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 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 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 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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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 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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Satyendra Pakhalé

Designer India Satyendra Pakhalé (b. 1967) Industrial designer, describing himself as a ‘Cultural Nomad’. After completing his Master of design in India and Advanced product Design in Switzerland, he initially worked at Philips (The Netherlands) for a short time....
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Kirsti Paakkanen

Managing director and design manager Finland Despite strongly worded warnings against buying Marimekko, Kirsti Paakkanen decided to take over the tottering company in 1991. What she has since achieved is almost beyond compare. Marimekko, which was founded in 1951 by...
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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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Arne Quinze

Designer Belgium In brief: - Homeless graffiti artist and hanging out with a motorcycle gang at the age of 15 - Founder of Quinze & Milan together with Yves Milan - Many-sided creator who’s created furniture, installations, graphic, architecture, sportswear,...
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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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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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