Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort on the future of design

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For our “Further Thoughts” series in the 2018 edition of Directions, we asked six of our favorite opinion leaders in media, the arts, travel, design, and food, to reflect on the current transformative movements bringing us into the future. In our first instalment, we spoke to Lidewij “Li” Edelkoort, one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters and Dean of Hybrid Design at The New School in New York, who is perhaps best known for her “Anti-Fashion Manifesto,” which sent shock waves through the design world. The following is excerpted from our conversation: Continue reading “Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort on the future of design”

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Unconventional Wisdom: The Making of St. George

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Mirkku Kullberg, creative director of the Hotel St. George. All images by Stephanie Füsenich.

It’s a clear day in September, and Mirkku Kullberg is looking out over Vanha kirkkopuisto, a leafy park in the center of Helsinki, from one of the luxury suite balconies of the still-unfinished Hotel St. George, a new ambitious property set to open its doors several months from now, in the first weeks of 2018. Continue reading “Unconventional Wisdom: The Making of St. George”

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018