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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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Karim Rashid

Designer NYC Superstar designer on the verge of becoming a house-hold name. Karim Rashid is not afraid to translate his world-changing ambitions into a wide range of objects and projects; from total makeovers to make-up packaging. From his New York studio, he takes on...
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Alexander Lervik

Alexander Lervik was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972. He has studied product and interior design at Beckmans School of Design (1995-1998) and he is represented at the renowned National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Nasjonal museum in Oslo, Norway and at the Röhsska...
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Stefan Lindfors 2001

The superstar of Finnish design who does everything from sculpture and interior design to industrial design and household products. A truly outspoken world celebrity in design circles. “FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS. THEN YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT!” Stefan Lindfors, the super...
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