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September 22, 2017

Always at the forefront of its field, TREKFIT innovates once again!

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The Expo of the World Design Summit – Montréal 2017 is an incredible platform where companies, organizations and projects will showcase their latest design innovations.Make sure to visit Trekfit and its Bamboo Jungle, from its Obstacle Challenge line. Unlike traditional exercises, the obstacle series engages several muscles simultaneously and requires a mix of strength, coordination […]

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September 18, 2017

It’s official: The WDS is welcoming more than 600 speakers!

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We’re proud to announce that more than 600 speakers have registered to present at the Congress of the World Design Summit. After three rounds of submissions and rigorous review by the Congress’s Scientific and Professional Committee, we are building a program of innovative practitioners, academics, and policymakers from across design disciplines. Over three days, design leaders will break […]

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September 15, 2017

Jean Blaise: Lighting the Way in Nantes

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Jean Blaise: Lighting the Way in Nantes   Jean Blaise has been an actor in cultural development for over 30 years. His main stage is Nantes, where he has found freedom to experiment and invent new projects, but he has also been active elsewhere. In 2011, he widened the scope of his work to include […]

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September 14, 2017

Keynote: Carlotta de Bevilacqua, the art of the Human Light

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“We need to have the passion of discovering…open the door, push the boundaries…don’t be afraid to loose something – if you give, you improve”. Architect, designer and overall humanist, Carlotta de Bevilacqua has been leading the way in contemporary lighting since the 1980’s. Responsible for the Brand Strategy, Vision & Strategic Futures and Product Design […]

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September 11, 2017

The designers from CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL will be part of the World Design Summit, October 17-20, in Montréal

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The World Design Summit is proud to be hosting the City of Montréal’s Bureau du Design initiative CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, in October. Some 50 Montréal designers from the CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL 2016-2017 catalogue will be among the 4,500 industry professionals taking part in the World Design Summit Expo. They will be […]

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September 6, 2017

Suzanne Tick and Michael Vanderbyl : The Measure of a Space

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The Measure of a Space : Presented by Teknion   Historically, there have been various ways to measure how well the design of an interior space “works.” In a volatile economy, the metric may be the ability to fit as many people and desks into as little real estate as possible. Humanizing or stylish touches […]

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August 21, 2017

Barbara Steinman – Design for Beauty

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Though currently working and residing in Montreal, artist Barbara Steinman has regularly exhibited her artwork around the world. Known for their conceptual intelligence, her artworks are settled in various indoor and outdoor spaces (galleries, museums, public spaces). Her artistic process is embedded in a plethora of mediums (video, photography, neon, installation) and her work revolves around the theme of collective and personal memory as a site of sensible recollection [...]

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August 17, 2017

Keynote Ginette Caron: Design At Hand

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Keynote Ginette Caron   The World Design Summit Organization is elated to announce Milan-based Ginette Caron as a keynote at the WDS Congress this Oct 16-20 in Montreal. The Congress will be a homecoming of sorts for Ms Caron, who was born and raised in Montreal and has been selected as “International Ambassador Canada 150” […]

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August 14, 2017

Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff: transforming trends and insights into delightful experiences

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Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff has served as Vice President – Design for American Standard Brands since October 2013. Prior to joining the company, L’Hénaff had been a design executive for Kohler Asia, Audiovox, and Terk Technologies, and held various design management positions for consulting firms such as Henry Dreyfuss Associates and The Arnell Group in New York […]

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August 11, 2017

Pierre-Yves Panis: Designing Experience

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“Design is a way to address an issue…” During his 25-year career, Pierre-Yves Panis has often been asked what design is. When Mr. Panis talks about design, he talks about the way design is structured. “Don’t ask a designer to build a bridge, but rather ask them the best way to get across the river,” […]

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