He’s one of the rare designers whose work was recognized early in his career. Although he refuses to admit it, Harri Koskinen is one of today’s biggest Finnish designers. But, he rather prefers to give credit to the design teams in Finnish companies. A few years ago, Koskinen himself took the entrepreneurial plunge and launched his own brand Harri Koskinen Works.
Professor Sotamaa had a major influence on the Finnish University Reform in 2010 when a global precedent was set – the Aalto University was created through the merger of three leading universities in Finland: the University of Art and Design Helsinki, the Helsinki School of Economics and the Helsinki University of Technology. That is how the unique interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology Alvar Alto, that will educate experts for the future, was founded.
It is no surprise that London, who has been the capital of the leading storytelling nation and creative center of Europe for centuries, was the first to use communication skills in the sphere of augmented reality. The creative agency Brothers and Sisters has created the app Streetmuseum, accessible via iPhone and Android, for the Museum of London.
DesignAgenda interviews Erwan Bouroullec in Zagreb, Croatia, that he visited for the promotion of the bathroom designed for Axor Hansgrohe. Erwan shared his views on good design and explained the design concept he and his brother Ronan have used to design the collection Feel Free to Compose.