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Newsletter #240


Newsletter #240

This week Design.nl speaks briefly to Massoud Hassani to learn that he does not want to participate in the debate his object "Mine Kafon" has generated over Dutch design education.  "I am not interested," he says.  Also, Pastoe celebrates one century of furniture design and Li Edelkoort curates a new exhibition in South Africa showcasing the Memphis revival in South African deisgn.  We also hear from two of the participants of the Turkish Red exhibition at the Textile Museum in Tilburg. 


Like Pastoe: 100 Years of Design Innovation

Like Pastoe: 100 Years of Design Innovation

Opened last weekend at Rotterdam’s Kunsthal, Pastoe celebrates a century of furniture design.

More on “Mine Kafon”

More on “Mine Kafon”

Massoud Hassani is an Afghan who designed a device to clear landmines – it’s a fascinating story and it is true that design journalists (and the public) love a good story, especially ones with a social core.

Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa

Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa

Lidewij Edelkoort curates Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa at Design Indaba Expo starting tomorrow in Cape Town.

Turkish Red at the Textile Museum

Turkish Red at the Textile Museum

The Textile Museum in Tilburg is always quietly working away at interesting projects that push the limits of textile design.  A new exhibition continues their top-notch reputation for being both practical and...

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