news+finds
updated February 28, 2020

flagIn Memorium

Judson Beaumont, designer extraordinaire and founder of Vancouver's Straight Line Designs Inc., died at age of 59, leaving a legacy of fanciful furniture and camaraderie with the local design community.

flagFurniture fellowships

The non-profit organization Be Original Americas offers two six-week furniture design fellowships for US second-year and third-year undergrad students. Deadline: March 27.

flagMattress mayhem

The Guardian exposes how the recent surge in online mattress retailers worldwide adds to the problems of an already overloaded recycling industry.

flagHida handcraft

The Architect's Newspaper reviews the exhibit, Hida: A Woodwork Tradition in the Making, at LA's Japan House until April 12.

flag flagGray in USA

The Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, hosts Eileen Gray: An Architect-Designer in France, the first in-depth exhibition in the US to examine the total oeuvre of designer and architect.

flagFire and foam

The Guardian reports on the dangers to human health and the environment from toxic flame retardants in upholstery foams and textiles.

flagJudd opening

The first major US Donald Judd retrospective exhibition of his minimalist furniture opens at The Museum of Modern Art, March 01.

flag flagRTA routing

Ireland-based OVVO Technology recommends end-milling panels using the PantoRouter.

flagFrench facility

The Paris-based French Design Lab offers a flexible coworking space that inspires collaboration between designers, publishers, manufacturers and office specialists (translation by Microsoft Bing).

flagMöbelbeschläge

The website for German manufacturer Knapp GmbH lists a range of furniture hardware that may interest designers from other countries.

flagSeating sold

Canadian Interiors reports Keilhauer acquired Edmonton-based furniture manufacturer Division Twelve, which industrial designer Geof Lilge founded in 2017.

flagBench press

The UK's Architect's Journal gives a short list of entrants for Sitting Pretty, a public bench design contest LFA/NetworkRail sponsors.

flagModernism master

Metropolis magazine looks at the "still largely unknown" career of Begian-born architect Henry van de Velde.

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