updated April 18, 2014

News Natural hide

Nikolaj Steenfatt used a 100 per cent natural technique to harden the leather shell of his Hardened Leather Chair to win first prize in the 2014 Green Furniture Awards.

Find Blown steel

Polish design and research studio Zieta Prozessdesign describe their various experiments with sheet metal forming to create more rigid structures.

News IKEA cut reports FSC suspended the certification granted to IKEA for old-growth forest harvesting north of Karelia on the border between Russia and Finland.

News Design alternative

Wanted Design, the "alternative" venue for many emerging designers during New York Design Week, lists this year's exhibitors. May 16-19.

News Certain chairs

The Cradle to Cradle Products Institute lists over 20 chairs in its registry of certified products.

News Not a retailer

Zeev Aram, now 82 and opened his "eponymous" London furniture store 50 years ago, talks to the Guardian about design and taste.

News City seats

New York–based City Softwalks developed a range of urban street furniture that attaches to sidewalk sheds with a standard scaffold clamp.

News New date

Toronto's annual Canadian Home Furnishings Market (held at Mississauga’s International Centre) moves its traditional January exhibition date to June 4 Р7, 2015.

News Wegner 100

Designmuseum Denmark marks the 100-year anniversary of Hans J. Wegner's birth with a large exhibition and pdf brochure. Until November 2.

News The UK home

London's Geffrey Museum hosts Useful + Beautiful, an exhibition of designs for the home by established and emerging UK talent. April 29 – August 25.

News DUMBO design

The juried BKLYN DESIGNS exhibit returns to St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn's DUMBO district to showcase the work of local contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories designers. May 09 – 11.

News Design critics

"Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum [London] and the author of a new book, B is for Bauhaus, explores the many meanings of design, from the political and social to the seductions of aesthetics and salesmanship."

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