Weekly design calendar: Marcel Breuer, Vipp, 100% Design Tokyo

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Atlanta honors the Bauhaus designer of the Wassily chair, celebrities design bins, and Tokyo's 100% Design event gets ready to welcome 100,000 visitors. Coming up within the next four weeks: the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, more Bauhaus exhibits, and the Singapore Design Festival.

Marcel Breuer exhibit

October 27 - January 16

The German Bauhaus design school is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and Breuer was one of its most significant designers, achieving worldwide prominence through his Wassily chair. Later, he made his second career as an architect in the US, and now, the well-reputed Museum of Design in Atlanta is putting together a major retrospective of his work that will run through next year.


Site: www.museumofdesign.org

Vipp design auction

October 28

For its 70th anniversary, Vipp has thought up a collaboration with some of the world's leading figures in fashion, art, and design to create one-of-a-kinds of the bin it is known for and auction them off to benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Among the 35 participating artists are the fashion designers Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta as well as singer Yoko Ono, photographer Nigel Barker and top model Helena Christensen. Their re-designed Vipp bins will go under the hammer October 28 at the New York flagship store of design retailer Design Within Reach.

New York/US

Site: www.vipp.dk

100% Design Tokyo

October 30 - November 3

Focusing on bringing contemporary design to the mainstream, 100% Design Tokyo is the Japanese equivalent of the London event started back in 1995. Close to 100,000 visitors are expected at this year's fair.


Site: www.100percentdesign.jp

Ongoing design events

Icograda World Design Congress

October 24-30

Organized by Icograda, the world body for professional communication design, the congress held in Beijing will feature presentations, discussions and workshops. Highlights include the Beijing Typography Exhibition, which will focus on how to move traditional calligraphy into the digital age.


Site: www.beijing2009.org

Design events coming up within the next four weeks

World Architecture Festival

November 4-6

The world's biggest architecture summit for professionals will this year, under the motto ‘Less Does More,' examine the "challenges facing architects in the new world economy," focusing on how innovative thinking can reduce the amount of time, energy, material and finance needed to create buildings and cities.


Site: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

Memphis Blues

November 5 - December 4

After gallerist Carla Sozzani dedicated an exhibition to the Memphis design collective in Milan earlier this year, Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa's pays tribute to the same group at his Paris gallery this fall.


Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity

November 8 - January 25

This display is the Museum of Modern Art's first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of the influential German school of avant-garde design and architecture.

New York/US

Site: www.moma.org

Index Dubai

November 14-17

Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center, the fair is the region's leading interiors exhibition and trade show, showcasing the latest design trends and products.


Site: www.indexexhibition.com

Singapore Design Festival

November 20-30

The third Singapore Design festival will be a special one because this year, it is hosting the ICSID World Design Congress. It also aims to "address concerns relevant to people of all ages from all walks of life" through the Design to improve Life exhibition and will stage a special show for Singapore's up-and-coming designers.


Site: www.singaporedesignfestival.com