Interview: Michelle Ogundehin
at Dezeen Studio part 1

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Milan 2012: Elle Decoration UK editor Michelle Ogundehin tipped collaborations with Japanese designers and manufacturers as the most exciting development in Milan this year when she paid a visit to Dezeen Studio. In this first instalment of our interview with her, she discusses the calming effect this has had on the design industry and how quality design has become more accessible to high street brands.

One of the collaborations Ogundehin mentions is between Japanese furniture brand Karimoku New Standard and a selection of designers - see those projects here.

In part 2 of this interview Ogundehin talks about her Equal Rights for Design campaign to give design the same protections as art, literature and music under UK copyright laws:

We published an abridged version of this interview in our Friday TV show (below).

Dezeen was filming and editing all week from Dezeen Studio powered by Jambox at MOST. See all the TV shows here.