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Roger Hiorns Seizure

At a decrepit low-rise block of flats in South London British artist Roger Hiorns has turned what looks like an old squat into an unexpected crystal cave of wonder. Seizure is the latest commission from Artangel, in conjunction with Jerwood, which follows on their long tradition of transforming urban housing into large-scale immersive works of art.

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=== FINAL CHANCE TO APPLY FOR imm cologne 2009: deadline Nov 2 ===

You want media attendance, want to forge valuable links, want your product to be manufactured and sold, want to have a great time in COLOGNE with sustainable impact...

!!!! STOP DREAMING !!!! ACT NOW !!!!

::::::::::::::: 500 SQM ::::::::::::::: HALL 3.1 ::::::::::::::: YOU IN THE MIDST :::::::::::::::

If you ever wondered about how to enter an international trade show and present your unique product to a worldwide audience - DESIGNSPOTTER opens your eyes.

JANUARY 19 - 25, 2009 | Hall 3.1

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imm cologne 2009: Trendboard + trend book

The latest trend book edition for the imm cologne features the Interior Trends for 2009. The overwhelming response received in previous years demonstrates that this annual book provides a detailed reference work not only for exhibitors, visitirs and journalists but also for architects and designers.

This year´s board consisted of five members:
- Eero Koivisto | Claesson Koivisto Rune, Stockholm/Sweden
- Arik Levy | L design, Paris/France
- Stephen Burks | Readymade Projects, New York/USA
- Giulio Ridolfo | designer, textile expert, Udine/Italy
- Markus Fairs | editor-in-chief, London/GB

DESIGNSPOTTER was invited to the exclusive press preview, which was taking place in Barcelona on September 4th.

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The imm 2007 proved to be a huge success for all involved, for you the exhibitors as well as for us.

For January 2008 we planned to break all boundaries.

From January 14th untill 20th DESIGNSPOTTER offered the great opportunity to present young designers products in the heart of the imm 2008 to a wide audience of experts and visitors.

Close your mouths and open your eyes because @ imm 2008 meant

> 50 international designers
> 450 square meters exhibition space
> more than 110.000 visitors

Watch out for our picture and video gallery.

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ARTRMX COLOGNE VOL. 01: Aug 22 - 31


Starting in August 22nd till 31st 2008 ARTRMX COLOGNE VOL.01 is a topic
based art festival presenting contemporary photography, street art, painting,
graphics, installation and video art in an extraordinary frame a platform for
lively exchanges between international artists, collectors, gallery-owners and art
interested people.

From almost 400 submitted works the jury chose 52 artists who will exhibit their
works in different locations (such as galleries, apartments, shops, empty
buildings and off-site locations) throughout Cologne accompanied by a frame
program with lectures and opening parties.

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Results of the red dot award: communication design 2008

Design plays increasingly important role in advertising.

The results of the red dot award: communication design 2008 have been finalised. In the competition, which is one of the most important and largest design competitions worldwide, the international jury of experts had to sift
and assess a deluge of in total roughly 6,000 submitted works from 39 countries.

Out of these entries, which were all from the field of communication design, 343 received the red dot distinction, and the red dot: best of the best for articularly outstanding design achievements was awarded 38 times.

This year for the first time a design company or communication agency will receive the honorary title red dot: design agency of the year for continuously above-average design achievements.

The winner of this honorary award as well as the winners of the special awards red dot: grand prix and the red dot: junior prize, which comes with a prize purse of 10,000 euros, will be announced at the awards ceremony on december 3, 2008 in the gala hall of the Casino Zollverein.

All prize-winning works will be presented to the public in an exhibition taking place at the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, from December 4, 2008 to January 11, 2009.

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as design festival with an international layout.

The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK lets visitors see and feel the multifaceted producing in the fields of product, furniture and industrial design from October 2 until 12. After the successful festival premiere last year the event programme presents the work of designers from Austria and the world in Vienna. With help of numerous partners stretching from Viennese museums and producers, over shops and design institutions to designers from all over the world for ten intense days Vienna will become a platform for design. Again, Neigungsgruppe Design Tulga Beyerle,Thomas Geisler und Lilli Hollein is responsible for programme and realisation.

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