news+finds
updated September 9, 2018

flagTop joints

Researchers at Poland's Poznan University suggest two new joints perform better than traditional threaded joints for attaching a wooden leg to a solid top or base.

flag flagPonti in Paris

Architect Magazine reports on the Musée des Arts Décoratifs exhibit that celebrates architecture and industrial design by Gio Ponti.

flagThree on form

A 24-page pdf essay by Ingrid Moortgat, University of Leuven, Belgium, explores the concept of "form follows function" through the work of Donald Judd, Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen.

flag flagLonger lasting

TresBohemes online magazine reviews the work of Czech industrial designer Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) and his influence on modernist, industrially manufactured furniture in Czechoslovakia.

flagJoints judged

For furniture frame construction this Czech University of Life Science study shows one-third thickness Festool Domino beech pins assembled with PVAc to be the best combination of joint dimension and adhesive.

flag flagRams researched

Independent filmmaker Gary Hustwit lists the US screenings of his new feature film about German design legend Dieter Rams.

flagLoaned to Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, exhibits work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh from the Hill House in Helensburgh, currently closed for renovations. Until Sept 23.

flagLonger lasting

Marie Hebrok at the National Institute for Consumer Research, Oslo, Norway, "explores why people get rid of furniture, and how this knowledge can be useful to designers who aim to design longer lasting furniture."

flagCreate, not theorize

Ted Hunter, retired professor of furniture design and construction at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, explains in his article for The Conversation that "Art and design schools must cultivate creators, not theorists."

flagSuggestions welcome

furniturelink welcomes submissions that address the issues of aesthetics, innovation, technology, sustainability and suitability for mass production.

flagBook pick

Jon Kolko, founder of Austin Center for Design, reflects on 15 years of design education in his book How I Teach.

flagFinnish award

Master cabinetmaker Antrei Hartikainen wins the 2018 Young Designer of the Year prize from Design Forum Finland.

flagHagerman highlights

Wallpaper* magazine reviews an exhibition of Spanish/Mexican designer and architect Oscar Hagerman at the Kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City.

flagPortland presents

Portland's Design Museum announces the winners of its international design challenge, Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant Cities.

flagD&T defended

The UK Design & Technology Association booklet shows how the K-12 curriculum "makes a unique and valuable contribution to the education and preparation for life for every child – at work or leisure."

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