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.




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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WORKBOOK: Victoria Hall Shimmers in Metal

Singapore has focused keenly on developing the city as a metropolis for art and culture, renovating cultural landmarks to accommodate contemporary performances. The historic Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall in the civic-district recently conclude a four-year modernization project led by W Architects in cooperation with Arup, Ltd., London. Erected in 1905 to honor Queen Victoria, the historical integrity of the theater was carefully maintained while the interior functionality was updated to address modern requirements and tastes.

Several of the objectives included upgrading technical equipment, improving acoustics and stage visibility, and ensuring flexible uses of the space. As part of this effort, the size of the theater was reduced from 900 seats to 614. It was critical to the designers to integrate elements of the old theater into the new modern facility. For example, former wooden backrests were transformed into wall and ceiling cladding. 

To disguise technical equipment fitted near the ceiling, the designers turned to GKD's range of metal fabrics to achieve this goal without affecting the acoustics. They hung woven panels of varying length of the Omega 1520 stainless steel fabric into three flowing waves that seem to move from the back of the theater to the stage. A freestanding staircase in the foyer was clad in just over 1,800 square feet of Baltic metal fabric wrap to create an attractive fall guard protection up to the first floor. 



Showroom: For Moz, Textiles Inspire a New Collection

Moz's new range of metal surfaces, The Graphix Collection, was inspired by textile designs. For Loom, a traditional ikat was transformed into a stunning, modern application. Image courtesy Moz Designs.
Moz’s newest release, the Graphix Collection of decorative metal surfaces takes its cues from fashion and home design. That the new designs are akin to textiles in their patterns is in no small part due to the input of Kelley Sanford, a senior designer at Moz, who comes from the world of textile design.

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