. This second edition of Living Glass features a wide selection of the works acquired between 2012 and 2014, including the spectacular sculpture by Tomas Libertiny, and encounter between a manmade creation and the work of bees; works by the artist Hassan Kahn and the Nendo design studio; six works that were awarded the Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2013; and a selection of works by the young designers at Fabrica in Treviso.

Totem 5, by Bethan Laura Wood, 2011; blown glass; technical production: Pietro Viero; photo © Marie Humair

A Matter of Perception, at Salone del MobileA Matter of Perception, at Salone del Mobile

17 March 2015

A Matter of Perception, at Salone del Mobile

DAMnº event in collaboration with MOSCA Partners, Palazzo Litta, Milan, Italy, 14-19 April.

Palazzo Litta in the very heart of Milan will host 'A Matter of Perception' during the Salone del Mobile. In the magnificent palace, DAMnº will organise exhibits & parties, novelties & surprises, design & more. Save the date!

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