Archinect - News 2016-10-21T09:17:05-04:00 Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> Slums, Siza and squatting: ICYMI Weekly News Round-Up for July 21, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-28T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T18:47:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Case You Missed It, a look back at the major happenings from last week's News.</p><p><strong>Friday, July 25</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Families Removed From 'Tower of David' Skyscraper Slum</a>: Venezuelans initially began living in the abandoned office towers in 2007, due to the country's burgeoning financial crisis. They are now being evicted by Caracas city officials, citing safety concerns in the 45-floor building.</li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Row over Olympic cauldron design settled out of court</a>: Olympic officials settled with designers from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atopia</a>, who claimed the cauldron design relied heavily on their ideas without citation. While Atopia's influence has been recognized, design of the cauldron is still credited to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>.</p></li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 24</strong></p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada</a>:&nbsp;The archive will be divided up between the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Wat...</a></li></ul> Herman Miller Buys DWR for $154 Million. What Does That Mean for Chairs? Archinect 2014-07-21T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:41:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herman Miller, the manufacturer of classic midcentury designs, will buy the contemporary retailer Design Within Reach (DWR) for $154 million in a bid to establish itself as a &ldquo;premier lifestyle brand.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces Archinect 2012-05-29T13:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T13:05:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook&rsquo;s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging &ldquo;rest and concentration in the workplace&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity Archinect 2012-03-19T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T20:18:25-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Presented with an Eames molded plastic chair, 30 San Antonio based designers and architects transformed the modern icon into a canvas for art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sketchbooks of RoTo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-06-03T09:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T19:22:21-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My ideal workspace is wherever I am when a thought or an image comes to mind and I can sit with my sketchbook. I have always carried a notebook with me, for at least thirty years. This hand to paper, mediated by my fountain pen or RoTo pencils, switches on my mind and focuses my attention. As I draw or write, all of my senses become more acute&mdash;apprehending everything around me more clearly and precisely. A paradox, but true.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> POV - Herman Miller Paul Petrunia 2011-05-16T22:45:19-04:00 >2011-05-17T17:24:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A point of view-Herman Miller has one about people and design, architecture and quality, materials and problem-solving. Architects also have a special point of view. Visit Herman Miller POV to discover some of the leading architects' points of view on designing for the home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>