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11 12Barcelona, guest city at the Beijing Design Week

Barcelona was the guest city at the Beijing Design Week (BJDW), one of the most relevant events in Asia in the field of design, architecture and urban planning, held from 26 September to 3 October. Under the slogan ‘Barcelona in Beijing', Barcelona design was featured in the fourth edition of this event, an exceptional showcase for international promotion.

Berlin ShowroomBerlin Showroom is the new destination in Paris and New York to discover leading fashion design from Berlin. It presents the best of German fashion to international buyers and press providing a unique opportunity for groundbreaking and cutting-edge designers to promote themselves outside Berlin.

Located in Paris and New York, Berlin Showroom showcases a carefully curated group of designers, ranging from emerging talents to Berlin’s new establishment, all presenting their collections in a showroom environment during Paris Fashion Week (mens- and womenswear) and New York Fashion Week.

Active by Design

Published in Conferences
18 September 2014

10 16 activebydesign Active by Design: improving the nation’s health step by step. 18 September, London
Physical inactivity costs the UK economy approximately £20 billion every year, but it is also costing the UK its physical wellbeing. The lack of physical activity leads to around 37,000 premature deaths a year in the UK, with the nation’s children likely to have lower life expectancy than us.

Exhibition of Biennial of Design

Published in Exhibitions
18 September 2014

Biennial of DesignExhibition of Biennial of Design (BIO 50) results in Ljubljana

Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR) is the main partner of this year’s Biennial of Design (BIO 50) organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana.

On its 50th anniversary this international event builds on its tradition and history, advancing into an experimental, collaborative territory, where design is employed as a tool for questioning and transforming ideas about industrial production, public and private space, and pre-established systems and networks.

Design to Business

Published in Conferences
12 September 2014

10 11 Citedudesign “Design to Business”, 3rd National Design business convention organized by Cité du design in Saint-Etienne and Paris, 12th September 2014
Since 2012 the Cité du design has organised a national business convention in Saint-Etienne, gathering designers and industrial and services buyers to create opportunities for business meetings and moments of privileged exchanges.

Usability Award: Public Choice 2014 You are invited to vote for the “Usability Award: Public Choice 2014”.

Users from around the world may select one of 30 products, nominated for the Award by an expert jury. Voting is open until October 31, 2014, and the Public Choice Winner will be announced in early November 2014.

Design Flanders GalleryMÖBEL, a brand-new, unique and sustainable product line from ResourceLab, will première at the Design Flanders Gallery during Design September 2014.

MÖBEL is a collection of designer furniture conceived by established designers and built by employees of the social economy.

The “ResourceLab” label first saw the light of day during the spring of 2011. The Recycling Workshop is the production site of the non-profit organisation WEB vzw, which creates new products using materials from the Kringwinkelcentrum recycling stores centre that cannot be sold without significant and innovative processing.

Measuring Design Value

Published in Conferences
26 June 2014

10 1 Eurodesign€ Design – Measuring Design Value - Final Conference, Thursday 26 June 2014 BOZAR, Brussels

The € Design project provides insights on measuring the value created by design. The aim of this project is to identify parameters of design as an economic factor for production and the relationships between those parameters, and to provide policy makers with reliable macro-economic data about the impacts of design efforts in terms of GDP growth, and thereby to create evidence for mainstreaming design as an economic factor of value creation.

Original vs. Fake

Published in Exhibitions
25 June 2014

10 14 Tempomakro ‘Original vs. Fake‘ exhibition, designforum Wien, Vienna
An exhibition by designaustria in collaboration with the Museum Plagiarius in Solingen 25 June – 14 September 2014 Venue: designforum Wien, MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna, Austria Watch Out for Plagiarism!

'Original vs. Fake' addresses the ubiquitous problem of counterfeit consumer goods and brands, confronting visitors with some 50 original products and their copies. In presenting this exhibition, designaustria seeks to encourage a public discourse on plagiarism in Austria and create awareness of the value of originals.

10 9 Barcelona brandBarcelona Design Week considers city brands – 13 June, Barcelona

Cities increasingly need to highlight their most characteristic values in order to differentiate themselves. Some cities position themselves as technological development hubs, others as talent creation and attraction centres, as a focus for investment, as tourist attractions, as cultural icons, leisure and recreation destinations...

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