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>>> Cable for two, a new dual charging cable design makes it's debut with the Kikkerland Valentine's collection at New York Now.



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>>> We're part of the roundtable discussion, Objects Get Personal: Work From the Istanbul Design Biennial, AIADO Mitchell Lecture Series, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

>>> We are invited to give a lecture (the New Atelier) at FSU Department of Art, Tallahassee, Oct 2

>>> Sugar frames were included in the D21 exhibition, Curated by Rossana Orlandi, Decorative Arts Museum of Madrid, 16 to 24 Nov

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>>>Poly, a site specific interactive work was included in the The Future is not What it Used to Be. 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, Nov. 1st Dec. 14th, Beyo?lu-?stanbul, Kemeralt? Cad. No: 49 Galata

Curators Zo Ryan and Meredith Carruthers bring together 75 projects by international designers imagining futures, instigating change and reinterpreting history. 1 Nov to 14 Dec

                    >>>The Xtra-Special our ultra lightweight paper lantern was included in DIN 2014, Fuori Salone, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan. From 8 to 13 Apr                      
>>>Starlet a lighting series has been included in the exhibition Work/Shop, curated by Tuttobene, during Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan April 9th-14th

Starlet is a series of low voltage lighting where research into the construction of space satellites is used to investigate the idea of the “almost-flat”. The draped shaping of the skin gives an otherwise “flat” design a graphic fullness.

>>>Sugar Frames has been included in the exhibition Design Relations, 23rd Biennial of Design, at The Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia September 27th-November 11th, 2012

>>>Sugar Frames, a project proposal to grow a camera,watch and other products using sugar cystals, wins a spot in Tokyo Designers Week Container Exhibition.

Fifteen international designers and design teams were selected to create interactive design installations.

Tokyo Designers week 2011, Container Exhibition, Jingu Gaien, Tokyo Nov 1-6

>>>Designboom has published an article on the Sugar Frames project exhibition entitled "Expreimental Food Tech by giffin'termeer" Read the article here
The project also has a nice mention in Edan Corkill's article for the Japan Times "Innovation Abounds at Tokyo Designers Week" Read the article here

>>>Daisy Vase is included in Inkspiration: The Story of BiC® Cristal®, Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London April 1st-30th, 2011


>>>USB Battleship made its debut at ICFF this year and is now available through Kikkerland.

>>>Ponytail Lights win Bronze Prize, Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010 sponsored by Designboom with Seoul Design Foundation.

>>>Exhibition Cycling With Design Seoul Style, Seoul Cycle Design Festival 2010, Sep 17th -Oct 7th 2010, Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul Design Fair.

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>>>The Object Design League in partnership with Design Within Reach Evanston, invited us to give a talk at DWR Evanston, June 18.

We presented our ongoing Drip Dry Dishes project and talked about developing ideas into objects in a talk entitled Intermediate Species.

>>>USB Battleship, Rapture Capture Cross and Speakeasy Clock are included in 400 Square Feet Later, Cite Goes America, 2010.

Curators Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken bring together a selection of current work made by American based designers and companies.

CITE Showroom, New York, May 15th-June 11th

>>>Drip-Dry Dishes and Daisy Vase are included in the new book, Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects, by Inna Alesina and Ellen Lupton.

Princeton Architectural Press and the Maryland Institute College of Art, publishers

>>>Designboom published an article on the making of the second edition of our Drip Dry Dishes. Read the article here
Drip Dry Dishes is an ongoing project. Each edition we work with a different ceramicist, for this set we worked with Meg Biddle director of Lincoln Square Pottery Studio Learning Center here in Chicago.

Lincoln Square Pottery Studio
>>>Folded Numbers and Drip Dry Dishes are included in Pressing Matter, Cheongju International Craft Biennale September 23-November 1, Cheongju, South Korea.

>>>The Containership Powersupply is included in the new book, The Independent Design Guide: Innovative Products from the New Generation by Laura Houseley published by Thames & Hudson.

>>>We are invited to give a lecture at the Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft, Elmshorn, Germany. Qualities of the Small: the value of Experimental Design, guest Lecture for the MBA program, May 28.

>>>Jess Giffin and Richard Avery discuss our studio's recent collaboration in a lecture entitled, Reimagining One of America's Least Loved Suburban Typologies, sponsored by Urban Habitat Chicago, May 26.


>>>Daisy Vase is included in the exhibition World Design Market and we participated in Designers’ Talk, a roundtable discussion moderated by Birgit Lohmann Editor, Designboom, all part of the Seoul Design Olympiad, Seoul, South Korea.

>>>The Genetically Modified Strip Mall wins a Merit Award, in the Flip-a-Strip, architecture ideas competition sponsered by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Arizona.

For this competition Studio giffin'termeer teamed up with Avery Architecture. The competition brief was to re-think strip-malls by re-designing one of three older strip centers in the Phoenix metro area.

Finalists were asked to develop their concept for exhibition. Our exhibition piece mimics the open system of our proposal. Visitors are invited to participate by recombining and arranging magnetic parts such as cars, trees, storefronts, signage, fountain, windmill, even a blimp, to create their own story for this strip mall.

Exhibition SMoCA, 4th Oct-18th Jan 2009
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>>>Interchange tiles are commissioned for Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft, Elmshorn, Germany and Red Dining Room, Advanta Building, Microsoft, Bellvue

>>>Containership Powersupply makes it's debut with Kikkerland at ICFF this year.

ICFF Javits Convention Center May 17-20 Booth #1862

>>>Daisy vase is part of Nest: Tweede Natuur an exhibition about sustainable design and will include about 40 designers and their products. This is a nicely curated show, check it out here.

Center for Fine Arts and Design, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
12 April-15 June

>>>Drip-Dry Dishes are included in Thinking Through Design, an article by Susan York for Ceramics Monthly.

This issue, Feb 2008, has several articles on Ceramics and Design. Check out, Parafunctionality, by Tony Hepburn where he talks about the role of the artist/designer/architect in the 21st century.

>>>Daisy Vase is included in Virtual Greenhouse: Nature and Artifice; Superstore 04, a trend forum in the shape of a concept store with virtual greenhouse as its theme. Sponsored by Modefabriek and Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, 20-21 January.

>>>Drip-Dry Dishes are included in the Exhibition Handled With Care, Contemporary Ceramic Works, curated by Designboom, Designersblock 2007, London.

>>>Containership Powersupply is included in an exhibition on Design & Electricity organised by the Fondation EDF which is the charitable arm of French power company Electricité de Francein.

This exhibition brings together 40 international projects that in one way or another address our relationship to energy. All together these projects make what we can't see or just forget about more tangible. By this EDF hopes to make our relationship to energy a more considered one.

So-Watt! du design dans l’energie, EDF Foundation traveling exhibition: Toulouse, Mulhouse, Paris, Berlin

>>>We are showing new work at the New York Designboom Mart 07, part of the cultural program of International Contemporary Furniture Fair, ICFF Javits Center, May 19-22
>>>Containership Powersupply has some nice press in a couple magazines out this month.
Dazed & Confused, issue #145,Technology:Hacked & Burned Link Azure Jan/Feb, includes it in a section titled Etc.
Surface, the annual mens issue see Work and Progress.

>>>RoverPAL is still on tour. Just now it is at CES in Las Vegas.


>>>Interchange Tiles on sale in Los Angeles at Shelter, 7920 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles California 90048

>>>RoverPAL wins first place in the Pal Case Competition. Through Nov, Pal Case Competition Exhibit, Dutch Design Center, Utrecht, NL

>>>We are showing new work at the Designboom Mart in St. Etienne, France 5th Saint-Etienne International Design Festival, France Nov 22-26,

Designboom marts are curated group shows of international designers. The St. Etienne Festival is a cultural-non profit-design exhibition.

>>>Innovation Lab, a Danish think tank for future trends and technology, includes Cutting Scale in their Home of the Future exhibiion, Home Inspiration for Everyone Expo, Herning,DK Sep 21-24

>>>Character Shorts is included in the exhibition Texture at Arts + Literature Laboratory,New Haven,CT

<<<Cutting Scale wins 3rd place in Designboom's Your Way to Coway Competition. Exhibition, Seoul, Korea September

See projects from this competition
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We are showing new work at two events during this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York May 20-23. You will find us at the Designboom ICFF Mart 06, Javits convention center and in Brooklyn at the "Altoids Living Spaces" show.

5,000 people attended Living Spaces Show

>>>Jennifer Edwards includes Interchange Tiles in her article Jet Set on new tile designs for Enroute Magazine, Air Canada's Inflight Magazine.

>>>Karikakravaas by Sven Sapelson, Ruum Magazine shows Daisy Vase along with other items from the Designboom 100% Design Tokyo Mart 2005, Ruum Magazine is a new Interiors Magazine published in Finland.


>>>Designboom 100% Design Tokyo Mart 2005, 100% Design, Tokyo was a great success for us and everyone involved. You can see more pictures here of the ethusiastic crowds and Georg Baldele's beautiful'yokohama' lights.

>>>Frost Museum is included in the exhibition Airlift Project 2005 A Cultural Defense, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland

>>>PS tiles, are published in Crystal Interior Components, Designboom competition 100% Tiles with Crystal, Swarovski Design Award Catalog Published by Swarovski AG, Austria


>>>Poker Room is published in Eternally Yours: Time in Design, Ed van Hinte Editor
010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2004

>>>PS Tiles and Interchange Tiles win honorable mentions in designboom's Tiles with Crystals and 100% Tiles competitions (respectively.) They are included in designboom's 100% Tiles exhibition at 100% Design, London, United Kingdom

>>>Daisy Vase wins honorable mention in Designboom's Re-use & Re-cycle Competition, the results of which are exhibited at MACEF, Milan, Italy

>>>Frost Museum is a shortlisted honorable mention in Designboom's Beck's Prize II Competition, the results are exhibited at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy


>>>Poker Room, an installation is included in, Eternally-Yours Time in Design 24 hour Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands

>>>The Squirrel Diary, a visual essay is included in the book Cynthia Hathaway, A Meeting in the Supermarket Cynthia Hathaway Ed., published by NEROC’VGM B.V., Amsterdam, 2003