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updated November 28, 2016

flagBook pick

Published by Promopress, Eco Design: Furniture, by Ivy Lui and Jian Wong, provides an illustrated overview of furniture from around the world designed with recycled and natural materials.

flagChareau celebrated

Domus Magazine reviews an exhibit at New York's Jewish Museum featuring furniture designs, lighting fixtures and interiors by French architect and designer Pierre Chareau. Until March 26.

flag flagDesigners dread?

A computer's algorithms "styles" furniture.

flagSurvive software

Perhaps more creative subjects in K-12 (read arts, design and technology) would help citizens adapt quickly when software fails as described in The Guardian article, Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster.

flagCopy chat

"What kind of person steals from the dead?" asks Pauala Day (Robin and Lucienne Day's daughter) in an interview on design copyright posted by Caro Communications.

flagStores vandelized

On November 28 CBC News broadcast vandals smashed windows and sprayed interiors with paint at five Montréal retail outlets, including furniture stores Montréal Moderne and Showroom Montréal.

flagDelft database

Delft University of Technology Applied Ergonomics and Design offers their DINED anthropometric database, with automated statistical calculations.

flagOn the street

Prague's street furniture design competition requests submissions for a bench, litter bin and cycle rack. Deadline: December 20.

flagReclaim related

A Dezeen video shows how Eindhoven-based designer Piet Hein Eek started making furniture from recycled timber.

flagNYC connection

As reported by Canadian Architect, the chair Toronto-based Andrew Jones designed for New York's Battery Park will be manufactured by Maglin Site Furniture of Woodstock, Ontario, under the name The Battery Collection.

flagDesign for SMEs

Published by the Politecnico di Milano, Introducing Strategic Designers within Italian SMEs investigates the "missing bridge" between young designers' expertise and Italian SMEs' need for innovation.

flagPlywood dumped

Woodworking Network reports the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood (CFTHP) filed a petition with the US government asserting below-cost sales of hardwood plywood imported from China.

flagMuseum moves

London's Design Museum gains three times the space at its new Kensington High Street location, opening November 24.

flagBrit awards

The Furniture Makers' Company Design Guild Mark awards invites entries from designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad. Deadline February 24.

flagIDEO update

The updated IDEO design studio toolkit helps K-12 educators implement design thinking in their classrooms.

flagDas Haus

imm cologne selected Brooklyn-based designer Todd Bracher (Herman Miller and Cappellini) to design this year's Das Haus, an interior design exhibit featured annually at the Cologne trade show.

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