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The Planet workspace for one or two

A quiet cocoon that’s soft and cosy inside, The Planet 2.0 is made for two people. Designed and distributed by Ukrainian designers and manufacturers MZPA [mazepa], the new Planet for Two is an extension of The Planet designed for one, launched in September last year at Paris Design Week.

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Made in Denmark - Design Since 1900

Hundreds of Danish Design objects from the Grassimuseum of Applied Arts collection in Leipzig, Germany are featuring in an exhibition that runs until 7 October this year. The supporting publication, Made in Denmark - Design Since 1900 is a book for lovers of Danish design and Danish design history.

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FixIts eco-friendly fixing sticks

FixIts are mouldable fixing sticks for mending broken products. Designed to be kept in the kitchen drawer for fixing everything from cables to cups. They help to reduce waste by reviving and extending the life of everyday objects. The FixIts material is reusable, remouldable, machinable and compostable.

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Mumm champagne set for take-off in space

Design agency, Spade and Maison Mumm have created a champagne bottle for space travel. The Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar bottle and champagne glass concept is set to make a zero-gravity champagne experience possible in the near future.

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Industrial Design in the Modern Age

Industrial Design in the Modern Age, by Penny Sparke, published by Rizzoli Electa, New York, addresses how products have become both symbols of modern life and harbingers of the future. A major work about industrial design, it covers the design, mass production and consumption of everyday objects in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Creative State Summit

A new annual summit supporting creativity in all its forms in the state of Victoria, launches on 29-30 June. The State of Victoria, sees creativity as the source of radical new ideas in Australia.

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How to Research Trends

Trend researcher and academic Els Dragt shares her trend research expertise in her new book, How to Research Trends, move beyond trendwatching to kickstart innovation.

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Joris Laarman Lab

Founded in 2004, by Joris Laarman and his filmmaker partner Anita Star, Joris Laarman Lab uses 3D printing and digital manufacturing to the extreme. Joris Laarman Lab’s team of engineers, programmers and craftspeople experiment with manufacturing processes that are innovative and on the edge of possibility.

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iF Social Impact Prize

iF's new Social Impact Prize is free to enter. Companies, design studios, NGOs, foundations, public institutions and other organisations from all over the world are invited to take part free of charge. Social impact projects will be published free of charge in the iF World Design Guide. Entrants win a share in 50,000 Euro prize money.

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