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Shedding some light

Shedding some light

Retro high tech. Most new lights presented at the latest Euroluce show in Milan can easily fit under this dual umbrella.

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Through the looking glass

Through the looking glass

Google Glass, the first wearable computing device conceived for mass production, will not hit the high street for a while.

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Designs of the Year

Designs of the Year

London’s Design Museum Designs of the Year shortlists an impressive line-up of international talent.

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Celebrating genius design

Celebrating genius design

The final judging of the 18th BraunPrize was held at the BraunPrize Forum in Kronberg at Braun headquarters in Germany late last month.

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Stockholm’s svelte week of design

Stockholm’s svelte week of design

It’s a known fact that Northern Europe is a very well organised place. Sweden is no exception. The feeling that one has when arriving in Stockholm – which every February features an International Furniture Fair and Design Week – is always of astonishment: nothing is out of place. Not in a nerdy, overly controlled way, but, rather, in a very human, playful and liberating sense.

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Design for 2050

Design for 2050

Shaping a design agenda for the year 2050 is a tall order. Some of the world’s leading lights in design, architecture and creative thinking rose to the challenge at the Icsid Congress, held in Singapore late last year, to propose what life may be like in 2050 and how design will play an integral role in this life: by supporting the planet and the way humans, plants and animals will live.

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Connecting up at the congress

Connecting up at the congress

Held in late October last year, Connecting’07 was an incredibly frenetic and fruitful gathering of industrial designers from around the globe. The overall aim of the organisers, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) to connect people, ideas and to inspire, was achieved well beyond expectations.

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Fame and fortune

Ten Australian manufacturers from the state of Victoria were inducted into the 2007 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame by Theo Theophanous, Minister for Industry and State Development, in May.

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