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updated March 14, 2019

flag flagPonti in Paris

Deezeen provides images of furniture from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) exhibition of Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti.

flagBook pick

Design as Attitude, a new book by London-based critic and journalist Alice Rawsthorn, draws inspiration from László Moholy-Nagy's writings on art and design.

flagBest banders

A buyers' guide from dds-online gives practical tips about edge banding machines. (Auto translated by Google.)

flagChicago choices

The Art Institute of Chicago's online database of images and reference materials include hundreds of furniture items.

flagCreative cement

Arch Daily reports on Swisspearl Group AG's light-weight fiber-cement furniture.

flagBetter bending

Published by Ottawa-based Lee Valley Tools, The Steam-Bending Instruction Booklet provides a comprehensive overview of the technology and shows how to use metal strapping with compression end stops to achieve small-radius bends.

flagWomen design

Core 77 blog profiles more than 30 women industrial designers.

flagProduction processes

The revised edition of Chris Lefteri's book Making It uses contemporary design as a vehicle to describe over 120 production processes.

flagLorenz legacy

Germany's Vitra Design Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, with a retrospective exhibition of entrepreneur and designer Anton Lorenz. Until May 19.

flagSeat series

Domus magazine reports on how a project by Madrid-based design studio Oficina Penadés recycles oak barrels into a series of 3,060 different "seat objects."

flagBrooklyn's best

The 2019 Brooklyn Design Show features furniture, lighting, acccessories and technology at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. May 10–12.

flagDesign for Spain

The 2019 Andreu International Design Award brief requests a seat and/or table to meet the Spanish company's technical parameters. Deadline: November 29.

flagFurniture fellowships

The non-profit organization Be Original Americas offers two six-week furniture design fellowships for second-year and third-year undergrad students.

flagTenons tested

Prague's Czech University of Life Sciences researched tenons produced by a Dominio joiner to determine optimal joint stiffness.

flagCanada competes

Toronto's Design Exchange publishes details of its Emerging Designer competition for Canadians 18 to 35 years old. Deadline March 30.

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