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updated April 14, 2017

flageMuseum

The Museum of Design in Zürich (Museum für Gestaltung Zürich) provides a searchable image database of its furniture collections.

flagPly presented

London's Victoria and Albert museum hosts the exhibit Plywood: Material of the Modern World, opening July 15.

flagJapenese joints

Animated GIFs, courtesy of @thejoinery.jp, show dozens of complex wooden joints in action.

flagMaking today

The design blog Curbed interviews seven American designer/makers about the difficulty of manufacturing in today's economy.

flagMore mags

Read the latest edition of the UK's Furniture Journal online.

flagDesign for Spain

The design brief for the 2017 Andreu International Design Award requests a seat and/or table that meets technical parameters the Spanish company established. Deadline: November 30.

flagGropius goodbye

The Isokon Gallery (Hampstead, London) presents a new display of Walter Gropius's work to mark the 80th anniversary of his leaving England for America. Until October 29.

flagNew connection

Ireland-based OVVO Technology has developed a smaller version its "invisible" push-fit panel connector.

flagRietveld recorded

Utrecht-based Centraal Museum provides information and images of furniture by Dutch designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld.

flagFirst ACID female

Margaret Hodges's 1996 Concordia University thesis describes the life and work of Sigrun Bulow-Hube, the first woman to join the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID).

flagMass merchandise

Germany's Vitra Design Museum exhibit, Monobloc – A Chair for the World, examines historical and cultural connotations of the ubiquitous plastic stacking chair. Until June 18.

flagWithout work

In his plain language book Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman outlines the political and intellectual history of capitalism and the case for a universal basic income in a world without work.

flagRobot responses

A podcast from the UK's Royal Society of Arts explores the consequences of job automation.

flagLast salon

Ineke Hans hosted her last studio salon, titled Furniture & the luxury of less, in London on February 1, 2017.

flagMorrison makes

The design blog smow reviews Jasper Morrison's exhibit, Thinginess, at the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin.

flagMake more

Vancouver's Railtown neighbourhood faces zoning changes that favour industrial start-ups of locally manufactured products (such as furniture) over office-type businesses (such as software development and graphic design).

flagMaterials matter

New York's Parsons School of Design provides its searchable Healthy Materials Lab database at no charge.

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