North Carolina-based Sustainable Furnishings Council promotes a What's it made of? questionnaire professionals can use to ask suppliers about flame-retardant chemicals, fluorinated stain treatments, antimicrobials, vinyl and VOCs (including formaldehyde).
IPKat blog posts copyright protection rules for minimalist furniture that resulted from a recent court decision about Swiss artist and industrial designer Max Bill's work.
Toronto's Design Exchange sponsors an Emerging Designer competition open to Canadians ages 18 to 35. Deadline September 1.
Located in several converted industrial spaces, the London Design Fair brings together 500 exhibitors from 28 countries, including over 300 independent designers and studios. September 21-24.
Online magazine The Tyee reports on Vancouver's "Space," a coworking studio for industrial designers.
Toronto's Design Exchange sponsors Northern Touch, an exhibit of products few consumers would recognize as Canadian designs.
imm cologne 2018 hosts Pure Talents, a competition for young designers worldwide. Deadline 22 September.
Vitra Design Museum celebrates the work of Austro-Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) with the exhibit Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet. Until September 24.
Estonia's Tallinn Design Festival includes the work of furniture designers Simo Heikkilä (Finland) and Toivo Raidmets (Estonia).
The Harvard Art Museums provide access to an extensive images database of their Bauhaus furniture collection.
Chicago-based IA Collaborative initiated a kickstarter campaign to reprint Humanscale, an extensive collection of human factors data Henry Dreyfuss Associates developed in the 1970s.
Design Indaba interviews London-based designer Yinka Ilori, who specializes in up-cycling vintage furniture.
Skift blog reports how US city mayors plan to develop innovation districts to accelerate urban economic development and catalyze job growth.
Hosted by Feria Hábitat in Valencia, Spain, salon nude showcases 24 international design practices and design schools.
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