Design agenda: homage to John Lautner

Adshell bench 1972 by Kenneth Grange

Here are some of the biggest international design events coming up over the next weeks.

John Lautner Turns 100 tribute
July 16 - November 13
Los Angeles, CA and Marquette, MI, USA

On the occasion of what would have been the visionary designer's 100th birthday, the John Lautner Foundation has partnered with the American Institute of Architects to organize a series of events showcasing his extraordinary body of work while "informing and inspiring the public about the importance of preserving it." Taking place in Los Angeles, California and Marquette, Michigan, the schedule includes exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, and more.

Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern

July 20
London, UK

Kenneth Grange is Britain's leading product designer with a career spanning over 50 years and responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives including Kodak cameras, Parker pens, or Kenwood mixers. This exhibition at the Design Museum is his first retrospective in the UK.

15th Sydney Design 2011

July 30 - August 14
Sydney, NSW, Australia

More than 50 venues across Sydney will highlight Australian design during the 15th edition of the two-week Sydney Design festival. The events all center around the theme of "Is old new again?" From architecture to fashion, the Sydney Design festival program includes exhibitions, seminars, installations, workshops, talks and tours. Similarly, Victoria's State of Design event is held July 20-31 and investigates how design can create sustainable development opportunities and improve living conditions.

Ron Arad's Curtain Call
August 9-29
London, UK

As part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, architect and designer Ron Arad has invited his favorite artists to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Each day, visitors will be able to see pieces by Hussein Chalayan, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Javier Mariscal, and many more.

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