Apr
26
2010
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Visit DESIGN CITY on WHEELS!!!

Enjoy a guided tour of all the design furniture installed around the city!

Departure and arrival: Mudam Luxembourg (3, Park Dräi Eechelen)

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Luxembourgeois and german: 11h – 25/04, 09/05, 23/05, 06/06/2010
French and English: 11h – 02/05, 16/05, 30/05/2010
Maximum number of participants: 12

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Info and Booking:

visites@mudam.lu
t +352 45 37 85 522

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* On the return at the Museum you will be offered an ice-tea @ Mudam Café!
Free participation is allowed on presentation of the entrance ticket to the museum.


Download the DESIGN ROUTE @ www.designcityluxembourg.com/dcmapprog.pdf


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Apr
26
2010
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Discovering ANDREA with Mathieu Lehanneur

In the frame of DESIGN CITY Luxembourg “Edition 0″

Mathieu Lehanneur presents his creation

ANDREA

This Wednesday _ 28th of April

18h30 < 19h30 @ MUDAM SHOP



It is said that the air we breathe in the places where we live and work can often be 5 to 10 times more noxious than walking on the street, along with the dangerous chemicals found in commonly used household products.

ANDREA is the natural response to counter our domestic pollution combining science and an elegant design.

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Product of the collaboration between Mathieu Lehanneur and David Edwards (Harvard University Professor), ANDREA is a green lung with enhanced capacities to filter the air and capture toxic particles into our homes. The filter device works through the use of leaves and roots of the plant which is housed inside the unit. Originally known as “bel air”, the design has gone through a number of tests in order to make it available to consumers with updated features.

The best performing plants are those which are actually quite common:

* Spath

* Peace lily

* Red-edged dragon tree

* Spider plant

* Aloe vera

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Born in 1974 in Rochefort, Lehanneur is a french, young, talented designer which at present lives and works in Paris.

Graduated at the ENSCI in 2001 Mathiew sets up, in the same year, his own design studio of design and interior design. He soon discovers his passion for the the living systems, the world of science, and the interactions between human body and its environment. That is why, in his creations, Mathieu Lehanneur ends up mixing high-tech technology together with natural elements in order to develop original design projects which ventures amongst pharmaceutical, biological and astrophysical concepts.

He obtained the Carte Blanche VIA in 2006, the Grand Prix award of the City of Paris and the Talent du Luxe in 2008. From 2004 until 2008 he is in charge of  the Post-Diplôme “Design and Research” of the Saint-Etienne ESAD.

His projects form a part of the collections of MoMA (New York), FRAC (Île-de-France), Museum of Decorative Arts of Paris and SFMoMA (San Francisco); and, moreover, he has been for Mudam the set designer of the exposition Tomorrow Now.

His air purifier “ANDREA” won the “Best Invention Award” of the American Magazine “Popular science”.

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ANDREA will be presented and sold @ the MUDAM SHOP

this Wednesday, 28th of April,18h30 < 19h30.

Entrance _ FREE

Language _ FRENCH

With the support of _ Centre Culturel Français Luxembourg

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Apr
22
2010
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DESIGN CITY SHOPS

Follow the PINK LOGO . . .

. . . to discover all the “DESIGN CITY SHOPS” in town!!!

THE SHOPS:

1 ) ABITARE – www.abitare.lu

2 ) SMETS ELLIPSE – www.smets.lu

3 ) CASA NOVA CONTEMPORAIN – www.casanova.lu

4 ) USINA – www.usina.lu

5 ) LOFT – 54, Grand Rue, Luxembourg

6 ) BECKSTREET FIVE – www.beckstreet.lu

7 ) BUROTREND SHOWROOM USM – www.buro.lu

8 ) EXTRABOLD – www.extrabold.eu

9 ) UNIKAT INTERIOR – www.unikat-interior.lu

10 ) ROB / CARREROUGE – www.carrerouge.lu

11 ) BUROTREND – www.buro.lu

12 ) SMETS CONCEPT STORE – www.smets.lu

13 ) REEDANDSIMON - www.reedandsimon.com

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Apr
21
2010
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WORK IN PROGRESS _ UNDERGROUND!

Experience the new centre Aldringen!

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The amazing mutation of an underground crosswalk thanks to a brand new scenography made by the collective of Ar(t)chitects 3RS.

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The architects conceived to turn the Centre Aldringen, normally a ”quick-walk area” due to its unsettling and crumbling appearance, into a brand new appealing space through the use of pinkish lights, decorations and furniture. The aim is to show how an urban renovation can play a role in changing people’s mood and attitude  towards the places where they live and, and the same time, return the urban space its ancient role of collective memory.

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A.Soldani

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Apr
20
2010
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“REAL TIME” ACCORDING TO MAARTEN BAAS

MUDAM & DESIGN CITY

INVITE YOU TO COME AND SEE

MAARTEN BAAS’ PROJECT “SWEEPERS CLOCK”

Projection on the facade of the MNHA + Mudam Medialab

23:04 < 06:06:2010

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What is TIME?

The concept of time itself is self evident. An hour consists of a given number of minutes, a day of hours, an year of days. Time passes by without stopping and the only thing that we can do is follow it through clocks and calendars. Yet we cannot study it or experiment with it, as it keeps passing without anyone being able to manipulate it. However, time is normally represented through change and by motion. In fact, according to the “theory of relativity”, motion is one of the most peculiar qualities through which time is measured and becomes evident.

Natural motion and human movement: this could be the thought that inspired Maarten Baas in 2009 during the conception of his “sweepers clock”, a video showing people “sweeping” the hands of a watch, over a period of 24 hours, typology of time par excellence.

“Sweepers clock”, apart from being a clear proof of the artist’s interest in the matter of time, shows how an ordinary and non artistic action, as the one of sweeping, can turn into an unconventional and original performance. These “ordinary” workmen with repetitive, tiny gestures manage to push the hands of a clock through time and towards future.

According to Maarten Baas and his “sweepers clock” time can be marked through a series of minor operations with a high load of gesture that, one after another, contribute to the creation of a universe sometimes comic, other times ghostly, but at the end absolutely relevant.

The artist has been invited to present this vidéo – part of a wider project about time and its declension called “real time”, specifically for Design City – a video which is no less than part of a wider project on the theme of time and its declension called “real time”. All the videos of this wider project are presented at Mudam during opening hours (Wed-Fri 11am-8pm Sat-Mon 11am-6pm) and in the evening, the projection of “Sweepers Clock” takes over on the evocative setting of the Marché-aux-Poissons, right on the facade of the Musée national d’histoire et d’art (MNHA).

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Maarten Baas is a dutch designer, awarded of “designer of the year”, during the Design Miami fair in 2009. He is the 5th designer to receive this honour after other big names from design including the Campana brothers in 2008, Tokujin Yoshioka in 2007, Marc Newson in 2006 and Zaha Hadid in 2005. This award recognizes a designer who, at the age of 31, marked the world of design with his inimitable style.

Alessandra Soldani

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Apr
20
2010
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SECOND INSTALLATION

SECOND INSTALLATION FOR DESIGN CITY

“SKYSTATION” by PETER NEWMAN

Boulevard Roosevelt – opposite “Casino Luxembourg”


Presented in 2009 at the Hayward gallery, Southbank, London, SKYSTATION is a new concept in public seating which has been conceived by the artist PETER NEWMAN, in collaboration with Futurecity, either as an urban furniture or as an interactive sculpture. The form of ‘skystation’ draws from le corbusier’s iconic LC4 chaise lounge. The piece is part of a larger public seating project that has been initiate by cultural agency Futurecity who works towards urban regeneration projects. Their aim is to have a constellation of skystations across 100 international locations. One of those has landed in LUXEMBOURG!

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Apr
19
2010
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FIRST INSTALLATION

FIRST INSTALLATION FOR DESIGN CITY

“BD LOVE LAMP” by ROSS LOVEGROVE

Place des Martyrs (Rousegärtchen)


At Place des Martyrs, which is known in Luxembourg as Rousegärtchen, Ross Lovegrove presents two of his BD Love Lamps. These pieces are sculptures that serve both as lamps and seats. They can be exhibited inside or in public space and they work well in places of passage. To ensure good stability, they can be filled with water or sand and are made of plastic resin, which makes them completely watertight. They can seat four people.

Ross Lovegrove was born in 1958 in Cardiff, Wales, and has worked for companies such as British Airways, Kartell, Cappellini, Phillips and Olympia. His creations have been exhibited in numerous museums, including MoMA, the Guggenheim in New York, the Awis Centre in Japan, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the London Design Museum (where a section is devoted to him). He has received a number of prizes for his work, most notably the Royal Designer for Industry Award in 2004.

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Apr
19
2010
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THEY SAY ABOUT US


  • ”Une nouveauté au Luxembourg et dans la Grande Région (…) ce projet vise à explorer l’influence du design sur les espaces urbains, et la vie quotidienne…” _ www.agendalux.lu

  • ”un événement « design » à ne pas manquer au Luxembourg et dans la Région.” _ www.apci.asso.fr
  • ”La vitalité urbaine, l’art de vivre, la créativité font désormais partie des critères qui séduisent. Aussi, le projet Design City…” _ www.lelieududesign.com

  • “Luxembourg passe au design. Exposition, conférences et marchés seront l’occasion de mener une réflexion sur la place du design en ville.” _ www.lequotidien.editpress.lu

  • “Les passants et visiteurs pourront observer, toucher ou s’approprier, des alternatives ludiques aux équipements qui meublent habituellement les parcs” _ www.wunnen-mag.lu

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Apr
16
2010
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DESIGNMAART _ Don’t Miss It!

Luxembourg Outdoor Design – Centre Aldringen/Place Hamilius


For the Designmaart (Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April), a flea market with 20th century furniture, the collective of architects 3RS are creating an installation at Place Hamilius and the Aldringen Centre. Every entrance leading from Place Hamilius to the underground gallery of the Aldringen Centre will be demarcated both by visuals and sound to arouse the curiosity of passers-by and suggest the idea of a new event.

Below ground, in a place of passage which is opposed to the logic of stopping people, 3RS are creating an installation with modules (specifically conceived for the occasion) which enables the raising of the stallholders’ furniture in order to show it to all while facilitating circulation. This recycling of the space is completed by the use of sound and light.

After the weekend of the Designmaart, the various modules will be reconfigured and left at the disposition of the public in the form of urban reappropriation furniture.

With ten young architects concerned with constructing interdisciplinary bridges, 3RS Ar(t)chitectures approaches construction, the city and public areas as spaces to be reconquered. From Strasbourg to Barcelona, from Bucharest to Bourges, from Cluj to Metz, they carry out wide-ranging experiments on a life-size scale by reconfiguring and inhabiting intervention spaces through their architecture.

These are the design dealers that are going to participate in the “Designmaart” :

* Thierry Roche - www.atelierthierryroche.fr

* First Floor s.a. - www.firstfloor.lu

* Design 54 - www.design54.net

* Les Puces du Canal – www.pucesducanal.com

* ART CLUB - www.designartclub.fr

* Chimansky - www.chimansky.com

* Kokoska Design –  www.kokoska-design.ch

* Christian Aschman - www.christian-aschman.com

* Formelibre - www.formelibre.com

Info @ www.designcityluxembourg.com

Tel. +352 45 37 85 1

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Apr
16
2010
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A SKY STATION LANDED IN LUXEMBOURG!

Presented in 2009 at the Hayward gallery, Southbank, London, SKYSTATION is a new concept in public seating which has been conceived by the artist PETER NEWMAN either as an urban furniture or as an interactive sculpture. The form of ‘skystation’ draws from le corbusier’s iconic LC4 chaise lounge. The piece is part of a larger public seating project that has been initiate by cultural agency Futurecity who works towards urban regeneration projects. Their aim is to have a constellation of skystations across 100 international locations. One of those has landed in LUXEMBOURG!

This new urban design prototype, with its ergonomic shape studied to perfectly adapt the human back, invites the public to lay on it. A gesture with a double purpose: it ”forces” the user to look up towards the sky in the attempt to gain different perspective of it, as well as of the city; at the same time, this optimistic gesture seems to recall the hopeful message that the artist has impressed upon a plate fixed on Skystation. A message whose sense is, however, very personal.

That’s why we invite everyone to come around Luxembourg

and discover where the “bright shuttle” has landed

with its load of pragmatism!!!

Alessandra Soldani

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Apr
14
2010
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