Belinda Stening

Belinda Stening

publisher and managing editor - editor@curvelive.com

Curvelive.com features the Curve archives and independent articles about design. Belinda founded Curve in 2001 as a print magazine and a suite of apps. Belinda has a background in industrial design, with many years of experience in industrial design consulting, design journalism and publishing. She has been a guest juror for numerous design awards programs in the USA (IDEA), Europe (Red Dot) and Australia (Good Design Awards).

Articles by Belinda Stening

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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Creative State Summit

A new annual summit supporting creativity in all its forms in the state of Victoria, launches on 29-30 June. The State of Victoria, sees creativity as the source of radical new ideas in Australia.

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How to Research Trends

Trend researcher and academic Els Dragt shares her trend research expertise in her new book, How to Research Trends, move beyond trendwatching to kickstart innovation.

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Joris Laarman Lab

Founded in 2004, by Joris Laarman and his filmmaker partner Anita Star, Joris Laarman Lab uses 3D printing and digital manufacturing to the extreme. Joris Laarman Lab’s team of engineers, programmers and craftspeople experiment with manufacturing processes that are innovative and on the edge of possibility.

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iF Social Impact Prize

iF's new Social Impact Prize is free to enter. Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public institutions and other organisations from all over the world are invited to take part free of charge. Social impact projects will be published free of charge in the iF World Design Guide. Entrants win a share in 50,000 Euro prize money.

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Biomechanics feeds 776BC Motion

Next-gen performance wear by 776BC in partnership with Victorian Institute of Sport and BAT Logic is set to change the way athletes and coaches train worldwide.

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Aeris airport seating

Aeris arrives - flexible, connected airport seating. A New York based industrial design team at Grimshaw architecture firm, have partnered with Italian furniture manufacturer Tecno to design Aeris, a comfortable, flexible airport seating system.

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World Design Medal launched by WDO

The World Design Organisation (WDO) has launched the World Design Medal. The award recognises and celebrates industrial designers who've made a significant contribution to the design profession.

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Sorting big data to design products

By using big data and data mining technologies a team of researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK have created a computer algorithm to detect product features that will work and fail.

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Fear and Love at New Design Museum

Eleven new installations by leading designers including OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman will be unveiled at the new Design Museum in Kensington opening exhibition.

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Change Ahead

BIS Publishers and author Carola Vershoor have released a new book titled Change Ahead – How research and design are transforming business strategy.

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This Public Space finalists

Three proposals for a landscape architecture student design competition include plans to create inner-city wetlands, activity precincts in an industrial area and disaster ‘resilient’ social parks.

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Design Open Call from Taipei

The Taiwan Design Center is calling for international design collaborators to partner with Taipei-based design groups to create innovative solutions to Taipei City’s urban problems.

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Design stories from Helsinki

Helsinki is a city in design transition. Designstoriesfromhelsinki.fi is a new web publication that presents stories about eight design initiatives in Helsinki.

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Smart flexibility exhibition at RMIT

In collaboration with Barcelona’s materials centre, Materfad, RMIT University’s Design Research Institute is hosting Smart Flexibility: Advanced Materials and Technologies.

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Grappa by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Swedish architecture and design firm, Claesson Koivisto Rune, has designed Grappa – a modular chandelier in Murano glass – for manufacturer Wonderglass.

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Renault KWID

Renault unveils its first concept car outside Europe specifically designed to appeal to young customers in the Indian market.

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Muffin Family

Stone Designs creates the Muffin Family of tables and stools – inspired by Scandinavian design for Japanese company +d

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Simulation 360

Simulation 360

With more designers and engineers needing to develop and test products at an exponential rate, the move towards using cloud-based services is inevitable.

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Vaska laundry liquid bottle design

Vaska laundry liquid bottle design

Green laundry detergent company, Vaska recently teamed up with San Francisco based design group, Studio Backs, to create this refreshing range of laundry detergent bottles.

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Vida water vessel

Vida water vessel

The Vida bottle is KOR Water’s latest tribute to water and its importance to life. A part of KOR’s mission to protect and celebrate water as a precious commodity.

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