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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
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Entries in LED lighing (4)

Tuesday
Apr222014

FORM on Design: Wood Light—Yes, You Read That Right

A joint effort between Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada and LEDON, the new lightbulb combines ancient craft techniques with cutting edge technology inside. Image courtesy LEDON.Just when we thought translucent concrete was one of the most unusual design ideas we'd come across—until we got a look at it that is—we’ve found another one. Get ready for the wood light bulb, a collaboration between Kyoto-based designer Ryosuke Fukusada and LEDON, an Austrian firm that’s on the leading edge of LED technology.

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Tuesday
Mar252014

FORM Tech: Rays of Light

With 3M's new Uniformity Tape, uniform light distribution for LED lighting has become a reality. Image courtesy 3m. LED technology, not to mention aesthetics, is changing, pardon the pun, at light speed. Despite the advances, though, some challenges persist. Notably, for some projects, “what you end up getting is a head-lighting effect,” says Brad Zinke, 3M Architectural Markets Global Lighting Business Manager, “with a bright spot and a dark spot.”

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Thursday
Nov072013

Showroom: LED Goes Mod

New from Nora Lighting, the Tysen pendant offers a globe-shaped LED pendant fixture with a mod feel. Image courtesy Nora Lighting.

With the explosion in LED fixture options, there’s suddenly something for eveyrone and every need. Have a project that calls for an edgy, contemporary look? You can find tons to fit the bill. Need something more traditional? You’re now covered on that front too. Want something with some midcentury modern flair? Now you've got a choice for that. With Nora Lighting’s new Tysen Globe pendant, 50s style comes to the LED world.

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Wednesday
Oct302013

Showroom: Lighting up with LED

Applegate Tran's new collection for David Alexander Lighting includes the Parallel chandelier, featuring metal and cast-glass bars arranged in a cross-hatch design and suspended from metal rods. Image courtesy David Alexander Lighting.For architects and designers, finding stylish LED fixtures still takes some work, but that’s changing, as more designers tackle that particular and fast-growing segment of the market. Add new pieces from David Alexander Lighting to the list. The latest collection from the company features work from the design duo of Applegate Tran Interiors (that’s Vernon Applegate and Gioi Tran), a San Francisco–based partnership known for its comfortable, colorful take on modernism.

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