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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Melt Week London: Art and the City

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

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LDF16: MAP to the Start-ups

SEEN was delighted to chat to Jon Marshall of Map Design Consultancy, who founded the company in 2012 with Barber and Osgerby, for whom he worked as Studio Director. Map’s clients include Virgin Atlantic, Google, Yamaha and Panasonic. So with such an impressive line-up of heavy-hitters, it was heartening to see that Map’s pop up shop in Charlotte Road, Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, to showcase some of the new start-ups that they are supporting.

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LDF16: Studio Job at Bisazza

A walk down Sloane Avenue never fails to please SEEN’s senses. If you’re down there yourself, check out Bisazza for the most beautiful designs in tile form; wood, glass and ceramic. SEEN was there to view the new tiles on display by Studio Job, whose singular reinterpretation of parquet flooring epitomises the Belgian design duo’s motto of ‘New Renaissance’.

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Holly Hunt Showcases Vladimir Kagan: LDF16

SEEN was in Holly Hunt’s Mayfair showroom yesterday, keen to see the furniture by design supremo Vladimir Kagan. They were resplendent in the window and by the door and what struck SEEN was how familiar they looked. We were powerfully reminded of how much of an influence Kagan has been on modern furniture design.

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London Design Festival at the V&A: Future History

SEEN enjoyed a preview of some of the excellent projects currently in the iconic Victoria & Albert museum for the London Design Festival. Showcasing some of the very best in Design from the 17th – 25th September, the LDF enjoys support from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan who said, ‘… the festival allows people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience why London really is the design capital of the world.’ Sir John Sorrell, chairman of the London Design festival added, ‘The V&A, as the main hub of the Festival, hosts a stunning series of interventions, alongside its temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.’

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London Design Festival 2016: The Smile

SEEN was delighted and intrigued to view and walk through ‘THE SMILE’, the cantilevered installation that graces the at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art. It is a monumental work that perfectly demonstrates the technique of cross-laminated tulipwood construction.