news
updated November 12, 2014

News LEED lessons

Cabinetmaker magazine provides an assessment of the LEED v4 standards introduced in November.

News Risom reflects

Dwell interviews "mid-century furniture designer" Jens Risom at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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 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 Corelam KickStarter

Christian Blyt launched a KickStarter campaign to promote his range of Corelam™ corrugated plywood products manufactured in Vancouver, BC.

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. Deadline: March 23.

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 20 professionals working in furniture and lighting design including the design studio of Lievore Altherr Molina.

News Australian award

Australian citizens and designers with residency status can enter work for the Australian Furniture Design Award, which includes $20,000 cash, studio residency, product distribution, royalties, and more. Deadline: May 22.

News Bonding benefits

Czech University of Life Sciences (Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences) in Prague published a study on the strength of wood joints bonded with polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and polyurethane (PUR) adhesives at different moisture contents.

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.

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