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...

Thomas Meyerhoffer

Industrial designer Sweden / USA “Which is why I think that the designer must have a seat on the Board, and be in direct contact with the company’s managing director, just the way we did at Apple.” Those words are Thomas Meyerhöffer’s, and anyone with the slightest...

Gert Volker Hildebrand

Industrial designer Germany Gert Volker Hildebrand has been a respected name in the car industry for decades, having worked on assignments for Volkswagen, Seat, Opel and Mitsubishi. And his reputation received a further boost when, in 2001, he was invited to head a...

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...

Zandra Rhodes

Fashion designer UK I’M A ICONIC SURVIVOR In the sixties, Zandra Rhodes’ clothes were too extreme for the British “rag trade”. But that didn’t bother Zandra. She just shrugged and opened her own boutique in London, and went on to become Britain’s fashion icon. Then,...

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...

Gerhard Fuchs

Designer Silhouette and adidas sport eyewear Austria In brief: - His many awards include six iF Design Awards and six Red Dot Product Design Awards. - His Titan Minimal Art eyewear series has sold more than 4,500,000 units. - Chief designer for Silhouette and adidas...