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I once saw a homeless person outside a fine restaurant in Tokyo, eating a bowl of white rice while smelling the meal inside. The smile on his face inspired me to try the same thing.
Physically, Thomas Lommée often occupies a space in Brussels, but where is his head at, really? With group, collaborative, and solo projects for corporate and cultural clients that range from Droog Lab, the Liege and Istanbul design Biennials, Z33, Samsung, and the ongoing work of the Intrastructures studio, this proponent of open design sees the role of designers as one “shifting from being inventors towards being observers, connectors and entrepreneurs…”
Tom Dixon is a designer who has well and truly played the field. With hands in pies of all flavours he has shown an exceptional capacity for designing to the nth degree. The scale of the project doesn’t seem to have any effect on his desire to exercise his metier, and exercise it he does.
An ambitious, heart-and-soul-felt project is underway in Ramallah. Dubbed Disarming Design, a team of designers from the International Academy of Arts Palestine, ICCO, and Studio Devet, is collaborating in the development of a collection that incorporates the ancient traditions of their homeland, including carpentry, smithery, building and tailoring, to arrive at an authentic interpretation of contemporary ideas. Travelling cross-country to explore the workshops and learn about everything from traditional techniques to materials, these intrepid designers are proud to be producing what is deemed to be the very first collection of Palestinian products of the current time.