BoostShow running until November 14

October 19, 2009

The BoostShow (formerly known as exhibition) will this year concentrate on Design for life.

How can we make design economically, ecologically and socially justifi- able? And even more important, how can we make lives better for the many? There is a need for a new holistic viewpoint. We all have a joint responsibility to make a difference. As private individuals, companies and organizations as well as cities, regions and countries.

The BoostShow is this year, as earlier years, based on our tool and check list The Sustainable Wheel. Through “best practice” examples you will be able to experience how different designers, companies, cities and regions are adapting to the challenges of creating better lives for the many. You will find examples from Electrolux, Audi, Skanska, E.On, Thule, Iittala, City of Malmö, Region Skåne, Malmö Art Museum and many more.

In another part of the BoostShow you will find good examples of Design for life related products from companies like Helly Hansen, Peepoople, The Stockholm City Mission, life Straw, Mater, Wästberg, Marimekko, Brio, Street Swag, David Design, Zero, Hay, Hans Grohe, Kvadrat and designers like Claesson Koivisto Rune, Monica Förster, Andrea Ruggiero, Ilse Crawford, Arik levy, Apocalypse and Filipe Balestra.

We will also present a selection of our inhouse produced filmed interviews with acknowledge personalities like Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Ross lovegrove, Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic, Richard Hutten, Katrin Olina, James Irvine, Jennifer leonard, Tom Dixon, Ineke Hans, Michael Young, Alfredo Häberli, Inga Sempe, Ilka Suppanen and many more.

Printed on large banners you will be able to read the one hundred question formulations written by our Boosters as a challenge to Design for life. You will also find the question formulations printed here and there in this magazine.

The DesignBoost 2009 BoostShow will take place from October 16 to November 14.

The address is Beijerskajen 8 in Malmö (in former K3 school, for a few month renamed to “the Sustainable center”).

Opening hours: Thursday–Friday 11am–6pm Saturday–Sunday 12am–4pm. Free entrance.

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