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FDD Light Now Stockholm 2008

The FutureDesignDays Nomad LightNow event entails the start of a new era for FutureDesignDays. For many years and for many people, FutureDesignDays has been an annual event. An event you would come to once every year, and have a great and inspiring time. Those times...
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FDD Gaming & Architecture 2008

When the virtual became reality Quite a few business cards changed owner during the short, but intense, breakfast seminar ”Gaming & Architecture” at the Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm. The audience – remarkably young and with a majority of architects –...
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FDD Shoptalk Malmö 2008

Series of sessions on tomorrow’s retailing and beyond Have you grasped the full implications of the real world web? The fact that the dividing line between the virtual/digital world and the real world melted away long ago? With the resultant paradox that, in an...
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FDD Next Textile Borås 2009

TECHNOLOGY CHANGES BUSINESS Australia and Borås in textile alliance Getting ready in a big way for 2010 Harsh economic times breed interaction across both industrial and national borders. The Next Textile Borås initiative has brought together business, a university...
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FDD 2003 Borås: They said it couldn’t be done

Exhibitions, parties, mingling, a very extensive speaker list and more than 1,000 visitors. The theme of FutureDesignDays 2003 was “They said it couldn’t be done”. But everyone who attended saw that it could be done. New ties were formed between visitors and speakers....
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FDD Next Textile Stockholm 2008

New behaviour, new experiences “Are our bed sheets too dumb for the future?” This is how moderator Marcus Bergman opened the seminar. Marcus, who carries out research into textiles at Chalmers University of Technology, also conducted the packed event through the...
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FDD 2001 Borås: In process

FutureDesignDays 2001 started out as an experiment. Would it really be possible to gather designers and architects from all over the world to debate and talk about design? Would there be an audience, and would it understand how important it was to listen, learn and...
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FDD Next Textile Göteborg 2008

TECHNOLOGY CHANGES BUSINESS Råvara, Raw, Mölndal, Göteborg, 21 October 2008 Developments in textiles are advancing with fierce intensity. Application areas stretch far beyond the traditional, trained more on spacewalks than the flashbulbs of the catwalk. Tomorrow’s...
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RAW Ideas Gotland 2010

This event is only presented in Swedish Efter Raw Ideas 11 oktober 2010, snabbsummerar Christian Alçenius, FutureLab och initiativtagare till FutureDesignDays samt ett antal vidareutvecklingar av detta prisbelönta forum. Den nya generationen – Raw Ideas på Gotland...
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FDD Shoptalk Stockholm 2008

“Did you have a good Christmas?” was the first question put by Mark Isitt, conference moderator, referring to statistics fresh from the Sweden retail industry. “In Sweden this year we bought Christmas presents for 6,800 SEK on average, 7.5% up on the previous year or...
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FDD 2004 Stockholm: FEAR

FutureDesignDays 2004 left its hometown Borås for the swedish capital Stockholm. The event grew big at the Stockholm International Fairs with a huge EXPO, compared to what was exposed at Åhaga in Borås. The conference developed further and Breakout Sessions were...
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RAW Ideas Gotland 2011

This event is only presented in Swedish Affärsdesign för vår framtid Konferensen tar sin utgångspunkt från Östersjöregionens råvarunäringar (kalksten, mineral, vatten, trä och ull) och dess potentiella framtid ur ett design- och affärsmässigt hållbarhetsperspektiv....
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FDD 2002 Borås: Design without boundaries

FutureDesignDays 2002 concentrated on highlighting the people with the courage to cross all boundaries in their work. The people whose work advanced the boundaries of what can be achieved and what design can signify. And they were all there. The stage was invaded by...
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FDD Raw Ideas Gotland 2009

Business Design for our Future The conference FutureDesignDays RAW IDEAS at Gotland has its basis in the raw materials industry (e.g. wood, water, limestone and mineral) in the Baltic region, and the industry’s potential future from a design-, business- and...
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FDD Light Now Stockholm 2009

Finally in Sweden: The poet of light – Ingo Maurer On the 2nd of February 2009 you will get the chance to meet some of the most talked about pioneers and provocateurs of today’s lighting design scene: The veteran Ingo Maurer and the innovative heirs – Paul Cocksedge...
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FDD 2005 Stockholm: SHIFT

The festival of 2005 took on a different shape. It became more like four festivals in one – a conference with four blocks, each providing in-depth information and inspiration in the fields of industrial design, architecture, new media and fashion. The Breakout...
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FDD Next Textile Borås 2010

We make history here and know! An enthusiastic Ulrik Nilsson, mayor of the City of Borås, opened this year’s Next Textile Borås by establishing the event’s role as a promising hub for development and growth. He illustrated his statement with the ‘X’ in the Next...
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FDD 2006 Stockholm: share – the power of collaboration

Since FutureDesignDays is an ongoing process, never completed or ready to settle down, this years festival­ just like all the other festivals took on a different shape.­ The intimicy was in focus. The goal was to create­ a tight and intensive meeting place with...
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Fabio Novembre

Architect Italy Italian Fabio Novembre is one of the new favourites of the design world, and the man behind the enormous success of the mosaic tile manufacturer Bisazza. The bold and provocative interior designs he produced as Creative Director of the company made the...
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Phil Thornton

Author, DJ, journalist, lecturer UK They say that "Clothes make the man." The question is whether fashionable brands like Henry Lloyd, Hugo Boss, Stone Island, Evisu, Lacoste, Burberry and Y3 will endorse that saying. For these are some of the favourite brands of...
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Lara Bohinc

Designer What have Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Lucy Liu, Mary J Blige, Björk, Cameron Diaz and Kate Moss got in common, apart from being famous? Yes, they all wear acessories designed by Lara Bohinc, one of the world’s foremost jewellery designers and the new design...
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Piers Roberts

UK Designersblock Designersblock was founded in 1998 in London by Piers Roberts and Rory Dodd, with the idea of presenting new, interesting designers from all over the world. Designers who enjoy themselves - not by refining design for Snob Street, but by being...
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Johan Forsberg

Marketing man Sweden The LunarStorm portal is a phenomenon in Sweden. In a country with less than nine million people, LunarStorm receives more than 360,000 visitors a day and has over 1.2 million members, making it the most visited virtual community in Sweden. In...
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Claudy Jongstra

Fashion and interior designer The Netherlands Claudy Jongstra (b. 1963), from the Netherlands, is a highly esteemed designer. Her felt textiles are among the most creative and distinctive ever seen. With their rough, yet sophisticated aura, her works are unique. They...
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Andy Chen

Media strategist and analyst USA “As you know, human civilisation is currently undergoing a digital revolution that is redefining the way we communicate and consume. It is truly a revolutionary experience, with tectonic changes in human behaviour and interaction.”...
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Patrick Whitney

Professor, Institute of design, IIT Chicago, USA Professor Patrick Whitney is a well-known lecturer and design consultant. He was former President Bill Clinton’s advisor on design issues. Human-centered design is IIT’s method and it’s one of the most important fields...
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Vedran Mimica

The Berlage Institute The Berlage Institute, which offers postgraduate studies in architecture, urban planning and landscape design, provides a unique balance of culture, courses, research, theory, practice and faculty. Since it opened its doors in 1990, it has won a...
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Thomas Meyerhoffer

Industrial designer Sweden / USA “Which is why I think that the designer must have a seat on the Board, and be in direct contact with the company’s managing director, just the way we did at Apple.” Those words are Thomas Meyerhöffer’s, and anyone with the slightest...
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Simonetta Carbonaro

Consultant Simonetta Carbonaro (b 1954) is a psychologist and author of numerous articles and essays on the subject of consumer psychology, strategic design and "customer relationship design". She is member of the scientific steering committee at the Postgraduate...
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Carol Wells

Art historian and Curator USA The Center for the Study of Political Graphics The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) collects, preserves and exhibits political posters - graphic art from the social movements that bring about changes in society; art that...
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Ross Lovegrove

Industrial designer England He has been described as one of the ten most successful industrial designers in the world, and fills a sketch book every month. Ross Lovegrove’s hand can be seen in a, remarkable mixture of airliner interiors, computers, furniture, lava...
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Fredrik Magnusson

Creative director Sweden Propeller Fredrik Magnusson studied at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm) and Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, USA). He graduated in 1995, and then went on to work as a designer at Electrolux. This gave...
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Ilse Crawford

Author, designer and founder of Elle Decoration UK Ilse Crawford, who has been predicting design trends for more than a decade, now runs her own design studio – Studioilse. And it is Studioilse that lies behind one of the hottest spots in the Big Apple – Soho House...
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Patricia Urquiola

Designer, architect, furniture designer Milan Patricia Urquiola’s design portfolio is very impressive and includes work for design companies like Moroso, de Padovas, Kartell, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Farsem, Liv’it, Molteni, Mdf, Tronconi. When FutureDesignDays...
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Cecilia Hertz

Industrial designer Sweden While still a design student, Cecilia Hertz went to NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston and showed 8000 engineers how to build a space ambulance. Hertz used design methodology and new thinking to solve what a lot of space engineers...
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Rachel Cooper and Mike Press

Rachel Cooper Professor UK Mike Press Professor UK Design Against Crime The research programme, Design Against Crime (DAC) develops and improves the efficacy of crime-preventive design. It creates an understanding for how design can prevent crime, and helps designers...
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Tom Dixon

Designer UK Tom Dixon, who was born in Tunisia, moved to England at the age of four. His artistic career got off to an unusual start when, following two motorcycle accidents - one six months after starting at Chelsea Art School - he used much of his convalescence to...
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Alexia Somerville

Fashion Stylist United kingdom In brief: - Has recently worked with Robbie Williams, George Michael and Pink on their latest music videos - Client list includes IBM, AT&T Vodafone, Wanadoo, Lux, Olay, L’Oreal, Pretty Polly et al. - Operates her own private styling...
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