Observeur du Design 2014
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris
23 March 2014
In Paris, or more precisely, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the Observeur du Design 2014 is currently underway, initiated by the Agence pour la Promotion de la Création Industrielle.
form N° 252.Design Education
In the new issue of form we to turn our attention to the places where designers are trained. We use current examples from the Netherlands, Britain, China and India to look at the relationship between the training of creatives and their actual working conditions.
Domaine de Boisbuchet25.06.2017 – 23.09.2017
Manifestations in Design.Call for Papers
10 – 12 April 2014
How are the objects – models, sketches, diagrams and notations – created during the design process perceived? Lecturers in the disciplines of design, architecture and engineering will meet at the Faculty of Architecture in Aachen to discuss this topic.
form Editorial Internship
form editorial department seeks an intern (m/f). Throughout your internship you will be integrated in the editorial department of our specialist journal and required to write articles in various subject areas. You will also have the opportunity to publish some substantial articles of your own. Further, managing form.de will be one of your tasks. The duration of the internship is 6 months and is a paid position. You will be based in Frankfurt am Main.
#qved 2014.Editorial Design Conference Munich
Alte Kongresshalle, Munich
28 February – 2 March 2014
Quo Vadis, Editorial Design? Designers, journalists and publishers will report on their current work at #qved 2014. They will also look at successful and unsuccessful projects and show samples by others that excite them.
Future of Money Design Award
Deadline: 10 February 2014
The FOM award is directed at creative practitioners and challenges them to imagine a future where identity has become the new currency. Utopian, as well as dystopian visions for such a monetary future are encouraged, and the award explores the social impact of this technological trend.
14 – 15 February 2014
The Architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler are known for their highly innovative ventures into the world of robotics and digital fabrication as it applies to the built environment.
From Here to Somewhere
28 February 2014
The versatility and reach of the discipline of design can currently be seen in Portugal’s second city, Porto. The “From Here to Somewhere” project is part of the EXD13 biennale and organised by ExperimentaDesign in the public arrivals area of Porto airport.
The Kramer Principle.Design for Variable Use
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, [Museum of Applied Art], Frankfurt
6 February – 7 September 2014
Ferdinand Kramer is considered to be one of the most prominent architects and designers of German modern design. Long before companies such as IKEA came into existence, he created flexible self-built furniture, modular furniture systems and “knock-down” tables and wardrobes. Everything was designed in view of the changing living conditions of the 20th century.
Japanese Poster Artists. Cherry Blossoms and Asceticism
Museum of Design, Zurich
12 February – 25 May 2014
Shortly, there will be 300 Japanese posters on display in Zurich. As part of the celebrations marking the 150-year-old diplomatic relationship between Japan and Switzerland, the exhibition will provide a view of the 60 years of poster history of this East Asian state.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
30 April 2014
The FIT Museum is the only museum in New York dedicated to fashion. It is currently staging the Trend-ology exhibition, organised by Emma McClendon and Ariele Elia, which is showcasing trends in fashion over the past 250 years.
Tell Me Something
Jessica Edwards (ed.)
Tell Me Something
Advice from Documentary Filmmakers
All you need to make a film, says Martin Scorsese, is not to be scared – of anyone or anything. Jessica Edwards, herself a filmmaker, asked sixty documentary filmmakers for advice. In “Tell Me Something”, each of these filmmakers in turn is presented alongside a photo, a statement and a small selection of their work.
4–5 February 2014
As early as the 1960s, the Austro-American designer and design philosopher, Victor Papanek (1923–1998) called for a social design that “met people’s true needs”. He pleaded for sustainable and participatory practice in design. Fifty years later, this desire is more relevant than ever before. This year’s Weißenhof symposium is tackling the subject.
:output award 17
– 15 March 2014
The :output foundation – an international platform for young architects and designers – is inviting students from various design disciplines to submit their projects and final assignments to be considered for the 17th :output award. For the first time the form Design Magazine will announce an audience award.
Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland
Bern University of the Arts
27 February 2014
When the Swiss art and design universities were established this triggered a shift within graphic design. On the one hand more academic and scientific projects were developed, on the other hand there were still gaps in the structures of academic training, discussions and exchange. On 27 February a symposium will take place at the Bern University of the Arts whose aim is to promote discussions about the theoretical and methodical approaches in historical research within Swiss graphic design.
Le Lieu du Design, Paris
5 February - 1 March 2014
Most living rooms have a television. And a device to control it. Sixty years after the development of the first remote control (Lazy Bones), students of four design universities have concerned themselves with reinterpreting the product.
Lucius Burckhardt.Convention 2014
17 May 2014, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lucius and Annemarie Burckhardt are considered to be the pioneers of “strollology”. A one-day symposium will be taking place in Kassel at the Lucius Burckhardt Convention 2014 that is dedicated to the life and work of the Swiss sociologist and his wife.
Korea Design Berlin. From the Republic of Korea to Germany
Korean Cultural Centre, Berlin
6 February 2014
The latest exhibition, Korea Design Berlin, staged by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) which was founded by the Korean government in 1970 with the aim of promoting the country’s design industry, will showcase current product design trends in the Korean market.
German Federal Ecodesign Award.Call for applications
–14 April 2014
Since 2012, the German Federal Ecodesign Award has been offered annually by the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency for recognition for work in the areas of products, service, design and youth. This year the competition will be run under the theme of “Green innovation makes progress”. Entrepreneurs, designers and students are once again encouraged to submit products and concepts that have an ecological, environmentally protecting aspect to them and at the same time have an impressive design quality.
Objects and the Factory
Last Sunday the International Furniture Fair (IMM) held in Cologne ended. We were not only represented at the IMM with a stand in Hall 2.2 but we also had a look around at the latest trends - ranging from Louis Campbell’s walk-in presentation of the house – interior design on Stage to the winners of the Interior Innovation Award 2014, to the platform for young design, Pure One.
German Design Award. Prize-giving
Sensing Spaces.Architecture Reimagined
Royal Academy of Art, London
25 January – 6 April 2014
Architecture is everywhere. And yet it’s effects often go unnoticed. The curator of the Royal Academy of Art, Kate Goodwin, has examined the question of the extent to which the spaces that surround us every day influence our well-being. Seven international architects and architectural practices bring new interpretations of the design discipline and present these in installations in the Academy’s main gallery.
Gesellschaft spielen.And: The Image of the Pigeon
23 January 2014, 7 p.m.
On 23 January, two events will be taking place at UdK Berlin at the same time. In the foyer of Eisenufer 43, the exhibition and event series “Gesellschaft spielen: Das Spiel als Methode” has opened, while in the display showcase, also at Eisenufer 43, there is an installation dedicated to the pigeon post and the desire for data security and informational self-determination.
How Do You Do Biodesign
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
23 January 2014, 7-11 p.m.
In the area of biodesign, we approach design from the point of view of biological principles. Science is making great strides in this area at the moment. However, this new knowledge is reaching very few product designers, architects and town planners - who could benefit hugely from it. In the How Do You Do event format, biologists, artists, designers, architects, town planners and fashion designers will share their knowledge about and experience of biodesign.
Roger Humbert.Concrete Photography
Rappaz Museum Basel
12 January – 27 February 2014
The Basel Rappaz Museum describes Roger Humbert as a “pioneer of concrete photography” and, in addition to his early photographic work, is now exhibiting his digital images and images taken since 1990. In his work, Humbert concentrates on the photographic process itself and uses light primarily as a photographic stylistic device.
Matthias Hoch.Silver Tower
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg
21 January – 23 March 2014
In his project “Silver Tower”, the photographer Matthias Hoch depicts a previously unknown view of the Dresdner Bank skyscraper that, at 166 metres, was the highest building in Germany in 1978. The artist’s photographs now being exhibited in Magdeburg document the traces left behind by the removal of the Silver Tower in 2009.
About seven years ago, Christian Schwartz from Commercial Type was intrigued by an experiment that seemed to be well-known amongst musicians. While playing songs from memory, they detect a special colouring to the music - their “signature” flows with and into it. Schwartz transferred this experiment to his line of work: font development.
Business Design Centre, Islington
15–19 January 2014
As part of the 26th London Art Fair the guest curators of this year’s Photo50 exhibition are once again set to present 50 works by selected artists. The fair is a major event in the UK’s modern and contemporary art calendar. With the title “Immaterial Matter,” Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein, directors of the London gallery Edel Assanti, will exhibit photographic works by a total of seven artists.
In The Making
Design Museum, London
22 January – 4 May 2014
The new exhibition at the London Design Museum, curated by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the London-based industrial design studio barberosgerby, is devoted to the beauty of products in mid-manufacture. In order to display this, they have assembled a selection of things like cricket bats, felt hats, shoes, boots, light bulbs, marbles, pipes, pencils, coins and horns.
Mia Seeger Prize 2014.Announcement
Closing date: 14 March 2014
The prize which is named after Design expert and consultant Mia Seeger (1903–1991) was launched to support young designers who, in her words, endeavoured to create “useable, thoughtful designs”. Submissions for the 2014 prize are now eagerly awaited from students and graduates.
Design Plus Award 2014
7 – 11. February 2014
The year 2014 will also begin with an update on good design. At a special exhibition from 7 to 11 February 2014 at Ambiente in Frankfurt, the world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, outstanding products will be presented with the Design Plus Award.
FHK Henrion.A centenary celebration
Bridewell Hall. St Bride Foundation, London
15 January 2014, 7pm
This year we would have been British graphic designer ‘s FHK Henrion hundredth birthday. Henrion is known primarily for his work as a poster artist and trailblazer in the field of corporate identity. To mark the occasion, the publishing house Unit Editions is holding an evening event to celebrate the life and work of the German-born designer.
25. InternationalerBFF-Förderpreis & Reinhart-Wolf-Preis
Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
– 9th February 2014
On the 10th January, the winners of the International BFF Promotion Prize & Reinhart Wolf Prize were announced in Stuttgart. The award includes prize money amounting to €12,500 for the best final degree project work in the field of photography. Further, the most outstanding piece of work which is judged "best of the best" in the competition, is also singled out for an additional award, namely the Reinhart Wolf Prize. This includes a year’s free loan for a Leica M9 camera.
I am Swed(ish)
Swedish Photography, Berlin
17th to 26th January 2014
To coincide with Berlin’s Fashion Week, there will be an exhibition on the 16th January starting at 6 pm featuring the collaborative efforts of two Stockholm art schools. Although this is the second time that the Tillskärarakedemi fashion design academy and the Kulturama school of photography have worked together, it is the first time the fruits of their cooperation have been presented to the public.
Ready to Print.Art and Advertising at Wolfensberger
Swiss National Museum Zurich
- 28 February 2014
Up until the end of February the Swiss National Museum is honouring the family-run Wolfensberger company. Founded in 1902, the company housed a state-of-the-art lithographic printing works, an associated art salon and a sales gallery. The exhibition demonstrates how the areas of graphics and art merge; areas of work which were carried out on the company’s premises for over a hundred years.
Radiant. Antje Hanebeck
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
14 January – 29 March 2014
The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar, in collaboration with East Wing, is presenting the exhibition “Radiant”, a new international platform for contemporary photography. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the museum the artist Antje Hanebeck is showing wonderful heliogravures, – a 19th century technique for reproducing photographs on copperplates.
22nd February – 2nd March 2014
It is almost that time again: Design Week, Germany’s biggest design event, is about to open its doors in the Bavarian capital. Over a period of nine days, professional designers, new comers, representatives of the business sector and interested guests will meet to exchange creative ideas and opinions in numerous conferences and workshops in and around Munich.
Pauluskirche am Campus Haspel, Wuppertal
7 February 2014
Building associations are joint ventures by several people who want to redevelop owner-occupied districts or rebuild existing neighbourhoods. A symposium organised by the Bergische Universität Wuppertal will be discussing the motivation, the conditions and the potential with which they do this.
Behind the Mask.Andy Gotts portraits for BAFTA