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April 24th, 2013
It’s the year of revolutions for the design industry. The changing nature of the market has lead to a shift in how design enterprises respond to uncertainty in market conditions and consumption, and have therefore created a subsequent need for a ‘no- nonsense’ approach to operating protocols.
In this edition of DQ we explore the recent trend toward the simplification of business models, the market dynamics at play, and what this means for the future of the industry.
We meet with the trail-blazing companies and people trending this shift, and develop an understanding of the design revolution from their stories.
Within the spectrum of breaking new ground, DQ speaks with Finnish famed designer and CEO of MARIMEKKO, Mikka Ihamuotila, about the pitfalls, benefits, and lessons of taking your brand into uncharted territory.
Also taking the revelatory path, Dutch textile manufacturer INNOFA chats with us about diversifying product expansion to meet a new need for an evolving and hungry market.
This issue’s DESIGNPRENEUR features some heavy hitters of industry trend- setting, such as veteran interior designer Kerry Phelan who speaks candidly about the importance of creative evolution in design, and the challenges this can create.
FORCES+FACES in the latest DQ brings you the leaders at the forefront of innovation and industry trends, featuring such players as: Tomek Archer, Adam Goodrum, and CONSENTINO’s Gary Isherwood.
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