At the 7-8 of February my company Designboost gave specially invited participants the opportunity to take part in Boost chats at the Top:talk of the Rica Talk hotel just besides the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The idea was to bring together designers, producers, journalists and students and make them interact at a given subject. Among the participants were journalists Mark Isitt, Dan Gordan/Sköna Hem, Daniel Golling/Forum AID, Hedvig Hedquist and Imke Janoschek. The group of producers included Mirkku Kullberg/Artek, Christel Vaenerberg/Iitala, Eva-Maria Elstner/Audi, Johan Lindau/Blå Station, Peter Jiseborn/Swedese, Erik Lundh/Källemo and Magnus Wästberg/Wästberg. The group of designers included Satyendra Pakhale, Damian Williamson, Alexander Lervik, Gabriella Gustafson, Mattias Ståhlbom, Pernilla Jansson, Johannes Carlström and Magdalena Nilsson. The students were represented by David Wahl, Marcia Harvey Isaksson and Andreas Hegert.
The theme for the workshops were how companies and organisations can conceptualize on the notion of “sustainable design” to gain business advantages and consequently benefit society. We filmed the conclusions which will be presented at the Designboost web during the spring.