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This week, Norway destroyed fake Danish chairs and BIG unveiled plant-covered housing

This week on Dezeen: we reported that Norwegian customs seized and obliterated 100 replicas of Danish designer Hans J Wegner's Round Chair this week, and BIG revealed a terraced block of apartments in Stockholm (pictured).

Hans J Wegner The Round Chair
The Round Chair by Hans J Wegner

The replica chairs, produced in China, were ordered by a Norwegian restaurant owner for his business. Authorities seized the consignment and later destroyed them at the individual's expense, despite PP Møbler – the copyright owners of the 1949 design – being offered money for their safe delivery.

79&Park Stockholm by BIG
79 & Park Stockholm by BIG

BIG's latest stacked-box architectural design is currently under construction in Stockholm's Gärdet district and is made up of four rectangular sections covered in greenery.

Airbus Stacking Aeroplane Seating Patent
Airbus' patent for stacking aeroplane seating

In other news this week, Airbus patented a design that would see airplane passengers stacked on top of one another while traveling and London Design Festival founder John Sorrell told us that the UK's design industry is under threat thanks to government cuts in creative eduction.

Cardboard Origami Car by Lexus
Cardboard Origami Car by Lexus

Lexus created a fully functional car made entirely out of cardboard, while Adidas released a 3D-printed shoe sole that can be tailored to the exact contours of the wearer's feet.

Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso
Double Zero chair by David Adjaye for Moroso

Architect David Adjaye told us the story behind his first seating range for Moroso and Sebastiaan Deviaene explained how he uses video game development software to design medical implants.

Grace Farms by SANAA
Grace Farms in Connecticut by SANAA

We published the first official images of SANAA's sinuous cultural centre at the Grace Farms nature reserve and reported on rumours that Apple is planning another Silicon Valley headquarters.

Kigali Art & Culture Centre, Rwanda by Groosman
Kigali Art & Culture Centre in Rwanda by Groosman

A proposal for an arts and culture centre in Rwanda featuring two huge cantilevered wings emerged and the former home of an SS commander at a Nazi concentration camp in the Netherlands was enclosed within a giant glass vitrine.

Dior store in Seoul by Christian de Portzamparc and Peter Marino

Popular projects this week on Dezeen included Dior's garment-inspired store in Seoul, a fashion collection based on architecture by Sou Fujimoto and a wooden bicycle comprising a three-piece frame.

Wooden bicycle by Niko Schmutz
Wooden bicycle by Niko Schmutz

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