news+finds
updated September 16, 2017

flagBrooklyn exchange

Located in a 23,000 sq. ft. former Brooklyn warehouse, A/D/O offers its studios, design academy, gallery, restaurant, public space, fabrication lab and programs in support of "creative exchange" with designers.

flagStandards set

Download the 498-page 2012 student edition of Interior Graphic Standards, courtesy of John Wiley & Sons.

flagQ&A

North Carolina-based Sustainable Furnishings Council promotes a What's it made of? questionnaire professionals can use to ask suppliers about flame-retardant chemicals, fluorinated stain treatments, antimicrobials, vinyl and VOCs (including formaldehyde).

flagCradle creation

Fabricated from a single sheet of recycled polypropylene, the Plano Chair won the Cradle Product Design Challenge for Netherlands-based design studio Brandes en Meurs.

flag flagParnham in print

For this year's 40th anniversay of UK's Parnham College, founder John Makepeace published Beyond Parnham, a limited edition book that inspired whitestudiolo blog to interview Canadian Parnham graduates Thomas Klein and Robin Speke of Durham, Ontario-based Speke|Klein.

flagMorrison muses

Interviewed by Metropolis Magazine, British designer Jasper Morrison talks about his work for aluminum chair manufacturer Emco and his new book Hard Life.

flagPly presented

The Spectator reviews the Victoria and Albert museum's new exhibit, Plywood: Material of the Modern World. Until November 12.

flagMayors map

Skift blog reports how US city mayors plan to develop innovation districts to accelerate urban economic development and catalyze job growth.

flagVancouver makes

Online magazine The Tyee reports on Vancouver's "Space," a coworking studio for industrial designers.

flagJudd design

View furniture designed by American artist Donald Judd (1928 – 94) and manufactured by Lehni AG in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

flagU.S. Windsors

Architectural Digest magazine profiles Rhode Island-based O&G Studio, designers and manufacturers of modern Windsor chairs.

flagBauhaus online

The Harvard Art Museums provide access to an extensive images database of their Bauhaus furniture collection.

flagDreyfuss data

Chicago-based IA Collaborative initiated a kickstarter campaign to reprint Humanscale, an extensive collection of human factors data Henry Dreyfuss Associates developed in the 1970s.

flagIndaba interview

Design Indaba interviews London-based designer Yinka Ilori, who specializes in up-cycling vintage furniture.

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