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updated October 25, 2014

News Signature win

The New York Times reports Toronto-based Canadian designer Andrew Jones's Fleurt stacking chair won New York Battery Park's design contest for a "signature chair."

Find CNC 101

Core77 provides a series of posts and videos about the operation of the ShopBot desktop milling machine, including one on installing and "zeroing" the cutting tool.

Book pick

Astra Taylor's new book, The People's Platform, describes in referenced detail how today's corporate culture thwarted the democratic utopian ideals of early Internet developers.

News Mindful McMakin

The New York Times interviews artist Roy McMakin (doesn't call himself a furniture designer) about his "latest introductions" on exhibit at the Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, until November 8.

News ACID actions

Changes enacted in October to the UK Intellectual Property Act makes "intentionally infringing a registered design and producing a copy that differs from an original in only immaterial respects . . . a criminal offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison."

News Work contest

UK's Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) sponsors a workspace of the future design contest open to all UK undergraduate design students.

Find Italy makes

Domus magazine gives an overview of Make in Italy, from Programma 101 to Arduino, an exhibition-installation in Rome celebrating half-a-century of Italian inventions.

News Students design

Worth a total of 30,000 euros, the 2015 iF Student Design Awards invite students worldwide to submit designs to the jury of international experts. Deadline: December, 15.

News 3D printing tips

Adobe provides tips on using Photoshop CC to create, refine, preview and print 3D models.

News Barcelona design

The Barcelona Design Centre database lists 19 professionals working in furniture and lighting design.

News LED cure

Invaluable to designers and manufactures, this highly technical 69-page report from Radtech explains recent developments in the curing of furniture finishes using UV-LED technology.

News BC Ikea settles

Mediator Vince Ready helped end the 17-month labour dispute on October 22 between Ikea and its Teamster employees in Richmond, BC, as reported by the Richmond News.

Find Wood tones

University of Belgrade graduate Uros Jankovic combined wood's traditional acoustical properties with modern technology to design his Terca table.

News Blue eggs

The Canadian Architect reports Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen introduced a limited edition of Arne Jacobsen's iconic Egg™ Chair in indigo blue fabric favoured by Jacobsen.

News Safe soy

Uniboard, based in Laval, Quebec, released Nu Green Soya, a water-resistant particleboard with no added formaldehyde (NAF), using patented water-based soy and proprietary cross-linking resins.

News Paula protects

Paula Day, daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day, talks to Dezeen about her foundation to protect the unauthorized use of her parents' name by manufacturers.

Find Chair timeline

Minnesota Public Radio hosts this history of chair design from the three-legged Plimouth chair (circa 1627) to the Aeron chair (1994) designed by Dan Chadwick and Bill Stumpf.

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