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Tactile and sensorial design

I think that tactile and sensorial experiences are important parts of good design. It adds an universal understanding to products and objects. One designer that recently made some experiments in this vein is Timo Wong. His cellular phone Cells is a good example. The key pad is inspired by regular fruit trays used for stacking....
Time to Rethink Design

Time to Rethink Design

Introduction to the Time to Rethink Design trend report.   We are facing a pandemic of ‘designed stuff’ and we have reached a contamination point, a crisis for Design. Why are we not more pertubed and disturbed, why are we so tolerant? Should we not be calling for a guerrilla war against ‘designerism’ or do...
Satyendra Pakhale at Designer's Gallery

Satyendra Pakhale at Designer’s Gallery

Gabrielle ammann // designer´s gallery is pleased to announce their first solo exhibition with the designer and cultural nomad Satyendra Pakhalé under the title ‘OriginS’. This very first show in Germany will run from November 21st 2008 to February 20th 2009. Having grown up in the heart of India, trained in India and Switzerland and...
5 Key Design Trends

5 Key Design Trends

Introduction to the 5 Key Design Trends trend report. In this report we introduce 5 Key Design Trends that in one way or the other will change our future; Cooltural, Rationaissance, Responsibiz, Sensuctive and Breaking Boundaries. We will leave the surface to instead go in depth and relate our design trends to social, economical and...
The Sustainable Wheel

The Sustainable Wheel

Introduction to The Sustainable Wheel trend report.   In The Sustainable Wheel trend report we offer some critical thought around the definition of sustainable design. Quite often sustainability is only refered to as an environmental issue. Maybe we have to adapt a more holistic mindset and extend sustainability beyond the mere material. It’s necessary to...
What is an environmental friendly car?

What is an environmental friendly car?

The car industry is preparing for the big “environmental friendly” fight at this years car show in Frankfurt. The one thousand exhibitors expect almost a million visitors to the stands. It’s good that the car industry finally would like to be environmental friendly (because of the ongoing ecological trend I suppose…). Their efforts are in...

The greenwashing trend

The greenwashing trend is unfortunately flourishing. Greenwashing is when companies (or governments) spend more money or time advertising being green, than on investing in environmentally sound practices. Marketers and business executives suddenly understand that green is selling. But sustainability is not about marketing. Sustainability is about design. It means that designers around the world have...

David and Satyendra talk about design – part 2

Welcome to the second edition of the talk about design between myself and Satyendra Pakhalé, international designer and cultural nomad based in Amsterdam. This time we will talk about sustainability, a subject highly relevant in a time when the climate change is on the lips of each and every one. It is quite easy to...

David and Satyendra talks about design

This is the first of five editions of a conversation between myself and Satyendra Pakhalé about various concerns on creation, ideas, point of views and processes surrounding design. We hope that we will be able to bring forward ideas that could lead to development of better and more desirous creation. Design that creates difference and...
Liberate design

Liberate design

Introduction to the Liberate design – Time to kiss the copyright goodbye? trend report.   Is it time to kiss the copyright goodbuy? In this first issue we discuss the issue of plagiarism and copying, and having curios thoughts of using a “new” mindset in an old industry. – You can read our reports in...