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11 19An exhibition-lab of Human Cities_Challenging the city scale will travel around the main European Design festivals in the partner cities. First step: Milan for the Design Week (12th -17th April 2016)

Human Cities_Challenging the city scale is a European project supported by the Creative Europe /Culture program. Led by the Cité du design Saint-Etienne for 4 years (2014-2018), it explores the transformations of the city scale and the co-creation of the city.

IDZ UX Design Awards

Published in Exhibitions
4 September 2015

22 15IDZ UX Design Awards – Save the date: Award Nominee exhibition

International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) share details of their UX Design Awards exhibition and award ceremony in Berlin this September.

20 15The exhibition of winners and nominees of Federal German Ecodesign Award will be shown at the Federal Environment Ministry in Berlin from July 1 to 19, 2015.

Exhibits on display include innovative transport systems, energy saving and repairable electronic products, sustainable fashion, as well as online games raising awareness about efficient use of resources.

Enduring, not ultimate form

Published in Exhibitions
29 June 2015

12 14"Enduring, not ultimate form": 60 years of design history, from "Industrieform" to Red Dot

What began sixty years ago as a "Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products" has now become the world's largest presentation of contemporary design, presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. Between 29 June and 23 August 2015, the exhibition will show current and historical exhibits, reconstruct highlights from past presentations, and document the eyewitness accounts alongside posters and photographs from 60 years of design history.

19 15»Angewandt & Alltäglich« (Applied & All Apparent) Contemporary Design from Austria

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb, designaustria has curated an exhibition presenting innovative contemporary product design from Austria at the Klovicevi Dvori Gallery.

25 14Belgrade Design Week presents Brand New World Milano 2015 @ Dušan

For their Brand New World exhibition in Milan, Belgrade Design Week focus on Designers-Makers-Entrepreneurs.

13 13Design Discourse: Austria – South Africa, 30 Jan – 8 March 2015

How can Austrian designers benefit from South Africa and how can Austria inspire the South African design scene? The design duo chmara.rosinke have curated an exhibition that was first presented in Cape Town, the »2014 World Design Capital«, in November 2014 and which will now be on display at the designforum Wien.

Best of Belgian Design

Published in Exhibitions
28 October 2014

Best of Belgian DesignLight & Shape: Best of Belgian Design - exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From the ultra-light luggage collection to the well-shaped luminaire: On show is a selection of elaborate products which document the design knowhow of Belgian designers and manufacturers. All of the exhibits received the renowned Red Dot Award in one of the world’s largest design competitions.

German Federal Ecodesign Award

Published in Exhibitions
24 October 2014

German Federal Ecodesign Award Exhibition of Nominees and Winners for 2013

The travelling exhibition of German Federal Ecodesign Award "Bundespreis Ecodesign" presents the competition winners and nominees for 2013: from new mobility and energy concepts to recyclable fashion to hybrid wood construction systems. The next edition will take place at Designers’ Open in Leipzig from October 24 to 26.

Commissioned by the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency, the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), has developed the competition and has hosted the annual Federal Ecodesign Award since 2012. The Award emphasizes the environmental impact of design and honours innovative and sustainable design solutions.

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Formosa Forms“Formosa Forms”: the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents exhibition on Taiwanese design trends

Sculptural lamps, high-performance notebooks and elaborate bicycles: With well-designed products from diverse areas of life, Taiwan ranks among the world market leaders in the design sector. With the special exhibition “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents selected designs from Taiwan from 1 October until 2 November 2014.

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