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12 MARCH 2016

Josef Frank Exhibition: Against Design in Vienna

"The exhibition JOSEF FRANK: Against Design presents the full scope of Frank's pioneering and diverse oeuvre. In light of his prodigious output of furniture and textile designs that remain current to this day and his intensive involvement with the possibilities of architecture and living in the modern era, the title Against Design might at first seem a puzzling choice for an exhibition on Josef Frank. Frank, whose work as a designer and design critic continues to be considered contemporary today, represented a pragmatic approach to design and argued for a simple and 'normal'—but by no means normative—architecture and design. He believed that existing elements should be taken into account as a matter of course and intuitively developed for practical use, without striving toward representation and innovation. To Frank, it was not so much the formal qualities, but those of social experience that were important; his interiors and household objects were not intended to be subjected to formalist concepts, but placed at the service of convenience.

Especially today, Josef Frank's ideas about an uncontrived and unpretentious functionality, whose aim was an independent, free, enlightened bourgeois domestic culture far from stylistic dogmas and fashionable conventions, seem more relevant than ever."

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applied artsarchitecture • architecture and design • Austria • Austrian architect • Austrian designer • Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art • design • design critic • designer • diverse oeuvre • domestic culture • exhibition • fashionable conventions • formal qualities • furniture design • household objects • interior design • intuitively developed • Josef Frank • living in the modern era • modernist aestheticsmodernist architecturemodernist furniturenon-representationaloeuvre • pioneering oeuvre • practical use • pragmatic approach to desig • prodigious output • service of convenience • social experience • stylistic dogma • textile design • uncontrived functionality • unpretentious functionality • Vienna

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Simon Perkins
13 JANUARY 2014

Irving Harper: The Mediums Beyond the Message

"Imagining a sheet of paper as building site will give you a good sense for Irving Harper's approach to graphic design. As the Swiss magazine Graphis noted in a 1953 survey of his print work for the Nelson Office, it's an approach not dissimilar to that of an architect. 'The page on which to print is regarded as a site on which to build... Pictorial material, often broken into fragments, is organized by asymmetrical harmonies.' From his start working with Nelson in 1947 through his tenure as design director at the office until 1963, Harper brought a visual coherence and energy to everything he created–from furniture, to ads, to clocks–but it's in the printed collateral that his approach to design as a total experience is most easily gleaned. Be it evoking three–dimensional spatial gestures into a two–dimensional magazine spread, for example, or turning a functional object like a clock into a graphic abstraction, or giving a simple typographic treatment the textural quality of a swath of fabric, everything he designs has a deeper sense of dimension."

(Amber Bravo, Herman Miller Inc., 2014)

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20th century3D designchair • compositional predilections • designer • functional object • furniture design • furniture designer • George Nelson • graphic abstraction • graphic designgraphic designer • Herman Miller • Irving Harper • magazine advertisement • magazine spread • Nelson Office • total design • visual coherence

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Simon Perkins
30 DECEMBER 2013

Honeycomb technique form accordion-like paper sculptures

Works by Li Hongbo, created from paper, glue. Shown in 2012 at the Dominik Mersch Gallery, Australia.

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2012 • accordion-like • artistBeijing • bendable • brilliant artifice • concertina • craft process • craft techniquecraft techniquescrafting • decorations • designer • detailed folding • Dominik Mersch Gallery • Expandable Slinky Art • flexiblegeometric formsgeometry • glue • gluing • honeycomb structure • honeycombed paper • interactive artwork • interlocking pattern • intricacy • Li Hongbo • material effectsmaterial interventionsmaterial modes of engagementpaper • paper design • paper folding • paper gourd • paper sculpture • paper-based form • papercraftrepeating formrevelationsculptural form • slinky • slinky-like sculpture • stacking • stretching honeycomb • structural formtactile experience • uncoiling • visual effect • visual illusionvisual paradoxvisual spectaclevisual transformationwhite paper

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Simon Perkins
18 DECEMBER 2013

I am a designer: what do I need to know about IP?

"Design rights deal with the way things look and with the appearance of a manufactured design. There are two categories of protection for design: unregistered and registered design rights. For any of these rights to arise, there needs to be a 'design' that is 'new' and has 'individual character'."

(Own–it, UK)

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artistic craftsmanship • artistic work • community design • Community Design Rights • community unregistered designs • confidentiality agreement • copyright protection • design business • design rights • designer • expressions of creative ideas • goodwill protection • industrially manufactured item • IPR • legally binding agreement • London College of Communication (UAL) • London Development Agency • manufactured design • Marice Cumber • new and individual character • non-disclosure agreement • noveltyoriginal content • Own-it (site) • ownership • protection for design • registered design rights • registrable designs • reputation protection • Silvia Baumgart • Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE) • trademarksUKUK Intellectual Property Office • UK IPO • University of the Arts London (UAL) • unregistered design rights • unregistered designs

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Simon Perkins
13 AUGUST 2013

Sonia Delaunay and the Art Simultané

"Together, the Delaunay [Sonia and Robert Delaunay] start a research on color that will be the essence, the content and the form but also the line of a new painting for a non–figurative art. Influenced by the Fauvism, she first presents works whose subjects and models are marked, slashed by the brutality of the shades. Creative perfection to aim at, the music offers to the artists, at this time, the philosophical assessment that will underlie their respective works. Powerful associations of rhythms and melodies, the compositions gather in the idea of 'simultaneous' what makes a new challenge for poets and painters. Sonia Delaunay then progressively develops a lyrical use and signification of the color, close from cubism, between rhythm and shade. Repetitions of forms, structures but also colors, her paintings take a direction all her artistic propositions will follow."

(Ozarts Etc, 3 December 2011)

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abstract artabstract artists • art and fashion • art simultanecar • Citroen • colour • colour and fashion • colour and light • colour blocking • contrasting colour • costume designcubist and abstract artcubist conceptionsdesign formalismdesignerfabricfashion design • Fauvism • female artistgeometric designsmodern artmodern womanmodernist aestheticsmodernist paintingmosaicmovement-imagemulti-disciplinary • multi-disciplinary artist • mural • non-figurative art • paintingpatchworkpatchwork quiltpatternrepetitionRobert DelaunaysimultaneismsimultaneitySonia Delaunaytextile design • textiles design • theatrical stage design • theatrical staging • Tissus Delaunay • vibrant colourvisual abstractionvisual artistvisual contrastvorticismwomen artistswomen in art and designzig-zag

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Simon Perkins
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