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updated April 11, 2015

News LCA listed

UK designer/maker Sebastian Cox releases the carbon emissions figures for some of his products and this spreadsheet showing his calculations.

News Green award

Sweden's Green Furniture Award invites submissions of furniture with "outstanding sustainable design" currently not in production. Deadline November 1.

News Orders optimistic

The March newsletter from Smith Leonard reports US orders for retail furniture in January 2015 increased by seven per cent over January 2014.

News Red Dot winner

Infurma Magazine shows Move the sectional sofa designed by Francesco Rota for Italian manufacturer Paola Lenti that won a 2015 Red Dot Award.

News Designed in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Expo Center exhibits juried furniture and accessories designed and made in Brooklyn, New York. May 8 - 10.

News EU edict

The European Commission published new draft ecological criteria for awarding the EU furniture Ecolabel.

News Irish ideas

New York's Wanted Design (May 15-18) hosts Liminal, Ireland's government-sponsored exhibit that celebrates the work of their national and international designers.

News ICFF Studio

Architect magazine lists the finalists (including images) of this year's ICFF Studio program for emerging designers.

In memorium

Frank Brzek, a generous, witty and amazing human being (also a cabinetmaker for over 40 years), passed away peacefully at home in Vancouver, March 8, at the age of 66.

In memorium

National Public Radio provides this transcript of an interview with architect Michael Graves, who died March 12 at the age of 80.

News New RISD president

The Eastside Monthly reports on the recent appointment of furniture designer Rosanne Somerson as president of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

News Ventura vision

Milan's alternate exhibition district, Ventura Lambrate, publishes this 65-page booklet about their thousands of projects.

News Knock-offs knocked

The Globe and Mail canvases John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach, and other industry insiders for their opinions on copycat reproductions of classic furniture designs.

Find Croatian elements

Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Element comprises the furniture production component of the Croatian-Austrian industrial design collective Numen/For Use.

News Renewed ash

IIDEX Woodshop sponsors an innovative competition that redirects Toronto-area ash lumber killed by the Emerald Ash Borer from the landfill to market-ready commercial and consumer furniture prototypes. Deadline: May 1

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