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Bamboo and carbon fibre can be used together to build earthquake-proof architecture, says Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose Bamboo Ring is installed at the V&A for London Design Festival. Kuma has combined the two materials to create an installation in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A for this year’s London Design Festival. Called Bamboo
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The resignation of Joichi Ito for accepting donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a wave of departures, protests and torn-up sponsorship deals dubbed “toxic philanthropy”. His departure follows similar storms at the Design Museum, the Serpentine Galleries and the Whitney Museum. Ito stepped down this weekend following revelations that he had covered
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Dezeen promotion: SilentLab will be showcasing its range of self-contained private workspaces at this year’s London Design Fair. Described as a “revolution in the work environment”, the collection of enclosed workspaces can be installed in any office to create acoustically separated individual desk spaces or meeting rooms. “People in today’s workplaces struggle with excess noise and a
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Architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo studio Klein Dytham Architecture will host a special edition of their rapid-fire presentation format PechaKucha at Dezeen Day, and are calling for designers with world-improving ideas to pitch for slots in the lineup. There will be between six and 10 slots at the session, and Dezeen readers
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We’ve been inundated with requests for student tickets for Dezeen Day on 30 October, so we’ve released 25 half-price tickets for the conference. Student tickets cost just £125 (plus VAT) and are on sale now. See below or visit our Eventbrite page. Dezeen Day, which aims to set the agenda for global architecture and design,
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Tel Aviv based designer Yuval Tzur has created Spritz, a pendant light with a simple geometric shape. The lights have been named after the technique that’s used to apply a plaster mixture to homes and buildings, both interior and exterior. The colorful textured effect on the pendant lights is created using the same technique, and […]
Paint brand Dulux has selected a cool-tone shade of green as it’s Colour of the Year for 2020, which is meant to offer an antidote to an “increasingly disconnected” modern society. Dulux says that Tranquil Dawn “embodies the nation’s mood on the approach of a new decade”. “It reflects a growing desire to understand what
British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert will speak at the Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October. Hubert, founder of creative agency Layer, will speak about how he grew his business as part of the discussion about entrepreneurialism in architecture and design. Hubert studied industrial design and technology at Loughborough University, graduating in 2006. After
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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg will give a keynote lecture at Dezeen Day in London on 30 October. The British multidisciplinary artist’s work explores how design can help create a better world by harnessing emerging technologies and science disciplines. She is particularly known for her work in synthetic biology – a new branch of science that involves
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