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•This issue DQ explores the idea of fame and it’s impact on the business of design, as well as attempting to re-educate the industry on what the concept of fame and recognition really mean.

•We sit down with Sydney-based design house, DesignByThem, to flesh out one of the industry’s most contentious issue – price point.

•DQ Designpreneurs, true to fine form, offer up the benefit of their years of industry experience in the business of design; this issue, featuring notable figures such as Doctor of Ergonomics and Professor at Cornell University Dr. Allan Hedge for Humanscale, CEO of +Halle (formerly Globe Zero 4) Lars Schmidt Hansen, and forth generation Managing Director of luxury watch retailer Michael Tay.

•Not just your run-of-the-mill gossip feature, this issue we go IN-DEPTH and ask key industry A+D, supplier and specifier figures how the concepts and ideas behind ‘fame’ impact of the business of design. Showcasing examples and experience from Winning Appliances, Paul Hecker, Marcel Wanders, Maruni and Caesarstone, we tackle issues such as personal branding and professional identity, using fame as a strategic device, and defamation.

•But of course, our industry is about more than just business. We take you behind the scenes of this quarters top industry parties, as well as on-the-ground coverage of key global events including Salone Del Mobile: Milan 2014 and the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS).

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