Friday 12 January 10am For all you budding designers, here’s a chance to look at the Royal College of Art MA industrial design course open day.

Friday 12 January 10am

For all you budding designers, here’s a chance to look at the Royal College of Art MA industrial design course open day.

Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Details: 0171-584 5020.

Saturday 13 January

There’s still time for Scottish readers to catch The Carrick Family In Russia exhibition, cataloguing the Scottish family who developed photography in Imperial Russia. Until 21 January.

Venue: Scottish National

Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Details: 0131-556 8921.

Saturday 13 January

Catch the New Year sale at Viaduct, the European contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories specialist.

Venue: Viaduct furniture, 1-10 Summer’s Street, London EC1.

Details: 0171-278 8456.

Monday 15 January

Today is the last day of the Shopping in Tokyo exhibition which looks at 200 products bought in six Tokyo department stores.

Venue: Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, Burg 10, Bruges, Belgium.

Details: 0032 2 2153400.

Tuesday 16 January

For Londoners, the Corks Pop For New Textile Designer Talent exhibition may appeal. A collaboration between the University of Central England, The Manchester Metropolitan University and Winchester School of Art, MA work from printed, embroidered and knitted textiles is displayed. Until 20 January.

Venue: The Gallery, Cork Street, London W1.

Details: 01962 842500.

Tuesday 16 January

The Cologne international furniture trade fair opens today, taking on board kitchen and upholstered furniture, period and rustic furniture alongside the use of colouring within home furnishings. Until 21 January.

Venue: Avantgarde Design Centre, Cologne, Germany.

Details: 0221 821290

Wednesday 17 January 6.15pm

A lecture by Dave Farey on The Stourton Press Typeface, focusing on Eric Gill’s 1931 typeface.

Venue: Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1.

Details: 0171-837 3474.

Thursday 18 January 2pm

If you’re a collector of magic lanterns, cameras and optical toys this Christie’s sale could be for you.

Venue: Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7.

Details: 0171-321 3120.

Thursday 18 January 7pm

How about What’s Watt? A lecture for designers on maximising the creative potential of lighting.

Venue: Chartered Society of Designers, 29 Bedford Square, London WC1.

Details: 0171-631 1510.

Future Dates

Sunday 21 January

Why not plan a trip to the furniture fair at the NEC? All products on display are for the retail sector and include kitchens, bedrooms, lighting, software and computer furniture. Until 24 January.

Venue: NEC, Birmingham

B40 1NT.

Details: 0121 78040

Throughout February

The Museum of the Moving Image celebrates 100 years of cinema throughout the month with activities and exhibitions.

Venue: Museum of the Moving Image, South Bank, London SE1.

Details: 0171-815 1331.

Friday 2 February

Figure, an exhibition devoted to the human form, includes works by artists, galleries and postgraduate colleges. Until 10 February.

Venue: Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

Details: 0171-930 6844.

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