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updated October 2, 2019

flagTube transformed

Architectural Digest reviews the exhibition Columbus Continuum: One Hundred Years of Tubular Steel Legacy at Milan's Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea.

flagCFS closes

The Quebec Furniture Manufacturers' Association cancels the Canadian Furniture Show (CFS) after producing it for almost 50 years.

flagMorris influence

Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London, explores Morris's influence on the Bauhaus Opens: October 19.

flagCentre seat upgrade

Wired Magazine describes designer Molon Labe's newly certified three-row aircraft seat configuration.

flagNo tip

The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) expects to publish a revised voluntary tip-over standard for clothing storage units 27 inches and higher.

flagFinnish award

Finland's Fennia Prize 20 rewards companies and organizations that use design strategically in their business operations. Deadline: October 14.

flagStrong for big

Slovakias's Technical University in Zvolen documents increased frame section dimensions needed for laminated chairs to accommodate higher load factors because of the general population's rising obesity.

flagFrench flair

The VIA Gallery in Paris hosts Incubateur French Design an exhibit of work from 12 designers working in collaboration with selected manufacturers. Until November 22.

flagOffshore options

The University of Chicago's Stigler Center blog describes how multinational corporations contributed to the decline of US manufacturing by offshoring their production.

flagIsokon acquired

Dezeen reports British furniture manufacturer Very Good & Proper acquired plywood furniture specialist Isokon Plus to consolidate production in Walthamstow, east London.

flagBauhaus in Britain

Sponsored by London's RIBA Gallery, Beyond Bauhaus — Modernism in Britain 1933–66 shows how the Bauhaus movement influenced British modernist architecture.

flagCNC studies

Researchers at Purdue University publish this academic study on interlocking CNC-machined joints' load carrying capacity.

flagChinese design

Contemporary Chinese Furniture Design: A New Wave of Creativity, by Charlotte Fiell and Zheng Qu, claims to be the first book to document the work of leading Chinese furniture designers and design studios.

flagCollection closes

Canadian writer and V&A senior curator Brendan Cormier laments the closure of The Design Exchange's permanent collection in Toronto.

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