news+finds
updated May 16, 2018

flagFrom Festool

A video from German power tool manufacturer Festool shows the installation of new knock-down (RTA) fasteners for use with the DOMINO DF 500 jointer.

flagEU cities making it

The Cities of Making project team published a 200-page pdf report to help inform debate about the future of manufacturing in European cities.

flagPrint parts

Fictiv blog explains how to choose the best fasteners for 3D printed parts.

flagMake light work

German wood panel manufacturer euorplac provides a brochure about their balsa core plywood.

flagRadical thinking

Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future, by Kate Franklin and Caroline Till, "presents the ten 'Big Ideas' that will shape and inform the choices of materials, design methods, and manufacturing processes made by designers in the years to come."

flagFend for fingers

The European Committee for Standardization provides guidelines to prevent hazards to fingers caused by holes and openings in all types of furniture.

flagSustained report #2

Canadian office furniture manufacturer Keilhauer releases its second annual Corporate Sustainability Report.

flagPatio plastic

CBC reports on a Nova Scotia company making patio furniture from local recycled plastics.

flagFrench flair

VIA gallery (promoter of French furniture design) catalogues 13 projects and seven designers from its Speed Dating exhibition.

flagStacks up

Wikipedia explains the development of David Rowland's 1964 iconic 40/4 chair (stacks up to 40 chairs).

flagMaterials matter

The University of Mainz Design, Germany, developed curriculum that explores the application of various materials and processes to furniture and interior design.

flagMigration matters

The blog forum Design for Migration supports projects that generate debate, facilitate social integration and connect creative people with the same concerns.

flag flagDanish design

Vitra Design Museum exhibits Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern at its gallery in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

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