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TRUE DESIGN LOVERS

Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design. Said Charles Eames quite a long time ago.

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ADOLF LOOS

Design diehard.

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ICONIC FACADES BY STUDIO JOB

Applyed concrete reliefs on a building’ s facade, Studio Job’s approach to ornamented architecture, pre-modernist ‘s style.

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RE-DESIGN BY MENDINI

Mendini’s extra layer of decoration for an extra layer of meaning, or emotion. Or an extra layer of both.

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THE FUTURE IS NOT YET RENDERED

Kitsch Nitsch explores the future, ornament, and an intolerance to ugly chimneys.

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SINGAPORE’S NEW « LEARNING HUB » RETHINKS UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM DESIGN IN THE INTERNET AGE

Bronze, plants, 3d printing and ultra-connected students : Thomas Heatherwick’s contemporary take on learning facilities.    

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DOMUS ACADEMY DESIGN SCHOOL LAUNCHES SALON-STYLE TEACHING SYSTEM

Italian design school Domus Academy has recruited leading creatives – including Patricia Urquiola, Joseph Grima, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alice Rawsthorn – to form a panel that will help the school « revolutionise » its teaching.

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02_ INSTRUCT / DESTRUCT

For OBJECTION’s second event 02_ INSTRUCT / DESTRUCT we invited Giovanni Innella and Tal Drori to present their Moneychanger.

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VS SCHOOL MUSEUM

On top of being a specialist of school furniture German manufacturer VS Vereinigte Spezialmöbelfabriken has created on its own website an amazing interactive online School Museum dedicated to the history of educational furniture from the end of the 19th century till today.

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PERMISSION TO MOVE

Can a piece of furniture help a child learn better? Can it keep her more focused during her lessons, or make him feel less aggressive in the classroom? Konstantin Grcic thinks so. To prove it, the Munich-based designer has created the Pro chair, a new archetype of seating for educational settings.

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SIR KEN ROBINSON ON EDUCATION

It is not possible to speak about education without mentioning Sir Ken Robinson. Therefore, we decided to introduce you to his vison with the wonderful RSA Animate « Changing education paradigms » based on a conference he gave at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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FINLAND – TYPING TAKES OVER AS HANDWRITING LESSONS END

Finnish students will no longer be taught handwriting at school, with typing lessons taking its place, it’s reported.

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MY EDUCATION FRUSTRATION_EUGENIE DELARIVIERE

In 2013, as part of her graduation project On Design Education, Eugenie Delariviere decided to write a letter to Thomas Widdershoven, freshly appointed Creative Director of the Design Academy Eindhoven.

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WHY I AM TEACHING A COURSE CALLED « WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNET »

The Surrealists’ ideal state for making art was the twilight between wakefulness and sleep, when they would dredge up images from the murky subconscious and throw them onto the page or canvas. Proposing sleepwalking as an optimal widespread societal condition, André Breton once asked, “When will we have sleeping logicians, sleeping philosophers?”

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DESIGN EDUCATION IS « TRAGIC » SAYS JONATHAN IVE

Apple‘s head designer Jonathan Ive says he struggles to hire young staff as schools are failing to teach them how to make products.

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THE MARKET WILL SAVE US_BILL BALASKAS

The work was presented for the first time on the façade of the Royal College of Art’s historical headquarters, in South Kensington of London, shortly after the 175th anniversary from the college’s establishment (1837-2012).

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RON ARAD: SAVE DESIGN EDUCATION FROM BUREAUCRACY AND ECONOMICS

I never planned to study architecture, but a visit to the Architectural Association in the early Seventies convinced me that it was more like an art school. The outcome of a ‘good architectural project’ was an airbrushed piece, a collage or a performance. Hardly any buildings were going up in London.

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THE FUTURE OF THE RCA

I was in Iceland when I was first asked if I knew what was going on at the Royal College of Art

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EDUCATION AS ANARCHY

Dirty Art Department, Amsterdam Five years ago the Sandberg Instituut invited designer Jerszy Seymour to set up a new post-grad programme in Applied Arts to challenge students to “critically question the discourses structuring the field of art and design” and “engage with social reality as hybrid artist-designers”.

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RETHINKING THE CLASSROOM

Educators, researchers, and students are discovering the benefits and advantages of cooperative, active, and engaged learning. Classroom spaces that support such a shift in teaching and learning have lagged behind. A significant opportunity exists for maximizing learning opportunities and creating meaningful experiences by rethinking the classroom experience.

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4 LESSONS THE CLASSROOM CAN LEARN FROM THE DESIGN STUDIO

Designers collaborate across disciplines, give and take constructive criticism, and embrace failure in the process of solving problems. Wouldn’t children benefit from developing the same skills in school?

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VOICE OF DAE

Design academy is not only what it seems to be. An insight into the lives of students / An open letter to DAE school board

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01_ MATERIAL: UNKNOWN

OBJECTION’s first event 01_MATERIAL: UNKNOWN is an exhibition on the role and relevance of virtual design

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THE IPHONE 6 AND THE RISING CURVE OF CREDIBLE CONCEPTS

An article published last April in Forbes, or how to create needs through the management of industrial leaks and the rendered concepts they inspire

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WHY PARENTS ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS ON MINECRAFT

Back in June of 2011, David Pakman’s daughter and son, at the time age 10 and eight, asked him for a copy of Minecraft. “At the time I didn’t know what that was, so I checked it out, thought it was kinda like digital Legos, and agreed to get it,”

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AMIT SOOD, DIRECTOR, GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE

From side project to full-time job, the Google Art Project founder on rights, reservations and deferring to museum directors

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ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MYSELF

Most young designers dream of becoming successful the old-fashioned way, by getting one commission, then another, until they’ve attracted a high-profile client list and generated a body of work that turns them into a marketable brand. But not if you’re Ora-Ito

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MARCEL WANDERS ON « VIRTUAL DESIGN »

The proliferation of computer renderings and prototypes on sites like Dezeen is making real products « look extremely boring, » according to Dutch designer Marcel Wanders

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NOIZ BRINGS WIREFRAME MODELS TO LIFE FOR FURNITURE COLLECTION

The ‘wireframe collection’ by noiz architects consists of a series of ‘digitalized’ furniture and objects

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THE DARK SIDE OF SECOND LIFE

Software that lets residents copy others’ possessions is the latest reminder that this virtual world may need tougher law enforcement

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L’ARTISAN ÉLECTRONIQUE_UNFOLD

In L’Artisan Électronique, pottery, one of the oldest artisanal techniques for making utilitarian objects, is combined with new digital media

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ROTATING INTANGIBLE PEOPLE

Uncanny and for sale

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SPACE TOP_ JINHA LEE

SpaceTop is a technological and design solution created by Jinha Lee to fuse 2D and spatial 3D interactions in a single desktop workspace

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REAL FURNITURE, VIRTUAL VERSION, REAL MONEY

Designconnected is platform that sells 3D versions of contemporary design pieces

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IKEA’S NEW CATALOGS: LESS PINE, MORE PIXELS

ALMHULT, Sweden—That couch catching your eye in the 2013 edition of IKEA’s new catalog may not be a couch at all

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REAL OR RENDERED? HOW 3D IMAGERY IS CHANGING THE WAY YOU SHOP

The next time you shop for a vehicle, flip through a furniture catalog, or look at clothing online, the images you see may not be photography

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MODELING AND RENDERING IMPOSSIBLE FIGURES

A tutorial to learn how to model and render even the impossible

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WHAT VIRTUAL REALITY CAN OFFER TO THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY

Authors suggest Virtual Reality as a viable tool that may offer ultimate solutions to many identified problems that the furniture industry faces

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MODEL ANY IKEA FURNITURE USING SKETCHUP

Have you ever been browsing through an IKEA catalog and saw something you wanted to buy, but just weren’t sure how it would look in a room, or how much space it would take up?

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CHEAPER MEANS IMMATERIAL

If real IKEA furniture is still unaffordable to your budget Polantis offers you to download 3D files of IKEA furniture and objects

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SELLING VIRTUAL VERSIONS OF DESIGN CLASSICS IS THIS EVEN LEGAL?

A European company called 3D Furniture sells design classics of yore: Work from the Eameses, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and everything you’d see in a History of ID class