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updated November 14, 2018

flagMake Milan

The architectural practice Park Associati offers designers under 30 the chance to win free exhibit space during Milan Design Week, plus expenses up to €2,000. Deadline December 21.

flag1950s scene

British Pathé provides 1952 newsreel footage of the era's furniture displayed at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.

flagBook pick

Design Realities, a new book from Lancaster University (UK) professor Stewart Walker, "explores a wide range of topics on creativity, design and spiritual well-being."

flagDesigns catalogued

A key-word search of the modernist image collection at North Carolina State University Libraries displays hundreds of furniture designs by Alvar Aalto, Eileen Gray, Jean Pauchard, Jean Prouve, Mart Stam, J. Wegner and others.

flagSlotted solutions

Ben Fletcher, founder of London-based Spaced In Limited, creates flat-packed shelving units and other furniture based on a unique, patent-pending joint.

flagDesign for Spain

The design brief for the 2018 Andreu International Design Award requests a seat and/or table that meets technical parameters the Spanish company established. Deadline: November 30.

flagPlastics plethora

The 29-page report Everyday Plastic: What we throw away and where it goes, by Daniel Webb and Dr. Julie Schneider, aims to "communicate the realities of our plastic consumption in a personal and relatable way."

flagTonnes too many

Humans currently use 70 bn tonnes of the planet's resources a year, 20 bn more than the eco system can tolerate, and at current growth rates 180 bn by 2050.

flagBetter blade

AKE Knebel GmbH's new saw blade, with small teeth and no chip gullet, offers many benefits over traditional blades, including quieter operation and less waste.

flagStartup small

AD Magazine reports on Plant Seven, a new creative work space that aims to develop small-batch production furniture in High Point, NC.

flagCreative crisis

London Design Festival director Ben Evans states in GQ magazine that high fees, poor staff-student ratios and minimal access to studios created a crisis in UK art and design education.

flagSuggestions welcome

furniturelink welcomes ideas for additional entries on design, innovation, technology and sustainability.

flagRashid retrospective

Ottawa Art Gallery presents Karim Rashid: Cultural Shaping, the first large-scale Canadian exhibit of the iconic designer’s work.

flagFarmed up

The BBC's Idea series features activist Aral Balkan's opinion that data companies, like Google and Facebook, act as factory farms for human beings.

flagMetal added

AM Additive Manufacturing magazine describes lower-cost metal printing options from California-based 3DEO Inc.

flagPapanek premier

Vitra Design Museum hosts a retrospective exhibit of designer and activist Victor Papanek (1923–1998), author of Design for the Real World (1971) and one of the 20th century’s most influential pioneers of socially and ecologically responsible design. Until March 10.

flagSample materials

London-based Proto Paper Lab assembled a list of material libraries worldwide.

flagLadderback legacy

A video documents the life of Warwickshire-based chairmaker Lawrence Neal, his views on the value of traditional crafts and the history of the ladderback rush-seat chair.

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