Competition: Dezeen readers can win one of five pairs of tickets for the Awards Preview Evenings at London graduate exhibition New Designers 2013 on 26 June or 3 July.
Showcasing work by over 3000 design graduates from across the UK, the New Designers event is organised in two parts.
Part one will focus on textiles, fashion and accessories, contemporary applied arts, plus jewellery and precious metalwork from 26 to 29 June.
During part two, graduates will exhibit furniture and product design, visual communications and spatial design from 3 to 6 July.
The awards will be presented to promising designers at a ceremony on 26 June for part one and another on 3 July for part two, both from 6:30pm - 9pm. Please state which you would like to attend when entering the competition.
Winners will have the chance to meet some of the designers and preview the show before it opens to the public.
Competition closes 24 July 2013. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Young Italian creatives including thread artist Giacomo Lion and installation artist Ludovica Gioscia will have work featured in the space, alongside contributions from council members.
The House of Peroni at 41 Portland Place, London, will open its doors from 3 July until the end of the month. Each day events and workshops at the house will focus on a specific topic - encompassing creative disciplines such as fashion, mixology and music.
The Costardi brothers will provide an Italian dining experience accompanied by an exclusive drinks menu created by Gerry Calabrese.
Images show work by members of the creative council and exhibitors at The House of Peroni.
Read on for the full press release:
Peroni Nastro Azzurro creates The House of Peroni to celebrate the new wave of visionaries defining contemporary Italian culture
The premium Italian brand, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, today announced plans to open The House of Peroni, an ambitious project that will showcase the new wave of creative talent defining contemporary Italian culture.
Fifty years ago, Carlo Peroni was inspired to create the first Italian premium lager, Peroni Nastro Azzurro. In this spirit, The House of Peroni wants to inspire others by bringing together visionaries from Italian design, art, fashion, photography, film, music and food and drink to create new expressions of Italian style including design concepts, interactive workshops and dining experiences.
The House of Peroni has been created to celebrate this spirit of creativity and focuses on the Italian creative movement of today - the people, their work and the ideas - that are informing the creative landscape of tomorrow and will be accessible all year round online at www.thehouseofperoni.com and at two London residencies in July and November.
The Creative Council
To lead the project, Peroni Nastro Azzurro has appointed a Creative Council from across the creative arts. They will contribute to The House of Peroni with new work or as part of the programme of experiences and workshops. The Council includes fashion designer Carlo Brandelli, Michelin star chefs Manuel & Christian Costardi, drinks innovator and mixologist Gerry Calebrese, product designer and member of the Alessi family, Giovanni Alessi Anghini, architect Andrea Morgante, who is credited with designing the Ferrari museum and the critically acclaimed design duo Forma Fantasma.
As well as making their own contribution, the Council have identified young Italians that represent the new wave of Italian creativity whose work will be featured in the House of Peroni. These include thread sculpturist Giacomo Lion and installation artist Ludovica Gioscia.
The House of Peroni exists digitally as www.thehouseofperoni.com a bespoke, immersive space that acts as a permanent window into the realms of Italian fashion, design, art and cuisine. Updated daily, www.thehouseofperoni.com will feature editorial content submitted by a portfolio of established and emerging Italian creative talent including Paola Petrobelli, Gabrielle Rigon and Silvia Bergomi. The site will also showcase the work of the Creative Council and the contents and concepts from both residencies.
The House of Peroni will take up residence in London in July and November to provide guests the opportunity to see, touch, taste and immerse themselves in the work of the Italian creative talent at the heart of The House.
Guests to The House of Peroni will be able to view the work submitted by both the Council and collaborators, enjoy a modern Italian drinking and dining experience and engage in a programme of creative workshops, discussions and events; tickets for which can be booked in advance online at www.thehouseofperoni.com.
Food & Drink
An innovative Italian dining experience has been developed by Michelin starred chefs Christian and Manuel Costardi from Vercelli in Northern Italy who will be in residence at The House of Peroni throughout July and November. Driven by four key pillars; evolution, passion, emotion and region; the brothers are famously known as having only their name and a passion for culinary evolution in common whilst sharing different views on everything else. It’s this unique approach that enables them to deliver truly out of the ordinary food experiences and is likely to secure them a second Michelin star this year.
A drinks menu and bar has also been created exclusively by Gerry Calabrese, one of the modern greats of the London bar scene and son of the Italian cocktail maestro Salvatore Calabrese.
Events and Workshops
A daily schedule of events is taking place during the residencies. Developed in conjunction with Fashion Fringe, Tent London, London Film Academy and Central St Martin’s, guests will be able to book a place to a wide variety of immersive creative experiences. Hosted by members of the Creative Council and other big names from across the creative arts, the events will include participatory design workshops, exclusive drinking and dining experiences and tours around the capital exploring the influence of Italian style on the capital’s fashion and architectural scene.
Dezeen promotion: creative foundation Be Open is launching an exhibition of student work exploring the effect of sound on cities, as well as a programme to assist young creatives, at the Chelsea College of Art and Design on 6 June.
In collaboration with University of the Arts, London, the Sounding Space Symposium continues Be Open's research into technology and the five senses begun during last year's London Design Festival.
Students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London College of Communication and Chelsea College of Art and Design were asked to respond to an experimental sound space called the Sound Portal, devised by Be Open, Arup and London Design Festival.
Be Open will also use the symposium to launch a programme at focussing on the education of young designers, curated by Domus deputy editor Roberto Zancan.
"I intend to start this new part of the programme connected to the idea of academy," he told Dezeen. "The aim is to create a bridge between education and real design, considering what could be the future of education, and help students and new designers to find their way."
The first of three parts to the programme is a ranking system designed to help students find the best course and institution to continue their education.
"[The guide] should give you a list of the best universities and an understanding of their courses," said Zancan.
Once the top ranking design schools are selected, a master's program will be set up with these universities.
Finally, an annual €24,000 prize will be awarded to an emerging industrial designer chosen by a jury of young and established designers, plus entrepreneurs and journalists.
"It gives young designers an opportunity to not be part of an insitution or company but a chance to come up with their own ideas and develop their own research," Zancan said.
He will announce the Inside the Academy programme during a press briefing at the Chelsea College of Art & Design on 6 June - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For further details about the Sounding Space Symposium and Inside the Academy programme visit the Be Open website.
Images show work on display at last year's Be Open Inside the Academy installation in Basel.
Read on for the full press release:
Be Open launches the Sounding Space Symposium with University of the Arts, London (UAL) and announces the Inside the Academy program for 2013-2014.
Be Open, the social and cultural initiative committed to creativity and innovation, is continuing its research into the senses via a collaboration with UAL on the Sounding Space Symposium in London from 6 to 7 June.
The foundation sets a theme each year which is developed through different events and projects and is disseminated via the Be Open website and social media channels. The current theme is design for the five senses, involving innovative projects that reach out to the sixth sense, or intuition. Be Open has been developing this concept, combining human perception with the infinite possibilities of contemporary technology to overcome the limitations we currently experience in design. Research into the five senses began at the September 2012 London Design Festival, with a series of events conceived around the Be Open Sound Portal.
Sounding Space marks the conclusion of the Be Open Sound Portal’s residency at Chelsea College of Art and Design. This state-of-the-art experimental sound space, devised by Be Open, Arup and the London Design Festival, was transported to Chelsea College of Art and Design after its residency in Trafalgar Square as one of the London Design Festival 2012 landmark events. Students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London College of Communication and Chelsea College of Art and Design have had an opportunity to explore this unique ambisonic sound space in three quite different ways.
‘Sound as Measure’ led by Chelsea College of Art and Design, has seen students experimenting with sound as an integral element of interior and spatial design. The Portal has become the focus of a spectacular external light and soundscape, designed as a counterpoint to the sound world inside the Portal.
Central Saint Martins ‘Nomad Lab’ has been looking at the creative potential of working, ‘nomadically’ across different artistic disciplines. Here the Portal has become a conceptual, as well as a physical space. A mixed-discipline postgraduate group has created trans-disciplinary sound works and participated in practical sessions that deal with data-sonification, audio programming, multi-channel sound and physical computing. The project involves two student-based commissions and one artist commission.
‘Sound, Place, Memory’, led by London College of Communication, involved workshops and themed talks with contributors drawn from the worlds of acoustic archaeology, sensory geography and anthropology, generating three student compositions and two artist compositions.
Sounding Space will showcase each of the college projects, with a focus on urbanism and sound. Keynote speeches will be made by celebrated sound artist Bill Fontana and by Dr John Drever, Head of the Unit for Sound Practice Research, at Goldsmiths, University of London. He promotes ’sound-conscious’ design and management of the urban soundscape, as proposed in The Sounder City: The Mayor’s Ambient Noise Strategy (2004).
Be Open Founder Elena Baturina says, “We wanted to work with UAL’s world-renowned colleges to underline our commitment to supporting both practical study and innovative thinking. Our aim is to help brilliant young creatives to shape the future and to do that, they have to be exposed to inspiring ideas today, ideas they can evolve to improve on our tomorrow.”
Researching sound and its effect on our cities is a theme that will underpin discussion throughout the symposium. Be Open’s ongoing mission is to research the key issues affecting our lives today, working with innovative thinkers who can come up with creative solutions. A crucial function of the Sound Portal has been to look at the problem of noise in our cities and to find ways of mitigating its impact.
Be Open Inside the Academy
From single projects to an integrated system. During Sounding Space, Be Open will also reveal a series of initiatives for its Inside the Academy program. So far, the Foundation has created a series of independent projects linked to education and awards. The new, extended programme offers three ways of supporting young creatives, schools and universities through an awards scheme, a master class program and a ranking system. The ranking system will help students choose the best design course for their ongoing studies; the master class will enrich educational programmes with new content and research; and the Young Talent Award is to give crucial financial support to creatives as they develop their practice.
Open calls for entries will be via Be Open’s website and social networks and a close working relationship with schools and universities will help the Foundation identify designers and design solutions for tomorrow’s world.
Elena Baturina says “Schools are an essential part of what we become as people and as citizens. Choosing the right way to develop your creative talent is crucial and too often young people are left with no support to develop their capabilities. Be Open’s aim is to become a partner for students and institutions to give much needed support and to accompany talented young individuals on their journey towards a bright future.”
Roberto Zancan, will curate the Inside the Academy program in collaboration with Be Open. Zancan has a cosmopolitan eye on design and architecture. He graduated in Venice and was professor at UQAM University and Ecole de Paysage de la Faculté d'Aménagement at the University of Montreal. He is a an academic as well as a journalist and the deputy editor of Domus. He has been researching design, architecture and graphics and has an unconventional and nomadic approach to creativity.
The Be Open Inside the Academy program will be announced at a special press briefing at Chelsea College of Art & Design on 6 June where the three key elements will be introduced:
Be Open Inside the Academy: Design Institute Ranking System
A unique design education ranking system to compare offerings at the key design schools and universities worldwide. The report will become an essential tool for design students.
Be Open's ranking aims to scout out new institutions, looking for the best of the new universities and courses that are currently often overlooked. The report will focus on the quality and excellence of individual courses, rather than the institution’s overall offering and thus will become a tool for discovering the most dynamic aspects of a college and its strengths in terms of creativity, architecture and design.
Be Open Inside the Academy: Master’s Program
This will be an innovative trans-disciplinary master’s program for the world’s top-ranking design institutes. The idea is to create a bridge between design academies and scientific programs, research laboratories, high-tech and innovative companies. The program will be financed so that institutions can offer students the right environment to further develop their abilities and vision.
Be Open Inside the Academy: Young Talent Award
This new prize for the design world will be dedicated to young, emerging designers who have just begun to express their ideas and visions for the future. A world-class jury will select an annual winner who will receive from a 24,000 Euro allowance for the year, crucial funding so that they can continue to develop their work and explore their potential. The jury will feature younger designers, such as Raw Edges and established names such as Barber&Osgerby, entrepreneurs such as Giorgio Galli (Worldwide Artistic Director Timex Group) and selected journalists.
The jury will feature younger designers, such as Raw Edges and established names such as Barber&Osgerby and Giulio Cappellini, entrepreneurs such as Giorgio Galli (Worldwide Artistic Director Timex Group), and selected journalists.
The press briefing will also host a panel discussion on creativity today, led by Zancan with Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges and Jay Osgerby of Barber&Osgerby. They will discuss the challenges and opportunities of becoming part of the design world today.
The Foundation is also introducing Be Open Business Development, a unique opportunity for young creatives to propose their start-up ideas so that they can be evaluated and ultimately progressed. The business development program includes both spontaneous submissions through the Foundation’s website and calls for proposals through Be Open’s social networks. The latter will be on specific themes and facilitate research and development of innovative ideas through partnerships with leading academic institutions.
The Be Open Sound Portal program and Sound Symposium at UAL bring the Foundation’s sensory year to a close and a new theme will be launched for 2013. This will be the interaction between the North, South, East and West in terms of culture and the different, creative approaches to dealing with critical urban issues of our time.
Dezeen promotion: Tokyo Designers Week is calling for design professionals, young creators and design schools to enter the Asia Awards, which will be presented during this year's event from 26 October to 4 November.
The inaugural awards program will honour projects in categories ranging from architecture and product design to fashion and photography, under the themes Hello Future and Festival.
The awards will include presentations by finalists and critique sessions from the selection committee, plus a conference and party for exhibitors and students from different countries.
For students and designers within the school and young creators exhibitions, a grand prize of 1 million Japanese Yen (£6532) and semi-grand prize of 300,000 Yen (£1959.60) will be awarded to winning entries.
Photographs of last year's event are by Luke Hayes. Asia Awards logo and Tokyo Designers Week 2013 key visual and art direction by Airside Nippon.
Here is some more information from the organisers:
Asia Awards 2013
Asia Awards will be held to foster young talented designers, the future of the creative industries. We are now looking for professionals, young creators and school exhibitors.
Design Association NPO (Venue: Minami Aoyama Minato-City, Tokyo President Kenji Kawasaki) will be holding a Design & Art Event, Tokyo Designers Week 2013, at Meiji-Jingu Gaien (In front of Meiji-Jingu Memorial Picture Gallery, Tokyo).
One of the two main contents of the event represented by the "School Exhibition" & the "Young Creators Exhibition” have showcased a large number of students and young designers from both inside and outside Japan.
This year, a comprehensive Asian creative award called the "Asia Awards" has been established to gather the creative power from all over the world in the center of Tokyo, thus trying to discover young talents that will lead the next generation and become a platform for students and young designers to make their strides to the global stage.
We are implementing the "Professional Exhibition” for top creators and designers, the "Young Creators Exhibition” for young designers and artists under the age of 30, and the "School Exhibition” for Design & Art schools, colleges, universities and graduate schools.
The representatives of Design Association NPO, Architect Toyo Ito and Art Director Katsumi Asaba will be distributing several awards (Grand Prix 1,000,000JPY, Semi Grand Prix 300,000JPY, etc) for the creators of the Asia Awards.
We expect to nurture the future designers/artists and help them develop capabilities to excel on global stage through interacting with students across different countries and fields. We are now looking for professionals, young creators, and schools to join us in Tokyo Designers Week 2013.
Asia Awards - objective
Objectives: strengthen the competitiveness in creativity - become a platform for young creators to make their strides to the global stage, cultural exchange - build friendship between Japan and other countries through cultural exchanges in design and art.
Category: the Asia Awards will provide the opportunity for students and young designers/artists to exhibit along with top professional designers and to hold a wide range of creative presentations.
Exhibition by Top Creators within the Professional Exhibition, Exhibition by Designers under the age of 30 within the Young Creators Exhibition and Exhibition by Schools within the School Exhibition.
Choose from the following two themes: Hello Future, FES (Festival)
Date: 26 Oct (Sat) - 4 Nov (Mon - National Holiday)
Exhibition format: W1800mm×L1800mm, H300mm, 600mm, 900mm (please choose)
Exhibition fee: 150,000 JPN (without tax) *fee to be paid only by applicants who passed the initial screening
Exhibition contents: display of recent, past, representative works, prototypes etc.
Entry deadline: 31 July (Wed) More details here.
Young Creators Exhibition Outline
First screening : concept sheet review (organiser)
Designers who have passed the first screening will be able to exhibit as below:
Exhibition format: three dimensional works - plain/flat space W900mm×L900mm (Height: choose from H300mm, 600mm, 900mm), two dimensional works - wall surface W900mm×H1800mm
*Designers who failed to pass the 1st screening will have their work displayed within a panel. (panel exhibition, A2 size W420mm X 594mm)
Second screening: work review, within the Tokyo Designers Week 2013, Oct.26th – Nov.4th (Mon.) * (only works that passed the 1st screening will be reviewed)
Final screening: presentation review by a special jury
Finalists will hold presentation for the special jury members, in either English or Japanese. Internet live broadcast from the venue.
Exhibition fee: free of charge
Target: designers under 30 years of age (professionals, amateurs, students)
Entry deadline: 31 July More details here.
School Exhibition Outline
Chairman: Satoshi Tabuchi Professor, Tama Art University / Architect
Exhibition format: Outdoor Space 20-metre-squares (5m×4m), Indoor Space 8-metre-squared (W4×D2×H2.4)
Number of works allowed: 10 works or less
Exhibition fee: This year, the exhibiting fees for overseas universities and colleges are FREE, however, membership fee still applies ( Membership Fee 100,000JPY tax free per unit)
Entry deadline: 31 July (Wed) More details here.
Asia Awards - special events
Competition presentations by young creators / students
Date: During the Session (scheduled to be held within the latter half of the event)
Venue: TDW-DOME Stage
Note: Only exhibitors within School Exhibition / Young Creator Exhibition may join
Contents: A competition where students from all exhibiting schools present the concept of their exhibiting work. An opportunity to bring out the students/young creators’ presentation skills.
Date: During the Exhibition period (scheduled to be held within the latter half of the event)
Venue: TDW-DOME Stage
Note: Live broadcast from the venue through our YouTube Official channel.
Broadcast within "TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK.tv" at a later date
Contents: Members of the Design Association’s selection committee will critique the works they have reviewed.
Asia Awards International Exchange Party
Date: Pending dates (scheduled to be held within the first half of the event)
Contents: Create an opportunity for students, young and professional designers from different countries and fields to meet and exchange ideas.
Asia Awards Conference
Date: During the Exhibition period (scheduled to be held within the first half of the event)
Special conferences for students and young designers held by Japanese and overseas professional creators.
Only young Creators and School Exhibitions are included in the (Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, Corporate Awards, Prize, Nominee) awards categories.
*Professional Exhibitions are not included in the awards categories.
Architecture/Interior/Product/Fashion/Textile/Photography/WEB/Image/Marketing/Graphics/Illustration/Art/Media Arts/Crafts/Space Design/Animation/Music
Ex: Architecture, graphic design groups can participate within either design or art category.
The exhibition will be distributing a Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, Corporate Awards, Prizes, and Nominee within both Design and Art categories.
Tokyo Designers Week 2013
Tokyo Designers Week started systematically as Designers’ Saturday in 1986 and was renamed as Tokyo Designers Week in the year 1997, setting its venue continuously every fall for 28 years in the city of Tokyo. It is an international design event that gathers the excellent design and art from all over the world in areas close to our every-day lives, such as architecture, interior, product design, graphic design and art. Since 2005, the event has been provided the central venue of Meiji Jingu Gaien Mae (In front of Meiji-Jingu Memorial Picture Gallery) and developed into an event that attracting in 2012 a record number of over 100,000 people with highly sensitive opinions in the creative field. The event has allowed companies, organizations, embassies, schools, designers to become highly recognized by providing a place to announce their latest design and art through PR, product promotion, marketing and testing for branding purposes.
Date: 26 October (Sat) - 4 November (Mon National Holiday), scheduled for 10 days
Time: 11:00–22:00 (18:00 on the last day)
Venue: 2-3 Kasumigaoka, Tokyo Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae (Central Venue), Shops around the Metropolitan Area
Expected Visitors: 120,000 people (estimate)
Tent Exhibition - Tokyo Designers Week's main content is the 'TENT exhibition'. It gathering more than 120,000 people with high sensitivity opinions in the creative field, thus creating a forum for the promotion of various companies and products. Visitors include manufactures, buyers, various media, people in the design industry who can become incubators.
Container exhibition - an original content produced by Tokyo Designers Week using reusable cargo containers. An independent space ideal for promotions and branding. Visitors are fascinated by the unique exhibitions, including interactive art and space installations, but also media arts and projection mapping. More details here.
About Design Association NPO - Design can change the world
Design Association NPO is the maneuvering vehicle that contributes to society with the design in life beyond genres and across borders by connecting the related companies, designers, schools, embassies and media. Through our art and design event Tokyo Designers Week and our tv program TokyoDesignersWeek.tv - Ken Mogi's Seeds of Inspiration IMAGINE – we believe that design has the power to change the country.
The Berlin Design Week will start on June 5, 2013 with the opening of the 11th DMY International Design Festival at Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport.
From June 5 to 9, 2013 DMY International Design Festival will present more than 500 designers from around 30 countries who show pioneering products and prototypes at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. For the second year in a row, DMY hosts the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany and presents all submissions and nominations in a large survey exhibition, which will also be on display at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. As an additional attraction, DMY presents in cooperation with Create Berlin the 2012 successfully launched "night shift - long night of design studios": More than 50 studios open their doors on the evening of June 6 throughout Berlin.
In the hangars of Berlin Tempelhof Airport, over 500 international designers, companies and universities present new products, prototypes and material innovations. 14 renowned universities provide insight into their current design research while design institutions from all over the world show group exhibitions as well as country and city presentations, including for instance the Lodz Art Center or the House of Design in Groningen (NL).
Country Focus Poland
Poland is the fifth host country of the DMY International Design Festival. In cooperation with the Polish Institute Berlin, this years’ country focus draws particular attention on the design landscape of Poland. With presentations from more than 40 design studios, companies, design universities and thematic exhibitions, the focus provides a comprehensive look at the contemporary design production of our second largest neighbouring country: from retrospectives of established design studios and developments of established brand producers, project shows from all leading design schools in the country to new projects and prototypes of talented young designers. In the professional field, the focus is on premium brands in the branches of interior design, furniture, lighting and home accessories.
5-9 June 2013 - DMY: International Design Festival at the Airport Berlin Tempelhof
5 June 2013 at 17:30 - Press conference, announcement of nominees for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2013 and guided press tour of exhibition. Accreditations under: email@example.com
5 June 2013 at 19:00 - Opening of DMY festival for the public and professional attendants/official opening at 20:00 by Jörg Suermann (CEO DMY) and guests.
6 June 2013 from 19:00 to 23:00 - Night Shift: Long Night of the Design Studios, throughout Berlin, admission free
7 June 2013 at 20:00 - Award ceremony DMY awards 2013 on site
Admission Opening: 10 € red. 8 €
Day ticket: 12 € red. 9 €
Family ticket: 20 €
Festival Pass (all days): 60 €
Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Hangar 2, Columbiadamm 10 12101 Berlin. Plus over 80 self-initiated solo exhibitions and open studios throughout the city.
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Coinciding with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), the competition invites designers to present their work to a panel of experts including top designers, journalists and brands. Three winning projects will be selected to go into production and be sold on Fab.com.
The jury includes:
» Bradford Shellhammer, founder and chief design officer, Fab
» David Trubridge, lighting designer
» Eames Demetrios, director, Eames Office
» Ben Watson, executive creative director, Herman Miller
» Harry Allen, founder, Harry Allen Design
» Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
» Dan Rubinstein, editor in chief, Surface
» Jerry Helling, president, Bernhardt Design
» Jill Singer, co-founder, Sight Unseen
» Alan Heller, president and founder, Heller Inc.
Entrants should pre-register by sending their name and country to firstname.lastname@example.org, then bring their ideas, portfolios and prototypes to Jacob K Javits Convention Center, 11th Ave at 38th Street at 1pm on Tuesday 21 May.
World’s number one design store announces next design call out for New York City
Following the overwhelming response to its Disrupting Design competition held in Milan in April, Fab - the world’s number one design store - is pleased to announce that a second call out for new product designs will take place in New York City during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on Tuesday 21 May 2013.
In Milan, designers from around the world were invited to pitch new products to a panel of design experts that included Bradford Shellhammer, founder and chief design officer for Fab; Yves Behar, designer and founder of Fuseproject and chief creative officer of Jawbone; Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach and PUBLIC Bikes; and Amanda Dameron, editor in chief of Dwell Magazine, among others. Over 150 designers from over 30 countries around the world pitched products for Fab to put into production and sell to their 12 million members around the globe. While Fab initially planned on selecting three winners, the quality of entrants resulted in a selection of 12 winning product designs.
Among the shortlisted products are a selection of vases, tabletop items, throws, clothing racks, and more.
Following the success of the design call-out in Milan, Fab is pleased to announce Disrupting Design in New York City, May 21, 2013. Designers from around the world are invited to bring their product ideas, portfolios, and prototypes to the auditorium at Jacob K Javits Convention Center (655 W 34th Street) from 1 PM – 3 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. A panel of experts will select the best products to put into production and sell on Fab.
“We were so impressed with the designers we met in Milan that we decided we couldn’t wait to do the whole thing all over again,” says Bradford Shellhammer, Fab’s Founder and Chief Design Officer. “At Fab, we are constantly reinventing ourselves and rethinking what Fab can be. By directly engaging with aspiring designers to find the best new work out there, we’re hoping to help even more of our members find things they love.”
Also on display will be the Aava chairs by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen. Milled from wood and covered in birch, oak, walnut or beech veneer, it comes with legs in wood or chrome, or a sled base.
Two coat racks by Lievore Altherr Molina have been added to the range: Song with eight pivoting arms shaped like musical notes, and Wing with pivoting arms gently curving upwards towards their tips.
Molina has also contributed new cushions to the range and there are updates to colours and finishes on the Saya chair, Catifa 46 and 53 chairs, and Dizzie tables.
Arper's showroom is at 11 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PA.
Here's some more information from Arper:
Ply by Lievore Altherr Molina
Triangular in form and modular in nature, Ply is a system of low tables and stools rendered in fluid lines of wood. Engineered to create a continuous line from top through legs, its reduced silhouette and warm material complement its dynamic form. Alone or in groups, Ply’s playful geometry of surfaces is like the game of Tangram, shape and color work together to create open compositions.
Tables are available in different table top variations, height (36 cm and 44 cm) in oak, black and red. Stools are available in three heights (44, 64 and 76 cm) for dining and bar applications in two colors: natural oak and black.
Aava by Antti Kotilainen
Aava transforms an essential and efficient form to evocative through the texture and warmth of wood. Soft curves yield a contemporary silhouette that is both striking yet sensitive, an adaptive form that can speak or assimilate to any environment.
Made for both residential and contract use, Aava’s wooden shell and base are fabricated in a diverse range of materials, colors and finishes. Precompound wood skillfully milled in variable thickness and sheathed in veneer to accentuate its sinuous silhouette, its shell is available in a range of wood materials: birch painted black, birch painted white, natural birch, natural oak color, natural walnut color and beechwood.
Bases include wooden legs, sled or chrome 4-legs: all with or without armrests. Chrome 4-leg and sled bases version are stackable for large-scale use and storage. A stool version of Aava is also available in two heights (65 and 75 cm).
Song by Lievore Altherr Molina, 2013
Music is all in the composition, in the arrangement of diverse tones to create a harmonious, engaging whole. Song is a freestanding or wall-mounted coat hanger composed of eight arms, shaped like musical notes that twist and turn to create diverse, dynamic compositions. Though designed to serve a purpose, it serves well as an object of visual play and geometry, well suited to any space in need of hanging, interest and engagement. Add coats, scarves, a hat and it comes to life.
Available wall-mounted in 8 or 16 arms or freestanding in 8, 16 or 24 arms. Freestanding version is available with three different bases in white, dark gray and natural oak. Fabricated and cast in painted metal with slight texture in dark gray.
Wing by Lievore Altherr Molina
Wing, a wall-mounted coat hanger, animates a wall with the flow and movement of its gently striated arms that twist and turn to create sculptural like composition. Together or alone it projects a soft, undulating form, further animated by use, a perfect complement to any space. Available in three arms, in walnut wood.
Saya: sled base, stool, Mini chair by Lievore Altherr Molina
Last year Saya sauntered onto the scene with its gestural gate and graphic silhouette. This year the foray continues. Sled bases are a welcome addition to the family as a whole making Saya an even more versatile option for contract applications.
We now introduce the Saya stool and upholstered shell option for chair and stool available in Kvadrat fabrics.
And finally, we are pleased to announce a whole new flock: Saya Mini is perfectly suited for little people in a vibrant, new coordinated color palette of chair shells and bases that can be combined freely. Shells are available in painted white, yellow, red, pink and natural wood. Painted metal sled bases are available in white, yellow, pink, red and chrome.
New fabric covers for Catifa 46 and 53 by Lievore Altherr Molina
Now Catifa 46 and 53 can be further customized with fabric covers that slide on and zip up to enliven and adapt polypropylene shells. Available in Kvadrat fabrics, the covers incorporate contrasting top-stitch patterns to create focus and interest as well as comfort and warmth.
A welcome addition to the Catifa family, these useful garments even further extend the ability of the system to adapt to almost any application or environment.
Covers can be laundered, replaced, or alternated. A change of attire can create a whole new attitude. Experiment here.
New materials to top Dizzie table by Lievore Altherr Molina
Dizzie is a demonstration of something that may seem obvious but can have unexpectedly pleasing results: a sole change in color or material can radically alter appearance and attitude. With a deceptively simple, visually striking silhouette, Dizzie tables (in 50cm height) take on a sophisticated turn with subtly textured dark grey base and MDF veneered tops in brushed black, brushed white and natural oak.
The sensuous, organic shape of the base suggests a drop of mercury. The finely grained, matte surface of the top is a tactile, sensuous cut through that sleek surface.
Pillows by Lievore Altherr Molina
Pillows add comfort and expression to the landscape of Arper collections, integrating color, pattern, texture, and drawing to the field. Graphic themes explore a range of expression between geometric and organic, abstract and figurative.
Printed, stitched or seamed on Kvadrat Remix 2 fabric. 47x47 cm. Available in patterns: Owl, Leaf, Lines, Pleats, Gego (clockwise, from top left).
Dezeen promotion: Italian design brand Pedrali showcased its selection of wooden furniture at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last month.
Pedrali's wooden furniture is developed and manufactured at the brand's dedicated production centre in Italy's Udine province.
Product examples include the Babila chair, which has a slim plywood seat and chunky ash legs that are also available in steel - either individually or as sled frames.
Combining a curved plywood shell and a solid wood frame, the Frida chair weighs just 2.7 kilograms.
The Malmö family of ash furniture features a chair and armchair that have ash timber frames with bleached or black stained finishes, plus an extendable table with wooden legs and solid laminate or veneered top.
This range was extended to include a lounge chair, bar stools and a coffee table for last month's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan as Pedrali celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
Since 2006 Pedrali has set up its production centre dedicated to wood in Manzano, in the province of Udine. In the The Chair Triangle, once the world capital of the chair, Pedrali has decided to focus on quality, technology and Made in Italy tradition to create a center specialized in the development, engineering and manufacturing of wooden furniture.
The fruits of this work are seen as early as 2011 when the Frida chair designed by Odo Fioravanti won the XXII Compasso d'Oro ADI Award for the “simple sculptural beauty”.
Frida is an oak chair, with its refined technology, represents a reference point in the wood working. The design challenge was to let the material compose a three-dimensional form, which is innovative compared to the tradition of the wood chairs. The most extraordinary element is the overlapping of a three-dimensional shell on a solid wood frame. If separated, these two elements are the symbol of the fragility but once they are joined together, they become a resistant and lightweight product. The shell is made of a three-dimensional curved plywood, 3.5 mm thickness only, that gives comfort and a contemporary appeal. The solid wood frame is featured by geometrical sections with variable shapes, that become thinner along the edges, so to give the chair a light image, enhancing the conceptual strength of the shell. It weighs 2.7 kg only.
In 2013 the collaboration with Fioravanti has created a new project: Babila, a chair in ash wood able to move along tradition and innovation with great agility. The legs and the back eyelets are a reminiscence of the craft wooden chairs, while for the plywood shell he experimented the technique of variable thickness working process. The result is an airy and comfortable sitting with a careful and accurate use of wood. Babila is available also with four legs frame in steel tube Ø 16mm, or sled frame in steel rod Ø 10mm.
Malmö, designed by Cazzaniga-Mandelli-Pagliarulo, is a collection of ash wood furniture born from an imaginary journey along the sides of a Scandinavian lake. When, in 2012, the chair, the armchair and the table have been presented, immediately garnered the interest of the market. Both the chair and armchair have ash timber frame in bleached or black stained finish; multilayer, fabric or leather upholstered shell. Malmö extendable table has ash wooden legs matched with solid laminate or ash veneered table top.
The armchair also won two international awards: the Good Design Awards, the prestigious award sponsored by the Museum of Architecture and Design "Chicago Athenaeum" and the Red Dot Design Award 2013.
For the Salone del Mobile 2013 the Malmö family expanded to new contexts entering in lounge environments, waiting areas and cafes. The collection has been enriched with a lounge armchair, the coffee tables and the barstools, all made of solid ash frame with tapered legs.The result is a unique Scandinavian taste of exceptional lightness.
As evidence of the efforts made in this “wood project”, Pedrali has obtained the FSC Chain of Custody certification, which guarantees the origin of the raw material from forests managed correctly and with responsibility, according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.
This means that Pedrali for its production has chosen to use raw material from FSC certified forests, in full respect of the territory. In addition, during the project development, technologies that use materials as alternative to solid wood are preferred. Materials such as sandwich panel, veneer and plywood imitate the most prestigious essences allowing the use of the complete plant.
The critically acclaimed designjunction is delighted to support contemporary design agent smallpond in a new and exciting project INTRO NY, set to launch during New York Design Week.
INTRO NY will be a capsule event featuring products from carefully selected design brands: Modus, Massproductions, Very Good & Proper, Castor Design, Council, neo-utility and Resident.
INTRO NY will be a vibrant place to do business, socialise and relax within the stunning surrounds of a contemporary gallery space. The interior will be configured into a series of intimate vignettes, each representing a different brand. There will also be a pop-up retail shop allowing visitors to browse the latest design accessories and purchase unique items for their home. In the courtyard there will be an outdoor café run by Brooklyn Roasting Company and a relaxing seating area for visitors to unwind.
Located in the fashionable Nolita district, INTRO NY is set to be a must-visit destination. Brands include:
Canadian brand Castor is a multidisciplinary design studio focusing on the middle ground between art and design. Established in 2006, Castor has worked on numerous interiors projects and public art commissions, as well as custom lighting and furniture designs.
Castor will launch two lighting products at INTRO NY- a steel pendant light ‘Fresnel’ and the lightweight task lamp ‘Coil Light’. Adding to their furniture collection, Castor will also launch the Tri- pod Table made from spun steel and supported by three oak legs.
Council, an American furniture manufacturer, was born from the notion of collaboration—its collections reflect the contributions of designers from around the world. The company produces singular pieces, and aims to make each one the purest expression of its original design concept. Council’s collection is created for discerning customers who value quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, and, above all, good design.
Council will introduce several new pieces at INTRO NY – details to come.
Massproductions was formed in Stockholm in 2009 by Swede Magnus Elebäck and Englishman Chris Martin. Massproductions set out to eliminate the barrier between designer and producer and has successfully taken control of the entire production chain in the company.
Massproductions are presenting a new chair this year, suitable for dining in restaurants and homes. Made in solid beech or oak, ‘The Waiter Chair’ is both comfortable and classic. The brand will also show their debut ‘Tio’ collection at INTRO NY, consisting of chairs and tables in steel wire produced in a computer controlled bending machine.
Founded in 2000 by Jon Powell and Ed Richardson, Modus is an award-winning British furniture manufacturer dedicated to producing the very best in contemporary international design.
Modus will present a selection of their latest products at INTRO NY including the multi-award winning shelving solution ‘Meta’, which has been redesigned since its launch in 2001 to offer greater flexibility. Also on show will be ‘Library’, a high back, compact and enveloping sofa that offers a degree of privacy and an element of noise reduction.
neo-utility | Pop-up shop
neo-utility provides brand strategies and serves as retailer, distributor and sales agent for design companies world-wide.
During INTRO NY neo-utility will set up a curated pop-up shop selling the latest design accessories from; ANYTHING, Boskke, Chick-a-Dee, General Monsters, IDEA International, KAKKOii, Landscape Products, Miller Goodman, Praxis, Urbanista, Very Good & Proper, and Y'A PAS LE FEU AU LAC.
Tom Dixon’s acclaimed ‘Eclectic’ giftware and design objects will also be available to purchase.
Resident is a contemporary design and manufacturing company from New Zealand. Established in 2011, Resident combines an authentic blend of craft, engineering and innovation to produce a refined collection of furniture and lighting.
Resident will present a selection of their recent designs, including the ‘Segment Shade’ by Phil Cuttance. The Segment Shade is a ceramic pendant light made up of 11 different faces, each cut on a different angle to reveal a distinctive horizontal texture. Also expect to see ‘Hex’, a hexagonal shaped Pendant light constructed from Aluminium.
Very Good & Proper
Launched in 2008 by Canteen restaurant co-founder Patrick Clayton-Malone, Very Good & Proper design and manufacture practical, beautiful and reasonably priced products that are made to last.
Expect to see the ‘Canteen Utility Chair’, now available in a pallet of new frame colours. This contemporary interpretation of the post-war school chair is sold internationally, featuring in Sweden’s Museum of Modern Art, Facebook’s new headquarters and at the BBC meeting rooms. Also on show will be Michael Marriot’s oak and stainless steel ‘Croquet Shelving’, plus the brands classics ‘Canteen Stool’ and ‘VG&P Pendant’.