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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

Competitions

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Jan282014

Issue Extra: The (Re)Purpose of Design

A chandelier by Stuart Haygarth hangs in Chaya Downtown, an AIA|LA Restaurant Design Award–winning space by Anthony Poon, of Poon Design. Poon collaborated with Haygarth's studio on the design, and the installation was done by hand with Haygarth's representatives.The chandelier features some 1,500 objects on 400 strings with a 60-watt light bulb in the middle. Photography by Gregg Segal/Courtesy Poon Design.In our current issue's Workbook, we explore the work of artists and designers who are re-purposing and recycling materials into stunning and innovative new pieces. In this excerpt, we get to know London-based lightign designer Stuart Haygarth, who's established a following on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Whether he’s using discarded spectacles, empty bottles of Tide or smashed car mirrors, Stuart Haygarth imaginatively repurposes objects into striking chandeliers. He created “Urchin”, a shaggy, organic looking fixture from the arms of glasses. While riding his bicycle around the city, Haygarth noticed the lenses covering car lights and saw them as intricate lampshades, transforming them into elegant pendant lights. And, just imagine what he can do with the bottoms of plastic water bottles collected from Stansted Airport —a beautiful chandelier in the shape of a water drop.

What drew you to re-appropriating materials into lighting?

I work with existing objects, which have a history or story. My collecting of objects started [when I] was an illustrator, when my work was collage based. In a similar way to the artist Joseph Cornell, I created environments or assemblages using found objects and materials. Over the years, I built up an archive of objects and was an avid collector, finding materials from flea markets, charity shops, beaches and streets. After 15 years of working as an illustrator, I decided to combine my interest in sculpture and lighting [with] my passion for collecting.

What inspires you to start a new project?

Projects tend to start from finding or noticing a single object that interests me, both from a visual standpoint and from its narrative. The object or objects will gestate in my studio for some time, while over the following months, I will think about possible ideas surrounding the object. The idea may come almost immediately or take several years or not [happen] at all.

Where do you get your materials?

I find my working materials from various places such as flea markets, car boot sales, beaches, urban streets and Ebay, but an idea may be triggered from something I see while cycling or on a train. The objects don’t necessarily have to be found they can also be purchased new.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on a suspended artwork for the new [headquarters] of Coca Cola in London, preparing a body of new work for a solo show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, and designing some jewelry for the Louisa Guinness Gallery in London.

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