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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Hans Stråberg and Henrik Otto

Hans Stråberg CEO Electrolux Sweden Henrik Otto Senior Vice President Global Design, Electrolux Sweden It was not so long ago that Electrolux decided to change its product development process and obtain more information on consumer needs. This was not an especially...

Tsumori Chisato

Fashion designer Japan Together with Giorgio Messieri CEO Issey Miyake Europe and A Net Europe France In brief: - Former chief designer of the Issey Miyake sport collection. - Has her own flagship boutique in Paris. - Currently designing a new watch for Seiko. FROM...

Inga Sempé

Designer France France's hottest designer Inga Sempé (b. 1968), who designs lamps and furniture, achieved a complete breakthrough at last year's Milan Furniture Fair, where her wilful Brosse shelf was shown. The shelf, which has 'curtains' made of bristles from...

Konstantin Grcic

Industrial designer Germany At a time characterised by self-assertion and the cult of the star, Konstantin Grcic is an unobtrusive, low-profile designer, who puts his work first, not his own person. Although he claims that he wants to create realistic design and...

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...

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...