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updated August 18, 2014

News Isokon at 80

Videos sponsored by London-based retailer Skandium document the 80th anniversary of Isokon and recent developments in the design and manufacture of Isokon furniture.

News Factory Man

The Financial Times reviews author Beth Macy's book Factory Man about how traditional US furniture manufacturer Bassett faced off-shore competition.

News Day details

The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation website provides a timeline of the British designers' work, with links to news, films and publications.

Find Computers vs. humans

An article in Low-tech Magazine questions the sustainability of CNC production technology because it consumes more power than traditional "human-controlled machine tools."

News Design for Spain

The design brief for the 2014 Andreu International Design Award requests a seat and/or table that meets technical parameters established by the Spanish company. Deadline: December 1.

News Outdoor design

Manufacturer Gandia Blasco (Valencia, Spain) sponsors an international outdoor furniture design contest for designers aged 18 to 35 years. Deadline September 26.

News UK curriculum crit

Richard Green, UK's D&T Association chief executive, writes in Design Week about the new K-12 design curriculum to be implemented in September.

News Beware design

Co.Design and Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt sponsor this short video talk on the "dark side" of design by Paola Antonelli, senior architecture and design curator at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

News DWR has new owner

The Danbury News Times reports Michigan-based furniture manufacturer Herman Miller acquired 84 per cent ownership of modern furniture retailer Design Within Reach, based in Stamford, CT.

Find 1930s design leaders

The February 1934 issue of Fortune Magazine includes a nine-page illustrated article about American industrial design and designers.

News Folded forms

Produced from 100 per cent post-consumer recyclable cardboard, Melbourne-based Foldtheory's flat-pack Freefold stool becomes bench seats and tables when joined together.

News Danish details

The Association of Danish Wood and Furniture Industries produced a video with three different perspectives of Danish furniture from the US, Japan and Denmark.

News Sardine seating

According to the UK's Guardian, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus applied for a US patent for compact saddle-style seating with minimal leg room.

News Office overview

Design Week magazine looks into the future of office design and predicts a move toward more "collaborative" work environments.

News 10 for 10

Terence Conran, co-founder of UK furniture manufacturer Benchmark, instigated the Wish List project at this year's London Design Festival, challenging 10 designers to produce 10 longed-for items for 10 of his friends.

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