Design Talks at Design Miami/Basel transcripts


Dezeen has teamed up with Design Miami to publish the transcripts of the Design Talks programme at the Florida fair's sister event, Design Miami/Basel 2007, which was held in Switzerland this June.

There are four transcripts in total, containing verbatim write-ups of the event's discussion and interview programme (see below).

The talks leading figures from the design world including Vitra chairman Rolf Fehlbaum; designers Hella Jongerius, Maarten Baas and Front (top photo); journalists Alice Rawsthorn and Julie Lasky and many more.

Above: Rolf Fehlbaum, Didier Krzentowski Galerie Kreo) and Julie Lasky (ID magazine).

Below: Konstantin Grcic, Ronan Bouroullec, Greg Lynn

Design Miami takes place in the Miami Design District from 7-9 December and will feature another Design Talks programme.

Above: Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, Marcus Fairs, Kiki van Eyck. Below: Katja Sävström (Front)

Below are the details of the four talks, with links to the transcripts (PDF format). There are additional downloads on the Design Miami website's Forum section:

Design Talk 1: The Process Behind Limited Edition Design (above)
Outline: This panel examines the creative and commercial environments that drive experimentation, prototyping and limited edition design.
Moderator: Julie Lasky (editor-in-chief, ID magazine)
Panel: Rolf Fehlbaum (chairman, Vitra), Didier Krzentowski (founder, Galerie Kreo), Greg Lynn, Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic and Ronan Bouroullec
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Design Talk 2: One Laptop Per Child: $100 Computers for the World’s Children (above)
Outline: Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic for the International Herald Tribune, talks with industrial designer Yves Béhar about his visionary new project with Nicholas Negroponte and OLPC, underscoring the potential for design to make the world a better place.
Moderator: Alice Rawsthorn
Speaker: Yves Béhar
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Design Talk 3: Performance/Process (above)
Outline: Marcus Fairs, editor of online design magazine and author of Twenty-First Century Design, moderates a discussion with Fernando and Humberto Campana, extraordinary design duo from Brazil, and Maarten Baas, superstar young designer who uses performative processes to create his work.
Moderator: Marcus Fairs
Panel: Fernando and Humberto Campana, Maarten Baas, Kiki van Eijk
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Design Talk 4: FRONT: Design Miami/ 2007 Designer of the Future (above)
Outline: Li Edelkoort, Chairwoman of Design Academy Eindoven and design trend forecaster, interviews Front, Swedish design collective and Design Miami/ Basel Designer of the Future 2007.
Moderator: Li Edelkoort
Panel: FRONT – Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken, Anna Lindgren (below) and Katja Sävström
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Posted on Saturday November 10th 2007 at 11:14 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Neko

    Thanks for the transcripts though I wish I was there in person! I particularly enjoyed the panel on The Process Behind Limited Edition Design. Lynn’s comment “There’s something that I find troubling about the edition design, which is that luxury is a part of the equation whether you want to admit it or not” reminded me of another interview I was reading about Porsche Design’s Roland Heiler and their collaboration with Veuve Clicquot for Vertical Limit. He sums up the luxury factor as “for something to be a lifelong companion.’ Food for thought?

    here’s the link to the interview:

  • good design duo, hopefully creating outstanding work