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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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George Sowden

Industrial designer Italy / UK George Sowden (b. 1942) began his career in the 70s as a designer for the Italian electronics giant, Olivetti, where he designed some of the first computers. And it was there that Sowden’s really began to focus on electronics products....
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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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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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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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Jean-Marie Massaud

Designer, Architect France In brief: - Architect behind Vulcano Stadium, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Tribeca Condominium Towers, New York. - Clients (design assignments) include Yamaha Offshore, Cassina, Cappellini, Armani, Baccarat. A MAN WHO DOESN’T RUN WITH THE CROWD...
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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...
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Ross Lovegrove

Industrial designer England He has been described as one of the ten most successful industrial designers in the world, and fills a sketch book every month. Ross Lovegrove’s hand can be seen in a, remarkable mixture of airliner interiors, computers, furniture, lava...
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Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham

Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham Architects, interior designers and furniture designers Tokyo Klein-Dytham has designed everything from vegetarian cafés, hairdressing salons and mens’ fashion stores to rock band stages and award-winning buildings. And all according to a...
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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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Malcolm McLaren

Musician Artist Designer UK In brief: - Notorious enfant terrible and manager of the Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Adam & the Ants, Bow Wow Wow, and a boundary-crossing musician in his own right. - Legendary Kings Road boutique owner and designer (together with...
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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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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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Naoto Fukasawa

Designer Japan When the Managing Director of Muji first saw Naoto Fukasawa’s prototype of a CD player in 1999 he was immediately interested. Its design reminded him of an old Japanese transistor radio from the 60s. He thought that the CD player would represent a new...
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To22

Todd Bracher UK Efe Buluc Turkey Mark Goetz USA To22 consists of designer Todd Bracher, who lives in London; designer/filmmaker Efe Buluc, who resides in Istanbul, and designer Mark Goetz, who is based in New York. Goetz's earlier work includes the Aside chair...
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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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John Pawson

Architect London The father of minimalism! Architect John Pawson has been constantly true to his architectural vision during a remarkably successful career. One of the world’s most famed architects, John Pawson has crossed the boundaries between commercial and...
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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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Arkadius

Designer Poland / UK “Dare to be different” is the philosophy behind everything the Polish-born designer Arkadius Weremzcuk, universally known as Arkadius, produces. The way he realised his ambition to become a designer was fully in line with his philosophy. The...
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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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Claudy Jongstra

Fashion and interior designer The Netherlands Claudy Jongstra (b. 1963), from the Netherlands, is a highly esteemed designer. Her felt textiles are among the most creative and distinctive ever seen. With their rough, yet sophisticated aura, her works are unique. They...
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