updated February 9, 2015

News Safety first

This UK publication documents the benefits of health and safety practices in the higher accident-prone furniture industry.

News Trademark tangle

Treehugger reports Semihandmade, a California company that makes custom doors to fit Ikea cabinets, removed its booth from Toronto's Interior Design Show when Ikea Canada claimed infringement of its name and trademark.

News Krug bends

The CBC produced this video about the steam bending procedures at Krug Furniture in Kitchener, Ontario.

News Where to Thonet?

Interni magazine looks at the future of Turin-based Italian manufacturer Gebrüder Thonet Vienna and how it descended from Michael Thonet's Vienna-based company founded in 1853.

News Chair challenge

UK furniture store Heal's features six world-renowned designers working in-store to create modern chair designs using the traditional English craft of bodging. To February 15.

News Logs lost

The Tyee reports that from 2009 to 2013 annual raw log exports in British Columbia jumped from under 2.5 million to well over 6.5 million cubic metres.

News AZ Awards

Designers and students can enter concepts developed or presented for the first time in 2014 to win AZ Awards. Deadline: February 20.

News Balkan's best

Konstantin Grcic heads the jury of the 2015 Young Balkan Designers contest, open to designers in 14 Balkan countries. Deadline: February 28.

News Sit stand work

Canadian Interiors magazine reports how office furniture manufacturer Teknion applied lab-controlled studies of sit-stand workstations to their new Livello Counterbalance table.

News Icon selects

Icon Magazine names five nominees for its 2014 Furniture Design of the Year Award.

Find Design in plastics

Housed in UK's Arts University Bournemouth, the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) comprises 12,500 artefacts that provide a comprehensive history of natural and synthetic plastics used in design.

News UK eco award

All UK firms certified by the Industry Sustainability Programme can compete for the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers Sustainability Awards. Deadline: February 27.

News Mediterranean awards

Designers in Euro-Mediterranean countries can submit their environmental projects for the Catalonia Ecodesign awards. Deadline: February 28.

Find Pioneer Ponti

Italian furniture manufacturer Molteni&C publishes the work of celebrated Italian architect Gio Ponti in their 48-page catalogue.

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