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...

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)...

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...

Carol Wells

Art historian and Curator USA The Center for the Study of Political Graphics The Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) collects, preserves and exhibits political posters - graphic art from the social movements that bring about changes in society; art that...

Fredrik Magnusson

Creative director Sweden Propeller Fredrik Magnusson studied at Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm) and Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, USA). He graduated in 1995, and then went on to work as a designer at Electrolux. This gave...

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...

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...