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Marni La Vereda x Salone del Mobile 2018

Last weekend saw Marni La Vereda at this year’s Salone del Mobile. SEEN was very taken by the fabulous hand-made chickens… Las Veredas are tiny urban settlements that develop around one or two streets or cluster of houses giving rise to small rural communities. Each person is a point of reference for the others, sharing …

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Visit the Design Museum for a Free Weekend of Cultural Activities

London is all about new experiences, and there’s nowhere better to be than the newly opened Design Museum this weekend 25th – 27th November, 2016 for the Weekend Open. Come and celebrate the museum’s new location at 224-238 High Street Kensington, from 10:00 until 18:00 (last admission, 17:00).

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60th Anniversary of the Iconic Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

In 1956, the Lounge Chair and the accompanying Ottoman were created by Charles and Ray Eames, for the Herman Miller Company. These pieces are important classic examples of design, still on display at MOMA, New York. 60 years later, Vitra has introduced a limited edition of these pieces, which will be available from 1st November 2016, to 31st January 2017, proving the Lounge chair an icon of modern design.

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River of Light: Illuminating London’s Bridges

The Illuminated River International Design Competition, run on behalf of the Illuminated River Foundation by Malcom Reading Consultants (MRC), is now exhibiting the six shortlisted proposals presented by six international teams to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 8th December.

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The Design Museum’s Nominees for Beazley Designs of the Year

SEEN is pleased to bring you news of the Beazley Designs of the Year, which will form part of the opening programme of exhibitions at the Design Museum’s spectacular new home on Kensington High Street on 24th November. With over 70 nominations, the exhibition celebrates the best designs from around the world in the last 12 months across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Selected by a panel of distinguished international designers, curators and creatives, the awards showcase the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.

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Riedel: The Pleasure of Glass

SEEN is often struck by how what you’re drinking can be elevated by the glassware you’re drinking or pouring it from. The most quotidian of wines suddenly acquires a taste of the luxurious and unusual, if you’re pouring from an exquisitely designed decanter; guaranteed to delight the oenophile in your life this Christmas.

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Kano 2: Creative Computing for All

One of the best things SEEN saw at the recent London Design Festival was the Kano computer kit, funded by Kickstarter with its creators mentored by Map. Following the success of the initial project, Kano is now raising funds for add-on kits: smart camera, speakers and lightboard, all of which were designed in collaboration with Map. Competitively priced, extensively tested and with the original kits already available in 86 countries, SEEN rather longs for one. Powered by a Raspberry Pi, the instructions are simple. You learn as you build.

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Barber & Osgerby Reinvent the Work Chair

SEEN was intrigued to hear of the latest chair design from Barber & Osgerby. Efficient, durable, aesthetically pleasing and the acme of comfort, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby continue their collaboration with Vitra with the launch of the Pacific Chair at Orgatec 2016.

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A Light in the Darkness: Suspence at Republic of Fritz Hansen

Le Corbusier maintained that human beings need space, light and order. He might have been talking about the Scandinavian design haven that is the Republic of Fritz Hansen. SEEN had the pleasure of visiting and bathing in the light shone by GamFratesi’s Suspence light, which launched here in September.