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updated January 05, 2020

flagToronto themes

DesignTO, Canada's largest design week (January 17-26), releases its schedule of over 100 exhibitions and events.

flagAbout Andreu

Infurma highlights the winners of the 19th Andreu World International Furniture Design Contest.

flagPanel pending

Barcelona-based manufacturer Hontext provides (properties data) for its non-toxic cellulose-waste panel that Spanish designer Luis Eslava incorporates into her sidetable design.

flagRemembering Richard

The Guardian published an obituary for UK furniture designer Richard Snell, who died of a brain tumour at age 69 in October.

flagDanish design

The Danish Architecture Center publishes an extensive catalogue of mainly furniture to support its current exhibit Re-think, Re-use, Re-duce.

flagMighty made

Since 2001, Canada's Discovery channel produced over 1600 episodes of the How It's Made program.

flagLA latest

University of Southern California School of Architecture in Los Angeles showcases designs from the 2019 furniture design class.

flagBribery banned

The British Institute of Interior Design launches the national anti-bribery campaign Kick Out The Kick-Backs.

flagLasting leather

Using waste leather from the Wilson football factory in Ada, OH, Sustainable Composites LLC creates Enspire, a recycled composite sheet material with the look and feel of natural leather.

flagBest benchmark

UK's 2019 Wood Awards winners include Ian McChesney's oak bench manufactured by Benchmark Furniture Ltd.

flag flagNo waste willow

Iceland- and Netherlands-based designer Johanna Seelemann developed her Willow Project to investigate possible byproducts that result from boiling, burning, and distilling willow tree fibre.

flagCost control

The UK's Design Trust explains in seven stages how designer/makers can calculate their products' cost price.

flagChairs chosen

Canadian Interiors reports on EDITS, a new Vancouver-based direct-to-consumer (DTC) furniture company, which developed three innovative chair designs, prototyped in Montréal.

flagMaterials matter

Start-up companies with under 50 employees can enter designs for the World Materials Forum 2020 Start Up Challenge to make materials smarter, use less and/or last longer. Deadline: Feb 15.

flagWomen in design

It’s Nice That gives an overview of Charlotte Fiell's new book, Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel, and answers the question, "Why do we need a book about women in design?"

flagLA latest

University of Southern California School of Architecture in Los Angeles showcases designs from the 2019 furniture design class.

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