New York's WantedDesign features Launch Pad, a dedicated space showcasing a selection of market-ready prototypes from 28 international design studios and independent designers looking for manufacturers or distributors. May 17-20.
The Shape of Green, by Lance Hosey, outlines principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design.
News Vivid Views
Rotterdam-based Galerie Vivid makes available an 18-page PDF catalogue of their Gerrit Rietveld retrospective exhibition.
News Adhesive Warning
The Huffington Post Green Blog reports on the dangers to upholstery workers from long-term exposure to n-propyl bromide (or nPB) adhesives.
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News Made in USA
Designo Daily interviews Konstantin Grcic about his aluminium and wood chairs designed for the Parrish Art Museum's cafe in Long Island, New York, and manufactured by Emeco in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The Vilcek Foundation offers three prizes of $35,000 to designers under 35 who immigrated to the US and "demonstrate outstanding early achievement." Deadline August 14.
News Design Protection
The Design Council provides information on the UK government's new copyright legislation that extends design protection for the "life of the creator plus 70 years" and adds coverage for certain "artistic" designs (including furniture) created before 1987.
News Street Cred
M.A.D.E. sponsors the 12th annual Edmonton Street Furniture Competition with provided materials to construct a product within a time limit. Saturday, June 22.
News Forest Furniture
The Bodging Project, an exhibit at The Harley Gallery, Worksop, UK, explores furniture designs by renowned designers who participated in hands-on woodland workshops.
News Dixon Design
This design contest challenges entrants to re-configure and remix into different functional objects the design files of new Tom Dixon products. Deadline June 30.
ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair), May 18-21 at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, previews the 11 participants in this year's ICFF Studio program.
News Danish Award
Time to Design awards young designers with three months' residency (including apartment) at the Danish Art Workshop in Copenhagen. Deadline June 14.
News Home and Away
Making at Home, Owning Abroad, a 49-page PDF report from the UK's Royal Society of Arts, investigates how mid-sized UK companies can adapt to rising outsourcing costs by repatriating production and/or acquiring foreign manufacturing assets.
News Andreu 2013
The Andreu Design Contest invites design students and professionals to create a chair or table made primarily from beech, oak or walnut (accepted projects remain the property of Andreu World). Deadline December 9.
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