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Newsletter #117


Newsletter #117

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has begun: the Netherlands' contribution includes not only the Dutch pavilion 'Happy Street' but one of China's major theme pavilions 'Urbanian' has been designed by Kossmann.dejong. In a special Expo report, we see how countries utilise design as a powerful marketing tool during the world's biggest public event. Also, we hear how Dutch companies dealt with the credit crunch during this year's Milan Furniture Fair and from Li Edelkoort's new exhibition 'POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation', we learn that the future of design takes its inspiration from the beginnings of time.


World Expo 2010: Design as Country Marketing

World Expo 2010: Design as Country Marketing

What does a country have to do to get the world’s (and the Chinese market's) attention during the biggest international public event ever? Design a no-expenses spared, unforgettable pavilion. The Netherlands’...

'Urbanian' Pavilion

'Urbanian' Pavilion

One of China's theme pavilions for the World Expo which examines the themes behind urban living, has been designed by Kossmann.dejong.

Post Fossil: Back to the Future

Post Fossil: Back to the Future

Without a futuristic gadget in sight POST FOSSIL, a new exhibition directed by Li Edelkoort conveys a strong message about the future of design which sees designers returning to their (primal) roots. 

Architecture of the Mind

Architecture of the Mind

Fashion designer Sanne Jansen explores structural forms and the sexiness of modesty in her new Autumn/Winter 2010/11 collection.

New Library in Almere

New Library in Almere

Viewing its visitors more as customers than members, the new library in Almere designed by Concrete takes its inspiration more from today's retail concepts than yesterday's library institutions.

(e)Business as Usual in Milan

(e)Business as Usual in Milan

There may have been fewer new products at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, but there was a great deal of creativity and conceptual thought to be seen. Many manufacturers turned their attention to more affordable...

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