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Consumers lead the way

Consumers lead the way

Design companies wanting to break into the highly competitive but very lucrative field of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) need to be more than just designers, according to one of the country’s most successful packaging design companies, Cowan Design.

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The poetic turn of everyday objects

A couple of years ago, I decided to temper my work as a corporate designer with teaching design theory at a nearby university. Before embarking on this adventure, I asked my friend Hans, a former colleague who left professional practice for a year to teach at a German university, what was the most important thing to know about academic life. His answer: name-dropping.

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Co-founder of design firm Seymourpowell On having the courage to talk to clients in a direct way

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At home with tubular steel furniture

At home with tubular steel furniture

From 1925 when a photograph of Marcel Breuer’s first tubular steel chair was published, this new kind of furniture simultaneously signified modernist style and the experience of modernity.

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