Paul Priestman is a designer and co-founding director of Priestmangoode, leaders in global travel and transport design.
For over 25 years, the guiding principle in Priestman’s work has been his belief that design is not just about styling, but about making things better. Today, he is known not just for his client work, but for his award-winning future concepts – visionary ideas to improve our everyday lives and encourage sustainable, long-term thinking. He is an inspirational speaker on the subject of design and creative future thinking and flies the flag for British design around the world.
Priestman was a member of the UK Design Council and Chair of the Design Sector Skills Panel from 2004 to 2006. He was also President of the Design Business Association from 2001 to 2003, and a member of the D&AD Executive from 2005 to 2007. He is currently a member of the Royal College of Art Council. In 2012, the Evening Standard – London’s leading newspaper – voted Priestman one of London’s 1000 most influential people.
In August 2013, Priestman was appointed Global Creative Director of CSR Sifang, one of the world’s largest rolling stock manufacturers, a role that he carries out alongside his work at Priestmangoode.
Priestmangoode is the leading global travel and transport design consultancy. They believe in using intelligent design solutions to transform businesses. Over the last 25 years, the award-winning designs have cemented their reputation as a visionary and innovative leader in user- and passenger-focused design. They believe in the value of design to make things better and more efficient, both to use as well as to manufacture, run and maintain.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in english, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.