Article: “Has Milan design week become a victim of its own popularity?”

I wrote an article about the phenomenon that is Milan design week, suggesting that the industry has given up on reducing its planetary impact and creating products for regular people. Do we really want to be remembered for creating more nice stuff for wealthy people to occasionally use?

Read the full article here, published on Dezeen.

Talks: Design Hotels, Gaggenau and moooi at Milan design week 2024

During Milan design week, I’ll be hosting a number of talks with a variety of talents including Yves Behar, Marcel Wanders and Li Edelkoort.

The talks, staged by Dezeen, include a panel discussion about neuroaesthetics for Design Hotels, an exploration into the power of reduction in design for Gaggenau, and a deep dive into the senses for moooi.

For more information, read about the talks on Dezeen.

Article: Stockholm Furniture Fair “created a testbed for new ideas”

With trade shows falling on hard times, 2024’s Stockholm Furniture Fair set itself on a new path. I explore whether other fairs can learn from the Swedes’ approach.

Read the full article here, published on Dezeen.