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From discarded denim to designer chairs

Design studio PLANQ based in Amsterdam, design and manufacture furniture from textile leftovers and renewable materials. Three entrepreneurial designers Joris Kortenhorst, and Anton and Dennis Teeuw call their range of chairs and tables, Rezign.

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Celebrating designer and architect Jørn Utzon

To celebrate 100 years since architect Jørn Utzon’s birth and Utzon’s global legacy, four renowned Danish architects will speak at the Sydney Opera House on 14 October at UTZON 100: NEXT GENERATION. The Sydney Opera House and the Utzon Center Denmark are presenting the event as part of the Opera House’s forty-five year celebrations.

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Tiny homes raise funds for homeless youth

Social enterprise Nestd is selling tiny homes for backyards into the private market. An initiative of youth homelessness prevention organisation, Kids Under Cover, Nestd tiny homes are available to the public and come backed by thirty years of building experience and know-how. All profits go to the Kids Under Cover charity organisation.

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Getting out of the comfort zone

Stimulating creativity by limitation, Don’t/Do This, is a game for creative people. Designed as an experimental thought game, boundaries within the game push creative thinkers into new and different directions. When you play Don’t/Do This you end up with unexpected ideas.

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The Planet workspace for one or two

A quiet cocoon that’s soft and cosy inside, The Planet 2.0 is made for two people. Designed and distributed by Ukrainian designers and manufacturers MZPA [mazepa], the new Planet for Two is an extension of The Planet designed for one, launched in September last year at Paris Design Week.

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Made in Denmark - Design Since 1900

Hundreds of Danish Design objects from the Grassimuseum of Applied Arts collection in Leipzig, Germany are featuring in an exhibition that runs until 7 October this year. The supporting publication, Made in Denmark - Design Since 1900 is a book for lovers of Danish design and Danish design history.

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FixIts eco-friendly fixing sticks

FixIts are mouldable fixing sticks for mending broken products. Designed to be kept in the kitchen drawer for fixing everything from cables to cups. They help to reduce waste by reviving and extending the life of everyday objects. The FixIts material is reusable, remouldable, machinable and compostable.

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Mumm champagne set for take-off in space

Design agency, Spade and Maison Mumm have created a champagne bottle for space travel. The Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar bottle and champagne glass concept is set to make a zero-gravity champagne experience possible in the near future.

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Industrial Design in the Modern Age

Industrial Design in the Modern Age, by Penny Sparke, published by Rizzoli Electa, New York, addresses how products have become both symbols of modern life and harbingers of the future. A major work about industrial design, it covers the design, mass production and consumption of everyday objects in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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