GLOBAL STORY AND THE LOCAL STORY TELLER

Konstfack university college of arts, crafts and design is reflecting on locality in a global design and art world. Daniel Charny will be among a group of panelists invited by Ivar Björkman, President of Konstfack since 2003 to take part in a public round table discussion about the role of geographical location in art, craft and design. It’s a pertinent question for design and art education especially in these times when there is increasing pressure by governing bodies and students alike to demonstrate value. Among the panelists are: Liesbeth den Besten, Dan Fern, Søren Grammel, Davide Quadrio, LouiseSchouwenberg, Annika von Taube and Marco Velardi.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOMINATIONS FOR 2011 DESIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

This year Daniel Charny nominated four designs for Brit Insurance Designs of the year 2011 the yearly showcase of selected designs from around the world is on at the Design Museum London until July 2011.

SPUN by HEATHERWICK STUDIO/Manufactured by MAGISLEVERAGED FREEDOM CHAIR by MIT MOBILITY LABORATORYBRANCA by INDUSTRIAL FACILITY/Manufactured by Mattiazzi and INTIMATE RIDER by ALAN THOLKES.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART GRADUATES NEW WORK
RCA graduates in Design Products, students of Roberto Feo and Daniel Charny
presented diverse and progressive work in the degree show of 2010. The show was well received, but what will the next step be for these promising starts?

Here are some of the projects: a Compost Distiller by Lisa Johansson, a hair fidgeting substitute
from a series of therapeutic elements by Billur Turan and furniture constructions by David Amar .

Lisa Johansson-Compost Distiller RCA P10 2010 Charny FeoBillur Turan RCA 2010 P10 Charny FeoDavid Amar RCA P10 2010 Charny Feo show 2

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAKES DEBATE AT KNOLL

On the opening night of Clerkenwell Design Week Knoll hosted The Fakes Debate asking key members within the design industry to argue the pros and cons of producing copycat products – are they democratizing design or are they ruining the industry’s integrity?  An impressive line up included Designer, Ross Lovegrove, RCA senior Tutor and Independent Curator, Daniel Charny, V&A Design Curator, Abraham Thomas and CEO of MyDeco, Nicole Vanderbilt presented argued their case for or against the motion ‘This House Believes Fakes are a Crime against Design.’

The event was chaired by Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council, Vicky Richardson and was left as a controversial issue!

clerkenwell design week_DSC3728_DSC3741

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DESIGN MUSEUM TALKS

COMING SOON:

MADE IN ITALY: MILAN DESIGN CITY

Tuesday 18 May, The Lighthouse, Glasgow – 7.15pm

Its where to go to show, see and be seen. Curator and lecturer Daniel Charny, designer Fabio Novembre, and curator and editor Joseph Grima, will explore how this city and the annual Salone de Mobile provoke and promote new Italian design.

JUST HAPPENED:

MADE IN ITALY: ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Dr. Penny Sparke, Mario Bellini and Daniel Charny discus the nuances of the Italian design scene; with a number of detailed and personal case studies, this event will give an insightful look into the inner workings of Italian design. Monday 19th May, Design Museum, London.

ss_glasgow_46922DM_Peroni_bottle_graphicBellini_Charny_DM_ Peroni

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CURATING CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Daniel Charny was invited to give a talk about curating contemporary design at Barcelona’s Industrial Design Association based in the beautiful FAD complex by the MACBA. Chaired by Dr. Viviana Narotzky of ADI FAD, Charny reviewed his experience from recent years and presented current thoughts of working in the field of curating contemporary design using examples from projects involving Spanish designers in shows such as the group show Conversational Spanish, Stage by Jaime Hayon, Tenerife Design Festival and most recently the solo show of Javier Mariscal – Drawing Life for the Design Museum London. PODCAST OF TALK

r001-011r001-009r001-016r001-001

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TENERIFE DESIGN FESTIVAL

The first ever Tenerife Design Festival just happened in Santa Cruz, Daniel Charny took part as one of the judges of the design competition which was awarded to a kind of service design approach, a ‘users manual’ for discovering Tenerife as a paradise on earth. The Founders Yapci Ramos and Samual Cabrera, who consulted Charny along the process organised a uniquely curated festival fitting for their island rather then falling into the generic model of design festivals that have been cropping up in so many cities. The highlight was a collaborative project between local artisans and six invited designers called TDFSigno

TDF__1551TDF__2463TDF PRIZE GIVING PICTTDF__2049

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Incidental

Picture 31

Following its success in Milan earlier this year, during LDF Daniel Charny’s consultancy FNO teamed up with the British Council to run The Incidental . This user-generated website and news pamphlet is created by and for the design community, and offers opinion, reviews, news and recommedations by tapping into what everyone is talking about.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MASTER PLAN FOR DESIGN MUSEUM IN HOLON, ISRAEL – ALMOST THERE

“Charny’s research is still informing the project five years later” writes Blueprint’s Tim Abraham in a review of the nearly completed Design Museum Holon project by architects Ron Arad Associates.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPORTSFURNITURE

Daniel Charny & Gabriel Klasmer developed a physical and slideshow version of a 2003 photographic project inspired by football sports photogrphy. The pieces are installed at NOWHERE/NOW/HERE an exhibition into alternative investigations in design curated by Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo for LABoral in Gijon Asturias.

Furniture is often thought of as given types that relate to a task or support an occasion. Sports Furniture is about choreographing the body into dramatic physical situations, such as those of footballers at the height of exerted effort. Their shape frozen by photography becomes a heroic depiction of human form. Good sports photography captures these moments that are so full of energy and human expression. The body in relation to the ball becomes a study of intent. These supports are the exact opposite of the transient sport moment; they offer the user an imaginative scenario in which they can place themselves in that heroic moment.

img_3104.jpgimg_3111-1.jpgimg_2787-1.JPGsports-furniture-2008-gk-dc_48.jpgsports-furniture-2008-gk-dc_16.jpg

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------