Posts tagged ‘events’

September 11, 2012

INDEX comes to Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield  is the very first UK venue for a globally famous display of designs that improve life

Swann Pod INDEX

One of the  INDEX: Award 2011 displays now on show on the plaza outside the University of Huddersfield’s Creative Arts Building. This one contains lecturer Dr David Swann’s design for an all-new nursing bag.

A GLOBALLY-renowned travelling exhibition featuring ultra-innovative designs that impressed judges in one of the world’s most prestigious competitions has come to the University of Huddersfield. We are the first university in the world and the first venue in the UK to host the event. And one of the exhibits is a potentially life-saving invention by one of our lecturers Dr David Swann.

Established in the year 2000, INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish non-profit making organisation with a global reach. Its goal is to inspire, educate and engage people so that they use design skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.  Every two years the  organisation offers the most valuable and prestigious design awards in the world, with prizes of €100,000 each for the winners of its five categories – Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

The series of dramatic pods on campus exhibiting these ultra-innovative designs can be seen until 29 September 2012, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield

Dr David Swann earned his nomination for INDEX: Award 2011 by creating a nursing bag for the 21st century after discovering the iconic design that has prevailed for around 150 years could endanger patients’ lives. His radical update is made of non-permeable white plastic and is free from the pockets and folds that previously allowed harmful bacteria to accumulate.

Other exhibits at Huddersfield include the Swedish-designed Hövding, described as the world’s first airbag for cyclists, which claimed first prize in the “play” category. The airbag explodes from a custom-made collar whose inbuilt sensors constantly monitor movement for the telltale signs that an accident is about to happen. Huddersfield is the first British institution ever to host the INDEX: Award exhibition and the sole UK stop on the current tour.

 

via Events calendar – University of Huddersfield.

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April 5, 2011

Talking Textiles exhibition

Trend forecasting and design guru, Lidewij Edelkoort, will be promoting young textile design talent from the UK and Europe at her Talking Textiles exhibition at the Salone Satellite 2011 Milan Furniture Fair which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and will be expecting around 300,000 visitors from 12th to 17th April.

‎”Exhibition curator Li said, “It is so important to take notice again of contemporary textile designers who are becoming an endangered species. With the expenditure at colleges and art schools rising, the textile ateliers are the first to be downsized or removed.”

A selection of young graduate designers will be showcased as part of Edelkoort’s ongoing initiative to promote textile design education, bringing the freshest European design talent to public attention. Supporting the graduate designers exhibiting and Li’s quest to save the endangered discipline of textile design are Skillset, British Fashion Council, UKFT and Texprint.

The designs on show will include textiles, rugs, curtains, lighting, accessories and upholstered furniture, but also multimedia installations, digital animations and film projections.”

November 10, 2010

Global vs Ethical conference-24th November 2010.

The Trend Boutique would like to invite you to their forthcoming Global vs Ethical conference on Wednesday, 24th November 2010.

With an amazing array of speakers presenting at this one-day conference talking about the latest thinking within our global fashion & textiles industry with lots of different perspectives & comments on what it takes to be a sustainable & ethical label.

Speakers presenting on the day:

  • Tamsin Lejeune, Managing Director of Ethical Fashion Forum
  • Elizabeth Laskar – Leading Ethical Stylist
  • Nin Castle, Creative Director & Founder of Goodone – Sustainable Designer Fashion
  • Catherine Watkins, CSR Manager of George @ Asda
  • Sarah Daly, Fashioning an Ethical Industry
  • Lyla Patel, Head of Education at TRAID
  • Simeon Hartwig, Founder of Bantum Clothing – Street Label Collaborating with Indian Manufacturers & Designers
  • Amisha Ghadiali, Activist, Writer & Founder of Jewellery by Amisha: Elegance. Rebellion
  • Feng Ho, Creative Director & Founder of Feng Ho – Sustainable Designer Fashion
  • Janine Passley, Co-Founder & Director of Ei8ght – Ethical Sourcing Consultancy (Clients include ASOS & Topshop)

Booking Details:

Date: Wednesday, 24th November 2010

Timings: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.

Cost: £30 per student & £50 per lecturer

To book a place you can do so by debit / credit card by telephone on 0115 952 9116 or 950 7079 or via See Tickets (www.seetickets.com) – please note an additional booking fee will apply to online purchases.

We welcome all students & lecturers to attend, however if any additional Ethical Fashion Forum members wish to attend they can book at the same rate as lecturers – but must book direct on the above telephone numbers.

 

September 29, 2010

London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock

“[..this year’s quirky, thought-provoking selection for the London Design Festival did not disappoint. The show itself was housed at a location that was just as interesting in terms of design as the products were – the Bargehouse down at the South Bank….]”

Read more: London Design Festival 2010: Designersblock | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

See more on the London Design Festival blog “….[On your next visit to the V&A during the London Design Festival, be sure to build into your day a visit to Few and Far, for two very good reasons. The first is the shop itself – an eclectic mix of fashion, furniture and fair. Few and Far was set up by the buying force behind Habitat and the Conran Shop, Priscilla Carluccio. Priscilla is the sister of Sir Terence Conran, a passionate supporter of UK craft and a photographer in her own right. Part of the shop is given over to exhibitions, and this brings us to the second reason to visit. For the duration of the LDF, Few and Far’s… ]…….”More

July 16, 2010

URBAN@ WYPW

URBAN@ WYPW
An exhibition by artists who depict urban scenes.

Preview tonight Friday 16th July 6.30 – 8.30pm- meet 3 of the artists

Anne Desmet – Liam Spencer – Emelbi -Clare Caulfield

TALK – Liam Spencer – Sunday 18th July – 2.00-4.00pm – booking essential Email wypwexhibitions@yahoo.co.uk
Please book immediately as the talk will be canceled later this evening if there are no further bookings.

EXHIBITION – July 20th – August 12th
Tue – Wed – Thurs 10.30 am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 3.00pm
Free all welcome

July 13, 2010

Digital Design Drop-ins at the V&A

Do you want to see amazing digital artwork, join in lively discussions about digital media, art and life, and meet digital artists and designers with enough space and time to chat to them about what they do? Then check out our monthly Wednesday afternoon Digital Design Drop-ins.

On 21 July Memo Akten, whose work focuses on designing and developing technology to create emotional and memorable experiences. The work ranges from large-scale immersive interactive installations, visuals for live performances and music videos to online works and mobile applications.

The event is part of a programme of digital events at the V&A.

April 29, 2010

Which is you favourite hair style from which decade??

Introducing Lisa George our Hair and Beauty Curator, she woul... on Twitpic
Vintage at Goodwood
Location Goodwood, West Sussex, Web http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com
Bio A unique music and cultural festival, celebrating 5 decades of British cool in the glorious surroundings of the Goodwood estate : 13th–15th August 2010

April 13, 2010

The Brilliant Design Lecture

Still some tickets up for grabs! – A Day of Brilliant Stories. An event designed to fuel the imagination of students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield.

The University of Huddersfield presents The Brilliant Design Lecture, a day of stories from six brilliant speakers on April 29th 2010.

Speakers include: Nicolas Roope, Jason Bruges, Mr Bingo, Rob Chiu, Jason Fretwell and Matthew Grey

The Brilliant Design Lecture.

March 24, 2010

Looking at Children’s Books

The Association of Illustrators are excited to present their annual Looking at Children’s Books event.

This full day event provides an overview of all you need to know about working in the field of children’s book illustration.

Speakers will include portfolio expert Fig Taylor, commissioners from the educational publis…hing sector, the picture book arena and a specialist agent. This year they are lucky enough to be ending the day with Judith Kerr in conversation with John O’Reilly celebrating the 40th anniversary of the much beloved Mog.

Looking at Children’s Books Monday 26th April 2010, 10.00am – 5.30pm Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP

This event is open to anyone with a curiosity about the industry. This is always a popular and productive day so booking is essential to secure a place. http://theaoi.com/

February 10, 2010

London Fashion Week : Digital Schedule

“The Digital Schedule will launch Friday 19th February at London Fashion Week. This new initiative will bring together live streamed fashion shows and a selection of digitally presented fashion films created by some of London’s most innovative designers.

Come back next week to find out exactly when you can catch each show and film. The schedule will feature timings and venues plus direct links for you to watch it all in real time if you’re not at LFW.

Live Streaming

The links from this schedule will take you to the live streamed fashion shows in real time during LFW. Your front row seat from the shows at the BFC Catwalk Show Space at Somerset House is right here waiting for you!

Fashion Films

Designers showing fashion films will include: Antoni & Alison, Boudicca, Cassette Playa, Craig Lawrence, Danielle Scutt, Hussein Chalayan, JW Anderson, LP.BG and Twenty8Twelve.

Many will be premiering in the dedicated Digital Space at Somerset House. Either way, you’ll be able to catch them online at the same time, by clicking the icon on this schedule.”

via London Fashion Week : Digital Schedule : Digital Schedule.