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DesignTalks
15.03.2018

DesignTalks 2018 will celebrate design's power and potential to contribute to every aspect of society. For this tenth anniversary edition we will be lifting our gaze towards the future, emphasizing nascent ideas of the emerging generation of creatives from all over the world

DesignTalks 2018 -  First speakers announced

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Anton & Irene
Design Duo

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Andreas Martin-Löf
Architect

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Bea Szenfeld
Designer, Artist

 

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Stay tuned, more Design Talk Speakers coming soon ...

 

Anton & Irene - Design Duo

Anton and Irene, former Manhattan Agency Director at Fantasy, turned Brooklyn hands-on designers and snapped the Best New Agency of the Year by Net Awards their first year in business. Anton and Irene have different design backgrounds and their studio works on projects ranging from digital to products, UX, Photography, Video and most recently playful research projects such as the One Shared House commissioned by IKEA's future living lab SPACE10 in Copenhagen. Anton & Irene have collaborated on projects for Karim Rashid , Zumtobel , The Met , Nickelodeon , Shantell Martin , BBC ,Balenciaga , Wacom , National Geographic , USA Today and Red Bull , as well as self-initiated projects. Anton and Irene have more than a dozen prestigious awards including Webby , Emmy , Red Dot , .NET and Cannes Lions . And, yes, their studio actually deserves a special dedicated board at Pinterest.  

"All in all, you have to sit in a lot of meetings that have nothing to do with design, and we're like, wait a minute, we're designers!"

http://antonandirene.com/

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Anton Martin-Löf - Architect

Andreas Martin-Löf graduated with a degree in architecture in 2007 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and has since 2008 run the firm Andreas Martin-Löf Architects. The architecture firm recently won the Nordic Architecture Fair Award for the project Snabba Hus or Affordable Housing . The Jury's motivations read that "the project applies cutting edgeprefabrication techniques to the affordable housing crisis in Sweden and makes a typology defying project that can serve as an example for fast, inexpensive yet sophisticated housing around the world. "I have studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design's Department of Interior Architecture, He combines architecture with expert knowledge of interior architecture and product design. The architecture company currently has a wide range of projects, from the design of light fixtures through advanced Conversion and penthouse projects to Sweden's most talked-about system for quick, prefabricated construction of homes. Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter is also Responsible for the design of oor 50-73 in Karlatornet- The tallest building in Scandinavia that is currently under construction in Gothenburg, Sweden . Many of the company's projects have received considerable attention, and its clients include Absolut , Continental Apartments , Genova Property Group , IKEA / BoKlok , Junior Living , Monocle , Oscar Properties , Serneke and Svenska Bostäder

http://martinlof.se/

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Bea Szenfeld - Artist & Designer 

Bea Szenfeld is a Polish-born, Stockholm-based designer pushing paper to its most sculptural extremes. Her handmade garments have developed into a genre of their own and at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Szenfeld worked as a ceramicist and sculptor before pursuing a fashion degree at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. Szenfeld has a long list of collaborators and is an avid spokesperson for sustainability with recycling and remaking; themes she loves to explore when she hosts the popular Swedish TV show Good night . Zsenfeld's creations have been bought by collectors and worn by leading fashion icons such as Lady Gaga and Björk .Her collections and installations have been exhibited globally in Sweden , USA , Germany , Paris and Japan , and represented by influential media, including Vogue . Bea's work will be exhibited during the upcoming Design March festival in Reykjavik.  

https://www.szenfeld.com/

 Paul Bennett - Co-Moderator

Paul Bennett is the Chief Creative Officer at IDEO , a global design company working on a range of topics from transport, aging , education to democracy - and anything in between. They are Pioneers in the application of design thinking in non design Environments Creating positive change. At IDEO, Paul is responsible for encouraging the designers to create their best possible work. Always pushing, and inspiring clients and the world at large to think boldly, bravely and big. He is regularly invited to speak at major forums, including the World Economic Forumand his writings have been published in a number of influential media, including: The Financial Times , The Wall Street Journal , BBC , Harvard Business Review and The Guardian . Paul recently wrote the article Small is the New Big . An open letter to Icelanders in HA Magazine .  

Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir - Curator

Hlin Helga is an independent curator and designer, and most recently a consultant to companies on design thinking at consultancy firm Capacent . She has over the past decade been involved in education and research at universities around the world. Hlin focuses on facilitating, initiating and leading dialogues and interdisciplinary collaborations for meaningful innovation through design, and often curates international exhibitions and conferences to that end. Hlin is also a fellow at the Think Tank WIRE.

Hlín is the curator of DesignTalks 2018.

DesignTalks is the keynote event of DesignMarch , Iceland's annual design festival. The seminar is produced by Iceland Design Center with support from the City of Reykjavik and Arion Bank .