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The Fashion System @BIO 50

ARTS THREAD is a media partner with BIO 50, the 24th Biennial of Design from Ljubljana, organised by MAO, Slovenia’s national Museum of Architecture and Design. Eleven design teams worked on new experimental projects. Here we look at The Fashion System, which won an Honourable mention in the Awards.

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Winston Churchill Design Competition Finalists Announced


For our Winston Churchill Design Competition 2014, ARTS THREAD partnered with The Churchill Centre and Pentland Group plc. Briefed with capturing the essence of Churchill’s unique style and personality, ARTS THREAD members Emily May, Paul Firth and Olivia Wojcik are our finalists!

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MADE London 2014

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ARTS THREAD is proud to be a media partner with MADE LONDON, the design and craft fair taking place from tomorrow until Sunday, the 24th and 26th of October. An exhibition showcasing work from the jewellery, knitwear and ceramics disciplines to name but a few, a number of ARTS THREAD members will be displaying their work. Dan Goode, who was chief talent scout for SeekAndAdore.com, will be there on the first day to take a look for ARTS THREAD.

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Dutch Design Week 14: Feasible, Fresh & Fun


The last in our trilogy from Eindhoven by design writer Robert Urquhart reporting for ARTS THREAD on Dutch Design Week.

First stop of the day is to a Portakabin, outside C&A, in the middle of the main shopping area to see NANO Supermarket. Inside this tiny space were a number of propositions about where we could go with product design in the coming years – I liked that each concept was marked with a feasibility score. From Cloud Crayons – cloud colouring crayons (which, as you can imagine, didn’t really manage to score that well on feasibility) to Pharmasushi – medicinal food made from GM fish eggs (which had a respectable score, well into the achievable stakes).

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Kinetica Art Fair 2014

Ophelia, Elisabeth Sandford Richardson & Maria Isabel Azevedo

The Old Truman Brewery, London last weekend hosted the 6th edition of the Kinetica Art Fair organised by the Kinetica Museum. Kinetic Art has been evolving since the beginning of the last century as artists looked to incorporate movement and energy into their work. As technology has advanced so Kineticism has begun to explore and study the connection between science and art. ARTS THREAD went along to find out more about the Kinetic Art form.

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Dutch Design Week 14: Industrial Sanity In the City


Part 2 of design writer Robert Urquhart’s report for ARTS THREAD from Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty @V&A

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Excitement is building for the new V&A exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Opening on March 14, 2015, the exhibition runs until July 19 and already 16,000 tickets have been sold. A press briefing held last week expected 200 attendees, but 500 arrived.

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Q&A: ARTS THREAD X Urban Outfitters Make It Design Home Winner Gustavo Quintana Kennedy


The design from ARTS THREAD member and winner of our ARTS THREAD x Urban Outfitters Make It Design: Home Edition Competition Gustavo Quintana Kennedy is now live on the Urban Outfitters website. Following Gustavo’s win, we caught up with the designer to talk about his work and the thought process behind his winning design.

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Dutch Design Week 14: Bombastic, Dramatic & Dutch


Design writer Robert Urquhart reports for ARTS THREAD from Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week is in full pelt, last time I was here, in 2011, the opening night was one man with a microphone, this time round its a full on stadium affair; lights, cameras, action – this sets the note for the entire place, Eindhoven is well alight.

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DDW14: Seductive Precursors, Modebelofte

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As part of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven Modebelofte is showcasing a selection of forward-thinking, progressive fashion graduates from both Dutch and international BA and MA courses. Working under the title of Seductive Precursors, designers who experimented, intuitively and conceptually, with techniques, materials, shapes and references were selected. From Westminster to Antwerp, we look at some of the designers who exhibited. You have until this Sunday to check them out!

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