About David Report
David Report is an influential blog and online magazine that since 2006 explores the intersection of design, culture and business. Our readers share our interest and curiosity in everything from art, architecture, culture, design and fashion to food, innovation, music, sustainability and travel.
Our in-depth reports offer cutting-edge critical thought. The reports are trying to make a difference by challenging the conventional mindset.
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About David Carlson, founder and editor-in-chief of David Report
David Carlson is an influential facilitator, cross-polinator, and design thought-leader. He provides bespoke solutions based on his knowledge in strategies concerning design, innovation and brand development. He is the author of Make Design Matter, a pocket size guide to meaningful design. Internationally sought after as a speaker at conferences, seminars, schools, and corporate events, David tells stories in an informed and inspiring manner about his holistic approach at the intersection of design, culture, and business. Recently, his assignments took him to USA, UK, France, Japan, Iceland, Chile, Holland, Slovenia, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Mexico and Sweden. His lectures and master classes are regularly transformed into creative ideation workshops.
David Carlson is the publisher of The David Report, a leading trend report highlighting controversial and illuminating observation about design in our lives today. His entrepreneurial ventures include furniture and fashion brand David Design (which he left 2006) and Carlson Ahnell, a lifestyle boutique that recently was regarded as ’one of the top 10 boutiques in the world’ by The Observer. As co-founder of Designboost, he provides knowledge and connection for designers, institutions, corporations and governments. He is board member of Svensk Form, a design association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design.
His social life reflects his cross-pollinating mindcast: president of a nature conservation organisation; guitar player in bands since the early 80s, most recently with the band Miller Moon; and last but not least, a deeply dedicated gardener – more specifically, of old roses with unmatched aromas.
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