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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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In the bid to balance the desire to live amongst nature with the modest footprint of today’s homes, designer Victoria Azadinho Bocconi looks for inspiration in the depths of the Amazon jungle.
Natural forms meet technological sophistication to produce GH Commercial’s Pattern Perfect® Native Collection of carpets. Step inside the factory to see how local flavours inform the design.
Join us behind the scenes with V-ZUG’s in-house design team, and discover how this Swiss boutique kitchen manufacturer balances art, science and history to create its pioneering Excellence line.
A new hotel in India has all the creative design elements under one roof. Justa Nuo by Architecture Discipline is fresh and original and makes a statement both night and day in a busy city landscape.
Two projects have taken out top honours at the 2012 Darling Downs Regional Architecture Awards.
With a diverse array of the most creative designs imaginable, the projects in The Shopping Space in the 2020 INDE.Awards offer the customer an experience that is over and above the ultimate act of buying a product to become a statement of brand and style.
At the vanguard of the kitchen appliance revolution, Wolf and Sub-Zero have created the ultimate in outdoor kitchens to enhance our time beyond the confines of the kitchen inside. With a Wolf BBQ Grill and Sub-Zero Refrigerator Drawers, the outside kitchen will look as good as the food will taste and is set to change the barbecue experience forever.
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Materialised offer a range of performance driven protective products designed to preserve the integrity and aesthetic of interiors in a range of contexts. Materialised’s Hard Knocks wall covering collection embodies perfect balance between aesthetics and performance.
The humble stacking chair receives a contemporary facelift with the new Aula chair by Wilkhahn.
Flexibility is a rising demand for the modern workplace as hybridity becomes the new norm. The CSM Work Aisles collection proposes a radical new solution with Frame.