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Oscar Niemeyer dies; famed Brazilian architect was 104

Oscar Niemeyer dies; famed Brazilian architect was 104 | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Oscar Niemeyer, widely regarded as the foremost Latin American architect of the last century, brought a daring and dramatic approach to public-works design through his glass cathedrals, cantilevered roofs and ovular-shaped buildings.

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Exhibition “ECAL Delirious Home” is the winner of MILANO DESIGN AWARD 2014

Exhibition “ECAL Delirious Home” is the winner of MILANO DESIGN AWARD 2014 | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

The exhibition features a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the “smart home”. They were made by Bachelor students in Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design at the ECAL. A project directed by Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel.

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http://www.designweekfestival.com/milano-design-award

 

http://www.ecal.ch/en/2250/news-press/awards/ecal-won-the-award-for-the-best-exhibition-in-milan-

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YOY brings "humour to a room" with light that projects its shade

YOY brings "humour to a room" with light that projects its shade | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Japanese design studio YOY presented a light that projects its shade onto a wall and a rug that doubles as a chair in Milan this week.

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Michael Craig-Martin: Objects of our Time at Alan Cristea Gallery

Michael Craig-Martin: Objects of our Time at Alan Cristea Gallery | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Is a glass of water just a glass of water? Consider it for a fraction of a second and suddenly the glass of water carries a lot of Kosuthian baggage—the mind attaches a label to it, compares it to an ideal, then judges its function, and its value changes. Deconstruct the contextual outcome of that mental layering, and the glass of water not only offers multiple meanings but could become something else entirely. If you’re the seminal artist Michael Craig-Martin, that glass of water is an oak tree.

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TOP of milan design week 2014

TOP of milan design week 2014 | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

designboom's favorite TOP new furniture pieces, must-see newcomers, highlights of rare creative freedom in interior installations, ...

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ECAL & Camper present the film "Training"

ECAL & Camper present the film "Training" | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

For the Milan International Furniture Fair 2014, Camper, the Majorcan shoe brand, and the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne presented an exceptional multidisciplinary project at the Arlecchino Cinema. Students of the Master Product Design made a shop, under the supervision of Bethan Laura Wood, which was used as the set for “Training”, a short film directed by Jan Czarlewski, a graduate of the ECAL Bachelor Cinema.

The projection of this fiction film was accompanied by a documentary by Arthur Touchais, who is also a graduate of the Bachelor Cinema. All communication materials for this event (graphic design and photography) have been undertaken by former students of ECAL.

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Wearable headpiece monitors sensory responses to digital content

Wearable headpiece monitors sensory responses to digital content | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

A wearable 3D-printed device monitors breathing and pupil size to record and measure what content you find most interesting online.

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bina baitel studio + luce couillet fold inflatable soufflet pillow

bina baitel studio + luce couillet fold inflatable soufflet pillow | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

the inflatable soufflet pillow by paris-based bina baitel studio in collaboration with textile designer luce couillet is a remote-controlled booster seat.

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Sarah Lucas debuts furniture line in Milan

Sarah Lucas debuts furniture line in Milan | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Artist says the materials used are "meaningful" and the furniture is "surprisingly stylish".

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Marcel Wanders interview at the Moooi exhibition in Milan 2014

Marcel Wanders interview at the Moooi exhibition in Milan 2014 | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

The proliferation of computer renderings and prototypes on sites like Dezeen is making real products "look extremely boring," according to Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.

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ECAL "Delirious Home"

A home full with extraordinary objects for ordinary life. A playful interpretation of the “smart home” concept by ECAL Bachelor Industrial Design and Media & Interaction Design students. Curated by Alain Bellet and Chris Kabel.

Presented on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014 in Milan. 
Cocktail: Tuesday 8 April 2014, 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

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Detailed programme: http://www.ecal.ch/fr/2235/evenements/expositions/ecal-milano-2014

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takt project presents 3 pring product a DIY kit of 3D printed components

takt project presents 3 pring product a DIY kit of 3D printed components | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

japanese studio takt project has come up with '3-pring product', a DIY proposal that enables users to change the usage of each piece.

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Canada launches architecture prize to rival Pritzker

Canada launches architecture prize to rival Pritzker | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada launches $100,000 architecture prize to rival Pritzker and Stirling Prizes, which will be awarded every two years.

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Apto - How it works

Created in 2013, Apto is an original and innovative brand for elegant and intelligent accessories. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement of the 20’s, these products are characterized by its clean lines and details. Exclusively handcrafted in a region called Vendée (France), which has a long tradition of french know-how in the manufacture of leather goods, these items mix colours and materials in an exquisite way

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Plastic bottles woven with wicker form Chimbarongo light for PET Lamps

Plastic bottles woven with wicker form Chimbarongo light for PET Lamps | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Alvaro Catalan de Ocon's PET Lamps project has created a range of wicker lamp shades woven with old plastic bottles by artisans in Chile.

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Pocket-sized printer creates documents by rolling across pages

Pocket-sized printer creates documents by rolling across pages | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

This teardrop shaped portable Mini Mobile printer from Israeli studio Zuta Labs wirelessly prints documents from tablets, smartphones or PCs.

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35 Clever Parenting Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know

35 Clever Parenting Ideas Every Parent Needs To Know | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

These brilliantly simple ideas will make your life much easier. Get ready to have some fun.

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Louvre to Reopen Decorative Arts Galleries

Louvre to Reopen Decorative Arts Galleries | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Paris's Louvre museum is set to reopen its long-closed decorative arts galleries following a multi-million dollar renovation.

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ECAL Milano 2014: «Avant-garde Retro» with Cassina

ECAL Milano 2014: «Avant-garde Retro» with Cassina | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

During the Milan International Furniture Fair from 8 to 13 April 2014, Cassina presents a selection of projects by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne at its showroom in via Durini 16. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Maralunga sofa, designed for the Italian brand by Vico Magistretti, the students from the Master Product Design programme have developed new sofa projects based on this icon’s chassis. The project was directed by Alexis Georgacopoulos and Tomas Kral.

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Could you live with Studio Job's wallpaper designs?

Could you live with Studio Job's wallpaper designs? | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

The Belgian duo's new Archive Wallpapers collection for Dutch brand NLXL go "beyond styling".

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quetzalcoatl fotografico photo exhibition in mexico city

quetzalcoatl fotografico photo exhibition in mexico city | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

quetzalcóatl fotográfico (QF) is a traveling photographic exhibition designed for public spaces.

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TOG's customisable furniture means "no more trends" - Philippe Starck

TOG's customisable furniture means "no more trends" - Philippe Starck | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

French designer Starck told Dezeen that he wants to do away with trends in favour of allowing consumers to create bespoke pieces, but still at an affordable price.

"The only way to see life is no more trends," Starck said at the TOG launch in Milan last night. "The only trend that is acceptable is freedom, freedom to be different, freedom to choose what you want."

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The Pinch community library in China turns a roof into a playground

The Pinch community library in China turns a roof into a playground | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Children can clamber onto the roof of this library in China, which architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere designed for an earthquake-damaged village.

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Algorithmic journalism machine generates free FOMO newspaper in Milan

Algorithmic journalism machine generates free FOMO newspaper in Milan | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Space Caviar will distribute a free publication generated by an algorithmic journalism machine that will trawl for content during Milan design week.

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sebastian aumer makes the eggo! stool directly from egg shells

sebastian aumer makes the eggo! stool directly from egg shells | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

german designer sebastian aumer has built 70% of the 'eggo!' stool using recycled pieces of egg shell.

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Watch: The Dying Craft Of Neon Signs

Watch: The Dying Craft Of Neon Signs | What's new in Industrial Design? | Scoop.it

Since the 1920s, the cities of the world have been given light and life at night by the flickering, almost phantasmagoric lettering of neon signs. As efficient LEDs replace glowing tubes full of neon gas, though, the art of the neon sign is dying out.

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