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Jan Kaplicky of Future Systems will be giving The Architects' Journal/Architectural Review lecture at Spectrum 2001. The talk will take place on Wednesday 16 May at 6pm, and will be followed by a drinks party for readers. The annual furniture fair takes place at the Commonwealth Institute, in Kensington, London from 15-18 May. This year 15 new companies are exhibiting, alongside such well-known names as Vitra, Herman Miller, Kvadrat, Ergonom, Knoll International, Kusch, Thonet, Wilkhahn and Fritz Hansen. 'Spectrum 2001' runs from Tuesday 15 May to Thursday 17 May, 10am-9pm, and on Friday 18 May, 10am6pm. To register in advance telephone 0870 4294420, or visit the exhibition's website at www. spectrumexhibition. co. uk To attend the lecture bring along the invitation in this issue of the AJ Wales & Wales will be exhibiting a range of sculptural domestic and workplace furniture including TuTu, a solid timber low table/magazine rack. Several Wales and Wales pieces have been acquired for national collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum. Tel 01825 873197 Interface fabrics has transformed metallic surfaces into pliable textiles.Shown here are Alchemy, a jacquard woven hi-tech fabric, and Agility, a very fine mesh fabric, with a structured diagonal zig-zag.Tel 01924 490591 This year's offerings from Vitra include Maarten Van Severen's chaise, touted as an essential part of today's 'power nap' culture. He has also designed a range of ergonomic work chairs for those still obliged to spend the working day sitting up. Tel 020 7608 6200 Tracy Hillier will be showing Fissure, her latest collection of 100 per cent wool abstract wall hangings and rugs.Tel 020 7251 2909

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