After three years of extensive renovations, New York's Cooper Hewitt reopens on December 12 with 60 per cent more gallery space and several new exhibits, including Beautiful Users, with insights into design thinking, ergonomics, anatomy and human behaviour, as documented in the accompanying catalogue.
Techkon, a German manufacturer of opto-electronic measuring devices, introduces Color Catcher, a mobile phone app that captures colours and outputs data in Lab, sRGB or RAL Classic Colorbook formats.
Rob Kirkbride of MMQB explores Cranbrook Art Museum's 20,000-square-foot repository of classic furniture designs, including by Charles and Ray Eames and Niels Diffrient.
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.
The Graphic Designers of Canada petition the Canadian government to find an alternative to design contests that exploit students by providing little or no compensation.
Icon Magazine names five nominees for its 2014 Furniture Design of the Year Award.
A KickStarter campaign promoting a range of Corelam™ products has resulted in an intellectual property dispute with UK-based Benjamin Hubert Ltd.
Established in 1945, the UK's Race Furniture Ltd. produces a 54-page catalogue showing the life work of post-war design pioneer Ernest Race (1913-64).
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.
New Zealand's Dowse Art Museum exhibits Modern Revivals: Contemporary New Zealand Furniture, December 13 to March 22.
Canadian Interiors magazine reports how office furniture manufacturer Teknion applied lab-controlled studies of sit-stand workstations to their new Livello Counterbalance table.
The New Statesman deliberates whether commercial interests and high tuition fees will spell the end of British art and design schools.
The UK Crafts Council produced an 11-page manifesto in support of craft and making in British education curricula.
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