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updated June 10, 2017

flagChild chair

London-based twentytwentyone reintroduces Robin Day's Childsplay chair, exhibited in 2015 at the V&A.

flag100 icons

Magnus Englund (see Isokon ideas) distills a century of design by choosing 100 iconic pieces from the inventory of London retailer Heal's past and present.

flageMuseum

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

flagBook pick

Lancaster University (UK) professor Stewart Walker's latest book, Design for Life: Creating Meaning in a Distracted World, garners positive reviews worldwide.

flagTrees move

A new study, covered by The Atlantic magazine, shows about three-quarters of common eastern American hardwood species shifted their population centre west (and some north) since 1980.

flag60s POP

Canadian office furniture manufacturer Nienkämper celebrates the 50th anniversary of Robin Bush's Lollipop tandem seating with new POP colours.

flagSI made

Metropolis Magazine reports two Staten Island-based artists created the community's first makerspace, with the help of an economic development grant from New York City.

flagIsokon ideas

Homes & Property compiled a short video of photos of retailer Magnus Englund's home in London's famous Isokon building.

flagFound chairs

Michael Wolf wandered the back alleys of Hong Kong to compile his photo essay of bastard chairs.

flagStudent awards

The UK's Royal Society of Art announces the winners of this year's RSA Student Design Awards.

flagBest bundle

Open Desk of London investigates the development of Thor ter Kulve's CNC-machined trestle table Bundle Desk.

flagDesign work

The trailer from the Magnet Film Konstantin Grcic — Design is Work shows him working with his studio team, clients and curators.

flagID ideas

The NEA report Industrial Design: A Competitive Edge for U.S. Manufacturing Success in the Global Economy promotes industrial design as the growth catalyst for US SMEs.

flagHida award

The federation of furniture manufactures in Hida-Takayama, Japan, sponsors a design competition to use local lumber. Deadline July 21.

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