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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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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Paola Navone

Interior designer Design consultant Italy In brief: - Former member of the anti-design movements Alchimia and Memphis. - Boundary-crossing designer with a predilection for traditional handicrafts. - Currently in the news with new collections for Lando (Gingerbread)...
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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...
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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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Dirk Wynants

Designer and manufacturer Belgium Dirk Wynants (b. 1964) is the son of a cabinetmaker, which might have had some bearing on his successful career. In 1994, when he was in his thirties, he started Extremis, which he still owns and runs. Extremis designs and...
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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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Hani Rashid

Architect USA Hani Rashid received his MA (Architecture) from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1985. By 1989 he was already working as a teacher at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, where he was also a leading researcher in architecture linked to...
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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...
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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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Shari Swan

Trend analyser Streative Branding Netherlands In brief: - Former global marketing executive of Mexx International and Reebok International - Founder of Streative Branding - Worked with Nike, Estee Lauder, O2 among others TRENDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD Streative...
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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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Hella Jongerius

Designer Holland At first, she wanted to be a carpenter, but decided to become a designer, instead. Despite the fact that she claims to have no interest in design, her work shows that she cares about how things work. Pushed Washtub is a good example of this. What is...
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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...
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Eero Miettinen

Senior design director, Nokia Helsinki Industrial designer Eero Miettinen (b. 1954) was awarded the Kaj Franck design prize in 2001. He has been a designer to Finnish automotive industry and in various high-tech companies. He has also been involved in the education at...
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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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Jeanna Kimbré

Manager, Colours & Materials, Creative Design Centre, Sony Ericsson Sweden In brief: - Important member of Sony Ericsson’s design team - Received the 3D Design Award for the Sony Ericsson Z1010 - Clients include Electrolux, Tupperware, Lego and Black & Decker...
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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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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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Armand Hadida

Business developer France In brief: - Founder of the L’Eclaireur store concept featured in Paris and Tokyo. - Has introduced several of the fashion trade’s most important brands. - Working with young Swedish fashion designers at the Tranoï Fashion Show. ARGUABLY THE...
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Massimo Morozzi

Industrail designer Italy Massimo Morozzi was born in Florence, but he lives and works in Milan. As a young man, in the 60s and 70s, he was a prime mover in the Italian anti-design movement and one of the prominent figures in the Archizoom Group. He was subsequently...
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Steve Mattin

Senior Vice President Design, Volvo Car Corporation United Kingdom In brief: - Has worked as Designer and Design Manager in various positions at Daimler Chrysler, with Mercedes-Benz, for 17 years. - Started his career as vehicle designer at the age of 15 “A CAR IS A...
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