The Suspended Fields represent contemporary spatial project related with our comprehension of nature, its resources and our attitude towards nature. Designers are growing the Fields, which are not tied to the ground, but floating intently inbetween closed walls, symbolising the entire vegetative cycle, from sprouting to disintegration.
How does less become more? How does one reach target users? Technology has given us more independence and we have, as users, gained more and more power of choice. MUUSE is one of the first impulses of the near future of the global market’s image subjected to customized needs, wishes and dreams of individuals.
The Common Sense & Sensibility design exhibition will premiere at the Belgrade Design Week, opening on 06 June at 8 p.m. The exhibition illustrates a turning-point in the history of contemporary Croatian product design, placing it into a more mature social and market context – a new generation of Croatian products that have evolved into design brands. The exhibition’s premiere is organized by the new internet magazine DesignAgenda and the Festival, the exhibition’s co-producer.
V&A has just opened the first major solo exhibition of Heatherwick Studio that explores the work of one of the most inventive and experimental design studios practising in Britain today.
Despite current economic turbulences some companies have not only shown perseverence but achieved success on the market, while the crisis has only chipped but not destabilized them. The German company Wilkhahn is an example how continuous investment into innovation, some boldness and culture of knowledge can turn you into market leader.
How it is possible not to be affected by the recession? By following actual user experience, providing customized solutions that meet personal needs, and creating products which bring incredible ease and pleasure to the user. By exploring new paths, by remaining true to a vision, and by investing in products which challenge previous-held (established) assumptions.
Imagine the moment in which a five thousand year old civilization starts designing its own products and offering it to the western market. The Chinese have realized that cheap production costs, a fast copying of western products and fast profit are not long-term sustainable. The aspiration towards a better quality of life and more respect for Chinese products, untill now a synonym for low quality on the global market, is already evident.
Finland is considered to be one of the design nations of the world. What has made this small country with a population of five millions a design nation?
Most executive agendas are concerned about not only finding the right mixture of crucial business processes to achieve their goals, but also securing the best quality in the performance of corporate business processes. The problem, however, is that when everyone has read from the same book, everyone will act according to the same mantras and agendas and achieve average results, if any.
„Every truly original idea – every innovation in design, every new application of materials, every technical invention for furniture – seems to find its most important expression in a chair” – stated George Nelson, one of the major figures of the American design boom after WWII.