Competition: five copies of UFO to be won

Dezeen and the NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft gallery are offering five readers the chance to each win a copy of UFO: Blurring the boundaries between art and design, the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name.


The exhibition and book examine the question "Where does design end and art begin?" by exploring the work of designers and artists such as Ron Arad, Marcel Wanders, Mona Hatoum, Ettore Sottsass and Franz West.


The exhibition is currently on show at the NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, until July 5 2009. See our earlier story about the exhibition here.


This competition is now closed.


Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page.

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Here's more information about the book and exhibition from NRW:


U.F.O.: Blurring the boundaries between art and design
23.5 - 5.7.2009

Where does design end and art begin? Charles Eames, the most influential designer of the mid-twentieth century, said that ‘design is an expression of purpose. It may (if it is good enough) later be judged as art.’ Contemporary young designers see the matter more pragmatically. According to the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, ‘there is no longer a clear border between product design and art.’ The most recent answer to this question is inherent in the new phrase ‘design-art’.

Artists like Franz West and others investigate the changing functions of sculpture and in so doing dissolve the borders between art and design, between ‘free’ and ‘applied’ creation, by allowing hybrids from other areas to develop. In the field of design, on the other hand, designers like Ron Arad or Marc Newson are increasingly discovering the sculptural qualities of design. They are distancing themselves from a conditionality of design - namely its function and the inherent possibility of reproducing something any number of times - and are creating unique items or small editions. The borders between ‘fine’ and ‘decorative’ art is becoming more blurred.

The artists/designers featuring in this exhibition include David Adjaye – Ron Arad – John Armleder – Richard Artschwager – Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec – Fernando + Humberto Campana – Hussein Chalayan – Frédéric Dedelley – Martino Gamper – Liam Gillick – Rodney Graham – Johanna Grawunder – Konstantin Grcic – Zaha Hadid – Studio Job – Donald Judd – Mona Hatoum – Arik Levy – Ross Lovegrove – Marc Newson – Jorge Pardo – Tom Price – Richard Prince – Rolf Sachs – Tejo Remy – Ettore Sottsass – Haim Steinbach – Kram/Weisshaar – Marcel Wanders – Franz West – Andrea Zittel.

Supported by the Primeminister of Northrhine-Westfalia, sponsered by Raumkonzepte Klode and ERCO, Mediapartners are design magazine FRAME and design platform Stylepark.

Blurring the boundaries between art and design
23.5 - 5.7.2009

NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft
Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. / Friday: 11.00 a.m. – 12 p.m

Congratulations to the winners! Serge Rusak from Belgium, Thomas Grattery from France, Robbie Stark from the USA, Kate Sokol from the USA and Steve Roberts from the UK.