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...

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...

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...

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...

Patrick Whitney

Professor, Institute of Design Chicago Professor Patrick Whitney is the director at the renowned Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is a well known lecturer and design consultant. Professor Whitney was former president Clinton’s...

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...

Kelly Goto

Design ethnographer USA In brief: - Founder, owner and CEO of Gotomedia - President of the AIGA Center for Brand Experience - Clients include Adobe, Apple, Macromedia and Warner Bros. IN THE BORDERLANDS BETWEEN USER, TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN Interactivity is no longer...