An event for designers, manufacturers and design enthusiasts - arena DESIGN 2012 - which will be held between 5 and 8 March 2012 in the premises of the Poznań International Fair in Poland.
From the very beginning of its existence, the main goal of arena DESIGN was to draw attention to the key role of design in building a business competitive advantage. The central point of arena DESIGN are the designers and their projects, which aimed at attracting the business world.
Arena sustainable design
The theme of this edition of arena DESIGN is sustainable design. Seminars and conferences will allow to know the subject.
Technological innovations represent sustainable development reflected in the applied design methods of François Azambourg, the special guest of arena DESIGN. The French designer is famous for his inventiveness in terms of materials, reducing both production costs of mobile distribution. Visitors to the event arena DESIGN they will have the opportunity to get to know François Azambourg his ideas and attend his lesson.
Conferences and workshops on eco-design will be led by Alistair Faud-Luca, author of the Eco-design Handbook, which has been translated into many languages. The British expert in sustainable design will discuss his collaboration with designers, architects and manufacturers who promote ecological and social attitudes.
Visitors to arena DESIGN They will also have the opportunity to attend the lecture of Janusz Kaniewski, one of the leading Polish designers.
TOP DESIGN Award for products with perfect design
The awarding of "2012 TOP DESIGN award" It will be an important event of the 2012 arena DESIGN. The winners will unirano the group of companies that have already received, which includes companies such as Hansgrohe, Thonet, Balma Design, Zelmer, Vox Industries, PROFIM, Bymorritz, Fun Factory, Schattdecor, Marmorin, Manufaktura Ceramiczna Krystyna Kaszuba-Wacławek or Flügger. All products nominated for the TOP DESIGN award will be displayed in an exhibition in the design area.
The Kartell brand will present its worship in plastic furniture, including world-renowned designers such as Ron Arad designs, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. As part of arena DESIGN It will be organized an exhibition of tableware designed by Donna Karan, an American designer, Lenox, porcelain manufacturer. Rosenthal, however, will present its ceramics designed by Christophe de la Fontaine, Luxembourg young designers.
Visitors will learn about the offers of institutions and associations related to design, as well as those of companies and design firms. arena DESIGN It will also be a space to showcase the younger generation of designers, including students of the artistic and technical universities in the arena DESIGN.