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Explore New Workplace Solutions at Neocon 2016, Improv Techniques for Design Thinking and Ove Arup's Philosophy of Total Design

Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.

Monday

The leading interior design tradeshow for the workplace Neocon 2016 opens up in Chicago today, showcasing a variety of new solutions for today's fluid office environments. We are looking forward to the debut of David Rockwell's new furniture collection with Knoll (pictured above), Rockwell Unscripted, composed of eclectic, modular and movable elements that can be used to create both communal work spaces and quiet retreats. 

Chicago, IL. On view through June 15, 2016. 

Tuesday

Flex your creative muscles with a workshop on improv for design thinking, where you'll be introduced to basic improv techniques to help you loosen up and find opportunity even in unlikely places. Because as Einstein once said, "we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

New York, NY. June 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM. 

Wednesday

Since the Industrial Revolution, advances in steel and metal technologies have pushed the potential of architecture in exciting directions. Join the Center for Architecture in this panel discussion exploring transformations in metal, connecting historical precedents with the technological and poetic aspects of the material. 

New York, NY. June 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM. 

Thursday

Head to the Museum of Arts and Design for a double film screening of Harry Bertoia's Sculpture—a mesmerizing visual feast exploring the artist's abstract sculptures—and Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter—exploring how the infamous duo's exploratory oeuvre created a new aesthetic approach for our digital era.  

New York, NY. June 16, 2016 at 7 PM. 

Friday

Design Miami/ kicks off this week alongside Art Basel. The high-end design fair will feature a number of pavilions and special installations including a special presentation of works inspired by the theme of landscape.

Basel, Switzerland. On view through June 19, 2016. 

Saturday/Sunday

Engineering the World, the first major retrospective of influential structural engineer Ove Arup (1895-1988), opens at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Focusing on Arup's philosophy of total design, the exhibition features rare archival materials from projects such as the Sydney Opera House alongside recent prototypes and digital animations. 

London, UK. On view through November 6, 2016. 

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.

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Explore the Enduring Influence of Olivetti on Technology Design, a Future Vision for Aleppo, Syria and the Reasons Behind Our Impulse to Collect Objects

Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.

Monday

Inspired by artists like Giacometti and Gustav Klimt as well as primitive and tribal arts, Art Deco and Art Nouveau—Ingrid Donat has developed a signature style in her sculptural bronze furniture pieces. In her latest solo show Origins, Donat unveils six new works, including dressers, tables, a bench and a floor lamp.

London, UK. On view through July 22, 2016. 

Tuesday

Richard Woods, an artist best known for his woodblock-printed furniture and installations, presents 20 new woodblock tables in his latest show. The pieces are installed throughout the gallery in a sequential manner, as if narrating a story through their colorful prints. 

New York, NY. On view through August 19, 2016.

Wednesday

If you're in the London area, don't miss Olivetti: Beyond Form and Function before it closes it's doors next week. The exhibition showcases archival ephemera that tell the story of Olivetti's boom during the post-war industrial era, focusing on the development of their iconic designs and shift toward computer technologies. 

London, UK. On view through July 17, 2016. 

Thursday

Tucked away in a Tribeca alley are two of NYC's hidden gems, Mmuseumm 1 and 2. Housed inside an old freight elevator and a storefront-window, respectively, the two micro-museums showcase collections of eccentric design objects. Future Aleppo—currently on view at Mmuseumm 2—is a model of the Syrian city made by resident Mohammed Qutaish. Rather than seeing it as a war-zone, Qutaish looks to the future, imagining what his home town might look like with helipads, gardens, solar panels, rooftop pools, bridges and a train system. "I am building the Syria of tomorrow. I hope that one day these paper buildings will become real buildings," Qutaish says.

New York, NY. On view through June 30, 2016. 

Friday

Within our own homes, we're all curators. We are constantly collecting objects that speak to our identities and remind us of our experiences. But what lies behind this impulse and what does it say about us and our society? In High Esteem: A Guided Game of Curation is an interactive workshop that will explore these questions while taking participants on a guided tour of Studio Job's MAD HOUSE. 

New York, NY. July 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM.  

Saturday/Sunday

Opening this weekend in Socrates Sculpture Park, Folly 2016: Sticks is an immersive pavilion designed by NYC-based design studio Hou de Sousa in response to the Architecture League's annual design competition. The innovative space-frame structure is made using scrap materials found throughout the park. 

New York, NY. On view through August 30, 2016. 

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.


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This Week in Design: The Future of NYC, New Work by Dominic Wilcox, Contemporary Glassmaking and more

Happy Monday! Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.

Monday

A celebration of creativity

Last year, Dominic Wilcox hosted a series of invention workshops at local community groups and schools. The 500+ participants created wonderfully wacky reinterpretations of everyday objects, some of which were turned from concept to actual objects and will be on display in the Inventors! Exhibition alongside new work by Wilcox. Expect surprises!

United Kingdom - On view through January 30

Tuesday

An ancient art form made contemporary

Opening on January 19th at R&Company, a new exhibition of glass works by Jeff Zimmerman highlight the artist's evolving craft. In a variety of sculptural and functional works, he takes inspiration from natural processes like the movement of water or the formation of ice crystals. Viewers will be able to delve more deeply into his world through process drawing and sketches also on display.

New York, NY - On view through February 20

Wednesday

What will NYC look like in 10, 20, 30 years?

Some of the biggest names in architecture—Bjarke Ingels, Richard Meier, Annabelle Selldorf and Rick Cook—gather to discuss the future of New York's skyline at the 92nd St. Y. Through their own experiences building in the city and observations on changing neighborhoods and the real-estate market, the panel will provide insight on what to expect in the years to come. 

New York, NY - January 20th at 7:30 PM

Thursday

Why do objects matter?

Join Core77 Editor-at-Large Allan Chochinov for A Forum on Curating Beyond Fine Arts: Objects (Still) Matter, a discussion about the practice of design curation—and all of the social, economic and political consequences it carries. What ripple effects does the act of curating design create?  

New York, NY - January 21st at 6:30 PM

Friday

A master designer evolves his process

Prolific designer Wendell Castle takes a critical eye to his older work in his current solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, Wendell Castle Remastered. For the show, Castle produced new works combining handcraftsmanship—such as carving, rasping, and finishing—with digital technologies—including 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and computer-controlled milling. These new works are installed in dialogue with the earlier pieces that inspired them. 

New York, NY - On view through February 28th

Saturday/Sunday


Trade shows galore!

This weekend, some of the biggest annual design exhibitions are taking over Cologne, Paris and Toronto. IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet will focus on lifestyle, showcasing new trends in interior and furniture design. Toronto Design Offsite will offer a more low-key, immersive environment with programming focused on community engagement through lectures and workshops. 

IMM Cologne 2016 will be on view at various venues in Cologne, Germany through January 24th

Toronto Design Offsite 2016 will be on view at various venues in Toronto, Canada through January 24th

Maison & Objet Paris will be on view in Paris, France through January 26th







Upcoming Deadlines

January 29 - Call for Entries: Ventura Lambrate 2016

Every year we look forward to the new design work we discover during Milan Design Week, and time and time again we see the most innovative work showcased at Ventura Lambrate. They recently extended their submissions deadline, so you still have a chance to be part of this year's edition!

January 29 - The Dieline Awards 2016

Submit your package design work for a chance to be recognized by a top-notch jury panel.

Plan Ahead

Beauty, the fifth installment of the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial will open on February 12th, featuring diverse work by 63 international designers, with more than 250 works on view. The exhibition will explore the idea of beauty through seven lenses: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental and transformative.

Jasper Morrison's retrospective, Thingness, will open at the Design Museum Zürich on February 12th. The show will present his designs with a focus on process and development. In addition, Morrison will select objects from the museum's collections and explain what fascinates him about each of them in the MyCollection component of the exhibition. 


Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.

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This Week: Explore Experimental Joinery, the History & Development of Children's Toys and the Work of Architect Rifat Chadirji

Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.

Monday

Nectar: War Upon the Bees

A visual essay centered on the way that disregard for bees and the "faster, bigger, cheaper" approach to modern food production is leading to severe consequences for human survival. Through various artistic mediums, the exhibit creates a rich compilation of imagery that evokes an important and socially engaged mission.

New York, NY. On view through February 11, 2017.

Tuesday

Joints + Bones

An exhibition that investigates the structure and connections of design, as opposed to surfaces or skins. Features international mix of emerging and established designers who have found innovative, beautiful and experimental ways of joining.

London, UK. On view through January 28, 2017.

Wednesday

Red A Lamp

Shifting Objects: Design from the M+ Collection

Featuring dozens of key objects and works—from mid-twentieth century Japanese furniture, to familiar products from Hong Kong's manufacturing heyday, to drones, 'copied' goods, and digitally-enabled and open-source practices—this groundbreaking show illustrates how design philosophies and practices have changed from the post-Second World War period until now.

Hong Kong. On view through February 5, 2017.

Thursday 

The Federation of Industries Building, Baghdad.

Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

This exhibition examines the work of Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji through the collection of his original photographs and building documents held at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. With the work of his architectural office, Iraq Consult, and in his other professional and intellectual roles, Chadirji became a pivotal cultural figure in Baghdad during the period of its postwar modernization from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Chicago, IL. On view through December 31, 2016.

Friday

Constructing Play: Classic + Modern Building Toys

An exciting exploration of the development of children's toys over the past 175+ years. Travel back in time to learn how different building toys were invented, designed, and branded to become the toys that still secretly educate children today! Appropriate for all ages.

Philadelphia, PA. On view through January 26, 2017.

Saturday/Sunday

Invasions

A photography exhibit accompanied by a site-specific installation, featuring work by artist, Charles Pétillon. Pétillon is known for his white balloon installations and resulting photography, which is a testimony of something that does not exist anymore. 

Paris, France. On view through January 14, 2017.

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.


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